U.S. PACIFIC COMMAND

RPs Celebrate Rating's Birthday Aboard John C. Stennis

Story by PO3 Jacob L Greenberg on 01/17/2019 Religious program specialists (RPs) aboard the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74), celebrated their rating's 40th birthday while underway, Jan. 15. In 1979, Secretary of the Navy Edward Hidalgo established the permanent RP rating in response to the vital role
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Exercise Forest Light 19.2 Begins Early February

Story by 2LT Brett Vannier on 01/17/2019 Approximately 400 Okinawa-based U.S. Marines will partner with Japan Ground Self-Defense Force personnel to conduct the semiannual bilateral exercise Forest Light 19.2 from Feb. 4 -15, 2019 in the Aibano Maneuver Area. Marines from 2nd Battalion, 23rd Marine Regiment, forward-deployed to 3rd Marine
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Overcoming the odds: The Story of Two Families and Their Survival After Super Typhoon Yutu

Story by PO2 Kelsey Hockenberger on 01/17/2019 Dark clouds formed over the island of Tinian and rain began to fall, indicating the storm to come. Palm trees rocked as the wind caught their leaves and uprooted them from where they grew. Super Typhoon Yutu was just beginning for the island
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New Ie Shima LHD increases security in the Indo-Pacific Region

Story by LCpl Nicole Rogge on 01/16/2019 Members of the local and military communities gathered for a ribbon cutting ceremony Jan. 16 at Ie Shima Training Facility's Landing Helicopter Dock training site. The ceremony was held to commemorate the completion of the LHD training site. "The success of this project
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7th Fleet announces 2018 Sailors of the Year

Story by PO2 William McCann on 01/16/2019 YOKOSUKA, Japan (NNS) -- Commander, U.S. 7th Fleet Vice Admiral Phil Sawyer announced the 2018 Sailor of the Year during a ceremony held at the Chief Petty Officer's Club in Yokosuka, Japan Jan 17th. This year's competition featured 9 Sailors competing for the
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Elementary school helps Tripler celebrate the holidays

Story by Leanne Thomas on 12/17/2018 HONOLULU - The student council leaders from Moanalua Elementary School present touching remarks to members of the Tripler Army Medical Center command team before donating Christmas ornaments to the hospital, Dec. 14. "Every time we look up at the top of the hill, we
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