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An aerial view of the Pentagon, taken from a Marine Corps CH-46 Sea Knight helicopter on July 8, 2011. (Tia Dufour/USMC)

Furlough choices made; notifications to go out within days

WASHINGTON — Pentagon leaders have decided who will be furloughed and who will remain on the job, although they hadn’t shared that information as...

A North Korean soldier surveys the scene on the South Korea side of the Military Demarcation Line on March 13, 2013, at the Joint Security Area of the Demilitarized Zone. (Photo by Jon Rabiroff/Stars and Stripes)

State Dept. issues fresh warning on travel to N. Korea

SEOUL — The U.S. State Department on Thursday updated its warning against tourism to North Korea, giving American citizens a laundry list of...

A Navy air crewman surveys the earthquake and tsunami damage from a Black Knight helicopter assigned to the USS Ronald Reagan during Operation Tomodachi, March 20, 2011. (Kevin Gray/U.S. Navy, Flickr)

Lawsuit expands over radiation exposure during Fukushima disaster

SASEBO NAVAL BASE, Japan — A lawsuit that U.S. servicemembers have filed against Tokyo Electric Power Co. is now seeking more than $2 billion,...

Beyond Green Beer

St. Patrick’s Day has inspired us here at GuamDiner.com to seek out something a bit more sophisticated than Green Beer to celebrate the “The Luck...

Okinawa airman given suspended sentence for trespassing, punching teen

CAMP FOSTER, Okinawa — A U.S. airman who pleaded guilty to drunkenly barging into an Okinawa apartment and punching a teen in the face was given a...

Officers with the National Police Agency in South Korea assemble for duty in Seoul, Feb. 25, 2008.   Hojusaram/Wikimedia

When S. Korean police shot US GI, it may have been a first

SEOUL — In a country where gun ownership is largely banned, it’s unusual for a South Korean police officer to fire his weapon on duty.

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An airman walks past signs in an on-base shopping arcade advertising university classes due to start at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Monday. (Eric Guzman/Stars and Stripes)

Suspension of tuition assistance programs under fire from troops, educators

WIESBADEN, Germany — The suspension of tuition assistance programs for servicemembers has sparked outrage, anxiety and despair.

Many...

Kesennuma City, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan - Okinawa-based Marines joined Japanese citizens for memorial ceremonies March 11 at Oshima Island and Kesennuma City in Miyagi prefecture, Japan, to commemorate the two-year anniversary of the Great East Japan Earthquake and subsequent tsunami of March 11, 2011. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Elizabeth A. Case/Released)

Japanese citizens, Marines commemorate Great East Japan Earthquake, tsunami

CAMP FOSTER, OKINAWA, Japan – Japanese citizens stood side-by-side to sing memorial songs with the III Marine Expeditionary Force Band, the music...

Trailer and pledge drive for the documentary on Taylor Anderson, a 24-year-old assistant English teacher living her dream when Japan’s eastern coast was devastated by a tsunami two years ago. (Photo courtesy of Global Film Network)

Documentary tells story of US teacher killed in tsunami

CAMP FOSTER — Taylor Anderson was living her dream when Japan’s eastern coast was devastated by a tsunami two years ago.

And though the...

An airman speaks with a Grand Canyon University representative at an education fair at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., Aug. 16, 2012.   U.S. Air Force, Flickr

Air Force joins Army, Marines in cutting tuition assistance

YOKOTA AIR BASE, Japan — The Air Force has joined the Marines and the Army in dropping tuition assistance due to sweeping federal budget cuts....

Furloughs can begin April 26, DOD comptroller says

WASHINGTON, March 11, 2013 – Unless Congress acts to end sequestration, furloughs for Defense Department civilian employees can begin April 26,...

US contractor's dependent suspected of setting fire, in Japanese custody

YOKOTA AIR BASE, Japan — The 15-year-old dependent of a contractor supporting U.S. Army Japan was in Japanese police custody Friday after...

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