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USS George Washington destined for Japan to replace USS Ronald Reagan, report says

Stars and Stripes 03 Mar 2023
YOKOSUKA NAVAL BASE, Japan — The aircraft carrier USS George Washington is expected in two years to return to Japan, its base of operations until eight years ago when it was replaced by the USS Ronald Reagan, according to a Japanese news agency ... at Yokosuka from 2008 to 2015.

Pentagon officials to visit major US bases in Japan to discuss civilian health care

Stars and Stripes 23 Jan 2023
YOKOSUKA NAVAL BASE, Japan — Two Pentagon officials will visit two of the largest U.S ... Gilbert Cisneros Jr., undersecretary of defense for personnel and readiness, and Seileen Mullen, acting assistant secretary of defense for health affairs, will host town hall meetings at Yokota Air Base on Monday and at Yokosuka Naval Base the following day, Jan.

Japanese officials survey US Navy bases for PFAS remediation

Stars and Stripes 20 Dec 2022
The September incident led to the discharge of water contaminated with fire extinguishing foam, according to the news release ... 29, according to a Yokosuka city news release that day ... Navy and the South Kanto Defense Bureau in May discovered PFAS in wastewater from Yokosuka Naval Base.

US naval base in Japan installs wastewater filters to fight high levels of ‘forever chemicals’

Stars and Stripes 01 Nov 2022
YOKOSUKA NAVAL BASE, JapanThe U.S ... 29 found PFOA in concentrations of 12,900 parts per trillion in industrial wastewater, 258 times higher than the 50 parts per trillion limit imposed by the Japanese government, according to a Thursday news release from Yokosuka city.

Aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan departs Japan for second leg of regional patrol

Stars and Stripes 12 Sep 2022
YOKOSUKA NAVAL BASE, Japan — The aircraft carrier ... The Ronald Reagan's departure came three weeks after the carrier and its strike group returned to Yokosuka for maintenance and resupply, the ship’s staff said in a Monday news release ... Fred Goldhammer, said in the news release.

Navy confirmed toxins in wastewater at base in Japan

Stars and Stripes 05 Jul 2022
YOKOSUKA NAVAL BASE, Japan - Reports of an “unusual foam” led to the discovery in May of two toxins at a wastewater treatment facility on the base, Naval Forces Japan said Tuesday ... The naval base’s treatment plant likely discharged the contaminated water into the Port of Yokosuka, according to a Yokosuka city news release Friday.

Unmanned aircraft fills air support role aboard Navy destroyer based in Japan

Stars and Stripes 29 Apr 2022
YOKOSUKA NAVAL BASE, JapanThe U.S ... The Aerosonde Small Unmanned Aircraft System, property of defense contractor Textron, Inc., successfully completed its first flight on April 4 from the deck of the guided-missile destroyer USS Higgins, according to a company news release that day.

More mask mandates fall at US bases in Japan as COVID-19 cases decline

Stars and Stripes 15 Mar 2022
Misawa Air Base in northeastern Japan, Sasebo Naval Base on the southern island of Kyushu, and Yokosuka Naval Base, the homeport of the U.S ... Yokosuka, for example, requires masks at child and youth programs ... Separately, the air station in two news releases this week reported 33 new cases between Friday and Monday.

COVID-19 holds steady in Tokyo and at US military bases across Japan

Stars and Stripes 03 Mar 2022
Stars and Stripes is making stories on the coronavirus pandemic available free of charge. See more stories here. Sign up for our daily coronavirus newsletter here ... 22 ... The air station reported 20 new cases for roughly the same period, and another 11 on Wednesday, the following day, according to news releases from the base. Yokosuka Naval Base, the U.S ... .

New COVID-19 case numbers edge up in Tokyo amid overall decline across Japan

Stars and Stripes 28 Feb 2022
Tokyo confirmed another 9,632 infections on Monday, according to NHK and metro data ... 8. U.S ... 18 ... On Monday, the air station reported 17 individuals tested positive for the coronavirus respiratory disease between Friday and Sunday, according to a news release. Yokosuka Naval Base, the 7th Fleet’s homeport south of Tokyo, reported 13, according to USFJ ... .

US destroyer makes Navy’s second trip through Taiwan Strait this year 

Stars and Stripes 26 Feb 2022
YOKOSUKA NAVAL BASE, JapanChina denounced as “provocative” a U.S ... The guided-missile destroyer USS Ralph Johnson, homeported at Yokosuka, steamed through the contested waterway on Saturday, according to a news release that day from the 7th Fleet ... Taiwan’s Military News Agency.

Omicron wave slows in Tokyo as COVID-19 cancels another US-Japan friendship festival

Stars and Stripes 15 Feb 2022
The air station, where a COVID-19 surge escalated to more than 1,000 cases in December and January, reported nine new infections on Tuesday, according to a base news release. Yokosuka Naval Base, where the 7th Fleet is based, accounted for 35 new cases Tuesday, followed by the ...

Tokyo’s coronavirus surge continues as US military begins a third week under lockdown

Stars and Stripes 24 Jan 2022
Americans in Japan with the U.S ... Forces Japan on Friday ... A 10 a.m. to 6 p.m ... 24, 2022 ... On Friday, 13 people at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni in Yamaguchi prefecture tested positive, according to base news release ... Yokosuka Naval Base on its Facebook page said the base post office was closed Saturday because a staff member tested positive for COVID-19.

USS Shiloh returns to Japan after wide-ranging six months at sea

Stars and Stripes 23 Nov 2021
YOKOSUKA NAVAL BASE, Japan – The guided-missile cruiser USS Shiloh steamed into Tokyo Bay recently, ending a six-month deployment that took the ship from Japan to the Middle East and back. Setting out as one of the primary escorts for the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan, the Shiloh left Yokosuka in late spring, the U.S.

Navy sends another warship through Taiwan Strait, nearing a dozen transits this year

Stars and Stripes 23 Nov 2021
A U.S. Navy destroyer passed through the Taiwan Strait on Tuesday, marking at least the 11th trip through the contested waterway by an American warship this year. The USS Milius, homeported at Yokosuka Naval Base, Japan, made the transit on Tuesday, according to a news release that day from the 7th Fleet ... 14-15 ... 18 ... .

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