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Pacific Commanders discuss how to advance Indo-Asia-Pacific Maritime Security

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August 17, 2017
PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (NNS) -- Twenty-five commanding officers from throughout the U.S. Pacific Fleet convened Aug. 14-15, during the second annual Pacific Warfighter Symposium (...
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Deceased Fitzgerald Sailors posthumously advanced

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August 17, 2017
WASHINGTON (NNS) -- The Navy announced Wednesday that the seven Sailors who died aboard USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62), were posthumously advanced to their next rank. - Gunner's Mate...
Japanese locals perform the Bon-Odori, or Bon dance, during the Bon-Odori festival at Kinjuen nursing home in Iwakuni, Japan, Aug. 14, 2017. Cultural Adaptation coordinated the event and invited Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni residents to participate and celebrate the festival at the nursing home. The Obon holiday is a Japanese Buddhist custom where people honor the spirits of their ancestors. It has been celebrated in Japan for more than 500 years and traditionally includes a dance called the Bon-Odori.

American dance with Japanese locals to honor ancestors

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August 17, 2017
MARINE CORPS AIR STATION, IWAKUNI, Japan -- Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni residents joined hands with Japanese locals as they honored the spirits of their ancestors during the...
MEDITERRANEAN SEA (March 17, 2016) Sailors aboard USS Porter (DDG 78) take the Navy-wide E-4 advancement exam. Porter, an Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer, forward-deployed to Rota, Spain, is conducting a routine patrol in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations in support of U.S. national security interests in Europe. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Robert S. Price/Released)

Navy announces new authority for COs

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August 17, 2017
WASHINGTON (NNS) -- In an effort to reduce administrative distractions and further empower commanding officers (CO), the Navy announced Wednesday in NAVADMIN 200/17 that it will...
Military personnel gather at the search and rescue command center on Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2017 in Haleiwa, Hawaii. Rescue crews were searching for five soldiers who were aboard an Black Hawk helicopter that crashed several miles off Oahu's North Shore late Tuesday. WYATT OLSON/STARS AND STRIPES
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Search on for 5 soldiers after Black Hawk helicopter goes down off Hawaii

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August 17, 2017
WASHINGTON — Five soldiers went missing late Tuesday after their helicopter went down off the coast of Hawaii, Coast Guard and Army officials said Wednesday.