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Mid-ocean birthday celebration breaks out aboard USS Ronald Reagan

Stars and Stripes 31 Jul 2023
The USS George Washington, the carrier the Ronald Reagan replaced in 2015, is expected to return to Yokosuka after six years of maintenance and midlife nuclear refueling at Huntington IngallsNewport News Shipbuilding in Virginia.

EDITORIAL: United against China’s expansionism

Taipei Times 23 Jun 2023
This was demonstrated on Thursday when Italian patrol vessel the ITS Francesco Morosini made a stop at a US naval base in Yokosuka, Japan. Italian news site Le Formiche reported on the visit, calling it a demonstration of Rome’s commitment to the Indo-Pacific region, and its intention to maintain the “status quo” in the Taiwan Strait ... .

US Coast Guard transits Taiwan Strait

Taipei Times 22 Jun 2023
Separately, Italian patrol vessel Francesco Morosini yesterday made a stop at a US naval base in Yokosuka, Japan, in a display of Italian commitment to the Indo-Pacific region, Italian news site Le Formiche reported ... In related news, American Institute in Taiwan Chair Laura ...

U.S. Navy Destroyer Sunk in WWII Discovered Off Japanese Coast

NBC Bay Area 25 May 2023
... that a minute later it was “at the waterline by a Yokosuka MXY-7 Ohka.”. For more on this story, go to NBC News. Get a weekly recap of the latest San Francisco Bay Area housing news.

US aircraft carrier arrives in NATO-member Norway

Stars and Stripes 24 May 2023
COPENHAGEN, DenmarkA U.S ... The nuclear-powered ship USS General Ford entered the Oslo fjord escorted by an armed escort boat ... The crew of the aircraft carrier USS Gerald R ... After 6-year overhaul, USS George Washington departs Newport News shipyard for sea trials USS Ronald Reagan departs Yokosuka for what may be its final patrol before carrier swap.

USS Ronald Reagan departs Yokosuka for what may be its final patrol before carrier swap

Stars and Stripes 23 May 2023
YOKOSUKA NAVAL BASE, JapanStrong winds and rough seas greeted the USS Ronald Reagan as it left the home of the U.S ... Despite the foul weather, around 40 people gathered alongside Yokosuka’s northern shoreline to watch the aircraft carrier steam into Tokyo Bay ... Yokosuka over the ...

As Japan’s population drops, one city is turning to ChatGPT to help run the government

CNN 21 Apr 2023
Yokosuka City, in Japan’s central Kanagawa prefecture, announced this week that it will begin using ChatGPT to help with administrative tasks ... But at least in Yokosuka, government leaders are focusing on the positive – with the news release saying it has high expectations for the roll-out.

First Italian Warship to Dock at Japanese Port in June - Italian Foreign Minister

Urdu Point 18 Apr 2023
TOKYO (UrduPoint News / Sputnik - 18th April, 2023) ... "The goal is to strengthen Italy's presence (in the Indo-Pacific) and at the same time to showcase the importance of free navigation," Tajani told Japanese news agency Kyodo.

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.

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