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The headquarters building for U.S. Forces Japan at Yokota Air Force Base, Japan, is seen Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018.  LEON COOK/STARS AND STRIPES
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US military back-pedals on base access for South Koreans in Japan

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October 19, 2018
YOKOTA AIR BASE, Japan — The U.S. military has removed South Korea from a list of nations whose citizens must undergo extra scrutiny before they can visit friends or attend events...
PACIFIC OCEAN (July 23, 2018) Cmdr. Jayson Eurick, commanding officer of the "Kestrels" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 137, salutes a Sailor on the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Ethan J. Soto/Released)

Navy announces Aviation Retention Bonuses

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October 19, 2018
Millington, Tennessee (NNS) -- The Navy announced the FY-19 Aviation Department Head Retention Bonus (ADHRB) and Aviation Command Retention Bonuses (ACRB) for Active Component (AC...

Efficiency equals $ savings: Commissaries support energy conservation awareness

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October 19, 2018
FORT LEE, Va. – Commissaries are offering energy-saving products at extra savings during October in partnership with DOD’s observance of National Energy Action Month.
President Donald Trump and Small Business Administration administrator Linda McMahon listen as Director of the Office of Management and Budget Mick Mulvaney speaks during a cabinet meeting in the Cabinet Room of the White House, Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018.  EVAN VUCCI/AP
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Trump says 2020 defense budget will drop to $700 billion

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October 18, 2018
WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump on Wednesday said the 2020 defense budget will likely decline to $700 billion in an effort to cut overall federal spending.
An MH-53E Sea Dragon prepares to land at a Japan Self-Defense Force air field in Sendai, Japan, during earthquake- and tsunami-relief efforts in 2011.  COURTESY OF THE U.S. NAVY
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Navy implements new inspection procedures after window falls from helicopter at Atsugi

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October 18, 2018
YOKOSUKA NAVAL BASE, Japan — After a window fell from a Navy MH-53E helicopter at Naval Air Facility Atsugi in July and made Japanese headlines, the service this week announced...
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Navy helicopter crashes aboard USS Ronald Reagan; 12 injured

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October 19, 2018
YOKOSUKA NAVAL BASE, Japan – Twelve people were injured Friday when a Navy MH-60 Seahawk helicopter crashed on the USS Ronald Reagan’s flight deck in the Philippine Sea, according...