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Sailors from the USS John S. McCain attend a memorial service at Yokosuka Naval Base, Japan, Wednesday, Oct. 4., 2017.  CHRISTIAN SENYK/U.S. NAVY
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USS John S. McCain chief pleads guilty in court-martial, loses rank

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May 25, 2018
WASHINGTON — A chief charged with training and use of a navigational system on the USS John S.
Petty Officer 3rd Class Leonard Barnes lights the One Bravo boiler aboard the USS Blue Ridge at Yokosuka Naval Base, Japan, Tuesday, May 22, 2018.  ADAM THOMAS/U.S. NAVY
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USS Blue Ridge ignites its boilers for first time in 2 years

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May 25, 2018
YOKOSUKA NAVAL BASE, Japan — The USS Blue Ridge lit its boilers for the first time in two years this week, signifying a big step toward bringing the Navy’s oldest deployable...
Dr. Jordan sharing her story during Air University's LREC Symposium this year.

AFCLC professor hopes to return Japanese war flag to soldier’s family

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May 24, 2018
Fitted in a frame for preservation, Dr. Jessica Jordan is both haunted and intrigued by the tattered Japanese war flag in her office. The worn national flag covered in personal...
Kubasaki High School at Camp Foster, Okinawa.  COURTESY OF DODEA
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Possible shooter threat cancels classes at Okinawa base schools

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May 24, 2018
Threatening graffiti sparked fears of potential shooting incidents at two Okinawa base high schools, prompting officials to cancel classes and other activities Wednesday.
A Japan Air Self-Defense Force pilot maneuvers an F-15J Eagle near Misawa Air Base, Japan, Sept. 10, 2017. (SADIE COLBERT/U.S. AIR FORCE PHOTO)
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Malfunction forces Japanese F-15 to land at US air base

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May 25, 2018
TOKYO, Japan — A Japanese fighter jet made an emergency landing at a U.S. base on Okinawa Wednesday, a Japan Air Self-Defense Force spokesman said.
An MV-22B Osprey takes off from the USS Bonhomme Richard near the eastern coast of Queensland, Australia, July 20, 2017.  MARCUS FICHTL/STARS AND STRIPES
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Japanese defense minister expresses concern after Osprey crash report

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May 24, 2018
Japan’s defense minister has expressed concerns about the safety of Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft after a