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Michael Higgins, a commissioner on the Military Retirement and Compensation Modernization Commission, speaks at a Jan. 29, 2015 press conference in Arlington, Va., revealing changes to pensions, health care and other troop benefits following its two-year review. (C.J. LIN/STARS AND STRIPES)

Behind the Hill’s swift reforms of military compensation

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January 20, 2017

Over decades Congress has considered numerous studies on reforming different aspects of military compensation, from retirement and basic pay tables to health care benefits and...

The 3rd Marine Expeditionary Force Band plays during a change-of-command ceremony for the 3rd Marine Division at Camp Courtney, Okinawa, Friday, Jan. 20, 2017.  (MATTHEW M. BURKE/STARS AND STRIPS)
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Commander touts US strength during 3rd Marine Division handover

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January 21, 2017

CAMP FOSTER, Okinawa — The outgoing commander of the nation’s only forward-deployed Marine division had a message for America’s adversaries during a change-of-command ceremony...

Writer-Editor Rebekah E. Rickner interviews Veteran Richard Brye

Honoring the Voices and Experiences of Veterans

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January 18, 2017

The “My Life, My Story” project lets Veterans share what they would like their VA care team to know about them as a person.

See what's happening on your base!

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January 21, 2017

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

Speakin' Japanese: Know your bloody Japanese

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January 21, 2017

In Japan, blood types are considered as an important tool to learn others and build effective human relations. You may have already been asked about your blood type.

Hey! Get off base and check out these festivities on Okinawa!

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January 21, 2017

Editor's note: There's some great events coming up , so get off base and check them out! (This was updated January 21)