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Study: Female servicemembers' health, careers burdened by military’s abortion policy

The U.S. military’s restrictive abortion policy has had negative effects on female servicemembers' health, careers, finances and emotional well-being, according to a study released this week.

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7th Fleet in Pacific has its own personnel issues

Crews aboard the forward-deployed surface ships of 7th Fleet in the Western Pacific — where a spate of collisions and groundings recently occurred — labor under the legacy of Navy-wide manning issues but also their own dilemmas of personnel churn due to shorter tour lengths, unsustainably high operational tempo and delayed training.


Navy needs to be more analytical, honest about personnel needs, experts say

Today’s Navy, plagued in recent months by two deadly collisions and other costly groundings, is paying the price for ill-advised or poorly implemented initiatives in the past two decades, say former Navy officers and policy experts.


For Hawaii Regional Cuisine, try Alan Wong's in Honolulu

In Honolulu, the phrase “Alan Wong’s” is synonymous with top-class dining, white tablecloths and subdued, romantic lighting. But this Oahu culinary mainstay sits in one of the grittier portions of King Street.


How high-tech Navy went off course on basic seamanship skills

“How in the world could a billion-dollar destroyer not know that there’s a freighter closing in on it?” Sen. Angus King asked during a Senate committee hearing on Sept. 19. “This is just unacceptable from just a modern seamanship point of view, it seems to me.”


Salvage operations end at Black Hawk crash site off Oahu’s coast

Investigators determined that enough “physical and visual evidence” had been collected to allow a thorough investigation of the Aug. 15 crash, which took the lives of all five Army crew members aboard.


Poseidon surveillance planes will rotate through Hawaii for 1st time

Part of a rotational deployment of forces, the planes will operate out of Marine Corps Base Hawaii and Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam.


Pacific Fleet admiral to retire after being passed over for promotion

Adm. Scott Swift, Pacific Fleet commander, said in a statement Monday that the chief of naval operations has informed him he will not succeed Adm. Harry Harris, who is slated to retire next year.


Descendants of Japanese soldiers killed in WWII honor US war dead at Pearl Harbor

Members of the Japan War-Bereaved Families Association visited Pearl Harbor Thursday to pay respects for those lost during WWII.


Marine’s coast-to-coast run supports special-needs athletes, veterans

Capt. Maggie Seymour took off from San Diego on July 22 on a fundraising run across America, a journey she has dubbed “One Marine. Coast to Coast. 100 Days.”


Final 2 aviators declared dead after Black Hawk crash off Hawaii

The 25th Infantry Division said Thursday that the change came after the Army's adjutant general approved the results of an investigation into the missing soldiers' personnel status.