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Passers-by take photos of banners at the Shinjang Shopping Mall that protest off-limits orders for Americans on several bars in the entertainment district outside Osan Air Base, South Korea, on Thursday, June 13, 2013.
Passers-by take photos of banners at the Shinjang Shopping Mall that protest off-limits orders for Americans on several bars in the entertainment district outside Osan Air Base, South Korea, on Thursday, June 13, 2013. (Armando R. Limon/Stars and Stripes)
Passers-by take photos of banners at the Shinjang Shopping Mall that protest off-limits orders for Americans on several bars in the entertainment district outside Osan Air Base, South Korea, on Thursday, June 13, 2013.
Passers-by take photos of banners at the Shinjang Shopping Mall that protest off-limits orders for Americans on several bars in the entertainment district outside Osan Air Base, South Korea, on Thursday, June 13, 2013. (Armando R. Limon/Stars and Stripes)
Paratroopers of the 82nd Airborne Division hunker down before a mock assault on a row of abandoned buildings, June 18, 2013. The UN peacekeeping scenario was part of the Garuda Shield exercise going on in Indonesia.
Paratroopers of the 82nd Airborne Division hunker down before a mock assault on a row of abandoned buildings, June 18, 2013. The UN peacekeeping scenario was part of the Garuda Shield exercise going on in Indonesia. (Wyatt Olson/Stars and Stripes)
Soldiers examine a "dead" enemy as they clear a building during a mock UN peacekeeping scenario as part of Garuda Shield in Indonesia.
Soldiers examine a "dead" enemy as they clear a building during a mock UN peacekeeping scenario as part of Garuda Shield in Indonesia. (Wyatt Olson/Stars and Stripes)
Air Force Staff Sgt. Curtis Hoofman, left, applies first aid to simulated mass casualty victim Airman 1st Class Hallie Zdanczewski outside the Osan Air Base passenger terminal during the Beverly Midnight 2013 exercise, Aug. 8, 2013.
Air Force Staff Sgt. Curtis Hoofman, left, applies first aid to simulated mass casualty victim Airman 1st Class Hallie Zdanczewski outside the Osan Air Base passenger terminal during the Beverly Midnight 2013 exercise, Aug. 8, 2013. (Armando R. Limon/Stars and Stripes)
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel visits the USS Stethem in Yokosuka, Japan, on Oct. 4, 2013. He spoke to sailors about the government shutdown.
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel visits the USS Stethem in Yokosuka, Japan, on Oct. 4, 2013. He spoke to sailors about the government shutdown. (Trevor Andersen/Stars and Stripes)
The Henry Farman biplane is Japan’s Wright Flyer, the first plane to fly above the country. It is housed in a hangar behind Shubudai Memorial Hall on Iruma Air Base, Japan, Oct. 10, 2013.
The Henry Farman biplane is Japan’s Wright Flyer, the first plane to fly above the country. It is housed in a hangar behind Shubudai Memorial Hall on Iruma Air Base, Japan, Oct. 10, 2013. (Toshio Suzuki/Stars and Stripes)
An ESPN cameraman takes a shot at the network's announcers at the Camp Humphreys Community Fitness Center during the 2013 Armed Forces Classic on Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013. Oregon beat Georgetown 82-75. The televised game was part of ESPN's Veterans Week, meant to honor the U.S. military.
An ESPN cameraman takes a shot at the network's announcers at the Camp Humphreys Community Fitness Center during the 2013 Armed Forces Classic on Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013. Oregon beat Georgetown 82-75. The televised game was part of ESPN's Veterans Week, meant to honor the U.S. military. (Armando R. Limon/Stars and Stripes)
Typhoon victims wait to board a flight out of Tacloban Airport bound for Villamor Airbase, Manila, Philippines, November 15, 2013.
Typhoon victims wait to board a flight out of Tacloban Airport bound for Villamor Airbase, Manila, Philippines, November 15, 2013. (Eric Guzman/Stars and Stripes)
An aircraft at Tacloban Airport, Philippines, waits on the runway as victims of Super Typhoon Haiyan prepare to board.
An aircraft at Tacloban Airport, Philippines, waits on the runway as victims of Super Typhoon Haiyan prepare to board. (Eric Guzman/Stars and Stripes)
Family members wait for their loved ones to arrive as the USS George Washington returns to port at Yokosuka Naval Base Dec. 5. The carrier returned from the Phillipines where sailors provided typhoon relief and humanitarian aid.
Family members wait for their loved ones to arrive as the USS George Washington returns to port at Yokosuka Naval Base Dec. 5. The carrier returned from the Phillipines where sailors provided typhoon relief and humanitarian aid. (Trevor Andersen/Stars and Stripes)
U.S. Vice President Joe Biden leaving Air Force Two at Osan Air Base, South Korea, on Dec. 5, 2013. Biden visited Japan and China earlier in the week as part of a diplomatic tour to East Asia.
U.S. Vice President Joe Biden leaving Air Force Two at Osan Air Base, South Korea, on Dec. 5, 2013. Biden visited Japan and China earlier in the week as part of a diplomatic tour to East Asia. (Armando R. Limon/Stars and Stripes)
The wreckage of a U.S. Navy Knighthawk helicopter sits where it crash-landed in an empty area about 10 miles southwest of Yokosuka Naval Base on Monday, Dec. 16, 2013.
The wreckage of a U.S. Navy Knighthawk helicopter sits where it crash-landed in an empty area about 10 miles southwest of Yokosuka Naval Base on Monday, Dec. 16, 2013. (Trevor Andersen/Stars and Stripes)
Staff Sgt. Beniteau Fenelus walks on patrol with his M-16 around Osan Air Base, South Korea, during the Beverly Midnight exercise. Fenelus and other Osan airmen wore their his full Mission Oriented Protective Posture (MOPP) gear during the simulated war-time exercise.
Staff Sgt. Beniteau Fenelus walks on patrol with his M-16 around Osan Air Base, South Korea, during the Beverly Midnight exercise. Fenelus and other Osan airmen wore their his full Mission Oriented Protective Posture (MOPP) gear during the simulated war-time exercise. (Armando Limon/Stars and Stripes)
Nobuo Kizaki, the chief priest of the Seiganji temple in Ora, Japan, talks with reporters on March 20, 2013, after a ceremony at the Buddhist temple that honored 23 U.S. servicemembers who died when their B-29 bombers crashed over the rural community Feb. 10, 1945.
Nobuo Kizaki, the chief priest of the Seiganji temple in Ora, Japan, talks with reporters on March 20, 2013, after a ceremony at the Buddhist temple that honored 23 U.S. servicemembers who died when their B-29 bombers crashed over the rural community Feb. 10, 1945. (Eric Guzman/Stars and Stripes)
Students from Yokota West Elementary School at Yokota Air Base, Japan, walk through the school's cafeteria to exit the building shortly after the last bell of the 2012-13 school year signals the beginning of summer break.
Students from Yokota West Elementary School at Yokota Air Base, Japan, walk through the school's cafeteria to exit the building shortly after the last bell of the 2012-13 school year signals the beginning of summer break. (Eric Guzman/Stars and Stripes)
U.S. Marines move forward in support of Australian soldiers during an exercise at Mount Bundey Training Area, Northern Territory on Thursday.
U.S. Marines move forward in support of Australian soldiers during an exercise at Mount Bundey Training Area, Northern Territory on Thursday. (Seth Robson/Stars and Stripes)
U.S. Marine 1st Lt. Mike Kopa, 26, of Woodbridge, Va., second from left, gets some advice from an Australian soldier at Mount Bundey Training Area, Australia in June.
U.S. Marine 1st Lt. Mike Kopa, 26, of Woodbridge, Va., second from left, gets some advice from an Australian soldier at Mount Bundey Training Area, Australia in June. (Seth Robson/Stars and Stripes)
Nancy Issac, 5, a Torres Strait Islander, sports a Marine's cover at Moulden Park Primary School.
Nancy Issac, 5, a Torres Strait Islander, sports a Marine's cover at Moulden Park Primary School. (Seth Robson/Stars and Stripes)
Members of the Osan Air Base joint town patrol speak with employees outside a bar in the Songtan Entertainment District in South Korea, Aug. 17, 2013. Base officials say they hope in the next two months to have all juicy bars in the entertainment district just outside the front gates of Osan Air Base either off-limits to servicemembers or remade into different types of establishments.
Members of the Osan Air Base joint town patrol speak with employees outside a bar in the Songtan Entertainment District in South Korea, Aug. 17, 2013. Base officials say they hope in the next two months to have all juicy bars in the entertainment district just outside the front gates of Osan Air Base either off-limits to servicemembers or remade into different types of establishments. (Armando R. Limon/Stars and Stripes)
Sgt. Maj. Devon Lee, the sergeant major of Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 262, helps unveil the squadron's new battle colors in a ceremony aboard Marine Corps Air Station Futenma, Okinawa, Aug. 30, 2013.
Sgt. Maj. Devon Lee, the sergeant major of Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 262, helps unveil the squadron's new battle colors in a ceremony aboard Marine Corps Air Station Futenma, Okinawa, Aug. 30, 2013. (Lisa Tourtelot/Stars and Stripes)
The new battle colors wave after the unveiling aboard Marine Corps Air Station Futenma, Okinawa, Aug. 30, 2013.
The new battle colors wave after the unveiling aboard Marine Corps Air Station Futenma, Okinawa, Aug. 30, 2013. (Lisa Tourtelot/Stars and Stripes)
Dancers and musicians put on a colorful spectacle at the 58th Okinawa Zento Eisa Matsuri contest in Okinawa City, Okinawa, Sept. 1, 2103.
Dancers and musicians put on a colorful spectacle at the 58th Okinawa Zento Eisa Matsuri contest in Okinawa City, Okinawa, Sept. 1, 2103. (Lisa Tourtelot/Stars and Stripes)
U.S. Marines strap down shipping pallets on Nov. 13, 2013, in Manila, Philippines. The shipments will be delivered to those affected by Super Typhoon Haiyan last Friday.
U.S. Marines strap down shipping pallets on Nov. 13, 2013, in Manila, Philippines. The shipments will be delivered to those affected by Super Typhoon Haiyan last Friday. (Eric Guzman/Stars and Stripes)
A volunteer health care provider immunizes a Super Typhoon Haiyan victim on November 15, 2013.
A volunteer health care provider immunizes a Super Typhoon Haiyan victim on November 15, 2013. (Eric Guzman/Stars and Stripes)
Shelters were donated to the Philippines to help house refugees and non-government organization volunteers. The shelters were stood up near Tacloban Airport, Tacloban, Philippines on November 21, 2013.
Shelters were donated to the Philippines to help house refugees and non-government organization volunteers. The shelters were stood up near Tacloban Airport, Tacloban, Philippines on November 21, 2013. (Eric Guzman, Stars and Stripes)
Victims of Super Typhoon Haiyan in and around Tacloban, Philippines are trying to piece their lives back together nearly two weeks after the disaster struck their city.
Victims of Super Typhoon Haiyan in and around Tacloban, Philippines are trying to piece their lives back together nearly two weeks after the disaster struck their city. (Eric Guzman, Stars and Stripes)
Boxes of relief supplies wait at Villamor Air Base in the Philippines.
Boxes of relief supplies wait at Villamor Air Base in the Philippines. (Eric Guzman/Stars and Stripe)
Victims affected by Super Typhoon Haiyan wait aboard a C-17 aircraft provided by the United States military as they prepare to leave Tacloban, Philippines for Villamore Airbase in Manila.
Victims affected by Super Typhoon Haiyan wait aboard a C-17 aircraft provided by the United States military as they prepare to leave Tacloban, Philippines for Villamore Airbase in Manila. (Eric Guzman/Stars and Stripes)
Trash piles up on the streets of typhoon devastated Guiuan on Friday.
Trash piles up on the streets of typhoon devastated Guiuan on Friday. (Seth Robson/Stars and Stripes)
Japanese officials from Shizuoka, Japan, inspect markings on a flag from World War II that was returned to Japan on Dec. 6, 2013.
Japanese officials from Shizuoka, Japan, inspect markings on a flag from World War II that was returned to Japan on Dec. 6, 2013. (Eric Guzman/Stars and Stripes)
Kenneth Udstad, former Marine and World War II veteran, made a trip to Japan, on Dec. 6, 2013, to return items he recovered from deceased Japanese soldiers.
Kenneth Udstad, former Marine and World War II veteran, made a trip to Japan, on Dec. 6, 2013, to return items he recovered from deceased Japanese soldiers. (Eric Guzman/Stars and Stripes)

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