1. Rear Adm. Phil Sawyer will command the fleet, according to the AP.
  2. Previously, the the AP reported, citing an unnamed official, that Vice Adm. Joseph Aucoin would be dismissed "due to the leadership's loss of confidence in this ability to command." Two officials spoke to the AP about the move, according to the article.
  3. The news came just days after the USS John S. McCain and a tanker collided Monday near Singapore. Authorities said they have found human remains in the search for 10 sailors who went missing in the incident.
  4. In June, a collision between the USS Fitzgerald and a container ship near Japan left seven sailors dead. ​Two other incidents also have occurred in the region.
  5. Aucoin had been commander of the 7th Fleet since September 2015.
  6. The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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