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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


Sailor arrested aboard USS Ronald Reagan on child sexual assault charges

Fireman Apprentice Sakari D. Macrae-Hodgin, an electrician’s mate, was booked Wednesday into the Clark County Detention Center on four counts of sexual assault against a child less than 14 years old and one count of incest.

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Navy pulls plug on climate task force after Pentagon deems climate change a ‘national security issue’

Task Force Climate Change was tasked with researching methods to adapt to security challenges caused by climate change, such as rising sea levels, harsh weather and melting icecaps.


Defense Department students start new school year in wake of staffing, course cuts

Beyond the first-day excitement, DODEA’s decision to eliminate more than 300 teaching positions this school year also means reduced course offerings and larger class sizes.


USS Ronald Reagan returns to Japan after three months at sea

Three months after the USS Ronald Reagan left for a patrol of the western Pacific, the aircraft carrier and its crew of about 4,500 returned home Saturday afternoon.


Navy relieves USS McCampbell officer, the second 7th Fleet firing this week

Lt. Cmdr. Randall Clemons was relieved of duty Tuesday, the same day Capt. Tadd Gorman was removed as commander of the USS Antietam.


Okinawa-based hospital corpsman found not guilty of sexually assaulting fellow sailor

Petty Officer 3rd Class Glenn Washington was acquitted of sexual assault with bodily harm after admitting he had sex with a fellow sailor at his capsule hotel after a night of drinking in Tokyo’s Shibuya ward.


Guam-based Navy helicopter squadron rescues Chinese mariner — its 16th save this year

Just two weeks after its last rescue missing, the crew of the Guam-based Island Knights came to the aid of a Chinese mariner suffering a medical emergency at sea on Tuesday.