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Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Joseph Dunford attends a Senate hearing on June 13, 2017. Dunford told committee members that some service chiefs believed issues related to recruiting transgender individuals needed to be resolved "before we move forward." According to reports on Friday, June 23, military chiefs are seeking a six-month delay before letting transgender people enlist. (CARLOS BONGIOANNI/STARS AND STRIPES)

Military heads want transgender enlistment hold

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June 24, 2017

WASHINGTON — Military chiefs will seek a six-month delay before letting transgender people enlist in their services, officials said Friday.

An Okinawan mourns for lost relatives during the Irei no Hi ceremony at Okinawa Peace Memorial Park in Naha, Okinawa, Friday, June 23, 2017. (MATTHEW M. BURKE/STARS AND STRIPES)
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Okinawans recall horrors of war, call for lasting peace during Battle of Okinawa remembrance

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June 24, 2017

NAHA, Okinawa — Sunao Oshiro’s eyes moistened as the 84-year-old made his yearly pilgrimage to the granite wall in Naha inscribed with the names of his family.

Reality Winner, charged with leaking U.S. government secrets to a reporter, is being held for federal authorities at the Lincoln County, Ga., jail. (LINCOLN COUNTY, GA. SHERIFF'S OFFICE)

Prosecutors seek specialized court procedures in Air Force veteran espionage case

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June 24, 2017

Prosecutors in the espionage case against Reality Winner have petitioned the court to proceed under the Classified Information Protective Act of 1980.

U.S. airmen inspect a C-130H Hercules following a dry lake bed landing on May 17, 2017, in Jordan. The Air Force announced Thursday, June 22, that the service will extend hazard duty incentive payments to special operators even when those airmen are not on the battlefield. RYAN CONROY/U.S. AIR FORCE
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Air Force to extend hazard pay for special operations personnel

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June 23, 2017

WASHINGTON — The Air Force will extend hazard duty incentive payments to special operators even when those airmen are not on the battlefield, the service announced Thursday.

An Imperial Japanese Army soldier's identification notebook, missing for 72 years, was returned to his family on Okinawa, Tuesday, June 20, 2017. The owner of the notebook, Lance Cpl. Denta Nakandakari, died in the Battle of Okinawa. (CHIYOMI SUMIDA/STARS AND STRIPES)
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Japanese soldier’s ID notebook returns to family on Okinawa after 7 decades

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June 24, 2017

NANJO, Okinawa — As Okinawans marked the 72nd anniversary of the end of the Battle of Okinawa, a war artifact belonging to a Japanese soldier killed in the bloody conflict was...

Sailors scrub the flight deck aboard the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan following a countermeasure wash down to decontaminate the flight deck while the ship is operating off the coast of Japan on March 23, 2011. NICHOLAS A. GROESCH/U.S. NAVY

Court: Sailors can sue in US over Japanese nuclear disaster

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June 23, 2017

SAN FRANCISCO — A federal appeals court says members of the U.S. Navy can pursue their lawsuit in a U.S.