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7 Sailors Lost on USS Fitzgerald Represent Cross Section of Americans

7 Sailors Lost on USS Fitzgerald Represent Cross Section of Americans

A photo compilation depicting the seven sailors who died during June 17, 2017 collision between a merchant ship and the guided missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald. USNI News Image

A photo compilation depicting the seven sailors who died during June 17, 2017 collision between a merchant ship and the guided missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald. USNI News Image

Seven enlisted sailors were killed in the June 17 collision between guided-missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald (DDG-62) and the Philippine-flagged merchant vessel ACX Crystal. They ranged from age 19 to 37 and come from communities across the country and overseas. The following is a compilation of media reports about the seven sailors. Read More

Navy Identifies 7 Sailors Lost in USS Fitzgerald Collision

Navy Identifies 7 Sailors Lost in USS Fitzgerald Collision

USS Fitzgerald (DDG-62) returns to Fleet Activities (FLEACT) Yokosuka following a collision with a merchant vessel while operating southwest of Yokosuka, Japan on June 17, 2017. US Navy Photo

This post was updated with identities of the seven U.S. sailors who died in the Friday collision and a statement from acting Secreatary of the Navy Sean Stackley.

The Navy has identified the seven sailors from the guided-missile destroyer who were killed following a collision with a merchant ship off the coast of Japan, a U.S. 7th Fleet announced on Sunday evening. Read More

VIDEO: Stricken Destroyer USS Fitzgerald Returns to Yokosuka; Search for 7 Missing Sailors Continues

VIDEO: Stricken Destroyer USS Fitzgerald Returns to Yokosuka; Search for 7 Missing Sailors Continues

USS Fitzgerald (DDG-62) returns to Fleet Activities (FLEACT) Yokosuka following a collision with a merchant vessel while operating southwest of Yokosuka, Japan on June 17, 2017. US Navy Photo

The guided missile destroyer struck by a merchant ship on Friday off the coast of Japan is now pier side at a U.S. naval base in Yokosuka while the search for seven missing sailors continues, a U.S. 7th Fleet spokesman told USNI News on Saturday morning. Read More

7 Sailors Missing, CO Injured After Destroyer USS Fitzgerald Collided with Philippine Merchant Ship

7 Sailors Missing, CO Injured After Destroyer USS Fitzgerald Collided with Philippine Merchant Ship

USS Fitzgerald bound for the U.S. naval base at Yokosuka, Japan following a collision with a Philippine-flagged merchant vessel. The Yomiuri Shimbun Photo

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Seven sailors are missing after a U.S. guided-missile destroyer collided with a Philippine-flagged container ship off the coast of Japan, U.S. 7th Fleet said in a Friday night statement to USNI News. Read More

'3rd Fleet Forward' One of Several Tools to Deter North Korean Aggression

‘3rd Fleet Forward’ One of Several Tools to Deter North Korean Aggression

Sailors man the rails on the flight deck of USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76), as the ship pulls into Busan, Korea on Oct, 16 2016. US Navy Photo

Sailors man the rails on the flight deck of USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76), as the ship pulls into Busan, Korea on Oct, 16 2016. US Navy Photo

SAN DIEGO, Calif. — Navy forces are preparing for a conflict on the Korean Peninsula – the most likely “fight tonight” scenario they face – by shifting U.S. 3rd Fleet forces as well as the most advanced platforms into the Western Pacific. Read More

Carl Vinson Strike Group Departs this Week for Pacific Deployment

Carl Vinson Strike Group Departs this Week for Pacific Deployment

USS Dewey (DDG-105), USS Wayne E. Meyer (DDG-108), USS Carl Vinson (CVN-70), USS OÕKane (DDG-77) and USS Sterett (DDG-104) participate in a show of force transit training exercise on Nov. 4, 2016. US Navy Photo

USS Dewey (DDG-105), USS Wayne E. Meyer (DDG-108), USS Carl Vinson (CVN-70), USS OÕKane (DDG-77) and USS Sterett (DDG-104) participate in a show of force transit training exercise on Nov. 4, 2016. US Navy Photo

The Carl Vinson Carrier strike group will leave the West Coast this week for a Western Pacific deployment, the service announced on Tuesday. Read More

Shinzo Abe First Sitting Japanese Prime Minister to Visit U.S. Aircraft Carrier

Shinzo Abe First Sitting Japanese Prime Minister to Visit U.S. Aircraft Carrier

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, center, listens as Capt. Christopher Bolt, left, commanding officer of the U.S. Navy's only forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76) on Oct. 18, 2015. US Navy Photo

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, center, listens as Capt. Christopher Bolt, left, commanding officer of the U.S. Navy’s only forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76) on Oct. 18, 2015. US Navy Photo

Shinzo Abe became the first sitting Japanese prime minister to visit a U.S. aircraft carrier when his helicopter landed onboard USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76) on Sunday. Read More