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The Marine Corps has updated its parental-leave policy, allowing primary and secondary caregivers to take more time off after a birth or adoption.  SHANNON KROENING/U.S. MARINE CORPS
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Marines give moms, dads more time off with update to parental-leave policy

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June 19, 2018
The Marine Corps has changed its parental-leave policy so that new mothers and fathers can spend more time with their children.
Maj. Joy Staab and members of the Wisconsin Army National Guard's112th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment work with their Republic of Korea counterparts during Ulchi Freedom Guardian on Aug. 23, 2017.  WISCONSIN NATIONAL GUARD
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US, South Korea suspend upcoming war games

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June 19, 2018
SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea and the United States suspended war games that had been slated for August, following through with President Donald Trump’s promise to do so during...
Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy Steven Giordano speaks to sailors at Chinhae Naval Base, South Korea, Friday, April 27, 2018.  MARCUS FICHTL/STARS AND STRIPES
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Navy’s senior enlisted sailor under investigation

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June 19, 2018
WASHINGTON — The Navy has launched a misconduct inquiry into accusations raised against the service’s senior enlisted sailor, claiming he has fostered a hostile workplace in his...
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...
South Korea and Japan have long feuded over a rocky and largely uninhabited territory east of the Korean Peninsula that the South calls Dokdo and Japan calls Takeshima.  COURTESY OF PIXABAY
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S. Korea kicks off naval drills rehearsing defense of islets disputed by Japan

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June 19, 2018
SEOUL, South Korea – Despite protests from Tokyo, South Korea kicked off naval drills Monday aimed at practicing for a theoretical fight with Japan over a disputed cluster of...
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Commander, Escort Flotilla Two visits Benfold

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June 19, 2018
PHILIPPINE SEA (NNS) – The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Benfold (DDG 65) hosted commander, Escort Flotilla Two, June 13, while participating in exercise...