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US sailors help students in Japan practice their English

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 07/21/2017 - 08:47
An ongoing program between Naval Air Facility Atsugi and nearby Terao Elementary School lets sailors volunteer to help Japanese students practice their English.
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GI Bill expansion, identical to House legislation, introduced in Senate

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 07/21/2017 - 08:40
One week after a sweeping expansion of veterans’ education benefits was introduced in the House and fast-tracked to a vote, an identical bill was introduced Thursday in the Senate.
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Marine Corps group learns Civil War history through battlefield tour

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 07/21/2017 - 08:28
The heat index reached triple digits on Thursday afternoon, but that didn’t stop nearly 70 Marines and civilians with the Marine and Family Programs Division in Quantico from enjoying the rich military history offered by the Fredericksburg area.
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‘We’re running out of time’: Texas teen films WWII vets’ stories

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 07/21/2017 - 08:14
Andy Fancher walked through the front door of yet another stranger’s home last week, eager to meet the 52nd subject for his documentary series.
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China would consider sending troops for Djibouti-Eritrea

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 07/21/2017 - 08:09
China's top diplomat to the African Union says his country would consider sending peacekeeping troops to a disputed Djibouti-Eritrea border region after Qatar pulled out its troops last month.
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Quality films fare best this summer

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 07/21/2017 - 07:56
Hollywood is in the midst of its stormiest summer in years. Box-office ticket sales since the first weekend in May are down 8 percent from a year earlier, according to data firm ComScore, prompting the stocks of major cinema chains to drop.
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Fireworks

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 07/21/2017 - 07:50
A calendar of fireworks and festivals in Japan, Okinawa and South Korea.
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Truman Completes PIA, Departs for Sea Trials

Navy Top News - Fri, 07/21/2017 - 07:34
USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) departed Norfolk Naval Shipyard (NNSY) for Sea Trials July 21 following a 10—month Planned Incremental Availability (PIA).
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Syrian army and Hezbollah launch attack near Lebanese border

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 07/21/2017 - 07:03
The Syrian army and members of Lebanon's militant Hezbollah group launched a major ground offensive on Friday aimed at ending the yearslong presence of hundreds of militants in a border area between the two countries.
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Florida referee brought in to school football officials at German military bases

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 07/21/2017 - 05:53
Youth sports managers brought in a ringer to lead a weeklong football refereeing clinic in Wiesbaden, which will form the foundation for certification of youth football referees in Germany this year.
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ACU-clad Dutch boy meets idols, US soldiers, along Nijmegen march route

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 07/21/2017 - 05:45
A young Dutch boy, wearing his personalized U.S. Army uniform, got quite the thrill as he met a group of U.S. Army soldiers participating in Europe’s largest international road march, which is set to end Friday.
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USAFE and European partners seek common ground in integrating F-35

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 07/21/2017 - 05:00
The U.S. Air Force has yet to stand up a squadron of F-35s in Europe, but it’s already working on how to integrate the fifth-generation combat jet with some of its closest allies in the region.
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In South Sudan, a child soldier long thought dead comes back

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 07/21/2017 - 04:23
She had no body to bury, so the grieving mother kneeled in the dirt outside her small hut, recited psalms and simply traced her finger over the uneven earth.
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Civilians slowly return to Mosul as Iraqi, US forces mop up ISIS remains

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 07/21/2017 - 04:11
A steady stream of civilians crossed a floating bridge over the Tigris River into west Mosul Thursday as Iraqi troops searched for the remnants of defeated Islamic State forces in the city.
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Hawaii rolling out civil defense plan for North Korean missile attack

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 07/21/2017 - 04:09
The state of Hawaii is formulating a preparedness plan for a North Korean missile attack, much to the dismay of the state's tourism boosters.
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Germans are learning to love Germany again, and Merkel takes note

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 07/21/2017 - 04:07
If the origins of Germany's tricolor flag are not widely known, that is because the banner is rarely displayed in a country still atoning for the crimes it carried out in the name of national pride.
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Manpower issue that caused Okinawa gate closures resolved, officials say

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 07/21/2017 - 03:00
Manpower issues that led to gate closures and traffic backups at some Marine Corps bases on Okinawa in recent months have been resolved, officials said.
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US Army-built chapel reminds visitors of Australia’s wartime past

Stars & Stripes - Fri, 07/21/2017 - 00:42
As 33,000 troops take part in Talisman Saber war games near Rockhampton along the central Queensland coast, a small chapel overlooking a pasture serves as a reminder of when about 70,000 U.S. soldiers called the city home.
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New River Air Station commander reassigned due to loss of trust, confidence in leadership

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 07/20/2017 - 23:57
Lt. Col. Taylor White, commander of Marine Wing Support Squadron 274, was relieved of his command by Maj. Gen. Matthew Glavy, commanding general of the 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing. It is the third time within seven weeks that a Marine Corps officer has been reassigned.
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Ohio veteran can keep ducks to relieve PTSD, depression

Stars & Stripes - Thu, 07/20/2017 - 23:46
Darin Welker, who served in Iraq with the Army and was medically discharged from the Ohio National Guard, says his six ducks have been therapeutic. He was granted a variance to a local law that banned farm animals.
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