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MEDITERRANEAN SEA (Sept. 18, 2018) - Ensign Paris Smith stands watch in the pilot house aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Carney (DDG 64), Sept. 18, 2018. Carney, forward-deployed to Rota, Spain, is on its fifth patrol in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations in support of regional allies and partners as well as U.S. national security interests in Europe and Africa. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Ryan U. Kledzik/Released)

Navy announces updates to Uniform Policies

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September 24, 2018
WASHINGTON (NNS) -- Navy announced updates to uniform policy, grooming standards and the launch of a uniform working group in NAVADMIN 233/18, Sept. 21. Highlights of the changes...
South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un hold their hands together after watching the mass games performance of "The Glorious Country" at May Day Stadium in Pyongyang, North Korea, Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018.  PYONGYANG PRESS CORPS POOL VIA AP
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Korean military pact seeks to ease border tensions despite lack of nuclear progress

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September 24, 2018
SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea wasn’t at the table when military commanders from the U.S.-led United Nations Command and the joint Chinese-North Korean forces signed the 1953...
U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class William Collins III

Submarine Group 7 participates in Exercise Valiant Shield

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September 24, 2018
FLEET ACTIVITIES YOKOSUKA, Japan – When Valiant Shield 2018 (VS-18) kicked off Sept. 16 in waters in and around Guam, submarines assigned to Commander, Submarine Group 7 (CSG 7)...
Crewmembers replace a dayboard in Rota West Harbor, Sept. 12. Rota West Harbor is the port of entry for all commercial goods and relief supplies into Rota. The only aid to navigation for entering the harbor is the range marker that allows vessel operators to determine where the channel to enter the port lies. Courtesy photo, U.S. Coast Guard

U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Sequoia: Recovery after Typhoon Mangkhut

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September 24, 2018
Typhoon Mangkhut left hundreds homeless, caused widespread outages, flooded areas, knocked down power lines and trees, and canceled dozens of flights.
Members of Electronic Support Detachment Guam repair a generator at the Mt. Alutom radio site on Guam following Typhoon Mangkhut Sept. 15, 2018. The generator is a back up power system for the Rescue 21 radio site. (U.S. Coast Guard photo/Released)

Communication and connectivity following Mangkhut: A Rescue 21 story

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September 24, 2018
Communications are vital to survival. Never more so than when you call for help on VHF Channel 16 the international hailing and distress frequency.
A soldier from the 10th Mountain Division fires an M4 rifle during team live-fire training on a range in Djibouti, June 23, 2018. The U.S. Army Tank-automotive and Armaments Command has found a fix for a glitch in the M4/M4A1 assault rifles, which causes the weapon to unintentionally fire. (HALEY D. PHILLIPS/U.S. AIR FORCE)
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Army finds fix for glitch that caused M4 rifles to fire unintentionally

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September 22, 2018
The U.S. Army has found a fix for a glitch in the M4 and M4A1 assault rifles that causes the weapons to unintentionally fire, officials said Friday.