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Blended Retirement System Opt-In training now available to all Airmen

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October 14, 2017
JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas (AFNS) -- The Defense Department will implement the new Blended Retirement System next year. While no one needs to make a decision until Jan.
A public works employee tests a smoke detector inside an office at Yokosuka Naval Base, Japan, Friday, Oct. 13, 2017. (JAMES JOHNSON/U.S. NAVY)
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Yokosuka resolving base-housing safety issues identified in IG report, officials say

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October 14, 2017
YOKOSUKA NAVAL BASE, Japan — Base-housing safety issues — ranging from radon gas to fire protection problems — identified in a 2014 Inspector General report have been fixed or are...
A CH-53E Super Stallion from Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 462, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing flies off the coast of Okinawa, Japan, July 31, 2017. CHRISTIAN ROBERTSON/U.S. MARINE
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Okinawa Marines order operational pause for Super Stallions after accident

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October 13, 2017
CAMP FOSTER, Okinawa – The Marine Corps has ordered a 96-hour operational pause for all Okinawa-based CH-53E Super Stallions after a fire forced one of the helicopters to make an...

DoD Announces Policies Affecting Foreign Nationals Entering Military

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October 14, 2017
WASHINGTON, Oct. 13, 2017 — The Defense Department is releasing two policies that will affect foreign nationals entering the military or who are already in the military, Stephanie...