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Former USS John S. McCain commander pleads guilty in plea deal, will retire

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May 26, 2018
WASHINGTON — The commander of the USS John S. McCain when it collided with a commercial tanker last year in the Straits of Singapore pleaded guilty Friday to dereliction of duty...
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...
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.
Army Sgt. Armando Miller, with 1st Battalion, 3rd Infantry Regiment, places a U.S. flag on a headstone at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va., May 24, 2018. Old Guard soldiers place flags at the graves each year for the “Flags In” event ahead of Memorial Day. Army photo

DoD honors fallen service members for Memorial Day

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May 25, 2018
WASHINGTON -- The Defense Department is paying tribute to fallen members for the Memorial Day holiday, honoring those who have made the ultimate sacrifice in service to the nation.
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