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An MH-60R Seahawk takes off from the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan in July 2016 in the South China Sea. (NATHAN BURKE/U.S. NAVY PHOTO)
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Navy helicopter crashes aboard USS Ronald Reagan; 12 injured

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October 20, 2018

YOKOSUKA NAVAL BASE, Japan – Twelve people were injured Friday when a Navy MH-60 Seahawk helicopter crashed on the USS Ronald Reagan’s flight deck in the Philippine Sea,...

An official from U.S. Forces Japan on Friday, Oct. 19, 2018, announced new cost-of-living-allowance rates for U.S. servicemembers serving in the country. (COURTESY OF PIXABA)
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Stationed in Japan? Here's how to find out your new COLA rate

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October 20, 2018

YOKOSUKA NAVAL BASE, Japan — Military personnel and their families across Japan will notice a change in their paychecks as soon as next month reflecting results from the 2018...

The Delta Battery, 2nd Air Defense Artillery Regiment guidon is seen during a ribbon-cutting ceremony at Camp Carroll, South Korea, Friday, Oct. 19, 2018. (MARCUS FICHTL/STARS AND STRIPES)
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Army’s THAAD presence in S. Korea gets permanent home amid rough living conditions

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October 20, 2018

CAMP CARROLL, South Korea — The administrative offices for the U.S.

F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter aircraft take part in Exercise VIGILANT ACE 18 at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, on Dec. 3, 2017. U.S. and South Korean officials announced on Friday, Oct. 19, 2018, that the annual exercise has been canceled for 2018. (FRANKLIN R. RAMOS/U.S. AIR FORCE)
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Pentagon suspends another military exercise with South Korea amid nuclear negotiations

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October 20, 2018

WASHINGTON — The United States and South Korea have canceled an annual air exercise scheduled for December, the Pentagon announced Friday, emphasizing ongoing diplomatic...

A Marine salutes during a remembrance ceremony Friday, Oct. 19, 2018, for 13 Marines killed in a fire at Camp Fuji, Japan, in October 1979. (CHRISTIAN LOPEZ/STARS AND STRIPES)
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Camp Fuji remembers Marines killed in 1979 blaze ignited by largest typhoon on record

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October 20, 2018

CAMP FUJI, Japan — Marines and Japanese citizens observed a moment of silence Friday for 13 Marines killed in a blaze nearly four decades ago at Combined Arms Training Center...

Two Navy HH-60H Seahawk helicopters assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 85 prepare to land in Rockhampton, Australia, July 13, 2017. (JESSICA TAIT/U.S. AIR FORCE)
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Navy probes collision between two Seahawk helicopters on Okinawa runway

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October 20, 2018

CAMP FOSTER, Okinawa — The Navy is investigating what caused an HH-60H Seahawk helicopter to crash into another on an Okinawa runway earlier this month.