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The Navy destroyer USS Fitzgerald, which was involved in an early Saturday collision with a merchant ship, is seen at Yokosuka Naval Base, Japan, Sunday, June 17, 2017. TYLER HLAVAC/STARS AND STRIPES

Navy sailors made tough call to seal flooding ship compartments, unclear if survivors were inside

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June 23, 2017
With water rushing around them, sailors aboard the beleaguered USS Fitzgerald faced an agonizing decision.
Free toiletry kits are available for USS Fitzgerald sailors at the USO branch at Yokosuka Naval Base, Japan, Wednesday, June 21, 2017. (TYLER HLAVAC/STARS AND STRIPES)
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US military community in Japan offers support after USS Fitzgerald tragedy

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June 22, 2017
YOKOSUKA NAVAL BASE, Japan — A number of groups across U.S. bases in Japan have stepped up to assist sailors from the USS Fitzgerald after seven of the ship’s crew members were...
Staff Sgt. Ismael Esconde, a substance abuse control officer with Headquarters and Service Company, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, holds a crane he folded at Marine Corps Base Hawaii, April 19, 2017. BRITTNEY VELLA/U.S. MARINE CORPS
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Marine carries on 12-year-old Hiroshima victim’s message of peace through origami

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June 23, 2017
CAMP FOSTER, Okinawa — Sadako Sasaki began folding paper cranes as she lay dying of leukemia in a Hiroshima hospital 10 years after the atomic bombing in 1945.
The 2017 NASA astronaut candidates pose at Ellington Field in Houston. From left to right: Zena Cardman; Marine Corps Maj. Jasmin Moghbeli; Navy Lt. Jonny Kim; Army Maj. Francisco "Frank" Rubio; Navy Lt. Cmdr. Matthew Dominick; Warren "Woody" Hoburg; Robb Kulin; Navy Lt. Kayla Barron; Bob Hines; Air Force Lt. Col. Raja Chari; Loral O'Hara; and Jessica Watkins. ROBERT MARKOWITZ/NASA
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Japan-based Navy pilot among 12 people recruited by NASA to become astronauts

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June 19, 2017
YOKOTA AIR BASE, Japan — A Navy pilot based in Japan is among 12 people selected among a record 18,300 applicants to train as a NASA astronaut.
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