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Because of a training exercise next week, members of the 8th Fighter Wing at Kunsan Air Base will be forbidden to drink alcohol or travel into Kunsan City or nearby “America Town,” officials said.

The 8th Fighter Wing imposes the drinking and travel bans each time it holds a training exercise, said wing spokesman Capt. James Lage.

The drinking ban takes effect at 7 p.m. Monday; the travel ban, 11:59 p.m. Monday.

The only exceptions to the travel restrictions will be those standing by to depart Kunsan for a permanent change of duty station, those on temporary duty, and those approved to be on leave.

In addition, also because of the exercise, U.S. servicemembers will be forbidden to order take-out or delivery food and beverages from Mulligan’s Pub and the Korean Gardens restaurant beginning at 12:01 a.m. Tuesday.

Toy’s battery pack recalledCAMP FOSTER, Okinawa — Battery packs for a radio-controlled toy have been recalled after reports of the pack melting or catching fire, according to an Army and Air Force Exchange Service news release.

JAKKS Pacific Inc. is recalling the black-colored battery packs, item number 73904, for its Fly Wheels XPV Xtreme Performance Vehicle toy, item number 73906, according to the release. The company has received 30 reports of the batteries melting or catching fire while charging. The battery packs were sold at AAFES stores and retailers nationwide from August 2006 through January 2007, according to the release.

Contact JAKKS Pacific at (877) 875-2557 from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Pacific Time Monday through Friday, or e-mail


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