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An Air Force F-15C Eagle takes off from Kadena Air Base, Japan, Sept. 23, 2017. Kadena-based F-15s escorted Air Force B-1B Lancer bombers during a mission east of North Korea, flown to demonstrate the United States’ ironclad commitment self-defense and support of its partners and allies. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Quay Drawdy

DoD: U.S. seeks only peaceful denuclearization of Korean Peninsula

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September 26, 2017
WASHINGTON, Sept. 25, 2017 — Air Force B-1B Lancer bombers from Guam and Air Force F-15C Eagle fighter escorts from Okinawa, Japan, flew in international airspace over the waters...
The Office of Inspector General has followed up on 218 deficiencies in 91 military housing buildings in Japan, including at Naval Air Facility Atsugi, Camp Zama, Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Kadena Air Base and Camp Foster. DONALD HUDSON/U.S. AIR FORCE
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IG report: Safety issue linger at U.S. military housing in Japan

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September 26, 2017
YOKOSUKA NAVAL BASE, Japan — Safety issues remain at American military housing in Japan despite efforts over the past few years to correct them, an Office of Inspector General...
U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Cosmo Walrath/Released

Bonhomme Richard Sailors donate blood, support fellow military members

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September 26, 2017
WHITE BEACH, Okinawa (NNS) -- Sailors, assigned to the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6), donated blood in support of military forces on special missions and...
Thomas Brady, director of Department of Defense Education Activity, cuts a ceremonial ribbon for the new Yokota High School building at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Monday, Sept. 25, 2017. Flanking him are Col. Kenneth Moss, 374th Airlift Wing commander, and principal Priscilla Hill. (LEON COOK/STARS AND STRIPES)
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DODEA celebrates its latest ‘21st Century’ school at Yokota Air Base

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September 26, 2017
YOKOTA AIR BASE, Japan — Classrooms with moveable glass walls that open to accommodate any number of students are part of a new energy efficient high school building at the home...
SASEBO, Japan (Sept. 25, 2017) Amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) prepares to pass Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force general purpose destroyer JS Kirisame (DD 104) on its return to Commander, U.S. Fleet Activities Sasebo Sept. 25, 2017. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class David R. Krigbaum/Released)

Bonhomme Richard arrives in Sasebo, concludes four month deployment

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September 26, 2017
SASEBO, Japan (NNS) -- The amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) returned to Sasebo, Japan, after completing a four-month deployment in the 7th Fleet area of...
WASHINGTON (Sept. 23, 2017) The crest of the guided-missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62). (U.S. Navy graphic by Jason Kelly/Released)

USS Fitzgerald to change homeport to Pascagoula

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September 25, 2017
WASHINGTON (NNS) -- The Navy announced Sept. 22 that the guided-missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62) will be changing homeport from Yokosuka, Japan to Pascagoula, Mississippi...