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U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Chelsea Francis, 18th Medical Group medical materiel apprentice, checks inventory on Kadena Air Base, Japan, Jan. 24, 2013. The medical group holds more than 80 medical and dental care providers who see nearly 600 patients daily. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Justin Veazie)

18th Medical Group proves to be PACAF's best

KADENA AIR BASE, Japan -- The 18th Medical Group was recently recognized by Pacific Air Forces' headquarters for meritorious service in 2012...

Airmen promoted in March can prepare for anticipated pay delays

YOKOTA AIR BASE, Japan -- YOKOTA AIR BASE, Japan -- Airmen, officers and enlisted, being promoted in March should prepare for expected pay delays...

USS Bonhomme Richard Arrives Okinawa

PACIFIC OCEAN – The Navy’s only forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) arrived White Beach, Okinawa, to embark...

Japan travelers' onsen etiquette notes

MISAWA AIR BASE, Japan -- As a traveler in Japan, there are a lot of memories you want to create, strange foods to try and unique traditions to...

Marines provide suppressive fire during a mock attack Jan. 16 at combat town in the Central Training Area near Camp Hansen during military operations in urban terrain training. The Marines learned how to properly negotiate obstacles such as stairwells that could otherwise place them in a tactical disadvantage while operating in close quarters in urban terrain. The Marines are with Combat Assault Battalion, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force. (Photo by Lance Cpl. Donald T. Peterson)

Marines clear buildings, detain prisoners, establish action drills

CENTRAL TRAINING AREA, Okinawa, Japan -- “Set!” yells a fire team leader as he waits outside a doorway. The Marine behind him grabs his shoulder...

Tax centers open Feb. 4

CAMP FOSTER, Okinawa, Japan -- Tax centers at Camps Foster and Hansen are scheduled to open Feb. 4 to provide free assistance with tax filing....

Campaign against distracted, impaired driving begins

CAMP FOSTER, Okinawa, Japan -- III Marine Expeditionary Force’s and Marine Corps Installations Pacific’s safety offices have joined forces with...

USAID, III MEF discuss disaster relief options

CAMP COURTNEY, Okinawa, Japan -- Marines with III Marine Expeditionary Force participated in a joint humanitarian operations course Jan. 17-18 at...

Pfc. Shawn H. Duncan assembles a power source for a communications exercise site Jan. 16 at Camp Foster. The purpose of the exercise is to prepare the Marines of Combat Logistics Battalion 4 for future operations throughout the Asia-Pacific region. Duncan is an electrician with CLB-4, Combat Logistics Regiment 3, 3rd Marine Logistics Group, III Marine Expeditionary Force. (Photo by Lance Cpl. Anne K. Henry)

Logistics Marines perfect field communications

CAMP FOSTER, Okinawa, Japan -- Marines with Combat Logistics Battalion 4 are conducting a communications exercise Jan. 7 - Feb. 1 at Camp Foster....

Shota Ishimine watches as a youth baseball player hits a ball during a baseball clinic Jan. 19 at Camp Hansen. Ishimine is a professional baseball player with the Chiba Lotte Marines. (Photo by Lance Cpl. Donald T. Peterson)

Youth baseball players learn from professionals

CAMP HANSEN, Okinawa, Japan -- The pitcher fires a fastball over the plate, hoping to sneak in an early strike, but the batter blasts the ball...

Major Gen. Peter J. Talleri presents the Meritorious Civilian Service Award medal to Patricia H. Dunbar Jan. 18 at Camp Foster’s building one headquarters. Dunbar received the award for her successes and dedication in working for Marine Corps Installations Pacific throughout January 2010 to November 2012. (Photo by Lance Cpl. Elizabeth Case)

Analyst recognized for outstanding service

CAMP FOSTER, Okinawa, Japan -- “As long as we ensure we have communication, this command will exceed any challenge within the Marine Corps,” said...

Gunnery Sgt. Larry J. Arnold shows Marines from the Marine Corps Base Butler team the proper prone position Jan. 18 during the first stages of the Far East Division Matches at Camp Schwab. (Photo by Cpl. Erik S. Brooks Jr.)

Far East Division Matches commence

CAMP SCHWAB, Okinawa, Japan -- Marines with various III Marine Expeditionary Force units and Marine Corps Installations Pacific began the first...

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