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Marines with the III Marine Expeditionary Force maneuver amphibious assault vehicles through the water in formation March 5, 2013, at Camp Schwab on Okinawa, where the Futenma air station is slated to be moved. (Mark W. Stroud/Courtesy U.S. Marine Corps)

US, Japan agree relocation of Futenma is more than a decade away

CAMP FOSTER, Okinawa – The United States and Japan agreed Friday that the relocation of the controversial Marine Corps Air Station Futenma and the...

The USS Guardian sits aground on the Tubbataha Reef in the Philippines, Jan. 22, 2013. Work to cut up and remove the ship is expected to begin Friday. Geoffrey Trudell/U.S. Navy, Flickr

USS Guardian: CO, 3 others relieved after grounding review

YOKOSUKA NAVAL BASE, Japan -- The commanding officer of the former minesweeper USS Guardian and three others have been relieved of duty following...

DOD to Deploy Ballistic Missile Defense System to Guam

WASHINGTON, April 3, 2013 – The Defense Department will deploy a Terminal High Altitude Area Defense System, or THAAD, ballistic missile defense...

A caravan of vehicles from South Korea passes under a bridge en route to the Kaesong Industrial Complex in North Korea in April 2010. About 1,000 South Koreans work in the complex, which supports about 120 companies and more than 43,000 workers. Jon Rabiroff/Stars and Stripes

North Korea halts commuters going to Kaesong

PAJU, South Korea - North Korea barred South Korean commuters from crossing the border Wednesday to work at the jointly owned Kaesong Industrial...

No charges for Chinese man who entered Yokosuka Navy base illegally

YOKOSUKA NAVAL BASE, Japan — A Chinese man who illegally entered the largest U.S. Navy base in the Pacific last month was turned over to...

US, South Korea not backing down to North Korea's threats

Outsiders may think war could break out at any minute, and perhaps it could. But for South Koreans, the current crisis with North Korea is just...

Special resources for our military children

Hello Military Community,

This week, in conjunction with Month of the Military Child, I will be highlighting a few resources that you and...

Casting pearls before swine

For the most part, the expat experience in Japan is a peaceful one. You quickly develop the necessary skills for life to pass harmoniously; namely...

Korea -- Two generations in country

I did my time in Korea, in 1983.
It wasn't really a hardship; I had my wife Dawn with me.
We were both in the Air Force doing a one-year...

Kim Yeon-soon moves in to give another hug to retired U.S. airman Richard Cadwallader during a reunion ceremony April 1, 2013, at a Seoul hotel. The two were reunited nearly 60 years after Kim was brought to Cadwallader's military base as a child with severe burns after the Korean War, and the airman went out of his way to help care for her. With them is Cadwallader's wife, Nancy, and other members of Kim's and Cadwallader's families. (Jon Rabiroff/Stars and Stripes)

Korean War vet reunited with woman he helped nearly 60 years ago

SEOUL — Retired U.S. airman Richard Cadwallader finally got to hug the woman who earned his lifelong admiration for the way she bravely dealt with...

I got some solutions

Being a military child can be a challenge. Like for example, when your mom or dad is away for a long time it can be extremely stressful. But it...

Is It Worth It?

My life, it is hard.
Is it worth it?
Moving to unknown countries.
Lost connections from previous friends...

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