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Marines, sailors from Okinawa conduct disaster exercise in Nepal

CAMP FOSTER, OKINAWA, Japan – Approximately 40 service members from III Marine Expeditionary Force left today to conduct the first Humanitarian...

An MV-22 Osprey prepares for take off for night low-altitude training Jan. 24 on Antonio Bautista Air Base in Puerto Princesa, Palawan, Republic of the Philippines.  (Photo by 1st Lt. Jean-Scott Dodd)

Ospreys conduct low-altitude training in Philippines

ANTONIO BAUTISTA AIR BASE, Phillipines -- Three MV-22B Ospreys and approximately 30 Marines with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 265 conducted...

Marine band on Okinawa earns top honors

CAMP FOSTER, OKINAWA, Japan -- Lt. Gen. Kenneth J. Glueck Jr., commanding general of III Marine Expeditionary Force presented the III MEF Band an...

Tsunami warning system testing

Every Friday at noon, beginning Feb. 1, the following bilingual announcement of the tsunami warning test will be heard across all Marine Corps...

1st Sgt. Raymond Belk, Bravo Battery, 1st Battalion, 1st Air Defense Artillery, lights a candle during the NCO Induction ceremony. The red candle represents the past and is symbolical for valor, blood, sweat and tears NCOs sacrificed for the defense of the Nation.

Ceremony in Japan celebrates the tradition of soldiers

KADENA AIR BASE, Okinawa, Japan – In medieval times a squire served a knight with the upmost humility and faithful service. In return a knight...

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class David Iles, 733rd Air Mobility Squadron air transportation passenger service agent, gives customers information on flights for the Space Availability program on Kadena Air Base, Japan, Jan. 29, 2013. The Environmental Morale and Leave program is a section of Space A which gives service members and their families a higher priority level when they fly. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Malia Jenkins)

Knowing the ins and outs of Space A travel

KADENA AIR BASE, Japan  - Ever wanted a free flight? Maybe a chance to travel to a different country?

The Space Availability program offers...

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Chelsea Francis, 18th Medical Group medical materiel apprentice, checks inventory on Kadena Air Base, Japan, Jan. 24, 2013. The medical group holds more than 80 medical and dental care providers who see nearly 600 patients daily. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Justin Veazie)

18th Medical Group proves to be PACAF's best

KADENA AIR BASE, Japan -- The 18th Medical Group was recently recognized by Pacific Air Forces' headquarters for meritorious service in 2012...

Airmen promoted in March can prepare for anticipated pay delays

YOKOTA AIR BASE, Japan -- YOKOTA AIR BASE, Japan -- Airmen, officers and enlisted, being promoted in March should prepare for expected pay delays...

USS Bonhomme Richard Arrives Okinawa

PACIFIC OCEAN – The Navy’s only forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) arrived White Beach, Okinawa, to embark...

Japan travelers' onsen etiquette notes

MISAWA AIR BASE, Japan -- As a traveler in Japan, there are a lot of memories you want to create, strange foods to try and unique traditions to...

Marines provide suppressive fire during a mock attack Jan. 16 at combat town in the Central Training Area near Camp Hansen during military operations in urban terrain training. The Marines learned how to properly negotiate obstacles such as stairwells that could otherwise place them in a tactical disadvantage while operating in close quarters in urban terrain. The Marines are with Combat Assault Battalion, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force. (Photo by Lance Cpl. Donald T. Peterson)

Marines clear buildings, detain prisoners, establish action drills

CENTRAL TRAINING AREA, Okinawa, Japan -- “Set!” yells a fire team leader as he waits outside a doorway. The Marine behind him grabs his shoulder...

Tax centers open Feb. 4

CAMP FOSTER, Okinawa, Japan -- Tax centers at Camps Foster and Hansen are scheduled to open Feb. 4 to provide free assistance with tax filing....

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