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U.S. Air Force photo by Naoto Anazawa
Airman 1st Class Dayanna Crothers

A1C Dayanna Crothers Airman of the Week

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Dayanna Crothers, 18th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron F-15 weapons load crew member from Cameron, North Carolina, was selected as the 18th Wing’s Airman of the Week for the week of Nov. 18-22, 2019, at Kadena Air Base, Japan.

Official Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Kevan Dunlop
Major Nathan Green

31st MEU Honors a Marines sacrifice and his sense of Esprit de Corps

Major Nathan Green, a logistics officer with the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, flips a tire during a physical training event honoring Navy Cross recipient Sgt. Rafael Peralta on Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan, Nov. 15, 2019.

Norio Muroi began working for Stars and Stripes’ Tokyo office as a copy boy in 1977 and began working in the library in 1979. THERON GODBOLD/STARS AND STRIPES
Norio Muroi

VIDEO| Stars and Stripes Pacific Librarian retires after 42 years

Stars and Stripes’ library in Tokyo preserves the stories and heroics of countless service members from World War II and the Korean and Vietnam wars alongside records of newsworthy events on American bases in the Far East over the past 75 years.

U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Percival Lefthand, a distribution management specialist with the distribution management office, Headquarters and Support Battalion, Marine Corps Installations Pacific-Camp Smedley D. Butler, reviews paperwork at the distribution management office on Camp Foster, Okinawa, Japan Nov. 13, 2019. Lefthand grew up on the Crow Reservation in southern Montana and lived there all his life prior to enlisting. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Ryan H. Pulliam)
Lance Cpl. Percival Lefthand

Okinawa Marine reflects on his Native American heritage

Motivated by the educational opportunities the Marine Corps had to offer, Percival Lefthand left his close-knit family in southern Montana to take a shot at earning the title of United States Marine.

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