Spotlight on You!

Retired U.S. Air Force Staff Sergeant Dennis Provencher, airborne and ground radio operator, right, talks with a group of Airmen including Lt. Col. Denial Waid, 18th Communications Squadron commander, left, about how much has changed since Provencher initially joined in 1951 on Dec. 23, 2019, in Okinawa City, Okinawa. Provencher is a Guinness Book of World Records holder for most amount of blood donated. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Airman 1st Class Rebeckah Medeiros)
Retired U.S. Air Force Staff Sergeant Dennis Provencher and Lt. Col. Denial Waid

A life well lived...

As the sun dances across the room, glaring off the origami hanging from the ceiling, Dennis Provencher looks upon his framed photo and world record certificate of recognition with pride while explaining to the service members how and why he earned it.

Photo by Lance Cpl. Jackson Dukes
Cpl. Elijah Ott

Okinawa Marine preparing for Northern Viper 2020

U.S. Marine Cpl. Elijah Ott, an Engineer Equipment Operator from 4th Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, prepares to level out the snow from a recent snowfall in the motor pool using a Multi Terrain Loader (MTL) during exercise Northern Viper on Hokkudaien Training Area, Hokkaido, Japan, Jan 21, 2020.

Takashi Toyama

Exchange driver marks 35 years accident-free

Okinawa Distribution Center motor vehicle operator Takashi Toyama has achieved 35 years of accident-free driving for the Exchange.

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Benjamin Raughton, 18th Wing Public Affairs photographer, greets a Japanese customer at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Jan. 8, 2020. Raughton's ability to communicate in Japanese with the local population stems from the video games that now rest in his office. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Hugo Delgado)
Staff Sgt. Benjamin Raughton

Kadena Airman uses video games to bridge language gap

Staff Sgt. Benjamin Raughton, a photojournalist stationed at Kadena Air Base, sits at his desk at the 18th Wing Public Affairs office. Some mementos sit stop a shelf above him: a line of hand-held video games. Today, his job is to make sure a batch of photos are properly edited.

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