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Task Force Koa Moana 20 deploys to strengthen relationships in Indo-Pacific

CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. — Task Force Koa Moana 20, comprised of U.S. Marines and Sailors from I Marine Expeditionary Force, deployed to the Indo-Pacific to conduct theater security cooperation activities in the Republic of Palau from July to September 2020. Task Force Koa Moana 20 is embarked aboard the expeditionary fast ship United States Naval [...]

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How U.S. Naval Hospital Okinawa is finding and stopping the spread of COVID-19

CAMP BUTLER, Japan — U.S. Navy health professionals and Marines have been working around the clock to effectively trace and stop the spread of COVID-19 here, keeping service members ready to support the United States’ allies and partners throughout the Indo-Pacific. U.S. Naval Hospital Okinawa has taken the lead on contact tracing with support from [...]

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US Marines to get ‘Alpha’ exoskeleton for super strength

The Marines are about to get their hands on an impressive bit of hardware: A wearable robotic exoskeleton that gives users super strength. The company delivering the unit, a defense-focused subsidiary of Sarcos Robotics developed the exoskeleton for industrial uses, including in energy and construction. EXECUTIVE GUIDE Robotics in business: Everything humans need to know An executive [...]

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‘Harassed’ by German tax offices, more US military families face financial threats

STUTTGART, Germany — German towns that house U.S. troops have expanded efforts to impose income tax penalties on some military personnel, say affected families and an attorney warning that an assignment in Germany carries growing financial risk. Service members who already pay U.S. taxes and do little more than extend their tours in some cases [...]

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Japan’s coronavirus count hits one-day record as US military cases there decline

TOKYO — A coronavirus surge in Japan set a new one-day record Wednesday of 1,000 new cases while the number of active cases among the U.S. military there has begun to fall. Japanese media reported new infections in Osaka, Aichi and Okinawa prefectures, which all set new daily totals, according to public broadcaster NHK. Osaka [...]

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Cut the bloated US military budget

The bold call by Black Lives Matter activists to defund police has profoundly reshaped the national conversation, but it is only the start of the movement’s sweeping vision for public safety. To reduce our reliance on policing and prisons, racial justice leaders are urging that resources devoted to law enforcement be used instead to address [...]

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What Happens If The U.S. Navy Can’t Fix The Fire-Damaged Assault Ship ‘Bonhomme Richard’?

An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter from Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron-3 combats a fire aboard the … [+] amphibious assault ship USS ‘Bonhomme Richard’ at Naval Base San Diego on July 14. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communications Specialist 3rd Class Jason Waite A fire broke out on the U.S. Navy assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard [...]

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Navy’s First Operational F-35C Squadron Fires Missiles As It Preps For Inaugural Cruise

A WSEP can be tailored for air-to-air firings, which is also known as “Combat Archer,” or air-to-ground launches, which is “Combat Hammer.” Both are designed to provide an end-to-end evaluation of the complete weapons system, including the aircraft itself, the building and loading of the missiles, and the actual firing, guidance, and ultimate lethality of [...]

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Iran fires missiles at mock U.S. Navy ship in drill, American bases go on alert

Iran launched underground ballistic missiles at a mock U.S. Navy vessel in the Strait of Hormuz on Wednesday morning, according to state TV, following a series of drills that had prompted two nearby U.S. military bases to go on heightened alert the previous day.  “Using new tactics and equipment, the IRGC Air Force demonstrated some [...]

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The Latest: US military in Japan says cases declining

___ HERE’S WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE VIRUS OUTBREAK: — Doctors who faced early pandemic onslaught swapped autopsy findings and X-rays across oceans to learn how to treat the illness — Muslim pilgrims wearing face masks and moving in small groups have begun a reshaped hajj — States resist mask rules as Midwest [...]

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