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  1. Cape Hatteras Lighthouse could get a new LED lightRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 7, 2015 | Stars and Stripes

    Two metal drums on each end of a platform began to turn and the bulbs inside them flashed as they do at night, beaming across the Atlantic Ocean. The demonstration went well, but the beacon atop the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse is decades old and needs constant repair.

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  2. The Black Panther Division back at Camp Blanding, 75 years later, for a final reunionRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jun 15 | Stars and Stripes

    They were 18 when they met at Camp Blanding in the spring of 1943, a couple of kids who didn't have much while growing up, who had lived through the Great Depression and now were pretty satisfied being in the Army. You had to hike a lot and take orders, but you got three meals and some pay - that seemed more than a square deal.

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  3. Man attempting to row across Atlantic rescued in open oceanRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jun 15 | Stars and Stripes

    A Scottish man seeking to cross the Atlantic Ocean alone in a rowboat has abandoned his 3,400 miles quest after being rescued some 500 miles off Massachusetts. The Coast Guard's Boston office says Niall Macdonald triggered his emergency radiobeacon at around 12:30 a.m. Friday after his specialized ocean rower started taking on water during rough seas.

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  4. Death of Anne Donovan, legendary women's basketball star and coach, stuns sports worldRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 14 | Stars and Stripes

    The world of women's basketball was stunned Wednesday by the death of one its legends, Hall of Famer Anne Donovan, who died of heart failure at the age of 56, her family said in a statement. "While it is extremely difficult to express how devastating it is to lose Anne, our family remains so very grateful to have been blessed with such a wonderful human being," the statement said.

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  5. 'Glaring deficiencies' and 'decision paralysis': Navy finds...Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 7 | Stars and Stripes

    Nearly 84 percent of Navy first-tour junior deck officers randomly tested were not competent to drive their ships without raising concerns, particularly when "immediate action" was required "to avoid collision," according to findings the Navy released Wednesday. Instead, many of the 164 junior officers who were qualified to be officer of the deck were not able to demonstrate "critical thinking and decision-making skills" when facing dangerous situations, the Navy review of seamanship and ship-handling skills found.

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  6. NATO trumpets resolve over Russia, plays down divisionsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 7 | Stars and Stripes

    NATO defense ministers met Thursday in a fresh show of resolve against Russia and played down a series of festering trans-Atlantic disputes that threaten to undermine unity across the 29-nation military alliance. At a meeting in Brussels, the ministers unveiled a new plan to reinforce their presence in any European crisis with the deployment of 30 troop battalions, 30 squadrons of aircraft and 30 warships within 30 days.

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  7. Sailor wins again at Japan's grueling Iron Dog competition, which...Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jun 4 | Stars and Stripes

    A Yokosuka master-at-arms has won U.S. Forces Japan's Iron Dog competition for the second year in a row. Chief Petty Officer Ashly Lester and her dog, Ttibor, recently competed against 17 other working-dog teams from across all services in the U.S. military and Japan Self-Defense Forces, the Navy announced Friday.

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  8. Change of command set for May 30 at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-HickamRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday May 26 | Stars and Stripes

    The U.S. Pacific Command is holding a ceremony May 30 at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam as Adm. Phil Davidson relieves Adm.

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  9. In US House race, former Navy commander targets former SEALRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 24 | Stars and Stripes

    Political battle lines are forming in Virginia where a woman who once led a combat-ready unit of 400 sailors wants to capture a Republican congressional seat held by a former Navy SEAL. National Democrats are backing former Navy commander Elaine Luria in her quest to claim the 2nd District on Virginia's coast - home to the world's largest Navy base.

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  10. 'Fat Leonard' is ailing and the feds are keeping his whereabouts a secretRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday May 22 | Stars and Stripes

    Leonard Glenn Francis, the central player in the worst corruption scandal in Navy history, was scheduled to testify for the first time next week about his crooked dealings with dozens of Navy officers. The Navy subpoenaed the 350-pound defense contractor as the star witness at a military trial in Norfolk, Virginia, for a commander accused of graft.

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  11. Norfolk training: 'No ship is worth the life of a firefighter'Read the original story w/Photo

    May 18, 2018 | Stars and Stripes

    Fighting fires is among the most dangerous of professions. The Federal Emergency Management Agency reports that 93 firefighters lost their lives last year and 38 have been killed in the line of duty in 2018.

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  12. Hansen stays perfect in military football playRead the original story w/Photo

    May 5, 2018 | Stars and Stripes

    Aaron Walker, Mark Gregory and Tim Rupnicki combined for five rushing touchdowns and the defense returned a fumble for a TD as the Hansen Outlaws completed an unbeaten U.S. Forces Japan-American Football League regular season by routing Ryukyu University 40-8 on Saturday. Meanwhile, coach Jermaine Baker suited up at quarterback for the Okinawa Dragons and accounted for three touchdowns, leading the league runner-ups to a 32-0 shutout of the last-place Kinser Kings.

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  13. Kennedy carrier savings on track, Newport News shipyard president saysRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 9, 2014 | Stars and Stripes

    Newport News Shipbuilding is on track toward building the aircraft carrier John F. Kennedy with 18-20 percent fewer working hours than its predecessor, the shipyard's president said Tuesday - a savings that would be unprecedented in carrier construction. Jennifer Boykin, attending her first Sea-Air-Space Exposition as shipyard president, said the Kennedy is 75 percent structurally complete and should get its first section of flight deck later this month.

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  14. Years after son was beheaded in Iraq, dad still seeks peaceRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 31, 2018 | Stars and Stripes

    On what would have been Nick Berg's 40th birthday, his father will be where he's been nearly every April 2 since his son was beheaded in Iraq: Lake Drummond. It's a spot Nick always would talk about wanting to visit before he was captured by Islamic militants in 2004 and killed on videotape by a group of five masked men.

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  15. Navy didn't do new autopsy of former White House deputy counsel Vince FosterRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 29, 2018 | Stars and Stripes

    No new autopsy was performed on former White House deputy counsel Vince Foster at a U.S. Navy hospital in Virginia, despite the claim of an online story that experts there found evidence of a homicide. The story from usapoliticstoday claimed Foster's body was exhumed and examined at "the Naval Hospital in Norfolk, Virginia."

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  16. USS Wasp departs Sasebo for first patrol since arriving in JapanRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 3, 2018 | Stars and Stripes

    The USS Wasp has left Sasebo Naval Base for the first time since arriving at its new homeport in Japan earlier this year. The amphibious assault ship - which some have dubbed a miniature aircraft carrier because of upgrades that allow it to host the next-generation F-35B Lightning II stealth fighter - steamed away Saturday and was scheduled to undergo a "ready-for-sea assessment" before heading out on a routine patrol of the region.

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  17. Navy falls behind on maintenance of its ships, deploymentsRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 27, 2014 | Stars and Stripes

    The aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower passes over the Hampton Roads Bridge Tunnel as the ship returns from deployment to Naval Station Norfolk, Va., in July 2013. The Navy announced in October, 2014, that after more than a year in the shipyard, the Eisenhower wouldn't be ready to return to the fleet and wouldn't deploy next fall, as planned.

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  18. The Navy's cutting-edge method of launching aircraft faces reliability issuesRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 25, 2018 | Stars and Stripes

    For more than 60 years, the U.S. Navy has relied on steam power to catapult planes off the decks of aircraft carriers, leaving behind a trail of steam rising from the track. A new generation of carriers will rely on something far more technologically complex: an electromagnetic system that could launch more aircraft off the deck and at a faster rate than traditional steam methods.

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  19. Virginia Beach sailor killed in crash had "high aspirations" for a better life in AmericaRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 16, 2018 | Stars and Stripes

    VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. - The driver who died last weekend after a car crash in Spotsylvania County, Va.

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  20. Ex-sailor, already in prison for rape, gets 8 extra years for child porn convictionRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 7, 2018 | Stars and Stripes

    NORFOLK, Va. - A former Virginia Beach-based Navy chief petty officer already behind bars for raping an 11-year-old girl was sentenced Wednesday to 171 2 years in federal prison for making a video of some of the abuse.

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