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WASHINGTON (Sept. 23, 2017) The crest of the guided-missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62). (U.S. Navy graphic by Jason Kelly/Released)

USS Fitzgerald to change homeport to Pascagoula

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September 25, 2017
WASHINGTON (NNS) -- The Navy announced Sept. 22 that the guided-missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62) will be changing homeport from Yokosuka, Japan to Pascagoula, Mississippi...
Former CIA director and retired four-star Army general David Petraeus speaks at a conference organized by the University of Southern California at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Tokyo, Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017. SETH ROBSON/STARS AND STRIPES
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In Tokyo, Petraeus says world has returned to era of ‘great power rivalries’

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September 25, 2017
TOKYO, Japan — The world has returned to an era of “great power rivalries” not seen since the Cold War, former CIA director and retired four-star Army general David Petraeus told...

USS Fitzgerald Receives Commanding Officer

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September 23, 2017
YOKOSUKA, Japan (NNS) -- The Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62) during a change of command ceremony at Commander, Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Aug...
Maj. Gen. Lawrence Martin, assistant deputy under Secretary of the Air Force for Internal Affairs, listens as Capt. Michael Byrnes, Chief of Staff doctoral scholar, briefs attendees about pilot retention at the annual Air Crew Summit at Joint Base Andrews, Md., Sept. 22, 2017. (U.S. Air Force photo by Scott M. Ash)

Air Force leaders address aircrew crisis

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September 23, 2017
JOINT BASE ANDREWS, Md. (AFNS) -- More than 60 Air Force senior leaders discussed the Air Force’s aircrew crisis which has left the service more than 1,500 pilots short of its...
U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jonathan Clay/Released

Ashland arrives in Okinawa, Bids Farewell to Marines

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September 22, 2017
OKINAWA, Japan (NNS) -- The amphibious dock landing ship, USS Ashland (LSD 48), arrived in Okinawa, Japan, to disembark the Okinawa-based 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU)...
Alison Malachowski tends to the grave of her son, U.S. Marine Corps Staff Sgt. James Malachowski, in Section 60 of Arlington National Cemetery. Staff Sgt. Malachowski was killed by an IED during his fourth combat deployment on March 20, 2011, while his unit was raising the Afghanistan national flag over a small compound near Patrol Base Dakota in Marjah Province. (Army photo by Sgt. Ken Scar)

Gold Star Mother’s Day: Who They Are, What It’s All About

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September 23, 2017
When an active-duty service member dies, his or her mother automatically becomes a Gold Star Mother. It’s a distinction that no mother wants, but it’s one they wear proudly.