Editor's note: Many events, trips, classes, games, and much more are happening on base, so take a look! Events are as accurate as possible at press time. Since times or event schedules can change, please verify events before attending. (This was updated Apr. 18)
Since this type of training can destroy an escalator, firefighters saw the upcoming demolition as an opportunity to jump on some uncommon training without the escalator requiring a repair. This was also a rare training event because there aren’t many military installations in Japan that have escalators.
The deigo, or tiger’s claw, was named the official flower of Okinawa in 1972. Deigo trees are normally in bloom around mid-April through May. Around that time, the red flowers of the trees can be seen at places like Okinawa Comprehensive Athletic Park in Okinawa City, or Peace Memorial Park in Itoman City.
In Japan, a string of four consecutive national holidays sandwiched between two weekends (Apr. 27 to May 6) is simply called Golden Week. If you are out and about during this travel crazy week, here’s some ways to strike up a conversation.
DLA Distribution Yokosuka, Japan, celebrated 20 years of dedicated service to the Warfighter with a series of events held April 5, including an official anniversary ceremony with remarks by guest speaker Takeshi Iwaya, chief of the Yokosuka Defense Office for the Japanese Ministry of Defense.
After three grueling weeks of intense physical and mental training, Marines completed the Marine Corps Martial Arts Instructor Course April 10 at Combined Arms Training Center Camp Fuji, Gotemba, Japan.
The fleet replenishment oiler USNS Pecos (T-AO 197) and the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) ship JS Suzutsuki (DD 117) conducted a cooperative deployment focused on replenishment-at-sea training Apr. 16.
Changes instituted by the Navy after two fatal collisions involving U.S. warships in 2017 are paying off with more realistic training, higher re-enlistment rates and a culture centered around combat readiness, the commander of Task Force 76 said recently.
Kusatsu Onsen is a small town tucked away in the mountains. Within a few blocks of downtown, you can end up surrounded by nature. This is best on display at Sainokawara Park, home to one of Kusatsu’s most popular open-air baths.