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DOD steps back from decision to disinter remains believed to be Medal of Honor recipient

The family of 1st Lt. Alexander “Sandy” Nininger has pressed the Defense Department for years to exhume an unknown grave in Manila they believe could hold his remains.

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Guam grapples with pandemic-induced economic blow fiercer than any typhoon

The tiny island of Guam has faced its share of natural disasters through the decades, but the economic devastation delivered by the coronavirus stands alone.


Navy veterans locate, record WWII destroyer in deepest wreck dive ever

An expedition by undersea technology company Caladan Oceanic found the wreck of the Fletcher-class destroyer USS Johnston this week below 21,180 feet of water east of Samar Island in the Philippine Sea.


Naval Air Station Lemoore sailor dies in vehicle crash in central California

William Shawn Pizarro died in a vehicle crash south of Modesto, Calif., shortly before midnight Saturday, local officials said.


Old hand aboard guided-missile warships picked to lead Navy Region Hawaii

Rear Adm. Timothy J. Kott will also assume command of Naval Surface Group Middle Pacific, which is responsible for maintenance and training of all surface ships and their crews homeported at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii.


Coast Guard, Navy aircraft rescue fisherman lost at sea near Oahu

Family members alerted the Coast Guard Thursday evening that the fisherman set out that morning in his 16-foot boat, but had yet to return.


Navy breaks its deep-sea salvage record with recovery of Seahawk helicopter near Okinawa

The Navy has recovered a Seahawk helicopter lying 3.6 miles below waters off the coast of Okinawa, breaking its depth record for recovery of sunken aircraft.


Marine Corps blames poor maintenance and training for AAV sinking that killed nine

Eight Marines and a Navy corpsman from Bravo Company, Battalion Landing Team 1/4 died after the vessel sank on July 30. The Marines at the time called it the deadliest training accident in its history with that vehicle.


Paratrooper, combat veteran tapped to command 25th Infantry Division in Hawaii

The Pentagon had announced on Feb. 23 that Brig. Gen. Joseph Ryan would become deputy chief of staff for operations for NATO’s Resolute Support Mission, but it appears that nomination was not confirmed by the U.S. Senate.


Army revamping how it positions, maneuvers global force as it faces an assertive China

The U.S. Army will transform over the next 14 years into a multidomain power capable of operating as an “inside force” within an adversary’s defensive zones, according to a strategy paper released Tuesday by the service.


Sailor dies from apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound aboard submarine in Pearl Harbor

The Naval Criminal Investigative Service is investigating the death.