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Brig. Gen. Matt Molloy, 18th Wing commander, turns on the base Christmas tree with the help of Santa Claus, Mrs. Claus, and children of deployed service members during the tree lighting event for Tinsel Town on Kadena Air Base, Japan, Dec. 1, 2012. The tree lighting event was the last event of the annual Tinsel Town event for service members and their families. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Darnell T. Cannady)

Tinsel Town reigns during holiday season

KADENA AIR BASE, Japan -- From beneath umbrellas and hooded coats, service members and their families brought in the holiday season with the...

U.S., Okinana conduct table-top exercise

KADENA AIR BASE - Each of the U.S. military branches partnered with members from Okinawan government agencies and emergency services for a...

Trace Adkins entertains a large crowd of service members, families and community members at Camp Hansen Dec. 1 during his concert sponsored by the USO. As Adkins sang his Marine Corps-inspired song, “Semper Fi,” the crowd's energy grew and chants of “Ooh-rah” echoed throughout Camp Hansen. Photo by Lance Cpl. Alyssa N. Hoffacker

Trace Adkins performs free concerts at Hansen, Kadena

Most rainy nights people seek shelter and fun indoors. However, on this evening, a crowd gathered in the rain to dance and sing along with one of...

Residents of Kin Town and U.S. service members attend a Christmas tree lighting outside of Camp Hansen Nov. 30. The tree lighting ceremony is an annual event held between Kin Town and Camp Hansen to celebrate the Christmas season. Photo by Lance Cpl. Elizabeth A. Case

Tree lighting unites community

CAMP HANSEN — Standing outside on a rainy evening, Japanese and American children smiled and giggled as they excitedly watched and waited for...

Courtney Fest 2012 to be held Dec. 8-9

CAMP COURTNEY, OKINAWA, Japan – Camp Courtney will be hosting an annual open base event on Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 8-9. Courtney Fest 2012 will...

Off-base drinking ban imposed for Okinawa service members

CAMP LESTER, Okinawa — Servicemembers on Okinawa have been banned from drinking alcohol anywhere off base and will be subject to breathalyzer...

What's happening on base

There's a lot going on base. Just looking at the list below, you can engage yourself in sporting events, dance classes, feasts, arts and crafts...
A CH-46E Sea Knight helicopter makes its last flight over Marine Corps Air Station Futenma Nov. 26. The last of the Sea Knight helicopters with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 265 flew to Camp Kinser Nov. 26-27 to await final disposition. (Photo by Lance Cpl. Mike Granahan)

Squadron's Sea Knights make final flights

CAMP INSER, Okinawa, Japan -- The last of the CH-46E Sea Knight helicopters with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 265 flew here from Marine Corps...

Eddie J. Dunn shows leaders of the Republic of Korea Marine Corps Amphibious Support Group small arms protective inserts during a visit from the ROK Marines to the Individual Issue Facility Nov. 19 at Camp Kinser. (Photo by Cpl. Erik S. Brooks Jr.)

ROK Marines visit 3rd MLG

CAMP KINSER, Okinawa, Japan -- Leaders of the Republic of Korea Marine Corps Amphibious Support Group discussed logistics with key leaders and...

Marines rebuild a Babington airtronic burner during field mess training at Camp Kinser Nov. 16. (Photo by Cpl. Erik S. Brooks Jr.)

Food service Marines prepare for exercises

CAMP KINSER, Okinawa, Japan -- Food service specialists with units throughout III Marine Expeditionary Force conducted field mess training here...

Cpl. Eren C. Villa connects communications equipment during a communications exercise at Camp Foster Nov. 15. (Photo by Lance Cpl. Matthew Manning)

Communications Marines train to support Ryukyu Warrior

CAMP FOSTER, Okinawa, Japan -- Marines took part in a communications exercise here Nov. 15 to prepare for Exercise Ryukyu Warrior 2013.

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Setsuko Inafuku educates Marines on the Battle of Okinawa at the site of the former Japanese Navy Underground Headquarters during a battle sites tour Nov. 13. (Photo by Pfc. Kasey Peacock)

Survivor leads Marines through Battle of Okinawa tour

TOMIGUSUKU, Okinawa, Japan -- Machine guns sounded and artillery fire echoed as service members watched footage from the Battle of Okinawa.

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