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A KC-130J Hercules with Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron 152 at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, conducts aerial refueling training in 2017. (STEPHEN CAMPBELL/U.S. MARINE CORPS)
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Iwakuni Marines honor lost KC-130J aircrew with memorial service, flyover

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December 15, 2018
MARINE CORPS AIR STATION IWAKUNI, Japan — A single KC-130J flew slowly past MCAS Iwakuni Friday in remembrance of five Marines who lost their lives after their aerial refueler...
A soldier from the 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division trains last year at Rodriguez Live Fire Complex in Paju, South Korea. (MARCUS FICHTL/STARS AND STRIPES)
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With clock ticking, US, S. Korea fail to reach deal on military cost-sharing

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December 15, 2018
SEOUL, South Korea — With an end-of-year deadline fast approaching, the United States and South Korea failed to reach a new military cost-sharing agreement in talks this week as...
Col. W. Scott Gallaway, front, commander, 4th Combat Aviation Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, leads the formation July 2, 2018, during a ceremony at Ansbach's Storck Barracks Airfield. (U.S. ARMY)
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Hundreds of soldiers thought they had holiday leave. Now the Army’s trying to help them cancel their tickets

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December 15, 2018
STUTTGART, Germany — Scores of soldiers deployed to Europe could be on the hook after purchasing airline tickets home for the holidays, only to learn that their leave was never...

Toys for Tots Delivery, Monday, December 17, 2018

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December 15, 2018
HAGÅTÑA, GUAM - Since the Toys for Tots program was established on Guam in 2010, the Guam Chamber of Commerce has partnered with Marine Corps Activity Guam to bring joy to...
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Basic Allowance for Housing rates for 2019 are released; will increase an average of 2.55 percent

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December 15, 2018
Basic Allowance for Housing rates will increase an average of 2.55 percent beginning on January 1, 2019, the Department of Defense announced late Friday afternoon.
SAN DIEGO (Nov. 21, 2018) The future littoral combat ship USS Tulsa (LCS 16) arrives at its new homeport at Naval Base San Diego after completing its maiden voyage from the Austal USA shipyard in Mobile, Alabama. Tulsa is the eighth ship in the littoral combat ship Independence-variant class and is scheduled for commissioning Feb. 16, 2019 in San Francisco. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jason Isaacs/Released)

Officials detail steps to improve Navy, Marine Corps Readiness

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December 14, 2018
WASHINGTON (NNS) -- The Navy and Marine Corps have some readiness challenges, but both services are taking steps to address them, Navy Secretary Richard V. Spencer and a senior...