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Pacific edition, Wednesday, August 8, 2007

CAMP FOSTER, Okinawa — Tropical Storm Pabuk remained on course Monday to curve nearly 300 miles south of Okinawa overnight.

But though the seventh storm of the northwest Pacific’s tropical cyclone season drifted well out of harm’s way, weather officials at Kadena Air Base sounded a cautionary note: More trouble may be in store as summer wears on.

“This is the start of the historical climax of the (tropical cyclone) season,” said Capt. Jonathan Wilson, 18th Wing Weather Flight commanding officer at Kadena.

“The chances of having a typhoon get greater” from the start of August to early October, Wilson said. “That is when most of the action occurs.”

Operations working group meets in DaeguU.S. and South Korean military members came together Monday in Daegu for a semiannual meeting to discuss coordination of behind-the-lines operations, according to the U.S. military.

The meeting included leaders from the 2nd Republic of Korea Army and the 19th Sustainment Command Expeditionary, which is stationed in Daegu.

The group — officially called the Combined Rear Area Working Group — meets to identify ways to improve plans and systems for rear operations requirements.


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