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A Qantas Airways plane takes off at Sydney Airport in Sydney, Australia. Qantas was ranked among the Best 10 International Airlines of 2016. Bloomberg photo by Brendon Thorne  BLOOMBERG

Time-saving tips from the well-traveled

News
March 30, 2017
Traveling can take a lot of time, whether you're flying or driving. Time-saving tips can help you to save minutes here and there, which add up to more time enjoying your trip.
The Miharu Takizakura (waterfall cherry tree of Miharu) is believed to be over 1,000 year-old and is classified as one of three great cherry trees of Japan, located in Miharu town, Fukushima prefecture. (NORIO MUROI/STARS AND STRIPES)

In bloom: 2017 Cherry Blossom Festivals

Travel
March 29, 2017
MUSASHINO PARK CHERRY BLOSSOM FESTIVAL (Tokyo): mid-March to early April; 900 cherry blossom trees in 40 varieties at Musashino Park, 15-minute bus ride from JR Musashi Koganei...
Photo by Takahiro Takiguchi

In Japan, Arcades still the craze

News
March 29, 2017
The place was crammed to the hilt with machines and people. The noise was deafening, but it wasn’t coming from the young men and women who packed Sega Akihabara, a large arcade...
Photo by Shoji Kudaka

Miyakojima: Okinawan island special for many reasons

Travel
March 26, 2017
A day relaxing on a beach, having a glass of beer and BBQ with your friend is a great way of spending your weekend in Okinawa.
The entrance of a former poison gas storehouse used by the Japanese Imperial Army during World War II at Okunoshima, Japan, March 25, 2017. The island is home to hundreds of wild rabbits that visitors are allowed to feed and pet, and has the standing remains of other buildings used by the army to create chemical weapons during World War II. Service members from Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni took a free bus ride to the island courtesy of the Single Marine Program. (Photo by Lance Cpl. Carlos Jimenez)

Iwakuni residents make trip to infamous island

Travel
March 29, 2017
OKUNOSHIMA, Japan -- Service members from Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, took a free bus ride courtesy of the Single Marine Program, March 25, 2017, to a small island...

Hey! Get off base and check out these events!

Base Info
March 25, 2017
Editor's note: There's a lot of stuff happening off base, so read below and then head off for some fun! (This was updated March 25)