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COVER STORY American copter pilot serves with U.K. counterparts, finds common tiesU.S. Army Maj. Lee Fennema will go down in military history not only as the first American to fly a U.K. Apache in combat, but also the second. • Story

Drugs sold on Japanese streets may spell trouble for American servicemembersLurking among the shops, stores and street stands are more dubious vendors. Some operate in the shadows. Others hold signs on the sidewalk touting the availability of their product: “legal drugs.” • Story

Debate rages over ‘Six Days in Fallujah’ gameParents of troops who died in Iraq are speaking out against a game based on the second battle of Fallujah, saying it is distasteful and alleging that game makers are looking to cash in on the deaths of U.S. troops. • Story

Soldier reacts quickly to save othersSgt. Jeremy Smith and other soldiers with Company A, 101st Airborne Division, Special Troops Battalion went to an out-of-the-way village in the Dandar area on the report that someone had hidden weapons in the area. • Story

Soldier tries out state-of-the-art prosthesisLt. Col. Greg Gadson is the first to receive a completed version of the second generation Ossur Power Knee. Gadson was fitted and underwent a full day of instruction recently at the Military Advanced Training Center at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington. • Video

Troops use free clinic to combat angerSeeking to counter any ill will fostered by a militia leader’s arrest, U.S. troops, along with the Iraqi army, hosted a free medical clinic for Baghdad’s Fadhil neighborhood , which brought out the young and old, sick and healthy. • Story and video

DODDS student to compete in National Geographic BeeSchweinfurt Middle School student Miguel Guevara is this year’s Department of Defense Education Activity representative in the National Geographic Bee, to be held in Washington, D.C., on May 20-21. • 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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