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A Marine stands behind a social distancing floor marker while waiting in line at the exchange at Camp Hansen, Okinawa, April 7, 2020.<br>Kindo Go/U.S. Marine Corps

Marine, Navy bases in Japan fight new coronavirus infections as cases surge in Tokyo

The Navy and Marine Corps in Japan moved Thursday to isolate and track coronavirus cases that have popped up on their installations on Okinawa and just outside Tokyo.


More-lethal littoral combat ships flex their muscles during Pacific deployments

A decade after the debut of the U.S. Navy’s littoral combat ships, the military says it has tweaked the vessels’ design and honed the way it operates them during rotational deployments.


Air Force wants to turn former Soviet base in Romania into NATO Black Sea hub

The defense spending bill for 2021 includes $130.5 million to renovate Campia Turzii Air Base in what would be the biggest overseas military construction project under the Pentagon’s European Deterrence Initiative.

Marines in Europe, Africa get new boss

Maj. Gen. Stephen M. Neary took command of Marine Corps missions in Europe and Africa on Wednesday during a change-in-leadership ceremony at Panzer Kaserne in Boeblingen.


Sen. Duckworth doesn’t back down on military promotions after Vindman retirement

The hold issued by Sen. Tammy Duckworth applies to 1,123 scheduled promotions of officers to the rank of “06” — colonel or Navy captain or above.