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The Navy intends to remove Vice Adm. Joseph Aucoin, the three-star commander of the 7th Fleet, from his position amid an investigation into four incidents involving the crucial Pacific battle group that resulted in the deaths of multiple sailors, the Wall Street Journal reported on Aug. 22

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The Navy has launched what a defense official characterized as a “broad investigation” into the Japan-based 7th Fleet’s performance following the collisions of two Arleigh-Burke class guided missile destroyers with commercial vessels the last two months, the Associated Press reports.

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A Navy investigation has concluded that the former commanding officer of the USS Antietam was “ultimately responsible” for a series of blunders in which the 567-foot cruiser ran aground and spilled 1,100 gallons of hydraulic fluid into Tokyo Bay in January, according to Stars and Stripes.

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