Coast Guard cutter Bertholf on a counterdrug patrol in the eastern Pacific Ocean, March 11, 2018. (U.S. Coast Guard/Petty Officer 2nd Class Michael Trees

U.S. Coast Guard cutter Bertholf left California on January 20 for a months-long mission in the Pacific to support U.S. Indo-Pacific Command, the largest of the U.S. military's geographic combatant commands.

Coast Guardsmen aboard the Bertholf left Alameda on the 30th day of what is now the longest government shutdown in U.S. history. They left a few days after not getting their first paycheck since that shutdown started and without knowing when the next will come.

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U.S. Navy/Mass Communication Specialist Second Class Ignacio D. Perez

I just caught up with an article with that title in the May issue of Proceedings. It is written from the perspective of the United States having lost a war in 2025—which is just seven years from now.

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U.S. Navy/Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Sean Hurt

At a Pearl Harbor ceremony Wednesday, Defense Secretary James Mattis welcomed an admiral who took charge of a command with a new name and growing mission.

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U.S. Navy Adm. Harry Harris, the head of U.S. Pacific Command, told the Senate Armed Services Committee on Thursday that the U.S. isn't planning a one-off "bloody nose" strike on North Korea, but is planning for either all out in war or not at all.

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U.S. Marine Corps/ Lance Cpl. Paul A. Ochoa

A Navy fighter pilot who less than five months ago became head of Navy forces in the Middle East has been selected as the next commander of U.S. Pacific Fleet at Pearl Harbor.

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Twitter/ @rveIvts

People in Hawaii were sent into a panic Saturday morning when they got an emergency alert on their phones that said, "Ballistic missile threat inbound to Hawaii. Seek immediate shelter. This is not a drill."

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