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MT. EVEREST, Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal (May 20, 2018) Matt Moniz, Mike Moniz, and guide pose for a photo on the summit of Mount Everest with a U.S. 7th Fleet flag. Photo courtesy of the Moniz family. (Photo by courtesy of the Moniz family)

Navy’s Flagship welcomes aboard acclaimed Mountain Climber

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June 19, 2018
YOKOSUKA, Japan – The crew of U.S. 7 th Fleet flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) welcomed aboard explorer and mountaineer Matt Moniz, June 12.
Photos by Takahiro Takiguchi

Unique farmhouses quite the sight in northern Japan

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June 15, 2018
Travel around the hilly valley in the central part of northern Japan, and you will encounter an impressive rural landscape of traditional farmhouses with steep-angled roofs with a...
Damage to the port side is visible as the guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain steers toward Changi Naval Base, Republic of Singapore, following a collision with the merchant vessel Alnic MC while underway east of the Straits of Malacca and Singapore on Aug. 21, 2017. JOSHUA FULTON/U.S. NAVY
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Oil tanker’s owner sues to prevent payments to USS McCain victims’ families

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June 19, 2018
YOKOSUKA NAVAL BASE, Japan — A company that owns the commercial oil tanker involved in a deadly collision with a Navy destroyer last year has filed a lawsuit in federal court...
Alfred Budris in the Logistics Readiness Center Okinawa Office in May. (Photo Credit: U.S. Army)

Lifelong career coming to end after 7 decades of Army service

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June 15, 2018
An extremely long and glorious Army career spanning seven decades in the Pacific theater will come to an end soon for a man finally calling it quits. For Alfred Budris it's very...

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