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How badly will budget cuts hurt troops, DOD civilians?

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WASHINGTON — In the final presidential debate, President Barack Obama declared to the American people with unflinching certainty...

A bar in Sasebo, Japan, welcomes patrons at the door. The U.S. military instituted a curfew following the alleged rape in October of an Okinawan woman by two Navy sailors. For the 2013 New Year celebration, the U.S. military is relaxing its curfew for one night. (Matthew M. Burke/Stars and Stripes)

US troops in mainland Japan get New Year’s curfew extension

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YOKOTA AIR BASE, Japan — Some U.S. troops in Japan can ring in 2013 outside the gates thanks to a one-night-only...

MY PARADISE: Mojitos, sunsets and adventures in Phuket, Thailand

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Editor's Note: Here's another great story from one of our readers, Taylor White. Phuket sounds like a beautiful place to...

A Japanese ceremony worker pounds steamed rice during the annual mochi-pounding ceremony in the Japan Air Self-Defense Force gym at Misawa Air Base, Japan, Dec. 14, 2012. Although mochi-tsuki is eaten year-round, it is a Japanese tradition to eat it New Years Day because of it is believed to bring protection from disasters in the year to come. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Kenna Jackson)

Making Mochi: pounding fun, spiritually powered rice cakes

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MISAWA AIR BASE - Despite the fact nearly every country has a different tradition for celebrating the holidays, preparing and...

For Japanese, an original recipe for holiday dinners

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CAMP FOSTER, Okinawa — The Christmas tree is up, and the presents are bought. Better pre-order the batch of KFC fried chicken — if...

For Japanese, an original recipe for holiday dinners

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CAMP FOSTER, Okinawa — The Christmas tree is up, and the presents are bought. Better pre-order the batch of KFC fried chicken — if...

Shannon Royals, Girl Scout Troop 46 troop leader, and her daughters place peanut butter cookies on a cookie sheet during the base’s annual Cookie Caper at Misawa Air Base, Japan, Dec. 10.

Cookie Caper brings the goodies

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MISAWA AIR BASE, Japan -- The smell of 31,800 cookies emanated from the Misawa Club Complex as Cookie Caper volunteers packaged up...

Players from the 35th Force Support Squadron and the 35th Civilian Engineer Squadron Team B fight for the tipoff during their game at Misawa Air Base, Japan, Dec. 12, 2012. The intramural basketball season started this week and offers action-packed games featuring units from around the base. The season will continue through February with the playoffs starting toward the end of the month. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Zachary Kee)

Misawa tips off intramural basketball season

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MISAWA AIR BASE, Japan -- The whistle blew and two teams tipped off the intramural basketball season Dec. 10 at Misawa Air Base....

MY PARADISE: Anegada in the British Virgin Islands

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Editor's Note: Let's just say this piece of paradise is not in your backyard. In fact, it's quite a flight.But after...

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