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Peter Mims poses for a photo after being frocked to the rank of petty officer third class during a ceremony aboard the USS Shiloh May 25. (COURTESY PHOTO)
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Shiloh sailor who spurred 3-day search released from confinement

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June 29, 2017
YOKOSUKA NAVAL BASE, Japan — A USS Shiloh sailor who was presumed lost at sea only to be found a week later in the ship’s engine room has been freed from the brig while awaiting...
President Donald Trump exits Air Force One at Berry Field Air National Guard Base, Nashville, Tenn., March 15, 2017. (JEREMY CORNELIUS/U.S. AIR NATIONAL GUARD)
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Summit between US, South Korean presidents a chance to ‘open the aperture’

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June 29, 2017
SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea’s President Moon Jae-in, a liberal former human rights lawyer, could not be more different than billionaire President Donald Trump.
Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, introduced the Health Equity and Access for Returning Troops and Servicemembers, or HEARTS, Act. (STARS AND STRIPES)
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Senate bill aims to end 'unintended burden' on wounded vets accessing Tricare

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June 29, 2017
WASHINGTON – A bill was introduced in the Senate on Wednesday to end a practice that inadvertently penalizes some medically retired servicemembers by forcing them to pay higher...
This photo published in the Friday, June 9, 2017, edition of North Korea's Rodong Sinmun newspaper purports to show leader Kim Jong Un celebrating after Thursday's missile launches.  COURTESY OF RODONG SINMUN

North Korea warns US it will keep building nuclear arsenal

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June 29, 2017
UNITED NATIONS — North Korea's U.N. ambassador warned the United States and the rest of the world Wednesday that his country will keep building up its nuclear arsenal regardless...
New barracks facilities at Camp Humphreys, South Korea, as seen in a screen capture from an April, 2017 video. Camp Humphreys would be the destination for a stationed brigade in a plan put forth by an Army War College professor. (U.S. ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS)
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Study: Basing soldiers in Europe, South Korea would be cheaper than rotations

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June 29, 2017
The downsizing of the Army overseas has cost more money than expected because of a reliance on expensive rotational forces when forward-based units can perform the same roles more...
YOKOSUKA, Japan (June 27, 2017) Sailors fold seven American flags during a memorial ceremony at Fleet Activities Yokosuka honoring the seven Sailors assigned to the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62) who were killed in a collision at sea. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Raymond D. Diaz III/Released)

Fleet Activities Yokosuka honors USS Fitzgerald

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June 28, 2017
YOKOSUKA, Japan (NNS) -- The Fleet Activities (FLEACT) Yokosuka community showed their respect to the families and crew of USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62) during a memorial ceremony June...