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An MV-22 Osprey sits on the flight line at Marine Corps Air Station Futenma, Sept. 28, 2016.  BROOKE DEITERS/U.S. MARINE CORPS PHOTO
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Pair of Okinawa-based Ospreys make emergency landings in Japan

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August 16, 2018

CAMP FOSTER, Okinawa — No injuries or damage were reported after two Marine Corps tiltrotor aircraft made separate precautionary landings Tuesday in Japan.

Takeshi Onaga, shown here during a visit to Washington, D.C. in 2015, died Aug. 12.  JOE GROMELSKI/STARS AND STRIPES
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Okinawa to hold special election Sept. 30 in wake of anti-base governor’s death

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August 16, 2018

CAMP FOSTER, Okinawa — A special election to choose a replacement for anti-U.S. base Gov. Takeshi Onaga has been set for Sept. 30.

Rodrigo Gomez teaches jiu-jitsu at Misawa Air Base, Japan, Feb. 17, 2016.  JORDYN FETTER/U.S. AIR FORCE PHOTO
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Ex-Misawa jiujitsu instructor faces additional charges from on-base brawl

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August 16, 2018

More charges have been filed against a jiujitsu instructor accused earlier this year of trying to kill a young airman and beating two others at Misawa Air Base, Japan.

Troops wait for U.S. and South Korean leaders to arrive for lunch at Camp Humphreys, South Korea, Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017.  MARCUS FICHTL/STARS AND STRIPES
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Defense act restricts efforts to cut US troop numbers in South Korea

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August 15, 2018

SEOUL, South Korea – The 2019 defense policy bill signed by President Donald Trump restricts efforts to reduce U.S.

The Army and Air Force Exchange Service recently opened a two-register outlet at Robertson Barracks to replace a mobile exchange that had served troops out of a 44-foot container at the home of Marine Rotational Force Darwin in Australia.  COURTESY OF AAFES
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AAFES opens Darwin exchange to serve more Marines Down Under

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August 15, 2018

A new exchange is the latest evidence of a growing Marine Corps presence in Australia’s Northern Territory.

Kelly McKeague, director of the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency, center, accompanied by Timothy McMahon, director of Forensic Services at the Armed Forces Medical Examiner's DNA Identification Lab, left, and John Byrd of the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency's Central Identification Laboratory, right, speaks about the recently repatriated remains from North Korea during the daily press briefing at the White House, Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018.  ANDREW HARNIK/AP
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Remains from North Korea in moderate to poor condition, could take years to identify

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August 15, 2018

WASHINGTON – It will take scientists months to determine how many sets of Korean War remains were in 55 boxes handed over by North Korea, officials with the Defense POW/MIA...