Jessica Niss, a mother of six, goes on a journey of healing after the loss of her first-born, Marine Cpl. Eric-John Niss Dejesus. Ms. Niss visited various Marine Corps installations in Okinawa to share her son’s story and advocate for safety in May 2023.
When the Okinawa rainy season was announced, the mother of the late Marine Cpl. Eric-John Niss-DeJesus visited Okinawa to give a series of presentations to Marines and Sailors on various bases for one week in May.
Members of the 961st Airborne Control Squadron provided advice the 602nd Airborne Control Squadron of the Japan Air Self Defense Force on a new detection system onboard an E-767 at Hamamatsu Air Base, Japan, Sept. 11-15, 2023.
On September 28, 2023, Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin released a memo directing urgent actions to address suicide in the military community, building upon two years of significant work towards suicide prevention across the Department of Defense.
Eguchi Eisa Group performs in an Eisa march on Camp Foster, Okinawa, Japan, Sep. 24, 2023. Originating from Okinawa, Eisa started as a traditional dance performed by Japanese Buddhist monks to honor the spirits of their ancestors.
Over 1,200 locations in all 50 US states, Canada and a dozen other countries will participate in the 8th Annual Kids Music Day this year with special events and promotions that benefit and celebrate kids playing music.