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Guam USO named beneficiary of the 3rd Guam International Marathon

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March 05, 2015

(Tumon, Guam) – Thursday, March 05, 2015 – The Guam Visitors Bureau, along with Pacific Islands Club Guam and United Airlines, announced their support of the Guam USO as a beneficiary of the third annual Guam International Marathon. The Guam USO...

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A suspect, identified by police as 55-year-old Kim Ki-jong, is carried on a stretcher off an ambulance as he arrives at a hospital in Seoul, South Korea, on Thursday, March 5, 2015. U.S. Ambassador Mark Lippert was in stable condition after the man screaming demands for a unified North and South Korea slashed him on the face and wrist with a knife, South Korean police and U.S. officials said. (Han Jong-chan, Yonhap/AP)

Attack on US envoy part of South Korea's violent protest history

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March 06, 2015

SEOUL, South Korea — A knife attack Thursday that injured the U.S. ambassador to South Korea is the latest act of political violence in a deeply divided country where some protesters portray their causes as matters of life and death.

The...

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Cmdr. Keith Stuessi, a family physician with the Concussion Restoration Care Center, examines Sgt. Gorge Segura at Camp Leatherneck, Afghanistan, Aug. 26, 2010. Segura suffered a grade-two concussion when a 100-pound roadside bomb exploded 30 meters away from him during a foot patrol in the Kajaki region of northern Helmand Province. (U.S. Marines)

Study: Warriors may not recover from concussions as quickly as athletes do

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March 06, 2015

ST. LOUIS (Tribune News Service) — A fifth of all servicemembers who served in Iraq and Afghanistan suffered concussions, mainly from being close to explosive blasts from roadside bombs. Doctors often refer to sports injuries to seek treatment...

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An F-15 pilot moves into position to receive fuel from a KC-135 Stratotanker on temporary duty from RAF Mildenhall’s 351st Air Refueling Squadron during a training mission over Romania in May 2007. House lawmakers introduced a bill in early 2015 that would block the Defense Department from slashing per diem allowances for long-term temporary duty. STARS AND STRIPES

House bill blocks cuts to temporary duty per diem

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March 05, 2015

WASHINGTON — House lawmakers introduced a bill this week that would block the Defense Department from slashing per diem allowances for long-term temporary duty.

The DOD is looking at a 25 percent reduction in the allowances for TDY longer...

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