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U.S. Forces Japan's liberty policy is displayed at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017. LEON COOK/STARS AND STRIPES
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Off-base drinking ban, midnight curfew lifted for US troops in Japan

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December 14, 2017

YOKOTA AIR BASE, Japan — The U.S.

Marines and Sailors with 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, bid their families and friends farewell as they prepare to deploy from Marine Corps Base Hawaii to Okinawa, Japan, Dec. 08, 2017. The battalion is deploying under the Unit Deployment Program to participate in bilateral and multinational exercises to enhance combat readiness and to continue to prepare the unit as a ground combat element of the Marine Air-Ground Task Force. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Kathy Nunez)

3/3 Marines deploy from Hawaii to Okinawa

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December 14, 2017

Families and friends bid farewell to Marines and Sailors deploying to Okinawa, Japan aboard Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Dec. 8-10, 2017.

Master Sgt. Hector Trujillo is pictured with his three children. Trujillo, a motor transport maintenance chief with 9th Engineer Support Battalion, 3rd Marine Logistics Group, was seriously injured after being hit by a car on the Okinawa Expressway Dec. 1, 2017. He was flown to San Diego, California, where he remains hospitalized and continues to receive treatment for his injuries. (Courtesy photo provided by Maria Trujillo)

No Hesitation: Service members aid Okinawa Marine injured in accident

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December 14, 2017

OKINAWA, Japan – U.S. service members rushed to assist a Marine struck by a vehicle traveling northbound on the Okinawa Expressway on December 1, 2017.

Kenneth Franklin Gadson, a former Marine working as a civilian at Kadena Air Base, Okinawa, has been sentenced to life in prison for the 2016 slaying of a 20-year-old local woman.  SCREENSHOT FROM NNN
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Former Okinawa base worker to appeal murder conviction that gave him life in prison

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December 14, 2017

TOKYO — A former U.S. base worker sentenced to life imprisonment earlier this month for the killing of a 20-year-old Okinawan woman wants to appeal the verdict.

WASHINGTON (Dec. 12, 2017) President Donald J. Trump, joined by Vice President Mike Pence and senior military leaders, signs H.R. 2810, the National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2018, in the Roosevelt Room at the White House, Dec. 12, 2017. (White House photo by Stephanie Chasez/Released)

Trump Signs Fiscal Year 2018 Defense Authorization

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December 14, 2017

WASHINGTON (NNS) -- President Donald J. Trump signed the fiscal year 2018 National Defense Authorization Act into law during a White House ceremony Dec. 12.

U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Danielle Prentice

U.S. military facilities host 15th Brigade JGSDF during Guard and Protect 17

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December 14, 2017

CAMP FOSTER, OKINAWA, Japan—U.S. military and members of the 15th Brigade, Japan Ground Self-Defense Force conducted the annual Guard and Protect exercise Dec. 6-8 aboard U.S...