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Rear Adm. Fenton Takes Command Of Naval Forces Japan; Rear Adm. Carter Heads To PACFLT

Rear Adm. Fenton Takes Command Of Naval Forces Japan; Rear Adm. Carter Heads To PACFLT

Capt. Gregory J. Fenton, commanding officer of the aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73), left, receives a gift from Young Dae Lee, Rep. of Korea Ministry of National Defense deputy minister for force and resource management, during a tour of the ship on April 23, 2013.US Navy photo.

Rear Adm. Gregory Fenton took command of U.S. Naval Forces Japan and Navy Region Japan in a change of command ceremony today in Yokosuka, Japan. Read More

Navy: Off-Duty Military Crimes Raising Political Tensions With Japan

Navy: Off-Duty Military Crimes Raising Political Tensions With Japan

Okinawa Area Coordinator and Commanding General for III Marine Expeditionary Force Lt. Gen. Lawrence Nicholson holds a moment of silence as he announces a 30-day period of unity and mourning for all U.S. military and Status of Forces Agreement personnel on Okinawa, at a press conference on Camp Foster, Okinawa, Japan, May 28, 2016. US Marine Corps photo.

Okinawa Area Coordinator and Commanding General for III Marine Expeditionary Force Lt. Gen. Lawrence Nicholson holds a moment of silence as he announces a 30-day period of unity and mourning for all U.S. military and Status of Forces Agreement personnel on Okinawa, at a press conference on Camp Foster, Okinawa, Japan, May 28, 2016. US Marine Corps photo.

This post has been updated to clarify the location of recent DUI arrests among sailors in Japan. They have occurred throughout the country, not just in Okinawa.

Continued alcohol-related crimes by U.S. service members stationed in Japan – despite protests from Japanese officials, up to a prime minster-to-president conversation two weeks ago – puts at risk the military’s ability to conduct its mission in the Pacific and collaborate with their Japanese counterparts effectively, U.S. military personnel told USNI News. Read More