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Military personnel supporting Operation United Assistance enter a U.S. Marine Corps MV-22 Osprey to depart Cesco City, Liberia. U.S. Africa Command is supporting the effort by providing command and control, logistics, training and engineering assets to contain the Ebola virus outbreak in West African nations. (Craig Philbrick/U.S. Army)

Ebola quarantine made optional for DOD civilians

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November 01, 2014

WASHINGTON — Defense Department civilians can choose whether to be quarantined when they return from Ebola-infected areas of West Africa, unlike troops, who face a mandatory 21 days of “controlled monitoring.”

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel...

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Retired U.S. Air Force officer and Olympian Paul Maruyama with his book, ''Escape from Manchuria,'' during a book signing in October in Tokyo. (Seth Robson/Stars and Stripes)

Former Air Force officer's book details Japanese ouster from Manchuria

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November 01, 2014

YOKOTA AIR BASE, Japan — Paul Maruyama can talk your ear off about his days as a U.S. Air Force officer in Vietnam or his judo bouts at the Tokyo Olympics.

On a recent visit to promote his book “Escape from Manchuria,” he said he would...

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Military sex-assault survey asking explicit questions draws complaints

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November 01, 2014

WASHINGTON — Shocked and offended by explicit questions, some U.S. servicemen and women are complaining about a new sexual-assault survey that hundreds of thousands have been asked to complete.

The survey is conducted every two years. But...

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An ambulance arrives on the scene at just after 1 p.m. Thursday as a standoff on Okinawa's Camp Lester housing area came to a peaceful end. The ambulance, which is surrounded by military police officers, left the scene several minutes later without its lights flashing. A lone Marine had allegedly barricaded himself in his home Thursday morning. Nearby residents say the Marine was in possession of an M-16 rifle. (Matthew M. Burke/Stars and Stripes)

Marine barricaded in Okinawa's Camp Lester housing surrenders

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October 31, 2014

CAMP FOSTER, Okinawa — A Marine barricaded himself at his home in Okinawa’s Camp Lester housing area Thursday, setting off a standoff with military police that ended peacefully, Marine Corps officials said.

Residents said they were...

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