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Kadena’s Play Comforts event gives away 1,600 toys to military children

The sound of hundreds of children’s voices wafts through the doors of the gymnasium at the Kadena Teen Center, an audible testament to the...

WHITE BEACH NAVAL FACILITY, Okinawa (June 10, 2011) Yeoman Seaman Eric Monk, an administrative clerk for Commander, Fleet Activities Okinawa (CFAO), picks up trash on the beach at White Beach Naval Facility, Okinawa. CFAO held a command-wide beach clean up in the aftermath of Typhoon Songda. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Steve White)

Commander Fleet Activities Okinawa receives Installation Excellence Award

YOKOSUKA, Japan - Commander, Navy Region Japan (CNRJ) announced the recipients of the Navy Region Japan Installation Excellence Awards Nov. 13....

Marlee McDaniel, daughter of U.S. Air Force Col. Brain McDaniel, 18th Wing vice commander, shows off her medal to her sister and Hugger after she participated in the 30 meter dash a the the Kadena Special Olympics on Kadena Air Base, Japan, Nov. 17, 2012.

Kadena Special Olympics holds special meaning for Kadena family

KADENA AIR BASE, Japan -- Every year hundreds of athletes and artists with special needs gather at Kadena Air Base to enjoy the sports and art...

Shinichi Nakamura, an athlete participating in the the 13th annual Kadena Special Olympics arrive as thousands of attendees cheer them on as part of the KSO opening ceremonies on Kadena Air Base on Nov. 17, 2012.

Thousands turn out for Kadena Special Olympics

KADENA AIR BASE, Japan -- Thousands of volunteers, supporters and special-needs athletes and artists from all over Japan, came to Kadena's...

Lithium battery shipping proceeds at Japan bases, while Europe waits

YOKOSUKA NAVAL BASE, Japan — Military post offices in the Pacific theater were accepting United States-bound packages containing rechargeable...

Yokota-Kubasaki high school football game live on AFN

Listen up, high school football fans! You have a chance to tune in as Kubasaki High School travels to Yokota High School to battle for the DODDS...

Command Sgt. Maj. Shelton Williamson, command sergeant major, 10th Regional Support Group, talks about the 10th RSG's mission during a brief to Command Sgt. Maj. Steven L. Payton, command sergeant major, United States Army Japan and I Corps (Forward). Photo Credit: Sgt. 1st Class Howard Reed (Japan)

USARJ's Senior Enlisted visits Okinawa.

Command Sgt. Maj. Steven L. Payton, command sgt. maj., United States Army Japan and I Corps (Forward), paid a visit to Soldiers on Okinawa Nov....

Torii Station Angel Tree

U.S. Army Garrison Torii Station Commander, Lt. Col. Cory Anderton, and Command Sgt. Maj. Kevin Nolan get the first two angels from the Army...

The Health and Wellness Center will kick off the 37th annual Great American Smoke-Out Nov. 15. This event challenges individuals to stop using tobacco, and help them identify the many tools available to kick the habit for good. (U.S. Air Force photo / Tech. Sgt. Reynaldo Ramon)

Great American Smoke-Out

KADENA AIR BASE, Japan -- The Health and Wellness Center will kick off the 37th annual Great American Smoke-Out Nov. 15. This event challenges...

Spotlight: Jeremiah C. Johnson

Name: Jeremiah C. Johnson
Location: Camp Hansen
Occupation:  (Killer) Platoon...

Kadena Middle School pays tribute to Veterans

A sea of red poppies worn by Wolverine students reminded every one of those who served their nation for peace and freedom.

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Marines maneuver through jungle terrain with a simulated casualty during the endurance course at the Jungle Warfare Training Center at Camp Gonsalves Oct. 30. The purpose of the endurance course is to develop Marines’ ability to maneuver and fight through the jungle while strengthening unit cohesion. The Marines are with 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, which is currently assigned to 4th Marines, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force.

Marines traverse jungle endurance course

For the past decade, Marines have trained to fight in the desert terrain of the Middle East. However, with the new national defense strategy...

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