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Alejandra Juarez, right, kisses her daughter Estela, 9, as she picks her up from her new school in Mexico's Yucatan on Aug. 30. Juarez was deported on Aug. 3, after 22 years in the U.S., where she built a home and family with her husband, an Iraq War veteran.  DIANNA CAHN/STARS AND STRIPES
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A military family, divided: After deportation, a Marine veteran’s wife searches for a future

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September 25, 2018
YUCATAN, Mexico – For a few days, things are almost routine.
Air Force Col. Larry Card speaks at a POW/MIA Recognition Day event in Cabanatuan, Philippines, Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018.  SETH ROBSON/STARS AND STRIPES
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Vets remember daring raid that liberated 500 POWs in the Philippines

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September 25, 2018
CABANATUAN, Philippines — “They sent us out there to die.” That’s how an American veteran recently recalled his time at one of Japan’s most notorious Prisoner of War camps.
Mark T. Esper, Secretary of the Army, speaks to soldiers during a town hall meeting in Kaiserslautern, Germany, Monday, Sept. 24, 2018. During his visit, Esper observed training and got feedback from soldiers, civilians, families and retirees.  AARON KNOWLES/STARS AND STRIPES
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Esper: Army is considering more electronic warfare teams, longer tours

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September 25, 2018
KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany – The Army is adding more personnel to its electronic warfare and air defense teams to keep up with emerging global threats, Army Secretary Mark Esper said...
South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un hold their hands together after watching the mass games performance of "The Glorious Country" at May Day Stadium in Pyongyang, North Korea, Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018.  PYONGYANG PRESS CORPS POOL VIA AP
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Korean military pact seeks to ease border tensions despite lack of nuclear progress

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September 24, 2018
SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea wasn’t at the table when military commanders from the U.S.-led United Nations Command and the joint Chinese-North Korean forces signed the 1953...
Air Education and Training Command officials announced the service’s new cloud-based learning ecosystem is currently in a beta test with four courses, with testing expected to complete in the summer of 2019 and full operational capability expected in early 2020. (U.S. Air Force graphic by Staff Sgt. Chip Pons)

Cloud-based Air Force learning ecosystem to give control and “21st Century speed” to Airmen

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September 25, 2018
JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas (AFNS) -- Air Education and Training Command officials announced the service’s new cloud-based learning ecosystem is currently in a beta...
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Far East District, Emergency Essential Civilian (EEC) personnel practice first-aid techniques during the district's EEC training held at the Vehicle Maintenance Facility, Aug. 22. (Photo by Antwaun J. Parrish)

USACE FED employees prepare for critical missions

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September 24, 2018
CAMP HUMPHREYS, South Korea—Several employees of the U.S.