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U.S. Marine Corps photo by D’Angelo Yanez

4th Marines join the Perry team

Col. Kevin Norton, the commanding officer of 4th Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, passes off colors to Col. Jason Perry during a change of...

U.S. Army Garrison Okinawa Commander invited to a luncheon at Torii Beach

Lt. Col. Zachary B. Hohn, U.S. Army Garrison Okinawa Commander, invited ward chiefs from neighboring Sobe, Osoe, Oki and Toguchi Districts to a...

Typhoon readiness graphic

Typhoon Readiness: Team Kadena assesses lessons from Typhoon Prapiroon

KADENA AIR BASE, Japan -- Typhoon Prapiroon kicked-off the 2018 typhoon season, mildly impacting the area July 1-2, and Team Kadena leadership...

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Taylor Bryant, 525th Aircraft Maintenance Unit crew chief, goes through pre-flight procedures June 28, 2018, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. Rotational forces are integral to increasing our military combat capabilities, which are essential to U.S. power projection and security obligations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Greg Erwin)

Hard to Raptor head around

KADENA AIR BASE, Japan -- As the morning sun rises over the base, the pilot walks to his aircraft. Both man and machine will work as one unit in...

The Exchange at Offutt Air Force Base, Neb., is seen in May 2017.  NATI HARNIK/AP

Congress, Pentagon step toward allowing far more shoppers on base

Defense Department officials have told Congress they conditionally support opening on-base shopping to disabled veterans, Purple Heart recipients...

Marines with Echo Company, Battalion Landing Team, 2nd Battalion, 5th Marines, riding Assault Amphibious Vehicles, head toward the shore during a mechanized assault as part of the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit’s MEU Exercise, near Ginoza Village, Okinawa, Japan, June 28, 2018. (Photo by Gunnery Sgt. T. T. Parish)

Step One, check – 31st MEU completes MEUEX

CAMP HANSEN, OKINAWA, Japan -- The 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit completed the first in a series of pre-deployment training events at Camp Hansen...

This July Fourth, Support America’s Warfighters with Exchange Gift Cards

Camp Foster – Looking for a way to support America’s Warfighters this Fourth of July? Try sending an Exchange gift card to a service member,...

Lt. Col. Kenric D. Stevenson, former commanding officer of Combat Logistics Regiment 35, thanks the Marines of CLR-35 for their efforts during the regimental change of command ceremony July 2, 2018 on Camp Kinser, Okinawa, Japan. Stevenson relinquished command of CLR-35 to Col. Joon H. Um. Stevenson is a native of DeRidder, Louisiana. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Joshua S. Pinkney)

CLR-35 welcomes new commanding officer

CAMP KINSER, OKINAWA, Japan - Lt. Col. Kenric D. Stevenson relinquished command of Combat Logistics Regiment 35, 3rd Marine Logistics Group to Col...

 Pronunciation key: “A” is short (like “ah”); “E” is short (like “get”); “I” is short (like “it”); “O” is long (like “old”); “U” is long (like “tube”); and “AI” is a long “I” (like “hike”). Most words are pronounced with equal emphasis on each syllable, but “OU” is a long “O” with emphasis on that syllable.

Speakin’ Japanese: Take a bow

In Japan, bowing is usually used during daily greetings. But be careful, it is sometimes used to show appreciation, sympathies and apologies. So,...

3rd MLG welcomes new commanding general

CAMP FOSTER, OKINAWA, Japan – Col. Ronald C. Braney relinquished command of 3rd Marine Logistics Group, III Marine Expeditionary Force to Brig....

Kadena keeping it cool

KADENA AIR BASE, Japan -- While Kadena residents are familiar with high temperatures, there are those who are hard at work to make it bearable....

Airman 1st Class Zackeriah Martinez poses for a photo for the Airman of the Week program June 18, 2018 at Kadena Air Base, Japan. Martinez is a second generation military member and electrician. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Greg Erwin)

Hit the lights

KADENA AIR BASE, Japan -- Imagine a child grabs a pack of instant ramen to make breakfast, as there is no other food available for the morning...

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