() NEWPORT, R.I. — The U.S. Navy is proposing to install nine megawatts of wind power at the Naval Station Newport.
(The Associated Press) LAKEHURST, N.J. — History buffs will gather this week near the New Jersey coast to commemorate a major airship disaster.
JS Kongou(click to view full) The JMSDF (Japanese Maritime Self Defence Force) is working closely with the USA on missile defense activities. Air Force cooperation has also improved by leaps and bounds, allowing for much closer coordination with the USA in all aspects of operations – including missile tracking. Japanese involvement includes modification and improvements to the SM-3 long-range anti-air/ABM missile. This weapon will form the outer layer of Japan’s ABM system, deployed from its current fleet of 4 Kongo Class AEGIS destroyers, and their 2 larger Atago Class successors. …
(The Associated Press) MANILA, Philippines — Workers in the southwestern Philippines have removed the last major part of a U.S. Navy minesweeper from a protected coral reef where it ran aground in January, and the damage will be assessed to determine the fine Washington will pay, officials said Sunday.
(The Associated Press) SEOUL, South Korea — A top North Korean decision-making body issued a pointed warning Sunday, saying that nuclear weapons are “the nation’s life” and will not be traded even for “billions of dollars.”
(Staff writer) Construction projects will be put on hold. Ship movements in ports will be limited to weekdays during normal working hours. Gyms and libraries will close earlier or open later. Or both.
(Staff writer) The Coast Guard is keeping a tight lid on the specifics, but a committee tasked with creating a possible servicewide physical training test is expected to report recommendations in mid-April.
(Staff writer) A national peacemaking organization gave a big shoutout to the hospital ship Mercy for its humanitarian work over the past decade.
(El Paso (Texas) Times via AP) EL PASO, Texas — Two small dogs barked playfully and jumped up and down inside the otherwise quiet El Paso suburban home where retired Army Spc. Shoshana Johnson lives with her daughter.
(Staff writer) It’s been nearly two years since the Iraqi government signaled its desire to present U.S. troops with a military decoration recognizing their dedication during nine years of war, hardship and sacrifice, but to date just one Iraq Commitment Medal has been delivered — and it was not given to a service member.