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Pacific Commanders discuss how to advance Indo-Asia-Pacific Maritime Security

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August 17, 2017
PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (NNS) -- Twenty-five commanding officers from throughout the U.S. Pacific Fleet convened Aug. 14-15, during the second annual Pacific Warfighter Symposium (...
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Deceased Fitzgerald Sailors posthumously advanced

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August 17, 2017
WASHINGTON (NNS) -- The Navy announced Wednesday that the seven Sailors who died aboard USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62), were posthumously advanced to their next rank.
Military personnel gather at the search and rescue command center on Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2017 in Haleiwa, Hawaii. Rescue crews were searching for five soldiers who were aboard an Black Hawk helicopter that crashed several miles off Oahu's North Shore late Tuesday. WYATT OLSON/STARS AND STRIPES
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Search on for 5 soldiers after Black Hawk helicopter goes down off Hawaii

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August 17, 2017
WASHINGTON — Five soldiers went missing late Tuesday after their helicopter went down off the coast of Hawaii, Coast Guard and Army officials said Wednesday.
MEDITERRANEAN SEA (March 17, 2016) Sailors aboard USS Porter (DDG 78) take the Navy-wide E-4 advancement exam. Porter, an Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer, forward-deployed to Rota, Spain, is conducting a routine patrol in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations in support of U.S. national security interests in Europe. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Robert S. Price/Released)

Navy announces new authority for COs

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August 17, 2017
WASHINGTON (NNS) -- In an effort to reduce administrative distractions and further empower commanding officers (CO), the Navy announced Wednesday in NAVADMIN 200/17 that it will...
Medal of Honor recipient Army Sgt. 1st Class Leroy Petry describes the combat action of May 26, 2008, near Paktya, Afghanistan, in which he saved the lives of two fellow Rangers, during a press conference after he was inducted into the Hall of Heroes at the Pentagon, July 13, 2011. Petry lost his hand in the 2008 fight, but now uses a state-of-the-art prosthesis. DOD photo by R.D. Ward

Army Ranger loses hand in act that earned him Medal of Honor

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August 16, 2017
This blog is part of a weekly series called “Medal of Honor Monday,” in which we’ll highlight one of the nearly 3,500 Medal of Honor recipients who have earned the U.S. military’s...