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NAVFAC Pacific awards $64 million contract for aircraft maintenance hangar on Guam

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May 18, 2018
JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM – Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Pacific awarded a $64 million firm-fixed price contract May 16 to Hensel Phelps Construction Co.
Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., attends a hearing on Oct. 3, 2017. (CARLOS BONGIOANNI/STARS AND STRIPES)
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McCain: Serving in the military, being in 'harm’s way' part of family profession

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May 19, 2018
WASHINGTON — When Adm. John Sidney “Jack” Jr. commanded U.S.
The Philippine government has ordered gas-guzzling Jeepneys to be phased out in an attempt to cut traffic congestion and pollution. (COURTESY OF PIXABAY)
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Philippines' iconic Jeepney vehicles are going electric

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May 18, 2018
The days of the Philippines’ iconic Jeepney vehicles may be numbered — at least the version familiar to American servicemembers and veterans who’ve spent time in the islands.
The Navy said it is filing at least three charges against four officers of the USS Fitzgerald, including the commanding officer, who was Cmdr. Bryce Benson at the time. A Navy investigation found that Benson left the ship's bridge before the collision. Also facing charges are two lieutenants and one lieutenant junior grade, whose names were not disclosed.  U.S. NAVY PHOTO
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Commander in Fitzgerald collision asserts innocence, attacks Navy’s claims

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May 17, 2018
WASHINGTON — Lawyers for the former USS Fitzgerald commander in charge during the ship’s deadly collision last year are firing back against a series of Navy statements that they...
The final design of the veterans identification card. (U.S. DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS)
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VA mails new veteran ID cards with Office Depot logo

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May 18, 2018
WASHINGTON — The Department of Veterans Affairs has finally mailed thousands of new, free identification cards to veterans after months of setbacks and delays.
A disc containing the personal information of about 164,000 people who registered their vehicles for access to U.S. military bases on Okinawa between 2007 and 2017 was lost in September after leaving the Joint Service Vehicle Registration Office at Camp Foster. (MATT BURKE/STARS AND STRIPES)
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Marines make changes after data of 164,000 people lost on Okinawa

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May 17, 2018
CAMP FOSTER, Okinawa — The Marine Corps has changed the way it handles personal information after a servicemember lost a disk containing the data of 164,000 people who registered...