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Airman praised after parking in wing commander's space at E-Club

Leon Cook Stars and Stripes YOKOTA AIR BASE, Japan — When Col. Kenneth Moss, commander of the 374th Airlift Wing, arrived at Yokota’s Enlisted Club for a morning meeting last Thursday and discovered a car parked in his reserved space, it seemed like an airman was about to have a very bad day. “I thought that was pretty bold, so I parked in front of the car until my meeting was over,” Moss said in emailed comments Monday. At the home of U.S. Forces Japan and 5th Air Force in Tokyo, ... More

5 potential cities for new Army command HQ

By Associated Press AUSTIN, Texas — A U.S. Army spokesman says officials have narrowed to five the number of cities under consideration to house a prestigious command center that's meant to modernize Army operations and technology. Col. Patrick Seiber tells the Austin American-Statesman that Austin, Texas, is a finalist for the Futures Command headquarters along with Boston, Minneapolis, Philadelphia and Raleigh, North Carolina. Seiber says 10 other cities — including Atlanta, Chicago ... More

Army seeks 'highly qualified' retirees to fill recruiter, instructor roles

Rose L. Thayer Stars and Stripes AUSTIN, Texas — The Army is looking for a few good retirees to rejoin the service. The Training and Doctrine Command announced Thursday it is seeking 150 “highly qualified” retirees with experience as recruiters or instructors to return to active duty for two years to fill gaps left by the ebb and flow of recent troop levels. During the lean years of budget cuts, the Army reduced its troop levels, but now finds itself in an upswing. The 2018 budget calls fo ... More