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‘Bravery, resolve and resilience’: Yokosuka remembers 10 fallen USS McCain sailors a year after collision

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August 22, 2018
YOKOSUKA NAVAL BASE, Japan — Family, friends and sailors gathered at Yokosuka’s chapel Tuesday to mark one year since a fatal collision took the lives of 10 sailors aboard the USS...
Typhoon Cimaron has finished buzzing Iwo Jima just to its west with 127-mph sustained winds and 155-mile gusts at center, and remains focused on forecast landfall over Osaka early Friday morning.  JOINT TYPHOON WARNING CENTER
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Typhoon Cimaron to hit Shikoku and mainland Japan Thursday; Iwakuni in TCCOR-3

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August 22, 2018
Noon Wednesday, Aug. 22, Japan time: Typhoon Cimaron has finished buzzing Iwo Jima just to its west with 127-mph sustained winds and 155-mile gusts at center, and remains focused...
A Marine poses for an official portrait series for Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month. (DANA BEESLEY/U.S. MARINE CORPS)
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IG finds the VA wrongly denies benefits to victims of military sexual trauma

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August 22, 2018
WASHINGTON — The Department of Veterans Affairs wrongly denies benefits to thousands of veterans claiming they suffer from military sexual trauma, potentially causing stress and...
U.S. Army Air Forces 2nd Lt. Hulen Leinweber, a 40th Fighter Squadron pilot, poses for a high school graduation photo. Leinweber was one of many to receive the Purple Heart and Air Medal after the Defense Prisoner of War/ Missing in Action Accounting Agency found their remains. The lieutenant and his fellow patriots were killed in action. (Courtesy photo from Leinweber Estate)

Misawa World War II Airman’s remains found

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August 22, 2018
MISAWA AIR BASE, Japan -- The Defense Prisoner of War and Missing in Action Accounting Agency found the remains of U.S. Army Air Forces 2nd Lt. Hulen Leinweber, a former Misawa...
The first of 55 cases of remains repatriated from North Korea is carried off a plane at Osan Air Base, South Korea, Friday, July 27, 2018. (MARCUS FICHTL/STARS AND STRIPES)
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Lawmakers boost funding to identify Korean War remains, defense priorities

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August 22, 2018
WASHINGTON — The Senate has approved provisions that would boost funding for the identification of Korean War remains and trigger a study of a new digital, military health records...
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Okinawa-based Marines’ ‘USA’ dance video goes viral in Japan

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August 21, 2018
A video of Marines dancing to a Japanese pop hit is a viral internet sensation with millions of views and hundreds of thousands of likes and retweets.