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Retired Air Force general assumes top US diplomatic seat in Asia

As U.S. assistant secretary of state for Asian and Pacific affairs, Retired Air Force Brig. Gen. David Stilwell will guide diplomatic operations in the region, which remains a hotbed of activity thanks to China and North Korea.

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Navy raises traditional blue-and-white flags once again as it commemorates Battle of Midway

During a ceremony commemorating the battle aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Chung-Hoon at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, the 50-star Union Jack was hoisted for the first time since 2002, when it had been replaced by the First Navy Jack in response to the 9/11 attacks.

Army identifies Hawaii drowning victim as 21-year-old field artilleryman

The Army has identified the soldier who drowned in Hawaii on Friday as Pvt. Saije Anthony Daniel, 21, who was originally from Richmond, Va.

Beachgoer discovers body of soldier who drowned Friday in Hawaii

The body of a soldier stationed at Schofield Barracks who went missing while swimming Friday was discovered by a beachgoer early Sunday morning on Oahu’s windward side.

USS Chung-Hoon returns to Hawaii after seven-month deployment

The guided-missile destroyer USS Chung-Hoon returned to port in Pearl Harbor on Friday after a seven-month deployment that covered 54,000 nautical miles and included a freedom-of-navigation operation in the South China Sea.

Navy looking at future of carrier catapult system belittled by Trump

The Navy will “continue to work” with President Donald Trump regarding his repeated calls to abandon a catapult system being developed for Gerald R. Ford-class carriers, the Navy’s highest-ranking officer said Tuesday.

Army leveraging virtual-reality market for plug-and-play battle simulation

“What I think we’re going to do with the Synthetic Training Environment right now is the most revolutionary thing since developing our live training environment at our combat training centers,” Maj. Gen. Maria Gervais said during a panel she chaired at the Land Forces Pacific Symposium in Honolulu.

Readiness in S. Korea unfazed by end of large-scale drills, USFK commander says

Combined training and readiness have not flagged in South Korea despite suspension of large-scale exercises last year, the commander of U.S. Forces Korea said Wednesday.

Annual land force symposium in Hawaii shifts focus to competition with China

Democratic nations must consider giving their militaries greater authority in intervening in “gray zone” conflicts with adversaries such as China and Russia, a top Army official said Tuesday.

West Loch disaster still holds its secrets 75 years after ‘second Pearl Harbor’

Seventy-five years ago, on May 21, 1944, a massive chain of explosions aboard ships berthed at West Loch in Pearl Harbor left hundreds of servicemembers and civilian workers dead or injured.

VA to pay disabled Army veteran long-overdue $40K in benefits

Ronald Choplinsky, 71, was facing a sheriff’s sale due to unpaid real estate taxes on commercial property he owns in Philadelphia.