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Kubasaki High School at Camp Foster, Okinawa.  COURTESY OF DODEA
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Possible shooter threat cancels classes at Okinawa base schools

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May 24, 2018
Threatening graffiti sparked fears of potential shooting incidents at two Okinawa base high schools, prompting officials to cancel classes and other activities Wednesday.
AGANA HEIGHTS (May 23, 2018) Hospital Corpsman Petty Officer Third Class, Alec White stands with U.S. Naval Hospital Guam’s commanding officer, command master chief, and Guam USO’s, Ed Lebita and Leigh Graham. (U.S. Navy photo by Public Affairs Officer, Jaciyn Matanane/Released)

US Naval Hospital Guam Sailor awarded Service Member of the Year, United Service Organization

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May 24, 2018
AGANA HEIGHTS, Guam (May 23, 2018) — Hospital Corpsman Third Class Petty Officer Alec N. White, assigned to U.S.

Park to host Memorial Day Flag display

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May 23, 2018
Hagåtña, Guam – War in the Pacific National Historical Park will host their annual signature event, the Memorial Day Flag commemorative display at the Asan Beach Unit on Saturday...
The House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs approved legislation to end the Veterans Choice Program and implement new rules about when and where veterans can seek medical treatment from private facilities. The 14-9 committee vote was along party lines.  PHOTO ILLUSTRATION BY BEV SCHILLING/STARS AND STRIPES
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Senate panel proposal increases chances for record military pay raise

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May 23, 2018
WASHINGTON — A key Senate committee on Tuesday endorsed a growing movement to enact a 2.6 percent military pay raise, the highest in nearly a decade, as part of an overall...
An airman puts his smartphone in a locker before entering the intelligence room at McConnell Air Force Base in Kansas on May 12, 2015.  DAVID BERNAL DEL AGUA/U.S. AIR FORCE
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Mattis won’t ban cellphones from Pentagon; use in secure areas remains restricted

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May 23, 2018
WASHINGTON — Personal mobile devices including cellphones will not be banned from the Pentagon, but Defense Department guidance released Tuesday stressed that they won’t be...
Army Command Sgt. Maj. John W. Troxell, senior enlisted advisor to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, hosts a physical training session with Deputy Defense Secretary Patrick M. Shanahan and service members from across the joint force at the inaugural DoD Readiness and Resilience Workshop at Fort McNair in Washington, April 17, 2018. The workshop featured speakers and covered topics to optimize human performance through the body, mind, and spirit. (DoD photo by Army Sgt. James K. McCann)

Service members must be physically ready for deployment, Troxell says

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May 23, 2018
WASHINGTON -- The U.S. military’s mission is to fight and win the nation’s wars, and service members must be physically, mentally and emotionally ready to fight when needed, Army...