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On-base activities

4 hours 44 min ago
A calendar of events on U.S. facilities in the Pacific.

PACOM commander: Funding vital in face of North Korean threat

4 hours 54 min ago
Navy Adm. Harry Harris called on Congress to repeal the spending caps known as sequestration and invest more in missile defense, radar systems and equipment and submarines to counter the North Korean threat.

WWII combat cinematographer Norman Hatch dies at 96

5 hours 2 min ago
Maj. Norman T. Hatch, a Marine combat cinematographer during World War II whose harrowing footage became the basis of an Academy Award-winning documentary short, has died, his son said. He was 96.

Top reservist commanders warn lawmakers about budget, readiness issues

5 hours 29 min ago
The top military reservists told lawmakers Wednesday that they’re ready to “fight tonight,” if Congress steps up to fully fund their efforts.

Trump signs executive order requiring review of national monuments

5 hours 29 min ago
Slamming what he called "a massive federal land grab," President Donald Trump signed an executive order Wednesday directing his interior secretary to review the designation of dozens of national monuments on federal lands.

French state faulted in case of girl who went to Syria in attempt to join ISIS

5 hours 58 min ago
A high court has ordered the French state to pay damages to the parents of a teenage girl who managed to go to Syria in an apparent attempt to join Islamic extremists even though they had reported her missing to the police.

Air Force launches test missile off California coast to show nuclear deterrent capability

6 hours 15 min ago
The missile, which was equipped with a nonexplosive payload that recorded flight data, traveled 4,200 miles to a test range in Kwajalein Atoll in the Marshall Islands, according to the Air Force.

Dems leave no space for abortion opponents

6 hours 17 min ago
Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders is not usually considered a moderating force within the Democratic Party, but at the moment he is playing that role on abortion policy.

Trump pick for CIA's top lawyer weighs in on interrogations

6 hours 18 min ago
Courtney Simmons Elwood tells the Senate intelligence committee it would take a change in U.S. law to restart the program that permitted harsh interrogation of suspected terrorists in detention.

Trump national defense team ‘strong, self-confident’

6 hours 19 min ago
What Mattis and the other former commanders bring to Trump’s national security table, perhaps paradoxically, is a wariness of over-hasty military commitments.

Saudis thwart attempted attack on oil facility near Yemen

7 hours 10 min ago
Saudi Arabia said Wednesday its security forces thwarted an attempted attack on an Aramco oil distribution center involving an unmanned boat from Yemen, where the kingdom is at war with Shiite rebels.

Army to move brigade’s worth of firepower into Poland

7 hours 17 min ago
The U.S. Army in Europe is moving ahead with a plan to place another brigade’s worth of combat-ready armor and artillery inside Poland in an effort to push firepower closer to potential hot spots along NATO’s eastern flank.

Off-base events

7 hours 41 min ago
A calendar of nearby events of interest to people living on U.S. facilities in the Pacific.

In bloom: 2017 Cherry Blossom Festivals

7 hours 44 min ago
Places in Japan to celebrate the bloom.

For now, House committee halts discussion on requiring servicemembers to pay into GI Bill

7 hours 52 min ago
A House committee backed off of a proposal to require servicemembers to pay into the GI Bill after a written draft of the idea provoked a rift between various veterans organizations.

San Diego schools defend effort to fight Islamophobia

7 hours 54 min ago
One of the nation's largest school districts is defending its campaign to fight Islamophobia and promote understanding of Muslim culture against critics who say it is favoring a religion.

N. Korea best handled with US’ regional allies

8 hours 3 min ago
We should emphasize coordination with other nations, including China and Russia if possible, but especially our close friend and ally South Korea.

China talking with European Space Agency about moon outpost

8 hours 4 min ago
Representatives of China and the European Space Agency are discussing potential collaboration on a human outpost on the moon and other possible joint endeavors, according to a spokesman for the European agency and Chinese media reports.

A shutdown showdown no wall can contain

8 hours 5 min ago
It was always clear to perennial observers of Washington’s sausage factory that the new president’s ambitions exceeded the pace and will of the nation’s political class.