COVER STORYTime running out on South Korea's Truth and Reconciliation CommissionA controversial South Korean commission is in a race against time. In four months, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, set up by South Korea in 2005 to investigate wrongs committed against its citizens by the government, will be disbanded. • Story

Verifications of errant attacks fail to lead to U.S. acknowledgementCho Byung-gyu has only fleeting memories from the night he hid in a cave nearly 60 years ago: pitch-black darkness, the smell of tobacco and tightly packed bodies, and his aunt holding him tightly as the young child cried nonstop. • StoryOn U.S. bases, word of loved ones in Haiti trickles in slowlyAll Marine Lance Cpl. Franz Rosemond knows is that his pregnant wife is alive and wandering the streets of Port-au-Prince. “It’s driving me crazy,” the 27-year-old said Tuesday. “Just after I do PT in the morning I usually call my wife. • Story

Army band stays busy putting smiles on Korean audiences' facesIt had been a long day and a long year. But now, at last, the musicians were in the dressing room, and the audience was taking their seats in the music hall. •Story

Many ailing furry friends keep Kadena veterinary facility busyDozer, an 18-month-old purebred boxer, got a taste of Christmas when his family decorated their tree. So much so that it landed him in the operating room at Kadena’s Veterinary Treatment Facility on Kadena Air Base, Okinawa. • Story

This Marine is determined to get first-class Combat Fitness Test scoreMy Marine Corps career began in 2000, when I stepped onto the legendary yellow footprints at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, S.C. Since then, I’ve run the Corps’ physical fitness test, or PFT, twice a year. • Story

Spouse CallsA weekly column in Stripes' Scene magazine by Terri Barnes, a military wife and mother of three who lives and writes in Germany. • This week's column • Terri Barnes' blog

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