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Angelita Angeles, owner of the M/Y Sakura, inspects her boat in Puerto Princesa, Philippines. Dive operators such as Angeles worry the USS Guardian grounding could dampen tourism at the famous Tubbataha reef. Travis J. Tritten/Stars and Stripes

Navy ship's grounding in Philippines could hurt tourism

PUERTO PRINCESA, Philippines — Visitors to this rural province are greeted at the airport by a towering image of the Tubbataha Reef teeming with...

Seaman Casey Perrow paints the side of the aircraft carrier USS George Washington in December. The ship and its strike group could be the only crisis-ready carrier group in the Navy by October if automatic spending cuts set to be triggered in March aren't canceled, according to Navy documents. The Yokosuka, Japan-based carrier is scheduled for a six-month maintenance period, beginning in about a week.   Brian Abel/U.S. Navy

If cuts take effect, GW may be only carrier ready to respond to a crisis

YOKOSUKA NAVAL BASE, Japan — The USS George Washington may be the Navy’s only aircraft carrier that will be ready to respond to a crisis later...

Volunteers needed for 5K event!

Youth for Youth is in dire need of adult volunteers for the 5K marathon on Feb. 9 and also for the pre-race registration tables on Feb. 8.

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A soothing punch for the broken-hearted

February is here, but for some love is no longer in the air. Life is moving along, and suddenly one of my friends sends me an email: “What’s the...

Love is all you need

Valentine’s Day is a strange kind of holiday. It does not exist as a matter of law like a federal holiday, and there is no day off from work or...

South Korean observers join Cope North for first time

YOKOTA AIR BASE, Japan — South Korean Air Force personnel are in Guam observing the Cope North exercise for the first time, a significant...

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Officials reject Navy assessment of USS Guardian damage to reef

SASEBO NAVAL BASE, Japan — The Navy’s assessment of damage sustained by a protected reef off the Philippines when the USS Guardian ran aground...

The Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS San Francisco is moored at Fleet Activities Yokosuka in January 2013 during a deployment to the western Pacific region. David Mercil/Courtesy U.S. Navy

US sub, cruiser arrive in South Korea

SEOUL -- A U.S. Navy nuclear-powered submarine and Aegis-equipped cruiser have arrived in South Korea in what appears to be a show of force...

Japanaese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe makes his policy speech at the Diet on in this September 2007 file photo.  Yomiuri Shimbun/MCT

Prime Minister Abe to tackle US-Japan military relations

TOKYO — When Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe visits Washington next month, he will likely be greeted with the warm tones of diplomacy due a...

US and South Korea monitoring for third nuke test by North

SEOUL — South Korea and the U.S. are watching for signs of a third nuclear test in North Korea.

“This test could happen at any time...

Workshop for artists and cultural producers scheduled

The Guam Council on the Arts and Humanities (CAHA), a division of the Department of Chamorro Affairs, in collaboration with the Guam Preservation...

The USS Guardian sits aground on the Tubbataha Reef in the Philippines, Jan. 22, 2013. The Navy announced that the minesweeper will require sectional dismantling to remove it from the World Heritage Site. Geoffrey Trudell/U.S. Navy, Flickr

Minesweeper to be cut up for removal from Philippine reef

SASEBO NAVAL BASE, Japan — The Navy minesweeper that got stuck on a reef off the coast of the Philippines will have to be dismantled and removed...

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