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Local media identify man killed by wounded Andersen Air Force Base guard

The Pacific Daily News and The Guam Daily Post reported gleaning Ansell Degoma Poblete’s name from police blotter reports of a home invasion and high-speed chase Wednesday night that officials have linked to the base incident.

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Man shot by security forces dies after intruding into Andersen Air Force Base on Guam

The unnamed man was shot while being apprehended at approximately 6:35 a.m. Thursday after reportedly stabbing an unnamed civilian guard attached to base security forces who was attempting to apprehend him.

Okinawa’s Hacksaw Ridge, once the site of bloody battle, now a peaceful place to recall acts of valor

The thing that stands out about Okinawa’s idyllic Maeda Escarpment today is its peacefulness. Rolling green fields, trees, unique rock formations and stunning vistas greet dog walkers, lovers, foreign tourists and local schoolchildren alike. As if these stunning natural features were not enough, the escarpment is a wonder for a totally unrelated reason. It is known by another name that commands reverence: Hacksaw Ridge.

Intruder shot, security forces member stabbed at Andersen Air Force Base on Guam

Information on the unnamed security forces member’s condition was not immediately available. Air Force officials said the intruder — who was also not named — was shot during the incident.

Marine arrested on Okinawa after punching patrol officer, police say

Lance Cpl. Domonic Bulgara, 20, was arrested in an Araha Beach parking lot in Chatan after striking a patrol officer who had stopped to break up an argument involving Bulgara and an unspecified number of individuals.

One year after Thai cave rescue, US airman recalls harrowing effort to save youth soccer team

Few events in 2018 garnered as much international attention as the Thai cave rescue, an ordeal that lasted 18 days in June and July. Tech. Sgt. Kenny O’Brien found himself in a front-row seat, spending nine days in the frigid cave waters.

Revised guidelines allow Japanese officials early access to some US military crash sites

Calls for change to the off-base U.S. military crash site guidelines have been the loudest in recent years from Japan's southern island prefecture of Okinawa, which hosts a large U.S. military presence.

American with loaded gun in luggage arrested at airport en route to new job at Okinawa base, police say

Michael Edward Applegate was en route to Okinawa for a new job as a civilian firefighter at White Beach Naval Facility when he was arrested after a loaded firearm was found in his bag at Narita International Airport.

Planned course cuts, bigger classes at schools for military kids frustrate families, teachers

While DODEA officials are not sharing details, a union representing DODEA educators says cuts will touch nearly every school outside the U.S. and include more than two dozen course offerings across the Pacific and Europe; there will also be a reduction in the number of sections of certain classes and increased class sizes.

Foreign-language, science, culinary arts among DODEA courses on chopping block

Here are some specifics about planned cuts at base schools, from Okinawa to Germany, England to South Korea.

Chinese flotilla, including aircraft carrier, sails between Okinawan islands

A Chinese aircraft carrier sailed between two islands belonging to Japan’s Okinawa prefecture Tuesday morning, according to Japanese officials.