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Pearl Harbor dry dock, attacked by Japanese bombers in 1941, marks 100-year milestone

Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard’s Dry Dock 1, which began operation in 1919 with its flooding, was given a Hawaiian blessing during a Wednesday ceremony and named Keaoonamano, which translates to “The Realm of the Sharks.”

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Babysitter charged with manslaughter after 7-month-old died in her care at Army housing

The autopsy report found the baby's death was caused by a lethal amount of an over-the-counter antihistamine in her bloodstream — roughly double the amount that has proven fatal in other infant deaths.


Remains of 22 servicemembers killed 76 years ago in Battle of Tarawa return to US soil

The 76-hour Battle of Tarawa cost the lives of about 1,000 U.S. Marines and sailors, many of whom were buried where they fell. Efforts to exhume the graves and identify remains were hampered due to incomplete record keeping and by the alterations to the cemeteries shortly after the battle.


Sand flies carry a parasitic disease to Mideast-based US troops. Soldiers in Honduras aim to find out how to stop it.

Joint Task Force-Bravo’s medical unit, based at Soto Cano Air Base, Honduras, recently conducted a medical field investigation into the outbreak of leishmaniasis — a parasitic disease that has long plagued U.S. troops in Afghanistan and Iraq.


Police now investigating death at unlicensed day care in Hawaii Army housing area as a homicide

Seven-month-old Abigail Lobisch died in February while being cared for by a military spouse at an unlicensed day care at the Army-managed Aliamanu Military Reservation.


Army drone crashes in Hawaii mountain range during training flight

The Army says a RQ-7 Shadow Tactical unmanned aircraft system operated by the 25th Infantry Division crashed at about 3:30 p.m. near an Army base in central Oahu.


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New think tank with funding from Koch and Soros aims to shift US foreign policy away from ‘penchant for war’

George Soros’ Open Society Foundations and the Charles Koch Institute are each contributing about a half-million dollars to launch the Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft in November in Washington, D.C.


Investigation into infant’s death at unlicensed day care in Army housing enters fifth month

More than four months have passed since 7-month-old Abigail Lobisch died at an unlicensed day care in an Army-managed housing complex, but issues surrounding military families' use of so-called "black market" child care remain unresolved.


Stryker Brigade soldier discovered dead in his Alaska barracks

The death of Spc. Charles Michael Bodey follows the deaths of at least three other soldiers in their living quarters in Alaska in the past year.


Navy to christen destroyer named for late Hawaii senator, Medal of Honor recipient

The future USS Daniel Inouye will be christened during a ceremony Saturday in Bath, Maine, where the ship was constructed, according to a statement from the Navy.


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.