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Girl Scout Eleanor Pierson, 9, of Yokota Air Base, Japan, helps Marcel Gadsden, pastor of the Japan Kingdom Builders Church in Fussa, sort hundreds of nonperishable food items she collected for the homeless, April 20, 2021. <br>Theron Godbold/Stars and Stripes

‘Don’t give up’: Pastor reaches out to overlooked homeless population near Yokota Air Base

Marcel Gadsden, pastor of the Japan Kingdom Builders Church in Fussa, said the local homeless population is often overlooked by programs founded by churches and community members at Yokota to assist service members and their families. He said he wants to change that.


82nd Airborne paratrooper killed in training jump was artist, forward observer

Spc. Abigail Jenks, 21, of Gansevoort, N.Y., was fatally injured during a static-line jump as part of the training exercise, said Lt. Col. Mike Burns, a spokesman for the 82nd Airborne. She was assigned to the division’s 1st Battalion, 319th Airborne Field Artillery Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team.


Israel says it strikes targets in Syria after missile attack

The Israeli military said air raid sirens sounded early Thursday near Dimona, the desert town that is home to the country's secretive nuclear reactor.

Organizers say Pentagon is jeopardizing Memorial Day motorcycle ride

AMVETS, the national veterans group organizing the ride, said the Defense Department has ignored its application to use the Pentagon parking lot as a staging area.


First Coast Guardsman to make an Olympic team will sail for the gold south of Tokyo

A member of the Coast Guard is chasing Olympic sailing glory in Japan, 230 years after the U.S. Revenue Marine began hunting smugglers in wind-powered, wooden cutters.