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Did you know?: Kimodameshi tests your courage

In mid-summer, similar to the U.S., temporary haunted houses pop up in amusement parks or shopping malls as seasonal attractions. Horror movies...
Senior Airman Michael Hall, 18th Logistics Readiness Squadron cryogenic production operator, fill a cart with liquid oxygen July 27, 2018, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. The production plant has been operational for nearly a year and has been very successful.(U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jessica H. Smith)

Chill, cryogenics has what you need

KADENA AIR BASE, Japan (AFNS) -- Providing the base and various other units on the island with cryogenic products – whether it be in a liquid or...

National Preparedness Month: Commissary patrons can save much on their critical supplies

To watch a video on DeCA’s YouTube page about saving money on the purchase of emergency supplies at your commissary, go to ...

U.S. Marine Corps photo by Pfc. Mark Fike

Fueling the Fight: Food service specialists keep Marines ready for action

Pfc. Christian Carballo, left, and Lance Cpl. William Jenkins assemble stairs for an Expeditionary Field Kitchen (EFK) Aug. 24, 2018, at Camp...

U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Brennan Priest

Marines complete quarterly level two OC training

CAMP FOSTER, OKINAWA, Japan – Provost Marshal Office Marines perform self-defense techniques after recent level-two oleoresin capsicum exposure...

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Greg Erwin

Put out the fire!

KADENA AIR BASE, Japan -- An Exchange customer gets a laugh at Pluggy, an interactive fire hydrant, during a fire safety demonstration Aug. 24,...

Officers from allied and partner nations pose for a group photo during the 2018 Fighter Logistics and Safety Symposium Aug. 21, 2018, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. During the symposium, air force officers from Australia, Indonesia, Japan, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and the U.S. exchanged solutions to common challenges faced in the fighter community. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Micaiah Anthony)

Kadena hosts inaugural Fighter LASS for PACAF

KADENA AIR BASE, Japan -- Air Force officers from allied and partner nations across the Pacific, visited Kadena Air Base, Japan, to take part in...

On July 23, 12 U.S. commissaries began selling the new merchandise as part of an initial trial phase. Now, the Defense Department is charged with studying whether whiskey, vodka and other distilled spirits could join the lineup at the stores. (LEON COOK/STARS AND STRIPES)

Could commissaries finally sell liquor? A Pentagon study will determine it

WASHINGTON – Military commissaries started selling wine and beer in the summer.

Now, the Defense Department is charged with studying...

Chiyomi Maekawa

USO Okinawa Staff Highlight: Chiyomi Maekawa

Name: Chiyomi Maekawa 
Position/Title: Center Operations Specialist 
Time worked...
Lance Cpl. Timothy Larrigan, a range coach from Headquarters Battalion, 3rd Marine Division, gives advice to a fellow Marine during annual rifle range qualification on Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan, August 20, 2018. Marines qualify annually with the M16A4 service rifle to maintain combat effectiveness. Larrigan is a native of Fenton, Missouri. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by. Lance Cpl Christine Phelps)

Range coach makes a difference

Lance Cpl. Timothy Larrigan, a native of Fenton, Mo., knew he didn’t want to be a roofer and a brick layer anymore, he wanted to serve his country...

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Quay Drawdy

Pretty heavy metal

KADENA AIR BASE, Japan -- U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Tyler Miller, 18th Equipment Maintenance Squadron metals technology journeyman, welds a...