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U.S. Navy salvage assessment team members board the stern of USS Guardian Wednesday in the Sulu Sea. The mine countermeasures ship ran aground on Tubbataha Reef off the coast of the Philippines on Jan. 17. (Geoffrey Trudell/U.S. Navy)

Navy's ship likely to remain stuck for a couple more weeks


SASEBO NAVAL BASE, Japan — The Navy minesweeper USS Guardian — stuck on a protected reef off the coast of the Philippines for a...

The USS Guardian is pictured in the East China Sea in this March 2011 photo. (U.S. Navy)

Philippines to fine US Navy after USS Guardian ran aground on UNESCO heritage reef


Philippine officials said they intend to fine the U.S. Navy for destroying natural resources after one of its minesweepers got...

OKINAWA, Japan (Jan. 8, 2013) The mine countermeasures ship USS Guardian (MCM 5) arrives at White Beach Naval Facility for a port visit and supply replenishment during its 2013 patrol in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Steve White/Released)

Navy Commander Expresses Regret Concerning USS Guardian Grounding


YOKOSUKA, Japan (NNS) -- The U.S. 7th Fleet Commander on Saturday expressed regret over the grounding of USS Guardian (MCM 5) on...

The USS Guardian is pictured in the East China Sea in this March 2011 photo. (U.S. Navy)

Sasebo-based Navy ship runs aground off Philippine coast


SASEBO NAVAL BASE, Japan — A Sasebo-based minesweeper ran aground Thursday off the coast of the Philippines, Navy officials said....

Young women dressed in their furisodes, gather to celebrate their maturity during the Coming of Age Day Ceremony at the Misawa Civic Center in Misawa City, Japan, Jan. 13, 2013. As a sign of adulthood, women celebrated in a special type of kimono with long sleeves that drape down and elaborate designs, and zori sandals. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Kenna Jackson)

Seijin no hi: Old Japanese tradition transcending time


MISAWA AIR BASE, - In 1714 A.D., a ceremony would be held for young princes on their fifteenth birthday. To mark their passage into...

COLA survey becomes available soon


YOKOTA AIR BASE, Japan -- Service members on Yokota Air Base have the opportunity to voice their opinions and possibly make...

Chief Warrant Officer Liz Rivera, combat systems rating assignment officer at Navy Personnel Command, trains Chief Firecontrolman Mike Zdunkawicz on how to use the Enlisted Assignment Information System (EAIS). Detailers use EAIS in conjunction with Career Management System/Interactive Detailing to post Sailors to billets. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Andrea Perez/Released)

January application phase to open for sailors seeking PCS orders


MILLINGTON, Tenn. (NNS) -- The Career Management System Interactive Detailing (CMS/ID) application phase is scheduled to begin Jan...

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Marine on Okinawa arrested for trespassing


NAHA, Okinawa — A U.S. Marine was arrested Friday for alleged trespassing after he was spotted on an Okinawa apartment balcony....


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