Roughly 175 junior sailors were forced to go without their Navy-provided rent money this fall due to a system hiccup that emerged as the service continues to transform its pay and benefits systems.
The issue arose in September and impacted petty officers 3rd class who were attending the Navy’s nuclear power training school in Goose Creek, South Carolina, officials confirmed this week.
An influential governor in southern Japan has lent his support for a central government plan to build a new Self-Defense Force base to accommodate carrier-landing practice for U.S. naval aviators.
Kagoshima Gov. Koichi Shiota cited a “deteriorating” security environment in his decision to support the proposed base on Mageshima, an island 20 miles south of Kyushu, the southernmost of Japan’s four main islands. Shiota announced his decision to the prefectural assembly on Tuesday, according to his remarks posted on the prefectural website.
The crew of USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) extinguished a fire that broke out Tuesday, U.S. 3rd Fleet announced Wednesday.
Lincoln is currently operating approximately 30 miles off the coast of southern California and will continue to do so despite the fire, Lt. Samuel Boyle, 3rd Fleet spokesperson, told USNI News.
Boyle could not give a damage assessment of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier other than to say it is, “still operating.”
The fire was “quickly” extinguished by crew without assistance from other units, Boyle said. He did not have a specific timeline for when the fire was reported and put out.