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Okinawa medical battalion a crucial link between battlefield and hospital

CAMP FOSTER, Okinawa — Between the battlefield and a hospital lies a critical stage of care for a wounded sailor or Marine.

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Senior Airman Michael Hall tests liquid oxygen produced in October at the cryogenics laboratory at Kadena Air Base, Japan.  CARLOS M. VAZQUEZ II/STARS AND STRIPES

Saving lives and making ice cream: Kadena AB's cryogenics lab critical to Pacific operations

KADENA AIR BASE, Okinawa — Nestled close to Kadena’s flight line sits a small, unassuming off-white building with nondescript lettering on the...

Military community competes to be Okinawa’s Strongest

CAMP FOSTER, OKINAWA, Japan -- The first ever Okinawa’s Strongest competition took place Dec. 1 at Gunner’s Gym on Camp Foster.

The event...

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Editor's note: Check out all the great things happening on your base. Events are as accurate as possible at press time. Since times or event...

Kadena Air Base Exchange offers Buy Online, Pickup in store option for shoppers with in-store privileges

DALLAS – Army & Air Force Exchange Service shoppers with in-store privileges—active-duty service members, their families and retirees—can now...

Camp Foster Exchange offers Buy Online, Pickup in store option for shoppers with in-store privileges

DALLAS – Army & Air Force Exchange Service shoppers with in-store privileges—active-duty service members, their families and retirees—can now...

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Micaiah Anthony

Kadena and Naha firefighters fired up for bilateral training

KADENA AIR BASE, Japan -- A Japan Air Self Defense Force firefighter from 9th Wing, Naha Air Base, Japan, records video of U.S. Air Force...

Munitions of explosive concern cleared at future elementary school construction site

CAMP FOSTER, OKINAWA, Japan -- Eight Marines from Marine Corps Base Camp Butler Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) removed four World War II-era...

U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Mark Fike

Capabilities on display: 3rd Medical Battalion establishes Role II facilities

CAMP FOSTER, Okinawa, Japan— When Sailors and Marines come together they can take a large empty field and, in a day of hard work, transform it...

Young Tigers soar in pack, a first for PACAF

KADENA AIR BASE, Japan -- Typically, tigers are solitary animals – they usually hunt and fend for themselves in the wild, however, on Nov. 2, four...

The III Marine Expeditionary Force Jazz Band Ensemble performs during the Okinawa International Carnival, Nov. 25, 2018, in Okinawa City, Japan. The III MEF Band performed and interacted with members of the local community to showcase the U.S. military’s role of promoting peace within the Indo-pacific region. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kristan Campbell)

Local Okinawans, U.S. military community celebrates Okinawa International Carnival

KADENA AIR BASE, Japan -- Members of the U.S. military and locals from the community gathered for the Okinawa International Carnival, Nov. 24th...

CAMP FOSTER, OKINAWA, Japan – Leadership from Camp Foster, Marine Corps Air Station Futenma and the Ginowan City Mayor and his staff pose for a photo Nov. 29 at Terra Restaurant aboard Camp Foster, Okinawa, Japan. Leaders met for a biannual meeting to discuss concerns in the community, education initiatives and community involvement. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Jessica Collins)

Ginowan City, U.S. military leadership foster cooperation, understanding

CAMP FOSTER, OKINAWA, Japan – Leadership from Camp Foster, Marine Corps Air Station Futenma and the U.S. Naval Hospital Okinawa hosted Ginowan...

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