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An undated file photo of the Military Sealift Command pre-positioning vessel USNS Sgt. Matej Kocak. The ship ran aground Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015, about six nautical miles off the coast of Uruma, Okinawa, Japan. (U.S. Navy)

Crews search for ways to free grounded Military Sealift Command ship

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January 24, 2015

YOKOHAMA, Japan — The USNS Sgt. Matej Kocak remained grounded for a second day Friday in waters near Okinawa, as divers and other personnel determine the best way to free the stranded cargo ship.

Preliminary reports indicate the ship...

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Gen. Joseph F. Dunford, Jr., testifies during a U.S. Senate hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington on Thursday, July 17, 2014. Dunford, who became the 36th Marine Corps commandant in October 2014, released his planning guidance on Friday, Jan. 23, 2015. (Carlos Bongioanni/Stars and Stripes)

New top Marine Corps general releases plan to shake up the service

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January 24, 2015

The new top general in the Marine Corps released a 16-page plan on Friday detailing his vision for the service, emphasizing a realignment of troops to meet demands in the Pacific and Africa, better coordination with Special Operations units, and...

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Mom of soldier electrocuted in base shower hails Supreme Court ruling

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January 23, 2015

PITTSBURGH — The mother of a Pittsburgh-area soldier electrocuted in his barracks shower at a U.S. Army base in Iraq seven years ago says she's grateful the Supreme Court rejected three appeals by a military contractor seeking to stop the case...

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Privatized housing residents to feel 'BAH' pinch, too

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January 23, 2015

Families living in privatized military housing units will not escape the impact of moves Congremade last month to dampen the value of Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH), says a Defense Department housing expert who is coordinating with service...

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