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USAF Staff Sgt. Kyla McKnight, 18th Contracting Squadron contracting administrator, has make-up applied to resemble a broken nose for the Domestic Violence Awareness campaign on Kadena Air Base, Oct. 9, '12. McKnight kept the faux wound on all day as she did her daily routine in support of the "Thanks for asking" campaign. The two goals for the campaign are to enhance awareness of the available services for domestic violence and encourage people to speak up. (USAF photo/Airman 1s Class Malia Jenkins)

Domestic violence affects thousands

11/4/2012 - KADENA AIR BASE, Japan  -- Broken, bruised, scared, embarrassed. Domestic violence does not discriminate against culture, gender, rank...

With the major spike in energy usage occurring between the hours of one and four in the afternoon, service members and their families are asked to limit their use of power during these specific hours in order to lower overall energy usage by 3% for 2012. Remember to turn off the power, giving appliances a "power nap," during the hours of one and four in the afternoon to conserve energy during the summer. (USAF photo illustration/Airman 1st Class Hailey R. Davis)

Team Kadena turns stuff off, saves big bucks

KADENA AIR BASE, Japan  -- Thanks to the efforts of thousands of service members and their families this summer, Kadena was able to save $1.7...

Chaplain's Corner: Five reasons to visit base chapels

An ancient Hebrew poet radically celebrated his visit to God’s house by saying, “For a day in your court is better than a thousand elsewhere. I...

Republic of Korea and U.S. Marines fire the MK19 40 mm grenade launcher Oct. 22 as part of a weeklong combined-arms training exercise during Korean Marine Exchange Program 13-1.

Comparing weapons

The booming sound of rockets launching and spent casings hitting the ground marked the culmination of the last livefire range during Korean Marine...

Holiday mail deadlines approach

CAMP FOSTER — As the holiday season approaches, the deadlines to ensure holiday packages arrive to their destination on time are right
around...

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Najee Jarrett, 18th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron maintainer, salutes U.S. Air Force Capt. Tyler Marsh, 44th Fighter Squadron fighter pilot, as he taxies out to the runway during Exercise Beverly Bearcat 12-1, a Pacific Air Forces readiness inspection, on Kadena Air Base, Japan (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Brooke P. Beers)

Commander proud of 'balanced' wing's inspection results

KADENA AIR BASE, Japan -- During his Oct. 29 official out brief to the wing for the Pacific Air Forces Readiness Inspection-Plus, 18th Wing...

Col. Scott Baer, Commander, 516th Signal Brigade, 58th Commander Lt. Col. Eulys Shell and Command Sgt. Maj. Andrew Wynn prepare to case the battalion colors during the unit's inactivation ceremony at Torii Beach landing zone, Okinawa, Oct. 12. (Photo Credit: Staff Sgt. Jason Jooston)

58th Signal Battalion colors cased, 333rd, 349th Signal Companies OPCON to 78th Signal Battalion

TORII STATION, Japan -- After heralding for more than 50 years the proud legacy of support that will continue in Okinawa, the Signal orange colors...

Walk-in flu shots at Camp Foster

CAMP LESTER Okinawa—U. S. Naval Hospital Okinawa (USNHO) will hold a walk-in clinic for seasonal flu immunization on Thursday, Nov. 8 and Friday,...

Chihiro Suzuki, left, Midori Chinen, center, and Lance Cpl. Justin W. Honer pick up trash during a community relations event at Uken Beach, Okinawa, Oct. 21. Honer is an intelligence specialist with 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force. Chinen and Suzuki are Okinawan students who attend the Camp Courtney Monday English class. (Photo by Lance Cpl. Daniel E. Valle)

Uken Beach brightened by service, community members

URUMA CITY, Okinawa, Japan -- Once the weekend arrives, many people choose to sleep in a little longer. However, for some service members, the...

Terumi Tokuda, left, chainsaws the remaining pieces of his collapsed house as Lance Cpl. Mitchell C. Dunson assists him at Henoko Oct. 17. Marines and sailors volunteered to help Tokuda, a Henoko resident, take down the Tokuda family's collapsed home and clean the surrounding land following damages from Typhoon Jelawat. The service members are with Combat Assault Battalion, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force. (Photo by Lance Cpl. Jose D. Lujano)

Service members volunteer time, help at Henoko

HENOKO, Okinawa, Japan -- Typhoon Jelawat's violent winds and rain ripped through parts of the Henoko community Sept. 29, destroying Reiko Tokuda'...

Cpl. Samuel Rincon Jr. calls the command operation center on a radio connected to a field expedient antenna during a communication exercise at Camp Hansen Oct. 10-11. Rincon is a field radio operator with Company A, 7th Communication Battalion, III Marine Expeditionary Force Headquarters Group, III MEF. (Photo by Lance Cpl. Jose D. Lujano)

Marines hone skills, strengthen cohesion

CAMP HANSEN, Okinawa, Japan -- Among a dizzying array of antennas, radio chatter could be heard as Marines with Company A, 7th Communication...

Cpl. David B. Schmidt locates his target through the sights on a laser range finder while simulating calls for fire during a night operation test on the supporting arms virtual trainer at Camp Hansen Oct. 16. Marines learned how to properly control aerial, naval and artillery fires during a joint fire observer course Oct. 5-19. Schmidt is a reconnaissance man with 3rd Reconnaissance Battalion, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force. (Photo by Lance Cpl. Jose D. Lujano)

Marines complete joint fire observer course

CAMP HANSEN, Okinawa, Japan -- Twenty Marines completed a joint fire observer course taught by instructors of the Marine detachment at Fort Sill,...

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