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Japanese contractors recently constructed one of the Department of Defense’s first wind turbines in Japan adjacent to Building 1 on Camp Foster. The turbine is expected to be fully operational in mid-April and will generate clean power and help reduce MCB Camp Butler’s carbon footprint and utility costs, according to Tomoko Matsuzaki, an energy engineer with facilities engineers. (Photo by Lance Cpl. Brandon C. Suhr)

Wind turbine to provide clean power

CAMP FOSTER -- Japanese contractors recently constructed one of the Department of Defense’s first wind turbines in Japan adjacent to Building 1 on...

Cpl. Jacob W. Helms, left, receives a certificate of appreciation from Noriko Zamami March 26 at the Nago Civic Center for his contribution to the “Let’s Play with English” program. (Photo by Lance Cpl. Donald T. Peterson)

Okinawa Marine awarded for English teaching

NAGO CITY, OKINAWA, Japan -- Corporal Jacob W. Helms was recognized and awarded March 26 at the Nago Civic Center for his contributions to the “...

Sailors salute for the retiring of the colors during the decommissioning ceremony of U.S. Naval Hospital Okinawa on Camp Lester March 25. “Our Marines, sailors and soldiers have always known that this hospital would be there to take care of them,” said Navy Capt. Rick Freedman. “The spirit of this hospital will live on in all of us and will be forever remembered.” Freedman is the executive officer of USNH Okinawa, and the sailors are also with the hospital. (Photo by Lance Cpl. David N. Hersey)

Hospital on Camp Lester officially closes

CAMP LESTER -- Staff at the U.S. Naval Hospital Okinawa lowered the colors at the facility on Camp Lester for the last time March 26, marking the...

The carcass of a juvenile humpback whale washed up on the shore of Torii Beach March 21. Researchers and marine biologists on Okinawa are running tests on tissue and bone samples to determine the cause of death.

Beached whale discovered off Okinawan coast at Torii Station

TORII STATION, Okinawa -- A beached humpback whale was discovered March 20 on a reef approximately 300 yards off Torii Beach here by a Directorate...

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Awareness Month.

18th Wing recognizes National Child Abuse Prevention Awareness Month

KADENA AIR BASE, Japan -- This April marks the 29th annual National Child Abuse Prevention Awareness Month, a time dedicated to child abuse...

JCI, Insurance, Road Tax

Knowing JCI, other paperwork dates crucial to driving on Okinawa

KADENA AIR BASE, Japan -- Driving on the left side of the road is only one of many differences between driving in Okinawa and driving in the...

Timmie Kerr, 18th Munitions Squadron unit program coordinator, thinks about her responsibilities on Kadena Air Base, Japan, March 20, 2013. Kerr earned the 9th annual Department of Defense David O. Cooke Excellence in Public Administration award for her hard work and accomplishments. (U.S. Air Force photo illustration/Airman 1st Class Malia Jenkins)

Civilian earns DOD David O. Cooke award

KADENA AIR BASE, Japan  -- An 18th Munitions Squadron civilian earned the 9th annual Department of Defense David O. Cooke Excellence in Public...

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Thuy Nguyen, 623rd Air Control Flight weapons director technician, checks a radar during a training exercise on Kadena Air Base, Japan, March 21, 2013. Nguyen recently won the Pacific Air Forces Command and Control Battle Management Operator of the Year Award for 2012. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Justin Veazie)

Kadena Airman earns PACAF Theater Air Control Systems award

KADENA AIR BASE, Japan -- A 623rd Air Control Flight Airman was recently recognized with a 2012 Pacific Air Forces Theater Air Control System...

Marine Maj. John Finch, commander DLA Energy Okinawa,  Navy Capt. Kevin Henderson, commander of DLA Energy Pacific , Maj. Gen. Michael T. Harrison Sr., commanding general of USARJ and I Corps Forward, Maj. Gen. Stephen R. Lyons, commanding general, 8th Theater Sustainment Command,  Col. Sheila Bryant, commander of the 10th Regional Support Group and Lt. Col. Kenneth Leeds, commander, 505th Quartermaster Battalion pose by the gate valve during the Transfer of Mission Ceremony.

505th Mission Transfer Ceremony

Col. Sheila Bryant, commander 10th Regional Support Group hosted the Mission of Transfer Ceremony on March 15th. The ceremony symbolizes the...

Marines, local community initiate idea contest

CAMP FOSTER, OKINAWA, Japan - United States Marine Corps Camp Smedley D. Butler would like to announce a Community Relations Idea Contest for...

Father and daughter recognized for excellence

Chief of Staff, Gen Raymond T. Odierno, reminds each of us regarding the importance and significance of our families and the work we do to...

Students pile on Lance Cpl. Andrew R. Keba as he demonstrates how to low-crawl during a break in English lessons at Asunaro Nursery School March 7 in Nago. Keba is a data network specialist with Combat Assault Battalion, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force. Photo by Cpl. Mark W. Stroud

Combat Assault Battalion strengthens ties with nursery school

The students of Asunaro Nursery School got in formation, only instead of falling in by platoon, the children separated themselves into age groups...

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