SAN DIEGO — Four Navy aviators were listed as missing Tuesday when their aircraft failed to return to the carrier USS John C. Stennis following a routine training mission, the Navy said.

The four were aboard a S-3B Viking as part of joint U.S. military air and sea exercises in the western Pacific Ocean.

Crews from the USS Stennis and another nearby carrier, the USS Kitty Hawk, were searching for survivors.

The aviators were part of the “Blue Wolves” squadron based at Naval Air Station North Island in Coronado.

An investigation is under way.

Zama soldier gets four years

A U.S. soldier assigned to Camp Zama, Japan, was sentenced to four years’ confinement late last month in connection with sex offenses involving a minor, court records show.

Pfc. Radamus F. Crowell pleaded guilty to two specifications of carnal knowledge, one specification of sodomy and two of adultery, court records show.

According to the Uniform Code of Military Justice, carnal knowledge is sexual intercourse under circumstances not amounting to rape, with a person who isn’t the accused’s spouse and who hasn’t attained the age of 16 years.

Crowell was found guilty, received a bad-conduct discharge, was reduced in rank to E-1 and was sentenced to four years’ confinement.

Court records show the acts occurred in 2000 in Wiesbaden, Germany. The defense can appeal within 30 days of the finding.

Filipino star at Atsugi

Filipino film star and singer Vina Morales will make a brief stop on her Japan tour Friday at Atsugi Naval Air Facility near Tokyo.

The show is to begin at 7 p.m. at Club Trilogy. Tickets are $20; the show is open to all ranks and ages.

Morales began as a child star in the 1980s and went on to perform in more than 30 movies in the Philippines, according to her biography.

The performance will include free hors d’oeuvres from the Philippines. Call Atsugi’s MWR Marketing Office at DSN 264-3574, for more information.

Volunteers needed for Special Olympics

Coordinators at Misawa Air Base are still looking for volunteers to help with the 2004 Special Olympics on Aug. 24.

Call 2nd Lt. Lawrence Wyatt at DSN 226-2253 or 1st Lt. Eddie Adams at DSN 226-1318 for more information.

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