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U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Joshua Mortensen

Ashland works with Army, AF, USMC to support CNMI

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November 19, 2018
Amphibious dock landing ship USS Ashland (LSD 48) worked with 254th Rapid Engineer Deployable Heavy Operational Repair Squadron Engineers (RED HORSE), from the Guam Air National...
YOKOSUKA, JAPAN (Nov 16, 2018) - Outgoing Commanding Officer Capt. Brett Crozier (right) shakes hands with his relief, Capt. Eric Anduze, during the Blue Ridge change of command ceremony held at Commander, Fleet Activities Yokosuka. Blue Ridge is the oldest operational ship in the Navy, and as 7th Fleet command ship, is responsible for patrolling and fostering relationships within the Indo-Asia Pacific Region. (Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Adam K. Thomas)

USS Blue Ridge Changes Command

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November 19, 2018
YOKOSUKA, Japan (NNS) -- U.S. 7th Fleet flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) held a change of command ceremony on the ship’s main deck Nov. 16.
The Army is investigating hazing and bullying allegations made by a 1st Infantry Division soldier.
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'I thought he was going to kill me': Army investigating Fort Riley soldier’s abuse allegations

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November 17, 2018
The Army is investigating a Fort Riley soldier’s claims he was subjected to physical punishment that left him seriously injured and that he has been persecuted by his chain of...
Master Sgt. Nicholas Vollweiler was stabbed to death at his home near Yokota Air Base, Japan, Nov. 9, 2018. (SETH ROBSON/STARS AND STRIPES)
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Airman stabbed to death near Yokota remembered in emotional ceremony

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November 17, 2018
YOKOTA AIR BASE, Japan — An airman who died in an off-base stabbing last week was honored with a ceremony hosted Friday by fellow Security Forces members at the home of U.S....
The controversial motto on the Department of Veterans Affairs headquarters in Washington, D.C. (STARS AND STRIPES)
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Two House lawmakers launch new effort to make VA motto gender inclusive

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November 17, 2018
WASHINGTON – A pair of House lawmakers introduced legislation Friday to alter the Department of Veterans Affairs motto to be more inclusive of veterans’ families and women who...
Ships with the USS Ronald Reagan and John C. Stennis carrier strike groups transit the Philippine Sea, Friday, Nov. 16, 2018. (CONNOR LOESSIN/U.S. NAVY)
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Ronald Reagan, Stennis carrier strike groups train together in Philippine Sea

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November 17, 2018
YOKOSUKA NAVAL BASE, Japan — A pair of American aircraft carriers have been in the Philippine Sea honing their ability to fight as one massive sea force.