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From left to right: Mr. Curtis Kozlesky (USO Hansen Center Manager), Ms. Sylvia Black (USO Hansen Center Operations Specialist), Mr. Benjamin Sutton (USO Volunteer), and Ms. Tiera Patterson. (USO Hansen Field Programs Manager)

USO Hansen: Farewell to senior volunteer

On, February 14, 2018, USO Hansen said farewell to Senior Volunteer, Benjamin Sutton. Ben started his volunteer journey with USO Hansen in April...

U.S. Air Force Col. R. Scott Jobe, left, the 35th Fighter Wing commander, shakes hands with Governor Shingo Mimura, right, the Aomori Prefecture governor, at the at Lake Ogawara Appreciation event in Tohoku Town, Japan, April 15, 2018. The partnership of local communities is vital to the U.S.-Japan friendship. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Collette Brooks)

Lake used to practice for Pearl Harbor now unites U.S. and Japan

TOHOKU TOWN, Japan -- Tohoku Town, Japan, welcomed Americans and Japanese alike to the Lake Ogawara Appreciation Event in Hohko-kan April 15,...

Cute Pets from Foster Can Cash in Exchange Online Photo Contest

Camp Foster – Cute canines, cats, canaries and other beloved pets can finally make their adorable looks pay off.
 
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Kadena to host JoJo concert April 28

JoJo is coming to Kadena Air Base on April 28 for a grand finale of Mad Love, her tour across Japan that started on April 20 at Yokota Air Base...
A local Okinawan girl removes cut vegetation from her family’s ancestral tomb April 22, 2018, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. Families come onto Kadena AB once a year to pay respect to their ancestors by offering traditional foods, beverages and incense at one of the many tombs within the area of the base. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Quay Drawdy)

Generations of respect

The annual Shimi Festival season is a time for locals to visit their family tombs and pay respect to their ancestors through celebration involving...

Hansen, Okinawa continue to dominate military football league

KADENA AIR BASE, Okinawa – Hansen’s Outlaws and the reigning league champion Okinawa Dragons each scored shutout victories Saturday coming off the...

Exchange customers on Okinawa can purchase Polaris off-road vehicles starting April 23

Kadena Air Base – The Army & Air Force Exchange Service has partnered with Polaris Industries to offer Polaris off-road and all-terrain...

Kinser troops welcomed home!

There’s nothing like coming home from deployment and having family and friends there to welcome you back. USO Kinser helped make sure this group...

Volunteers heart and soul of USO

This week the Nation celebrates the relentless efforts of our Volunteer Force. During this year’s appreciation week, USO Kadena is excited to...

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Omari Bernard

Kadena goes green

KADENA AIR BASE, Japan -- Scouts from Boy Scouts of America Troop 102 and 109 anchor a sapling during a tree planting ceremony April 17, 2018 at...

Shoppers explore the commissary at Camp Humphreys, South Korea, Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018.  MARCUS FICHTL/STARS AND STRIPES

Plan to merge with faltering commissaries resisted by commissaries

Defense Department officials want Congress to include in its fiscal 2019 defense policy bill new authorities to execute its plan to merge the...

U.S. Marine photo by Cpl. Tayler P. Schwamb

Local, U.S. community competes during 2nd Gladiator Junior Wrestling Okinawa Open Tournament

MARINE CORPS AIR STATION FUTENMA, OKINAWA, Japan – A coach stretches out a wrestler’s arms during the second Gladiator Junior Wrestling Okinawa...

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