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Coronavirus quarantine awaits hundreds of Pacific Pathways soldiers heading home to Hawaii

“The redeployment of our soldiers will be done in the same thoughtful manner we have implemented for all of our soldiers returning throughout this crisis,” said Maj. Gen. James Jarrard.

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Chinese military expert advocates using lasers to paralyze US warships in South China Sea

Chinese military expert Song Zhongping said that the use of electromagnetic weapons, such as low-energy laser devices, could “send a strong warning” by temporarily paralyzing weapon and control systems on U.S. ships — all done “without visible conflict.”


Civilian worker at Army medical center is Hawaii’s first military-related coronavirus case

The civilian employee, who was not identified, had recently traveled to New York and began developing symptoms after returning to Oahu, the Army said in a statement Thursday.


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‘Unknown’ no more: USS Oklahoma sailor laid to rest with full honors in Hawaii

The remains of Seaman 2nd Class Hubert P. Hall had once been among the estimated 388 individuals buried in graves of the unknown at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific — all taken from the USS Oklahoma after it was destroyed during the surprise attack on Pearl Harbor.


Marine Corps fires head of medical training battalion over ‘loss of trust’

The commander of a Marine Corps medical training battalion at Camp Pendleton, Calif., was relieved Monday.


Inherent Resolve soldier isolated in Middle East after possible exposure to COVID-19

The soldier’s isolation came as a “precautionary measure,” Navy Capt. Bill Urban, a spokesman for U.S. Central Command, said in a statement.


23 US soldiers quarantined after possible coronavirus infection in Norway

Almost two dozen U.S. soldiers in Norway for a large-scale exercise are in quarantine isolation after possibly encountering a Norwegian service member who tested positive for the coronavirus, the Marine Corps said Friday.


USS Theodore Roosevelt arrives in Vietnam, becoming second US carrier to visit since the 1970s

Vietnam has been “quite vocal and supportive” of U.S. freedom-of-navigation operations near islands claimed by China in the South China Sea, said Adm. Phil Davidson, commander of U.S. Indo-Pacific Command.


Taller, heavier female soldiers out-perform leaner counterparts of same sex in power tasks, study finds

Female Army trainees and female soldiers who are taller and heavier performed tasks such as carrying sandbags better than their more compact counterparts of the same sex, suggesting that the Army should consider amending its physical standards for women, a study found.


Gunship crew cited for heroism in fending off Islamic State attack during Afghanistan medevac

Crew members of a U.S. gunship that kept Islamic State fighters at bay during a medical evacuation in Afghanistan last spring were awarded medals Monday, including two Distinguished Flying Crosses with a designation for “exceptionally meritorious” actions in combat.


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Searchers find debris from three US bombers shot down in Micronesia during WWII

Searchers with the nonprofit Project Recover discovered and identified the three U.S. aircraft lost during a February 1944 blitz against Japanese forces during a series of expeditions and analyses from October to December.