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A Terminal High Altitude Area Defense interceptor is launched during a successful test in September 2013.  COURTESY OF MISSILE DEFENSE AGENCY
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THAAD now fully integrated into air defenses for South Korea

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October 23, 2017
SEOUL, South Korea — A controversial U.S. anti-missile battery has been integrated into air-defense systems for South Korea, with its operating unit to be permanently stationed on...

Defense Secretary embarks on Asia-Pacific Trip

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October 23, 2017
WASHINGTON, Oct. 22, 2017 — Defense Secretary Jim Mattis embarked yesterday on a trip to reaffirm the enduring U.S. commitment to the Asia-Pacific region, defense officials...
Retired Army Capt. Gary Rose will receive the Medal of Honor at a White House ceremony Oct. 23, 2017. Photo/graphic by U.S. Army

Medal of Honor to go to Vietnam Vet who saved Dozens in 4 days

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October 23, 2017
This week we’re highlighting a special Medal of Honor recipient, who is set to receive the coveted honor this week.
An overturned shopping cart near a housing area at Yokosuka Naval Base.  TYLER HLAVAC/STARS AND STRIPES
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No significant damage to US bases after Typhoon Lan strikes Japan

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October 23, 2017
YOKOSUKA NAVAL BASE, Japan — U.S. military bases on Japan’s Kanto Plain resumed normal operations in the aftermath of a major typhoon that struck the area early Monday morning.
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Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group visits South Korea

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October 23, 2017
Task Force 70 Public Affairs (NNS) -- The Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group arrived in Busan for a port visit, Oct. 21.

DPAA Accounts for 183 missing service members in Fiscal Year 2017

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October 23, 2017
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- In Fiscal Year (FY) 2017, the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) accounted for 183 formerly missing persons from past conflicts.