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Two South Korean companies have agreed to plead guilty and pay about $127 million in a bid-rigging case involving fuel-supply contracts for U.S. military bases on the divided peninsula, the Justice Department said.


USAF Academy welcomes 9-year-old with cancer as ‘youngest cadet’

Decked out in a kid-sized flight suit, Je’Moni Ford, 9, became the U.S. Air Force Academy’s “youngest cadet” this month, quickly advancing from the fourth grade straight into college, at least for a day.


Vehicle thefts near Ramstein spotlight keyless entry vulnerabilities

U.S. military and German police are warning drivers to secure their vehicles and electronic fobs following two high-value thefts from a small village near Ramstein Air Base earlier this week.


Indonesian officials say guest captain helped save Lion Air plane the day before its fatal crash

Bloomberg reported on Tuesday that a third pilot, who happened to have hitched a ride on the flight, correctly figured out what was going wrong on the Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft as the other pilots struggled to control the diving plane.



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Soldiers helped clean up a river in South Korea by throwing things into it. Here’s how that worked.

Soldiers stationed near the North Korean border threw biodegradable balls containing microorganisms and helped fill more than 80 trash bags with debris as they worked with local organizations to clean up the Shincheon River.


US, partners work to strengthen sea policing as piracy off West Africa surges

Thirty-three countries are taking part in this year’s Obangame Express exercise off the West African coast so they can better combat crimes like piracy, drug smuggling and human trafficking.


Crews at RAF Lakenheath clear the way for first permanent US F-35 jet campus in Europe

Demolition crews have begun clearing buildings at RAF Lakenheath, in eastern England, breaking down concrete and steel to make way for the U.S. military’s newest fighter jets.



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Army bill for public records on contaminant: About $300,000

The Army told the Environmental Working Group, an advocacy group, that the military would charge the group $290,400 to provide records of water tests at 154 installations for a family of compounds known as PFAS, which federal authorities say appear linked to certain cancers and other health and developmental problems.


South Korea police: Spy cameras secretly live-streamed 1,600 hotel guests for subscribers

Authorities discovered the hidden cameras inside TV boxes, wall outlets and hair dryer stands in 42 hotel rooms, the National Police Agency said.The miniature recording devices had been installed in 30 hotels throughout 10 South Korean cities.


Crews at RAF Lakenheath clear the way for first permanent US F-35 jet campus in Europe

Demolition crews have begun clearing buildings at RAF Lakenheath, in eastern England, breaking down concrete and steel to make way for the U.S. military’s newest fighter jets.


Bombs target Afghan Shiites marking new year, killing 6

A string of bombs exploded near a Shiite shrine and cemetery in the Afghan capital on Thursday as people gathered to mark Nowruz, the Persian new year, leaving six people dead and as many as 20 wounded, Afghan officials said.


US, partners work to strengthen sea policing as piracy off West Africa surges

Thirty-three countries are taking part in this year’s Obangame Express exercise off the West African coast so they can better combat crimes like piracy, drug smuggling and human trafficking.


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Army bill for public records on contaminant: About $300,000

The Army told the Environmental Working Group, an advocacy group, that the military would charge the group $290,400 to provide records of water tests at 154 installations for a family of compounds known as PFAS, which federal authorities say appear linked to certain cancers and other health and developmental problems.


South Korea police: Spy cameras secretly live-streamed 1,600 hotel guests for subscribers

Authorities discovered the hidden cameras inside TV boxes, wall outlets and hair dryer stands in 42 hotel rooms, the National Police Agency said.The miniature recording devices had been installed in 30 hotels throughout 10 South Korean cities.


Crews at RAF Lakenheath clear the way for first permanent US F-35 jet campus in Europe

Demolition crews have begun clearing buildings at RAF Lakenheath, in eastern England, breaking down concrete and steel to make way for the U.S. military’s newest fighter jets.


Bombs target Afghan Shiites marking new year, killing 6

A string of bombs exploded near a Shiite shrine and cemetery in the Afghan capital on Thursday as people gathered to mark Nowruz, the Persian new year, leaving six people dead and as many as 20 wounded, Afghan officials said.


US, partners work to strengthen sea policing as piracy off West Africa surges

Thirty-three countries are taking part in this year’s Obangame Express exercise off the West African coast so they can better combat crimes like piracy, drug smuggling and human trafficking.




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Soldiers helped clean up a river in South Korea by throwing things into it. Here’s how that worked.

Soldiers stationed near the North Korean border threw biodegradable balls containing microorganisms and helped fill more than 80 trash bags with debris as they worked with local organizations to clean up the Shincheon River.


Students create ankle sensors to help Navy tell if sailors will get hurt

A team from the University of Connecticut has developed a device that detects normal and abnormal walking patterns. The goal is to develop an algorithm that can predict from someone's walking patterns if they're going to get injured and what the injury will be.


Crews at RAF Lakenheath clear the way for first permanent US F-35 jet campus in Europe

Demolition crews have begun clearing buildings at RAF Lakenheath, in eastern England, breaking down concrete and steel to make way for the U.S. military’s newest fighter jets.


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Soldiers helped clean up a river in South Korea by throwing things into it. Here’s how that worked.

Soldiers stationed near the North Korean border threw biodegradable balls containing microorganisms and helped fill more than 80 trash bags with debris as they worked with local organizations to clean up the Shincheon River.


Students create ankle sensors to help Navy tell if sailors will get hurt

A team from the University of Connecticut has developed a device that detects normal and abnormal walking patterns. The goal is to develop an algorithm that can predict from someone's walking patterns if they're going to get injured and what the injury will be.


Crews at RAF Lakenheath clear the way for first permanent US F-35 jet campus in Europe

Demolition crews have begun clearing buildings at RAF Lakenheath, in eastern England, breaking down concrete and steel to make way for the U.S. military’s newest fighter jets.



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Ferch hopes that seven times is the charm for Kadena

If holding onto a DODEA coaching position was based solely on performance, then on paper, it would seem that Steven Ferch had little left to prove.


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Ferch hopes that seven times is the charm for Kadena

If holding onto a DODEA coaching position was based solely on performance, then on paper, it would seem that Steven Ferch had little left to prove.