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Commisary closed due to power outage

Camp Courtney commissary will be closed on Friday, Feb. 8 due to a scheduled power outage.

Children participating in the second annual youth cultural exchange and homestay program watch as a volunteer service member and his son demonstrate how to play a video game Jan. 12 at the Camp Foster Youth Center. Family members hosting the children of Oshima hope the children leave with lifelong memories, according to Maria Clayton, a volunteer host family member. (Photo by Lance Cpl. Daniel E. Valle)

Oshima children enjoy activities during homestay program

CAMP FOSTER, OKINAWA, Japan -- The Camp Foster Youth Center hosted a “fun day” of arts and crafts, basketball, ping pong and various...

Marines conduct hasty rappel training at the Jungle Warfare Training Center on Camp Gonsalves Jan. 8. The training conducted increases proficiency in the jungle environment and enhances mission readiness. The hasty rappelling class is one of many conducted during the nine-day course which runs Jan. 7-15.  (Photo by Lance Cpl. Daniel E. Valle)

Infantry battalion shifts focus to jungle training

CAMP GONSALVES, Okinawa, Japan -- Marines with 1st Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, which is currently assigned to 4th Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine...

Marines and sailors hike to Mount Suribachi on Iwo To Dec. 19 during a professional military education tour.

Marines reflect on history, logistics during Iwo Jima visit

IWO JIMA - Service members with 3rd Marine Logistics Group, III Marine Expeditionary Force, had the opportunity to reflect on the battle and...

The III Marine Expeditionary Force Band was selected as the Marine Corps band of the year Dec. 18 by a panel of Headquarters Marine Corps judges.

III Marine Expeditionary Force Band named best of 2012

CAMP FOSTER, Okinawa, Japan -- The III Marine Expeditionary Force Band was selected as the Marine Corps band of the year Dec. 18 by a panel of...

Lt. Gen. Kenneth J. Glueck Jr. addresses Marines, sailors and civilians Oct. 25 at Camp Courtney. The commanding general provided guidance to his command Jan. 4, explaining his expectations for 2013. Glueck is the commanding general of III Marine Expeditionary Force. (Photo by Lance Cpl. Jose D. Lujano)

General provides guidance for 2013

CAMP BUTLER - Lt. Gen. Kenneth J. Glueck Jr., the commanding general of III Marine Expeditionary Force, provided guidance to his command Jan. 4...

New tools in use for investigating, prosecuting child pornography

YOKOTA AIR BASE, Japan - A few years ago, individuals who viewed and downloaded child pornography were rarely discovered. However, with new...

COLA likely to remain lower in 2013 if weak yen predictions hold

YOKOSUKA NAVAL BASE, Japan — Servicemembers in Japan are seeing steep drops in their paychecks — at least partially offset by a boost in their off...

Members of the 320th Special Tactics Squadron assess the damage at Sendai Airport in Japan, March 16, 2011. The 353rd Special Operations Group's involvement in OperationTomodachi is one of the many examples that contributed to earning the Meritorious Unit Award. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Samuel Morse)

Batcats earn Meritorious Unit Award

KADENA AIR BASE, Japan -- The 353rd Special Operations Group was awarded the Meritorious Unit Award Dec. 16 for their exceptionally meritorious...

Up all night

Cody Thomas knows what it’s like to miss a life-changing event.

So when he hung up from a call with his wife the night before Thanksgiving,...

COLA survey becomes available soon

YOKOTA AIR BASE, Japan -- Service members on Yokota Air Base have the opportunity to voice their opinions and possibly make a difference in...

Law school opportunity for AF officers

KADENA AIR BASE, Japan -- Do you like Law & Order or CSI? Have you thought to yourself, "I could be a lawyer." Well, for some of you,...

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