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Caitlin Doornbos

Caitlin Doornbos reports for Stars and Stripes out of Yokosuka Naval Base, Japan.

She’s a University of Kansas graduate who previously covered crime and breaking news for the Orlando Sentinel. Her reporting helped the Sentinel become a Pulitzer Prize finalist in breaking news for its coverage of the mass shooting at Pulse nightclub.

Email: doornbos.caitlin@stripes.com


State Department applauds Germany’s plan to patrol the South China Sea this year, report says

The German Ministry of Defense on Twitter early Friday announced its plan to send a frigate through the contentious sea for the first time since 2002.

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Navy sends another guided-missile destroyer through contentious Taiwan Strait

The USS Curtis Wilbur sailed through the Taiwan Strait on Wednesday, the second time this month the Navy has sent a warship through the contentious waterway.


Sailors must reaffirm their oaths during stand-downs to address extremism in the military

The Navy will require its sailors to reaffirm their oaths to the Constitution during daylong unit stand-downs ordered by the defense secretary to address extremism, including white supremacy.


Yokosuka Middle School student dies; investigation underway

Naval Criminal Investigative Service is working with Japanese police to investigate the death of a Navy civilian's child.


Justice Department charges Japanese contractors in Navy wastewater dumping scheme

Three Japanese contractors were indicted by a federal grand jury Tuesday on charges they defrauded the Navy in a 13-year scheme to illegally dump untreated ship wastewater they were hired to decontaminate, according to the U.S. Justice Department.


Coronavirus revisits USS Theodore Roosevelt aircraft carrier nearly a year after outbreak

Three sailors aboard the USS Theodore Roosevelt have tested positive for coronavirus, the Navy said Tuesday.


Coast Guard receives newest fast-response cutter that will be homeported in Guam

The 154-foot Sentinel-class cutter Frederick Hatch will be homeported in Guam this summer, joining its sister ships Myrtle Hazard and Oliver Henry, which arrived on the island late last year.