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Staff Sgt. Ismael Esconde folds a paper crane during his free time in the field at Landing Zone Dodo, Okinawa. Esconde wanted to make a difference during his six-month unit deployment program to Okinawa with Headquarters and Service Company, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment as the substance abuse control officer. He heard about the Legend of 1,000 Cranes and thought it would be a good way to show respect to the hospitals and nursing homes to which he gifted them. Esconde is from Los Angeles, California.

The Legend of 1,000 Cranes

Base Info
December 06, 2016
An 11-year-old Japanese girl named Sadako Sasaki fought a war against leukemia due to radiation from the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima, Japan, in 1945.

Party like the Japanese

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December 06, 2016
What do sake, neckties, coworkers singing and the end of the year have in common?Bonenkai!
Photos posted last week to an Okinawa Facebook group popular with servicemembers show a rodent perched atop a soda display at the Kadena Air Base commissary. Courtesy of Facebook
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Photos expose possible rodent problem at Okinawa commissary

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December 06, 2016
CAMP FOSTER, Okinawa — It has been referred to jokingly as “Splinter,” “Stuart Little” and “Ratatouille,” but a hairy visitor to Kadena Air Base’s commissary has raised concerns...
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Army ends two-year skid, sinks Navy 25-0 in flag football

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December 05, 2016
CAMP SHIELDS, Okinawa – Army-Navy football is hardly confined to the rivalry games between the respective service academies.

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