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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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Neller: Marines 'in better place' since sexual misconduct scandals

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April 20, 2018
WASHINGTON — Gen. Robert Neller, commandant of the Marines, told a Senate panel on Thursday that the Corps has enacted a series of reforms to reign in the culture of harassment...
A Terminal High Altitude Area Defense -- also known as THAAD -- interceptor is launched from the Pacific Spaceport Complex Alaska in Kodiak, Alaska, during Flight Experiment THAAD (FET)-01, July 30, 2017. During the test, the THAAD weapon system successfully intercepted an air-launched, medium-range ballistic missile target. (Missile Defense Agency photo by Leah Garton)

Increasing Global Threats Call for Capabilities to Deter, Defend, Officials Say

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April 19, 2018
WASHINGTON -- In today’s increasingly complex and threatening environment, the Defense Department must sustain the capabilities needed to deter and defend against attacks on the U...
Traffic backs up at Camp Humphreys, South Korea, after a false report that a vehicle ran one of the gates, Wednesday, April 18, 2018.  MARCUS FICHTL/STARS AND STRIPES
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Misunderstanding over wrong-way driver causes Camp Humphreys to close its gates

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April 19, 2018
CAMP HUMPHREYS, South Korea — A car going the wrong way through a gate at Camp Humphreys prompted authorities to lock down the facility on Wednesday, but it was a false alarm, a...
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 for...
CAMP CASEY, Republic of Korea -- Sgt. Alejandro Martinez-Franco, assigned to 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division/ROK-U.S. Combined Division, and Cape Coral, Florida native, checks his map during the land navigation event of the 2018 2ID/RUCD Best Warrior Competition, April 10. (Photo Credit: Spc. Roger Houghton, 20th Public Affairs Detachment)

True Grit and Second to None Pride

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April 19, 2018
CAMP RED CLOUD, Republic of Korea -- The 2nd Infantry Division/Republic of Korea-U.S. Combined Division hosted the 2018 "Best Warrior Competition" April 9-13 at Camps Casey and...