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NDIAN OCEAN (March 28, 2018) The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Halsey (DDG 97) transits the Indian Ocean. Halsey is currently underway with the Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group for a regularly scheduled deployment in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts.

U.S., Thailand Kick-Off Anti-Submarine Exercise Guardian Sea

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April 25, 2018
ANDAMAN SEA (NNS) – The U.S. Navy and Royal Thai Navy (RTN) kick off exercise Guardian Sea in the Andaman Sea, April 25.
Deputy Defense Secretary Patrick M. Shanahan answers questions at a Defense Writers Group forum in Washington, April 24, 2018. The deputy secretary discussed reforms and re-engineering in the department. (DoD photo by Jim Garamone)

DoD Seeks to Make Civilian Agencies More Productive, Efficient

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April 25, 2018
WASHINGTON -- The Defense Department is already looking at ways to make its agencies more productive and efficient, the deputy defense secretary told the Defense Writers Group...
SASEBO, Japan (April 24, 2018) The amphibious dock landing ship USS Ashland (LSD 48), assigned to the Wasp Expeditionary Strike Group, arrives in Sasebo after completing a routine patrol in the Indo-Pacific region with the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jordan Crouch / Released)

USS Ashland returns to Sasebo

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April 25, 2018
SASEBO, Japan – The amphibious dock landing ship USS Ashland (LSD 48) returned to Sasebo after a successful routine patrol in the 7th Fleet area of operations as part of Wasp...
A Huawei smartphone on display at the TKS store at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, on Friday, April 20, 2018.  MICHAEL B. KELLER/STARS AND STRIPES
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Chinese smartphones cited by intelligence as security risk sold on US bases

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April 24, 2018
KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany — Chinese-made smartphones that the heads of U.S. intelligence have urged Americans not to buy are being sold to servicemembers across Germany at on-base...
Navy Cmdr. Christopher Keith, Naval Hospital Bremerton Director Clinical Support Services attempts his grip on the hand dynamometer to not only test his isometric strength, but more importantly, gauge for other health conditions such as cerebrovascular accident, or what is more commonly known as a stroke. (U.S. Navy photo by Douglas Stutz)

Occupational therapists showcase their grasp for your grip

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April 25, 2018
NAVAL HOSPITAL BREMERTON, Wash. — From grip strengthening to glaucoma support, Naval Hospital Bremerton’s Occupational Therapy Clinic displayed a sample of what they offer...
Capt. Robert Mathewson Jr., left, Okinawa Naval Base commander, and Brad Reeves, American Legion Post 28 vice commander, lay flowers at the Ernie Pyle memorial on Ie Shima, Okinawa, Sunday, April 22, 2018.  MATT BURKE/STARS AND STRIPES
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War correspondent Ernie Pyle’s legacy more important than ever, officers say at memorial

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April 24, 2018
IE SHIMA, Okinawa — Navy Capt. Robert Mathewson Jr. didn’t know much about famed World War II correspondent Ernie Pyle before being asked to speak during a memorial service Sunday...