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YOKOSUKA NAVAL BASE, Japan — The USS Kitty Hawk returned from sea trials Monday, a day earlier than planned.

Kitty Hawk spokesman Lt. Cmdr. Terry Dudley said the crew finished testing equipment early and they needed to return to port to look at some “discrepancies” before the ship’s summer underway period.

“That’s what sea trials are about,” Dudley said. “We knew we had to get out to sea to test everything to prepare for the summer tour.”

The Kitty Hawk left Yokosuka Naval Base on Friday after the 46-year-old carrier received $35 million in repairs and improvements over a four-month period.

Dudley said he didn’t anticipate the discrepancies will affect the ship’s upcoming underway period.

USFK troops invited to ‘Friends Day’ walkSEOUL — A nonprofit organization that helps foreigners with Korean translation problems is seeking U.S. Forces Korea personnel to join a 5.4-kilometer walk along the restored Cheonggye stream.

The Korea BBB Association — established by volunteers in 2002 to provide free interpretation service via cell phone in 17 languages — wants to celebrate its fifth anniversary with a “Friends Day” beginning at 9 a.m. at Cheonggye Plaza in downtown Seoul.

USFK personnel are invited to attend with no entry fee, but must e-mail their name, number of participants in the group and T-shirt sizes to w2007@bbbkorea.org in advance of the event.

For more information, call 02-725-9108 or 02-725-9109.

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