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U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Abdul Rahman Gaitan, an 821st Contingency Response Squadron aerial porter at Travis Air Force Base, Calif., has become the first Airman to be granted a religious accommodation for a shaving waiver based on his Muslim faith.  LILIANA MORENO/U.S. AIR FORCE
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Air Force grants first beard waiver to Muslim airman

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November 21, 2018
WASHINGTON — The Air Force has quietly approved a request by a Muslim airman to grow a beard, marking the service’s first such religious accommodation for a follower of Islam, Air...
WASHINGTON (Dec. 21, 2017) - A graphic for stories about the Department of Defense Blended Retirement System. (U.S. Navy graphic/Released)

Blended Retirement System enrollment period ends Dec. 31

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November 21, 2018
WASHINGTON (NNS) -- Navy issued a reminder to Sailors eligible to opt-in to the Blended Retirement System (BRS) that the BRS enrollment period ends Dec. 31, in NAVADMIN 280/18,...
The 2nd Infantry Division dedicates its new headquarters building at Camp Humphreys, South Korea, Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018.  COURTESY OF U.S. ARMY
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2nd ID dedicates new headquarters south of Seoul at Camp Humphreys

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November 21, 2018
CAMP HUMPHREYS, South Korea — The 2nd Infantry Division dedicated its new headquarters building on Camp Humphreys Tuesday, officially opening a new chapter after moving from its...
Tom Meeks (far right), a United States Army Corps of Engineers, Huntsville District representative, surveys an area near the South Korea Demilitarized Zone along with Republic of Korea Army engineer soldiers during a clearing mines mission, Oct. 19. (Photo by Antwaun J. Parrish)

USACE team takes on historic mission

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November 21, 2018
DMZ: Since the signing of an armistice between North and South Korea in 1953, which formally ended the Korean War, the two countries have been at odds.
A United Nations Command honor guard carries Korean War remains at Yongsan Garrison in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018.  MARCUS FICHTL/STARS AND STRIPES
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Military honors remains of American soldier killed in Korean War

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November 21, 2018
YONGSAN GARRISON, South Korea — The remains of an American soldier killed in the 1950-53 Korean War were honored at a solemn ceremony Tuesday, with the top U.S.

Busan International Women's Association Christmas Bazaar Dec. 1

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November 21, 2018
The BIWA Christmas Charity Bazaar returns to the Haeundae Grand Hotel 2nd floor Convention Hall on Saturday, December 1st from 10 am – 4 pm. This fun and exciting international...