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Marine Lt. Col. Doug Woodhams, U.S. Army Africa Sgt. Bromley and Liberian armed forces Capt. Abraham Karmara discuss construction details with a Liberian contractor at the future location of an Ebola treatment unit near Barclayville, Liberia, on Oct. 11, 2014.  Craig Philbrick/U.S. Army

Hagel approves 21-day Ebola quarantine for troops returning from W. Africa

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October 30, 2014

WASHINGTON — Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Wednesday ordered a 21-day quarantine for American troops returning from Ebola zones in West Africa, following a recommendation by top U.S. military officers.

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United begins direct flights from Seoul to Guam

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October 29, 2014

HAGATNA, Guam (AP) - United Airlines has launched daily direct flights between South Korea and Guam for the first time, serving a market that helped boost Guam's tourism industry when the number of visitors from Japan declined.

"As Guam's...

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  Capt. Edward Reedy, right, director of the Armed Forces Medical Examiner System’s DoD DNA Registry, has been named the first medical examiner for the newly reorganized accounting agency, according to a letter from Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs Jonathan Woodson congratulating Reedy on the appointment.   Armed Forces Medical Examiner System

Medical examiner named for new POW/MIA agency

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October 30, 2014

A Navy captain with expertise in DNA analysis has been tapped to lead identification efforts in the newly reorganized defense agency accounting for those missing from former conflicts, according to documents obtained by Stars and Stripes.
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Two women hug at a remembrance ceremony at the National Military Suicide Survivor Seminar earlier this month in St. Petersburg, Fla. The program brings together survivors of service member loved ones who committed suicide. Heath Druzin/Stars and Stripes (Heath Druzin/Stars and Stripes)

Military suicide survivors help each other heal at seminar

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October 29, 2014

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Sitting and sobbing outside the hotel room where her Marine husband had just hanged himself, Kim Ruocco said she was horrified to find that nearly everyone who responded to the scene somehow managed to make her feel worse....

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