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A United States Army Japan Soldier competing in USARJ's Warrior Challenge Competition plots a land navigation point during urban orienteering at Kadena Air Base, Japan. 14 Soldiers from mainland and Okinawa competed to be named USARJ's Noncommissioned Officer (NCO) and Soldier of the Year. Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Howard Reed (Japan)

Soldiers earn top honors as USARJ's best

OKINAWA, Japan -- Fourteen Soldiers from mainland Japan and Okinawa displayed their warrior skills and talents to see who would be named United...

Gen. Hawk Carlisle, Pacific Air Forces commander, presents a plaque to Master Sgt. Tim Stewart, Network Control Center section lead, 374th Communications Squadron, Yokota Air Base, Japan, for his selection as one of PACAF’s twelve Outstanding Airmen of the Year April 22, 2013, at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Nathan Allen)

PACAF names 12 Outstanding Airmen of the Year

JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM, Hawaii -- The Commander of Pacific Air Forces recently announced the command's 12 Outstanding Airmen of the Year....

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Nathaniel Lee, 18th Communications Squadron radio frequency transmissions technician, checks for proper connections within a meteorological weather antenna control box on Kadena Air Base, Japan, April 24, 2013. This control box controls the antenna motors so that the antenna can automatically follow its designated weather satellite. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Lauren Snyder)

Radio frequency transmissions flight supports communications on Kadena, worldwide

KADENA AIR BASE, Japan -- The 18th Communications Squadron system client operations transmissions flight, also known as radio frequency...

Col. Clifford D. Chen, who is currently stationed on Okinawa, and his daughter, Summer, mug for the camera a few years back. Courtesy photo

My Dad is a Marine

Without a doubt, children in the military community are a resourceful group who endure many challenges their peers in the civilian world don’t....

Cpl. Kayla E. Morales, left, demonstrates how to properly use a takedown technique with Lance Cpl. Christopher R. Hutchingson at Camp Schwab April 15 during security augmentation force training. (Photo by Lance Cpl. Henry J. Antenor)

Marines strengthen camp security augmentation force

Control your suspects,” was the command given as Marines apprehended their fellow Marines posing as suspects.

Marines of the camp guard...

Maeshiro Tokushichi, left, presents a painting to Capt. Caleb A. Murphy, center, and Takayuki Kayo, right, April 20 during the Reimei No Sato Handicap Facility’s first spring festival in Ishikawa. (Photo by Cpl. Matthew Manning)

Marines recognized for volunteer efforts

When stationed abroad, it is important to be a contributing member of the local community. Volunteering can help service members open doors to new...

An MV-22B Osprey takes off after refueling during an aviation-delivered ground refueling exercise on Ie Shima April 15. During the exercise, Marines with Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron 152 set up a forward refueling point for day and night refueling. (Photo by Lance Cpl. Ian McMahon)

VMGR-152 practices ground refueling skills

Ie Shima, Okinawa, Japan -- The smell of jet fuel and the sound of propellers spinning through the air accompanied Marines as they raced against...

2nd Lt. Ciara G. Mamangun helps a Japanese child eat a cheeseburger April 20 at Nagomi Nursing Home for Children. “I used to be a teacher, so I missed this kind of interaction with children,” said Mamangun. “It’s great for these children to see people who care and want to spend time with them.” Mamangun is the adjutant with Combat Logistics Battalion 31, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, III Marine Expeditionary Force. (Photo by Sgt. Paul Robbins Jr.)

Delivering burgers, smiles CLB-31 spends time with orphans

NAGO, OKINAWA, Japan — As part of the Marine Corps’ force in readiness for the Asia- Pacific region, the Marines and sailors of Combat Logistics...

Sgt. Jonathan D. Vanburen trains in a 7-ton truck simulator at the III Marine Expeditionary Force motor vehicle simulator facility April 23 at Camp Hansen. Vanburen is a maintenance management specialist with 2nd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment. Photo by Lance Cpl. Anne K. Henry (Photo by Lance Cpl. Anne K. Henry)

Expo highlights training capabilities

Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan -- Marines and sailors with III Marine Expeditionary Force and Marine Corps Installations Pacific learned about...

Pastor Masayoshi Yamauchi, of Okinawa Bethania Church in Naha, speaks during the Kadena Chaplain Corps' Clergy Day on Kadena Air Base, Japan, April 19, 2013. Several Japanese clergy members used question-and-answer time during the event to share positive testimony about their faith and Kadena's community involvement with U.S. Air Force Chaplain (Col.) Steven McCain, 18th Wing head chaplain, and Col. Brian McDaniel, 18th Wing vice commander. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Lauren Snyder/Released)

Kadena Chapel hosts clergy day for local religious leaders

Kadena Air Base, Japan -- More than 50 local religious leaders from Okinawa visited Kadena for Japanese Clergy Day April 17.

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Army ladies dragon boat team preps for May 5 showdown

NAHA PORT, Japan— You know their arms and sides are screaming in agony, and you see the sweat glistening on 32 women’s brows as they exit the real...

U.S. Army in Japan Supports Denim Day

Recently every time you pick up a newspaper or look at news stories on social media the term “sexual abuse” is frequently used. In fact, a recent...

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