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Hundreds of people gather to watch the performance “The Picture Scrolls of the Three Great Urasoe Kings” during the 40th Annual Tedako Matsuri Festival July 22 in Urasoe City, Okinawa, Japan. This festival is a way for the community to pay respects to King Eiso, a powerful king of the Ryukyu Kingdom. The festival featured many food venders, games, haunted houses, bounce houses and live music.

Kinser Marine participate in 40th Annual Urasoe Tedako Festival

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July 25, 2017

URASOE CITY, OKINAWA, Japan— Marines with the Single Marine Program and Camp Kinser’s leadership participated in the 40th Annual Urasoe Tedako Festival July 22 in Urasoe City...

Staff Sgt. Jeffrey D. Matthews prepares a rack of ribs for an event at Quarters One, on Camp Foster, Okinawa, Japan, July, 6, 2017. Matthews plans social events, prepares meals, records finances and accomplishes tasks that aid a general officer in their official duties as part of the Marine Corps Enlisted Aide Program. Matthews, a native of Baltimore, is a Marine Corps enlisted aide for the III Marine Expeditionary Force commanding general. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Charles Plouffe)

The Only Enlisted Aide in Okinawa

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July 25, 2017

CAMP FOSTER, Okinawa, Japan – As the sun rises over Plaza Housing in Okinawa, Japan, Staff Sgt. Jeffrey D.

Gate closures at Camps Courtney, Kinser and Foster caused traffic backups that led to 45-minute delays in getting off base on some days. JESSICA BIDWELL/STARS AND STRIPES
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Manpower issue that caused Okinawa gate closures resolved, officials say

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July 24, 2017

CAMP FOSTER, Okinawa — Manpower issues that led to gate closures and traffic backups at some Marine Corps bases on Okinawa in recent months have been resolved, officials said...

See what's happening on your base!

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July 22, 2017

Editor's note: Check out all the great things happening on your base. Events are as accurate as possible at press time.

The Exchange at Offutt Air Force Base, Neb., is seen in May 2017. Starting in fall 2017, all honorably discharged veterans will be eligible to shop tax-free online at the Exchange with the same discounts they enjoyed at stores on base while they were in the military. NATI HARNIK/AP

Veterans will soon get to shop tax-free online with AAFES

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July 21, 2017

OFFUTT AIR FORCE BASE, Neb. — Hey veterans, you can soon shop tax free.

Did you know?: Driving used to be much different

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July 24, 2017

For nearly 33 years, people drove on the right-hand side of the road in Okinawa because the prefecture was under the jurisdiction of the U.S.