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Kadena Air Base is home to the 353rd Special Operations Group in Okinawa, Japan.  COURTESY OF THE U.S. AIR FORCE
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Kadena airman found dead Sunday was member of 353rd Special Operations Group

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January 22, 2019

CAMP FOSTER, Okinawa — An airman found dead over the weekend at Kadena Air Base was identified Tuesday as Airman 1st Class Jimmy Casillas, a member of the 353rd Special...

U.S. Forces Japan said Friday, Jan. 18, 2019, that it planned to edit an online video to clarify that North Korea is not recognized as a nuclear state.  SCREENSHOT FROM YOUTUBE
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USFJ plans video edit to clarify that it doesn’t recognize North Korea as a nuclear state

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January 22, 2019

YOKOTA AIR BASE, Japan — The United States does not recognize North Korea as a nuclear state, a U.S.

From Left: Navy Chief Cryptologic Technician (Interpretive) Shannon M. Kent, 35, of New York; Army Chief Warrant Officer 2 Jonathan R. Farmer, 37, of Boynton Beach, Fla.; and Former Navy SEAL Scott A. Wirtz, of St. Louis
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Green Beret, Navy linguist, SEAL-turned-DIA civilian among Americans killed in ISIS-claimed bombing in Syria

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January 19, 2019

WASHINGTON — The ISIS-claimed bombing of a restaurant in Syria on Wednesday killed an Army Green Beret with four children, a former Navy SEAL working for the Pentagon’s...

Cpl. Keith Brumlow, right, and Pfc. Nicholas Davenport, left, of the 1st Armored Division, go through close-quarter combat training with members of the Iraqi Civil Defense Corps at Firebase Melody in Baghdad in March 2004. (MICHAEL ABRAMS/STARS AND STRIPES)
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Army history highlights failures in Iraq War

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January 19, 2019

While fighting in Iraq, the Army failed to grasp the significance of the country’s sectarian divisions and “tended to penalize” its own innovative leaders, according the...

Sgt. Cameron A. Meddock, 26, of Spearman, Texas. (U.S. ARMY SPECIAL OPERATIONS COMMAND)
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Army Ranger remembered as positive, dedicated soldier

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January 19, 2019

Army Sgt. Cameron A. Meddock was known throughout his small town in Texas as a positive and supportive friend, always willing to help out when someone needed something.

Sgt. Trey Troney used a ballpoint pen and his hoodie to help an injured man in Texas. (KILLO GIBSON/U.S. ARMY)
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Story about Fort Bliss soldier saving man’s life is not true, Army says

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January 19, 2019

The U.S. Army said Thursday that a Fort Bliss soldier’s account of saving a man’s life with a ballpoint pen and a Saints hoodie was inaccurate.