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The collision-damaged guided-missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald sits in dry dock at Yokosuka Naval Base, Japan, July 11, 2017.  LEONARD ADAMS/U.S. NAVY
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‘Significant progress’ made on 7th Fleet’s manning issues, Navy official says

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April 20, 2018

YOKOSUKA NAVAL BASE, Japan — The head of the Navy’s Surface Forces says the service is solving manning shortages that have plagued the 7th Fleet, which experienced a pair of...

Commandant of the Marine Corps Gen. Robert Neller, attends a hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., on March 7, 2018. In response to questioning on Thursday, April 19, before the Senate Armed Services Committee about a nude-photo sharing scandal involving Marines and sexual misconduct, Neller said, "I give you my word that anyone who does violate the rules regardless of whether they are a general or a private, they are going to be held accountable.”  CARLOS BONGIOANNI/STARS AND STRIPES
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A Marine Corps AH-1Z Viper, foreground, and a UH-1Y Venom lift off at U-Tapao International Airport, Thailand, Feb. 10, 2018.  ANDY MARTINEZ/U.S. MARINE CORPS PHOTO
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Marine Corps helicopter makes ‘precautionary landing’ at Japanese airport

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April 20, 2018

CAMP FOSTER, Okinawa — No damage or injuries were reported after a U.S.

A screenshot from a video of an Air National Guard master sergeant using a dinosaur hand puppet while reciting the oath of re-enlistment.  SCREENSHOT FROM FACEBOOK
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Colonel who led dinosaur-puppet oath demoted, forced to retire

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April 19, 2018
A Tennessee Air National Guard colonel has been demoted and forced to retire for leading a re-enlistment ceremony during which a senior noncommissioned officer recited her oat

3-D printer-capable Marines with 31st MEU print replacement part for F-35B

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April 20, 2018

AT SEA, USS WASP, Pacific Ocean -- Marines with Combat Logistic Battalion 31, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, are now capable of ‘additive manufacturing,’ also known as 3-D...

A U.S. Marine with 3rd Battalion, 4th Marines, Kilo Company poses with a drone during Urban Advanced Naval Technology Exercise 2018 at Camp Pendleton, Calif., March 20, 2018. The Defense Department has highlighted its need to be more agile in technology development, to keep pace with rapidly evolving adversaries. (Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Laiqa Hitt)

DoD Must Be More Agile in Technology Development, Official Says

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April 19, 2018

WASHINGTON -- The Defense Department must embrace a more agile approach to technology development to keep pace with rapidly evolving adversaries, the undersecretary of defense...