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PANAMA CITY, Fla. (Dec. 12, 2018) Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. John Richardson talks with Sailors stationed at Navy Support Facility Panama City during an all-hands call with Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON) Russell Smith. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Elliott Fabrizio/Released)

CNO releases 'A Design for Maintaining Maritime Superiority, Version 2.0'

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December 18, 2018
WASHINGTON (NNS) -- Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson released ‘A Design for Maintaining Maritime Superiority, Version 2.0,’ Dec.
Cpl. Jose Araujo Jr. of the III Marine Expeditionary Force in Okinawa, Japan, was found guilty of sexual assault and sexual harassment last week and sentenced to six years in prison, Monday, Dec. 17, 2018.  COURTESY OF FACEBOOK
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Okinawa-based Marine sentenced to six years for sexual assault, harassment

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December 18, 2018
CAMP FOSTER, Okinawa — A member of the III Marine Expeditionary Force on Okinawa was sentenced to six years in a military prison Monday after being convicted last week of sexual...
A disabled veteran takes in the quotes and pictures on glass panels at the new American Veterans Disabled for Life Memorial, which was dedicated in Washington on Oct. 5, 2014.  C.J. LIN/STARS AND STRIPES
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Vets group urges White House, VA reject resurfaced proposal to cut disabled, unemployed veterans' benefits

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December 18, 2018
WASHINGTON — A cost-saving proposal that sparked backlash from veterans in 2017 has resurfaced in a new Congressional Budget Office report as an option to help reduce the federal...
Construction equipment is visible at Camp Schwab, Okinawa, Dec. 4, 2018.  CARLOS M. VAZQUEZ II/STARS AND STRIPES
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Landfill work begins on controversial Futenma relocation facility in Okinawa

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December 17, 2018
CAMP FOSTER, Okinawa — Landfill on a controversial new U.S. military runway that will one day facilitate the relocation and closure of Marine Corps Air Station Futenma began...
An aviation boatswain's mate directs an aircraft on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan in the Philippine Sea, Sept. 20, 2018.  KENNETH ABBATE/U.S. NAVY PHOTO
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GAO: Navy training, certification standards improved — but sailors report 100-hour workweeks

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December 18, 2018
YOKOSUKA NAVAL BASE, Japan — Navy ship crews in Japan have seen a drastic improvement in training certification numbers, but some sailors report no change to heavy workloads cited...
Hiroji Yamashiro, 66, chairman of the Okinawa Peace Activity Center, was convicted in March of a string of offenses that included cutting barbed wire on a fence surrounding a U.S. military installation.  MATT BURKE/STARS AND STRIPES
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Japanese high court upholds guilty verdict for Okinawan protest leader

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December 17, 2018
CAMP FOSTER, Okinawa — A Japanese high court has upheld a guilty verdict for an Okinawan protest leader convicted of anti-U.S. base activities on the southern island prefecture.