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A serious review of a near miss by the USS Fitzgerald might have prevented a collision five weeks later that killed 17 sailors, according to a leaked naval investigation reported by a military newspaper.



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US, S. Korean military cost-sharing dispute raises fears of troop withdrawal

President Donald Trump could use the cost-sharing dispute as an excuse to reduce troops without making it seem like a concession to North Korea, which along with China has long sought to evict the Americans from the peninsula.


Two servicemembers among four Americans killed in Syria explosion claimed by ISIS

Three additional American servicemembers were injured in the blast that occurred as U.S. military officials met with local leaders in Manbij.


Two F-15s make emergency arrested landings within minutes of each other on Okinawa

Safety issues forced a pair of F-15 fighter jets to land on the same runway — in opposite directions — within minutes of each other this week at the Air Force’s most active base in the Far East.



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Two F-15s make emergency arrested landings within minutes of each other on Okinawa

Safety issues forced a pair of F-15 fighter jets to land on the same runway — in opposite directions — within minutes of each other this week at the Air Force’s most active base in the Far East.


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DODEA jazz seminar finds its groove, looks to expand

Jazz, one of America’s homegrown musical forms, has long been eclipsed in popularity by rock, hip-hop and pop, but the jazz tradition marches on in DODEA-Europe.


Manbij, where US troops were killed Wednesday, has long been a site of tensions in Syria

Even before the offensive to reclaim Manbij from ISIS was launched, Turkey has opposed the presence of U.S.-backed Kurds. The Turks consider the SDF’s primary source of fighters, the People’s Protections Units, or YPG, an extension of the Kurdistan Worker’s Party, a terrorist organization known as the PKK.


Al-Shabab says Kenya attack in response to Trump, death toll climbs to 21

A statement aired by the group's radio arm, Andalus, says the economic interests of the U.S. and Israel will suffer as long as they continue challenging the rights of Palestinians.


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Two F-15s make emergency arrested landings within minutes of each other on Okinawa

Safety issues forced a pair of F-15 fighter jets to land on the same runway — in opposite directions — within minutes of each other this week at the Air Force’s most active base in the Far East.


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DODEA jazz seminar finds its groove, looks to expand

Jazz, one of America’s homegrown musical forms, has long been eclipsed in popularity by rock, hip-hop and pop, but the jazz tradition marches on in DODEA-Europe.


Manbij, where US troops were killed Wednesday, has long been a site of tensions in Syria

Even before the offensive to reclaim Manbij from ISIS was launched, Turkey has opposed the presence of U.S.-backed Kurds. The Turks consider the SDF’s primary source of fighters, the People’s Protections Units, or YPG, an extension of the Kurdistan Worker’s Party, a terrorist organization known as the PKK.


Al-Shabab says Kenya attack in response to Trump, death toll climbs to 21

A statement aired by the group's radio arm, Andalus, says the economic interests of the U.S. and Israel will suffer as long as they continue challenging the rights of Palestinians.



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Michigan Iraq War veteran injured in IED attack getting specially designed home

A new home with specially designed features is being built for Michael Gower and his family through Homes for Our Troops, a nonprofit organization that builds homes for veterans with disabilities to accommodate their needs.



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Close call before USS Fitzgerald’s fatal collision went unreviewed, report says

A serious review of a near miss by the USS Fitzgerald might have prevented a collision five weeks later that killed 17 sailors, according to a leaked naval investigation reported by a military newspaper.


USAA donates $15 million to Coast Guard families

The donation to the Coast Guard Mutual Assistance, a nonprofit charity that aids members of the Coast Guard, will help the military and civilian workforce in need, said Adm. Karl L. Schultz, commandant of the Coast Guard.


Two F-15s make emergency arrested landings within minutes of each other on Okinawa

Safety issues forced a pair of F-15 fighter jets to land on the same runway — in opposite directions — within minutes of each other this week at the Air Force’s most active base in the Far East.


Tour gives Japanese families a rare, up-close look at MCAS Iwakuni

While Japanese nationals can visit MCAS Iwakuni during the popular, annual Friendship Day air show — one of the largest in the Pacific — most of installation is off limits. The recent tour provided local families are rare look at the base.


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Close call before USS Fitzgerald’s fatal collision went unreviewed, report says

A serious review of a near miss by the USS Fitzgerald might have prevented a collision five weeks later that killed 17 sailors, according to a leaked naval investigation reported by a military newspaper.


USAA donates $15 million to Coast Guard families

The donation to the Coast Guard Mutual Assistance, a nonprofit charity that aids members of the Coast Guard, will help the military and civilian workforce in need, said Adm. Karl L. Schultz, commandant of the Coast Guard.


Two F-15s make emergency arrested landings within minutes of each other on Okinawa

Safety issues forced a pair of F-15 fighter jets to land on the same runway — in opposite directions — within minutes of each other this week at the Air Force’s most active base in the Far East.


Tour gives Japanese families a rare, up-close look at MCAS Iwakuni

While Japanese nationals can visit MCAS Iwakuni during the popular, annual Friendship Day air show — one of the largest in the Pacific — most of installation is off limits. The recent tour provided local families are rare look at the base.



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Okinawa schools set to host Taipei

It's the first time this season that Kadena and Kubasaki will play other teams with American players other than themselves.


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Okinawa schools set to host Taipei

It's the first time this season that Kadena and Kubasaki will play other teams with American players other than themselves.