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Marines and French Marine paratroopers play soccer together during Exercise Croix de Sud at Camp la Broche, New Caledonia, Oct. 13. The Marines faced the French Marines in a friendly match before integrating teams to break the ice. (Photo by Lance Cpl. Erik S. Brooks Jr.)

US, French Marines begin exercise with friendly competition, social

CAMP LA BROCHE, New Caledonia -- Marines and French Marine paratroopers began Exercise Croix de Sud with a day of playing soccer and a lunch...

Halloween trick-or-treating on Kadena this year is scheduled from 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 31. (U.S. Air Force graphic art/Naoko Shimoji)

Trick or treaters to hit streets Oct. 31

KADENA AIR BASE - After two weeks of inspector general teams scouring the base for items of interest, two other teams will take to the streets on...

18th Wing commander explains new curfew

KADENA AIR BASE - Due to the recent off base incident, Lt. Gen. Sam Angelella, Commander, U.S. Forces, Japan, released the following statement on...

A 31st Rescue Squadron pararescueman freefalls with a parachute after jumping from a 33rd Rescue Squadron HH-60 Pave Hawk during training scenarios for Exercise Pacific Thunder 2012 at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Oct. 12, 2012. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Sara Csurilla)

Pacific Thunder gets jump start at Osan

10/14/2012 - OSAN AIR BASE, Republic of Korea -- For the fifth straight year, 31st and 33rd Rescue Squadron Airmen from Kadena Air Base, Japan,...

Members of Ballet Folklorico Mexicano de Okinawa perform at the U.S. Naval Hospital Okinawa's Hispanic Heritage Month observance at Camp Lester Oct. 5. Photo by Lance Cpl. Nicholas S. Ranum

Hispanic Heritage Month celebrated

CAMP FOSTER, Okinawa, Japan -- Marines and sailors across Okinawa have been observing Hispanic Heritage Month, which began Sept. 15 across Okinawa...

Lance Cpl. Jonathon M. Sanow and Lance Cpl. Rachel A. Jurado, right, explain their meal presentation to the 3rd Marine Logistics Group command staff, which served as judges, during the Camp Kinser Mess Hall's food service specialist of the quarter competition at Camp Kinser Oct. 4. Photo by Lance Cpl. Matthew Manning

Competition cultivates creativity

CAMP KINSER, Okinawa, Japan -- As Marines filed into the mess hall for lunch, some noticed tables lined with elaborate displays featuring carved...

The rope is moved into place before the annual tug-of-war in downtown Naha Oct. 7. The rope, which weighs 43 tons and stretches 200 meters when assembled, is the largest in the world. Marines and sailors with the single Marine program volunteered at the event. Photo by Cpl. Mark W. Stroud

Tug-of-war brings local community, Marines together

NAHA, Okinawa, Japan -- Checking in at 200 meters long and 43 tons when assembled, the rope is the largest in the world. It stretches between two...

Marines with Golf Company, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, prepare their gear for Exercise Croix du Sud 2012 at Camp Schwab Oct. 5. Photo by Lance Cpl. Erik S. Brooks Jr.

Marines deploy to New Caledonia

CAMP SCHWAB, Okinawa, Japan -- Approximately 90 Marines deployed Oct. 11 for Exercise Croix du Sud 2012, which takes place in New Caledonia.

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Lance Cpl. Michael H. Alfaro cuts wood using a miter saw at the Central Training Area, near Camp Hansen, Oct. 3. Alfaro is a combat engineer with Company A, 9th Engineer Support Battalion, 3rd Marine Logistics Group, III Marine Expeditionary Force. Photo by Lance Cpl. Daniel E. Valle

Marines make repairs, enable future training evolutions

CAMP HANSEN, Okinawa, Japan -- Marines stationed on Okinawa are no strangers to the sometimes dangerous conditions that come with destructive...

An F-22 Raptor from the 27th Fighter Squadron based out of Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va., sits on the flight line at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Oct. 4, 2012. U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Malia Jenkins

F-22 Raptors integrate operations with Kadena aircraft

KADENA AIR BASE, Japan -- For more than two months, the 27th Fighter Squadron from Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va., has been deployed to Kadena...

U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Malia Jenkins

Kadena members power through firefighter events

U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Steven Javinar, 18th Civil Engineering Squadron water and fuel system maintenance technician, prepares to carry a dummy...

Members of the Kadena Fire Emergency Services Honor Guard salute the colors during the Bells Across America Fallen Firefighters ceremony on Kadena Air Base, Japan, Oct. 7, 2012. Bells Across America began in 2011 as a joint venture between fire departments and their respective houses of worship to honor firefighters who paid the ultimate sacrifice in 2010. Kadena adds one of their own to the National Fallen Firefighter Memorial in Emmitsburg, Maryland, along with more than 80 fallen firefighters who paid th

Bells ring for fallen firefighters

KADENA AIR BASE - Three white blocks sit 10 feet from a cement memorial where three square stones have been placed in memory of fallen...

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