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Alex Wilson

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Alex Wilson covers the U.S. Navy and other services from Yokosuka Naval Base, Japan. Originally from Knoxville, Tenn., he holds a journalism degree from the University of North Florida. He previously covered crime and the military in Key West, Fla., and business in Jacksonville, Fla.


Japan-based sailor gets 18-year prison sentence for attempted espionage

Chief Petty Officer Bryce Pedicini, formerly a fire controlman aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Higgins, was convicted in April of attempted espionage and sentenced Wednesday to 18 years in prison by a military judge. Pedicini also received a dishonorable discharge and a reduction in rank to seaman recruit.

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