NAVAL AIR FACILITY MISAWA, Japan — Rear Adm. Arthur J. Johnson Jr. will replace Rear Adm. Kenneth W. Deutsch as commander, Patrol and Reconnaissance 5th/7th Fleet at NAF Misawa, the Defense Department announced in a news release this week.

Johnson now is U.S. Pacific Command representative, Guam/Commander, U.S. Naval Base Guam.

Deutsch is being assigned as commander, Patrol and Reconnaissance Group in Norfolk, Va.

Rear Adm. Charles J. Leidig, commandant of the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md., has been tapped to replace Johnson on Guam.

Kwajalein newsletter mailing stops

The U.S. Army public affairs office at the Ronald Reagan Ballistic Missile Defense Test Site on Kwajalein Atoll has ceased mailing paper copies of its newsletter, the Kwajalein Hourglass.

The mailing was stopped as part of cost-saving efforts, according to a release from the command. The newsletter still can be read online at:

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