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Gotta party early: Servicemembers below the rank of E-5 in Japan are not allowed to be off post after midnight due to curfew restrictions placed upon them after a string of incidents. ERIC GUZMAN/STARS AND STRIPES

US military curfew in Japan could be eased

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July 29, 2014

YOKOSUKA NAVAL BASE, Japan — U.S. military leaders are considering relaxing liberty restrictions in Japan, Navy Secretary Ray Mabus said Monday.

The policy requires servicemembers E-5 and below to have a “liberty buddy” with them if...

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A location of USA Discounters is seen on June 24 in Norfolk, Va. MATT MCCLAIN/THE WASHINGTON POST

'They're basically ruthless': The discount store that sues servicemembers worldwide

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July 28, 2014

Army Spc. Angel Aguirre needed a washer and dryer.

Money was tight, and neither Aguirre, 21, nor his wife had much credit history as they settled into life at Fort Carson in Colorado in 2010.

That's when he saw an ad for USA...

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Ray Mabus, secretary of the Navy, takes a 'selfie' photograph with a sailor after an all-hands meeting at Yokosuka Naval Base's Fleet Theater on July 28, 2014. ERIC GUZMAN/STARS AND STRIPES

Stealth destroyers, littoral combat ships headed to Pacific, Mabus says

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July 29, 2014

YOKOSUKA NAVAL BASE, Japan — The Navy will send new stealth destroyers, littoral combat ships and an amphibious ready group to the Pacific, Navy Secretary Ray Mabus said Monday, reiterating the U.S. commitment to its military “pivot” to the...

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U.S. Navy Aviation Boatswain's Mate 3rd Class Robert Miller lands an Army AH-64E Apache Guardian helicopter assigned to the 1st Battalion, 25th Aviation Regiment, Combat Aviation Brigade, 25th Infantry Division aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu in the Pacific Ocean during deck landing qualifications as part of the Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2014 exercise July 19, 2014. DUSTIN KNIGHT/U.S. NAVY

Army tests Apaches during RIMPAC exercises at sea

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July 29, 2014

The Army in Hawaii has landed Black Hawk and Kiowa Warrior helicopters on the decks of underway Navy ships in the past as the land service seeks to prove its sea-based flexibility.

During the current Rim of the Pacific exercises, the Army...

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