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Students using GI Bill receive incorrect housing payments due to VA technical errors

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September 20, 2018
WASHINGTON — About 340,000 students attending school using the GI Bill received slightly smaller housing payments in August than they’re eligible for under federal law, according...
South Korean President Moon Jae-in, left, and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un clap during a joint press conference at the Paekhwawon State Guesthouse in Pyongyang, North Korea on Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018.  PYONGYANG PRESS CORPS POOL VIA AP
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North Korea agrees to dismantle nuclear complex if US also takes steps; Kim says he'll visit Seoul

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September 20, 2018
SEOUL, South Korea — Kim Jong Un agreed Wednesday to dismantle North Korea’s main nuclear complex if the United States reciprocates, as he and South Korea’s president vowed to...
Defense Secretary James N. Mattis announces the new National Defense Strategy at the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, a division of the Johns Hopkins University based in Washington, Jan. 19, 2018. DoD photo by Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Kathryn E. Holm

Time is now to execute National Defense Strategy, Shanahan says

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September 20, 2018
WASHINGTON -- The National Defense Strategy unveiled earlier this year has had time to percolate through the force.
Lt. Gen. Mark D. Kelly, Air Force deputy chief of staff or operations, delivers his speech on “The Force We Present” during the Air Force Association’s Air, Space and Cyber Conference Sept. 17, 2018, in National Harbor, Md. The Air, Space and Cyber Conference is a professional development conference that offers an opportunity for Department of Defense personnel to participate in forums, speeches, seminars and workshops. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Zoe M. Wockenfuss)

The Force We Present: Future of AF operations

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September 19, 2018
NATIONAL HARBOR, Md.
YOKOSUKA, Japan (Sept. 18, 2018) - Lt. Gen. Eric M. Smith, Commanding General, III Marine Expeditionary Force, tours 7th Fleet Flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) while the ship is moored at Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Sep. 18. Lt. Gen. Eric M. Smith, who took command in August, met with USS Blue Ridge commanding officer, Capt. Brett E. Crozier, to gain a better understanding of fleet operations and build relationships with senior leadership. (Photo by MC3 McKay)

7th Fleet Leadership welcomes Marine Forces Japan aboard USS Blue Ridge.

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September 20, 2018
YOKOSUKA, Japan – The embarked staff and crew of USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) hosted Commanding General, III Marine Expeditionary Force (III MEF)/Commander, Marine Forces Japan, who...
Okinawans will head to the polls to vote for their next governor on Sept. 30, 2018.  AYA ICHIHASHI/STARS AND STRIPES
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Pro and anti-US military candidates to vie for Okinawa governorship Sept. 30

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September 19, 2018
CAMP FOSTER, Okinawa — When Okinawans head to the polls Sept. 30 to vote for their next governor, they will have four distinct choices to replace the fervently anti-U.S. base...