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Officials are urging people to take fire safety seriously by taking the proper precautions when taking part in some of their favorite summertime activities, including starting fires; people should not use items like gasoline or kerosene, which can cause flare ups and result in serious injuries. (U.S. Air Force file photo)

Avoiding complacency key to summer fire safety

News
June 18, 2018
FORT RUCKER, Ala. — Barbeques, fireworks and camping are all big parts of summer, but if people aren't careful, a weekend of fun can turn into a disaster with lasting consequences.

Lump-sum ‘take rates’ projected for new blended retirement

News
June 15, 2018
The Defense Department’s Office of the Actuary released a report this month that projects “take rates” for the most controversial feature of the new Blended Retirement System (BRS...
Soccer fans serving with the U.S. military overseas will get to watch the World Cup on American Forces Network when it starts on Thursday.  COURTESY OF AFN
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No last-minute deals this time: AFN secures World Cup rights early, will broadcast starting Thursday

News
June 14, 2018
KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany – Soccer fans serving with the U.S. military overseas will get to watch the World Cup on American Forces Network when it starts Thursday.

Listen up! There are some great concerts in Japan!

Travel
June 15, 2018
Editor's note: There are lots of great concerts coming up in the next several months. So get off the couch and check one out. (This was updated June 15)JUNE
A moving truck parks underneath a housing tower at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Tuesday, June 12, 2018.  ALLEN ONSTOTT/STARS AND STRIPES
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Some PCSing civilian workers get tax relief, but others will need new legislation

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June 12, 2018
New guidance on the taxation of moving expenses may come as a relief to some federal workers, but many — including retirees and new hires — are still stuck footing a significant...

Look what's happening on your base!

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June 15, 2018
Editor's note: Many events, trips, classes, games, and much more are happening on base, so take a look! Events are as accurate as possible at press time. Since times or event...