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In a Mar. 1, 2018 photo, Lt. Fan Yang, left, a tactical coordinator assigned to Patrol Squadron (VP) 5, demonstrates the systems onboard a P-8A Poseidon aircraft to members of the Royal Saudi Naval Forces.<br>U.S. Navy

New charges against Navy officer drop China export charge, add to gun crimes

Lt. Fan Yang was the subject last week of a new indictment replacing one filed last year that charged him in an export conspiracy alongside his wife and two Chinese business people.


Newport News shipyard wins $2.2 billion contract for Navy's Columbia class sub modules

Newport News is to deliver the completed modules to Electric Boat, which is responsible for final assembly of the boats, beginning in November 2022.


Biden’s transition gets green light as Trump at last relents

The federal government recognized President-elect Joe Biden as the “apparent winner” of the Nov. 3 election on Monday, formally starting the transition of power after President Donald Trump spent weeks testing the boundaries of American democracy.

Marines rush to help woman pinned under car in Washington, DC

Things could have gone tragically wrong for a woman who was hit by a vehicle and pinned underneath it this month as she rode a scooter in downtown Washington, D.C., but for the fact that the accident happened near the Marine barracks.


US agency ascertains Biden as winner, lets transition begin

The General Services Administration ascertained Monday that President-elect Joe Biden is the “apparent winner” of the Nov. 3 election, clearing the way for the start of the transition from President Donald Trump’s administration.


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Senators introduce bill to improve resources for Pentagon’s domestic abuse prevention, reporting program

The Military Domestic Violence Prevention Act takes aim at improving the Defense Department’s Family Advocacy Program through better resourcing, sharing information about its services and enhancing coordination between the military service branches.



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Coronavirus cases among VA patients surpass 13,000

As of Monday, 4,584 veterans had died of the virus — up 12% since the beginning of the month. In addition, 69 VA employees have died, five of them in the past 20 days.



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Amphibious ready group deploys in the Pacific after deadly sinking, coronavirus outbreak

Citing operational security, the military declined to specify where the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit — which includes the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island and the amphibious transport docks USS San Diego and USS Somerset — was now operating.


Housing upgrades set for Fort Eustis and Fort Story

The real estate firm that manages Army homes at Fort Eustis and Fort Story is launching a $12.2 million project to install new energy-efficient systems in more than 1,000 homes on the bases.


Author: Trove of US documents on toxic substances in Okinawa may help veterans’ claims

An investigative journalist in Japan has released over a dozen documents that cover the storage and leakage of chemical weapons, lead in the drinking water at schools on Kadena Air Base and “forever chemicals” like PFOS contamination at Kadena and Marine Corps Air Station Futenma.


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Amphibious ready group deploys in the Pacific after deadly sinking, coronavirus outbreak

Citing operational security, the military declined to specify where the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit — which includes the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island and the amphibious transport docks USS San Diego and USS Somerset — was now operating.


Housing upgrades set for Fort Eustis and Fort Story

The real estate firm that manages Army homes at Fort Eustis and Fort Story is launching a $12.2 million project to install new energy-efficient systems in more than 1,000 homes on the bases.


Author: Trove of US documents on toxic substances in Okinawa may help veterans’ claims

An investigative journalist in Japan has released over a dozen documents that cover the storage and leakage of chemical weapons, lead in the drinking water at schools on Kadena Air Base and “forever chemicals” like PFOS contamination at Kadena and Marine Corps Air Station Futenma.



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