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Summer vacation ends and school begins at Edward C. Killin Elementary School

Story by LCpl Krysten Gomez on 08/26/2019 CAMP FOSTER, OKINAWA, Japan Edward C. Killin Elementary School faculty welcomed students and their families back for the first day of school, August 26 on Camp Foster, Okinawa, Japan. After a ten-week-long summer break, school commenced, bringing in students ranging from kindergarten to
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Encouraging resiliency through recreation

Story by 2nd Lt. Brigitte Brantley on 08/23/2019 Within just an hour's drive of Anchorage are hundreds of opportunities for Airmen and Soldiers to get outside and enjoy the beauty Alaska is known for globally. As the days at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson quickly head toward near-complete darkness, the visit of
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Engineers host unique NCO induction ceremony

Story by Patricia Dubiel on 08/23/2019 The leadership of Fort Polk's 46th Engineer Battalion made the Aug. 15 ceremony for 33 of their newest NCOs more primal by usingfire, wind and the night sky. Sgt. Michael Jones, Forward Support Company, said the spectacle seemed a bit overthe-top at first: Tiki
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New school buses feature Japanese warning sign

Story by Winifred Brown on 08/22/2019 CAMP ZAMA, Japan (Aug. 21, 2019) With school starting Aug. 26, drivers in the Camp Zama community must familiarize themselves with a fleet of new school buses that are white with yellow warning triangles that say "school bus" in Japanese only. Drivers might be
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JMC's Commanding General discusses the importance of equality with RIA workforce

Story by Nicole Kirschmann on 08/22/2019 ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL, Ill. Rock Island Arsenal's highest ranking woman officer, Brig. Gen. Michelle M. T. Letcher, Commanding General of Joint Munitions Command, delivered the keynote speech at the installation's commemoration of Women's Equality Day on August 22. The event celebrated the 99th anniversary
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Lost art of H-60 inspection proves useful after lightning strike

Story by Joseph Mendiola on 08/08/2019 REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. (Aug. 8, 2019) A lost art of inspecting helicopters is coming back to the forefront due to a liaison engineer's presentation at the Vertical Flight Society's 75th Annual Forum in Philadelphia in May. Travis Massa, a U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development
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