Check out these off-base festivities on Okinawa!

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April 19, 2015

Editor's note: There's some great events coming up in 2015, so get off base and check them out! (This was updated April 19)

AZAMA "SUN SUN" BEACH OPENING: April 19, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.; Having fun swimming in the ocean is just...

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Scouts fire arrows during archery badge qualification April 7 during Camp Dragon at Torii Station. More than 90 scouts from South Korea, Sasebo and Okinawa sojourned at Torii Beach for six days of outdoor activities including aquatics, marksmanship, archery, crafts and more. Photo by Rick Rzepka/USAG Okinawa Public Affairs

Boy Scouts gather at Torii Station for Camp Dragon

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April 14, 2015

TORII STATION, Okinawa – Arrows and hatchets whizzed through the air as dozens of scouts converged on a sub-tropical beach in the East China Sea for a gathering known as Camp Dragon April 6-12. While the scene may sound reminiscent of a Viking...

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Native hog extinct? In a pig's eye!

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April 19, 2015

Aguu hogs are Japan’s only existing native hogs. Also called “shima-buta,” or island pigs, they have inhabited Okinawa Prefecture’s Aguni Island since the days of the Ryukyu Kingdom. They are usually black and weigh only about 220 pounds, less...

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