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Increase seen in Marine numbers as military shifts focus to Pacific

By William Cole

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Jan 11, 2013

~~<p>The Marine Corps stands to see the biggest military increases in Hawaii in coming years as other services here go through less of a change and as all shift from a wartime footing to greater engagement in Asia and the Pacific, officials said at an annual military-business conference Thursday.</p>
<p>Adm. Samuel Locklear, the head of U.S. Pacific Command, said Hawaii is the &quot;epicenter&quot; of a re-balance of U.S. forces to the region.</p>
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The Marine Corps stands to see the biggest military increases in Hawaii in coming years as other services here go through less of a change and as all shift from a wartime footing to greater engagement in Asia and the Pacific, officials said at an annual military-business conference Thursday.

Adm. Samuel Locklear, the head of U.S. Pacific Command, said Hawaii is the "epicenter" of a re-balance of U.S. forces to the region. Login for more...



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