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Almost Overnight, New Ships Make U.S. Coast Guard A Big Geopolitical Player

After years of teething, the National Security Cutter is finally realizing expectations. Los Angeles Times via Getty Images Earlier this month, the Coast Guard’s first Legend class national security cutter, the USCGC Bertholf (WMSL 750), stopped in San Diego for a quick visit before returning home to Alameda, California on March 15. The crew, with the end of a [...]

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U.S. Coast Guard Seeks Builders For Big New Cutters

The Heritage class Offshore Patrol Cutter. U.S. Coast Guard After a shaky start, the U.S. Coast Guard is accelerating the pace of its highest acquisition priority, the Heritage class Offshore Patrol Cutter program. Today, the U.S. Coast Guard is soliciting multi-billion-dollar proposals from any American shipyard interested in building up to eleven mid-sized, 4,000-ton Offshore Patrol Cutters. [...]

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Liberia: Captain George S. Jones Retires from US Marines Corps

Captain George S. Jones enlisted into the United States Marine Corps in February of 1998 through the delay entry program.  In May 1998, he entered Recruit Training at Marine Corps  Recruit Depot, Parris Island, South Carolina. Upon completion of recruit training in August of 1998, Private First Class Jones                                received orders to Infantry Training [...]

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The Third Option

MCAS BEAUFORT, S.C. — When young men and women sign a four to five-year active duty Marine Corps contract, they take an oath that ensures they understand the magnitude of their commitment. However, they may not realize that they’ll have to make another difficult decision when they near the end of their obligated service. Many [...]

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Local US Marine celebrates 100th birthday

SALINAS, Calif. — He’s been around long enough to serve in World War II and in Korea, and on Sunday this local Marine celebrated his 100th birthday. It was a surprise birthday celebration for U.S. Marine Lt. Col. Robert Boeddiker. He was joined by family and friends as well as the color guard from the [...]

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Identity Politics and Critical Race Theory Have No Place in U.S. Military

Sen. Tom Cotton, rightly angered that the Department of Defense is moving to indoctrinate U.S. military personnel in divisive critical race theory, has introduced a bill that would forbid it. Like colleagues in the House who sent letters to Adm. Mike Gilday, the chief of naval operations, expressing severe disapproval of the Navy’s decision to include books on critical race theory and [...]

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Pentagon says Suez Canal traffic impacted US military vessel movement

The traffic caused by the massive container ship getting stuck in the Suez Canal will impact the movement of US military vessels, the Pentagon said in a statement. Toward the end of the Ever Given’s seven-day stint blocking the canal — which caused delays for over 365 ships carrying an array of goods — a [...]

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US military on Okinawa tightens coronavirus restrictions as case numbers increase

Stars and Stripes is making stories on the coronavirus pandemic available free of charge. See more staff and wire stories here. Sign up for our daily coronavirus newsletter here. Please support our journalism with a subscription. TOKYO – A cluster of new coronavirus cases the past week at bases on Okinawa prompted the U.S. military on Tuesday [...]

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Watch: US Navy members sing Rahman’s ‘Yeh jo des hai tera’, the composer, actor react

Members of the US Navy sang a Bollywood song at a dinner event of the US Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Michael M Gilday and India’s Ambassador to the US Taranjit Singh Sandhu. The clip, which has gone viral on social media, was shared by Sandhu along with a caption that read, “This is a [...]

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Navy Flag Officer Assignments – USNI News

The following is the March 29, 2021 announcement from the Department of Defense and the U.S. Navy on flag officer assignments for the service. The acting secretary of the Navy and chief of naval operations announced today the following assignments: Rear Adm. Blake L. Converse will be assigned as deputy commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet, Pearl [...]

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