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U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Andrew Neumann

III MEF band brings music to JSDF Marching Festival

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November 22, 2017

III Marine Expeditionary Force Band members perform during rehearsals, Nov.

TORII STATION, OKINAWA, Japan – Participants of the 5th Annual USO Okinawa Color Blast 5K Fun Run are covered in a rainbow of colors as they take off Nov. 18 on Torii Station Beach, Okinawa, Japan. Each participant was given a bag of chalk color to throw into the air at the start of the run. The route looped around the beach, with water and color stations set up along the way to hydrate and motivate the runners. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Pfc. Kelcey Seymour)

5th Annual USO Okinawa Color Blast 5K Fun Run hosted on Torii Station

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November 22, 2017

TORII STATION, OKINAWA, Japan – Members of the military community participated in the 5th Annual USO Okinawa Color Blast 5K Fun Run Nov. 18 on Torii Station Beach.

U.S. Marine Corps photo by Pfc. Alexia Lythos

Thanksgiving comes early for MWHS-1 Marines thanks to USO

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November 22, 2017

Emersyn Branch, a native of Dewey, Oklahoma, looks through the assortment of Thanksgiving food at the USO on Camp Foster, Okinawa, Japan, November 20, 2017.

AF travelers reminded of flat rate per diem policy

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November 21, 2017

Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas (AFNS) -- Some Air Force travelers may not be aware of a flat rate per diem policy established a few years ago that focused on extended...

U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Amaia Unanue/Released

A first for the ‘First of the First’ with the 31st MEU

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November 21, 2017

CAMP HANSEN, OKINAWA, Japan (Nov. 20, 2017) – 1st Marine Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, joined the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit in Okinawa, Japan, Nov...

Lockheed Martin is helping the Air Force Research Lab develop and high energy laser weapon systems for aircraft, including the laser pictured in this rendering. AIR FORCE RESEARCH LAB/LOCKHEED MARTIN
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Air Force aims for laser weapons on a fighter jet by 2021

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November 21, 2017

The Air Force Research Laboratory is forging ahead with a high-energy laser designed to shoot down drones, incoming rockets and mortar rounds and hopes to have a demonstration...