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SAIPAN, North Mariana Islands (July 11, 2017) USNS RED CLOUD (T-AKR 313) and USNS MONTFORD POINT (ESD 1) conduct skin-to-skin (S2S) operations in waters off the coast of Saipan, North Mariana Islands, July 11. The two ships connected while MONFORD POINT acted as a floating pier for a simulated offload operation. The event displayed the two ship's ability to transfer large cargo at sea. (U.S. Navy photo/RELEASED)

USNS Montford Point Concludes Skin-To-Skin Operations in Saipan

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July 26, 2017
SAIPAN (NNS) -- The expeditionary transfer dock USNS Montford Point (T-ESD 1) wrapped up a series of "skin-to-skin" operations in the vicinity of Saipan, June 22.
Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction John Sopko testifies before the Oversight and Investigations subcommittee of the House Committee on Armed Services on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday, July 25, 2017. (CARLOS BONGIOANNI/STARS AND STRIPES)
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Criminal investigation launched into $28M in US funds wasted on Afghan uniforms

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July 26, 2017
WASHINGTON — The United States has launched a criminal probe into wasteful spending on Afghan National Army uniforms that cost American taxpayers some $28 million during the last...
The U.S. Capitol. (JOE GROMELSKI/STARS AND STRIPES)

House decisively passes sanctions bill curbing Trump's power

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July 26, 2017
WASHINGTON — Eager to punish Russia for meddling in the 2016 election, the House on Tuesday overwhelmingly backed a new package of sanctions against Moscow that prohibits...
Parts of downtown Seoul, South Korea, are seen in May 2017. AARON KIDD/STARS AND STRIPES
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Servicemember charged with sexually assaulting woman in South Korea

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July 25, 2017
SEOUL, South Korea – A U.S. servicemember stationed at Osan Air Base has been charged with sexually assaulting a South Korean woman at a hotel in Seoul’s trendy Gangnam district,...
Coast Guard video of one of the rescues shows the captain in an orange life vest swimming to a man struggling to stay afloat and pulling him to an awaiting boat. (U.S. COAST GUARD)

Boat captain leaps into sea to save crew after capsizing off Alaska

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July 26, 2017
JUNEAU, Alaska — A fishing boat captain jumped into cold, choppy waters to save two of his crew members after their vessel capsized off the Alaska coast.
The court at Katterbach Kaserne, part of the United States Army Garrison Ansbach, July 24, 2017, where the trial of the U.S. vs Brian Johnston is taking place. MARTIN EGNASH/STARS AND STRIPES
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Probe into infant’s death didn’t consider previous conditions, says wife of accused soldier

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July 25, 2017
ANSBACH, Germany — Army investigators who determined that a staff sergeant murdered his child failed to look into the 2-month-old’s pre-existing medical conditions, defense...