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Nile C. Kinnick High School band members lead student and faculty members down Clements Blvd during the 2012 Nile C. Kinnick Homecoming Parade at Fleet Activities Yokosuka Oct. 6.

Nile C. Kinnick homecoming parade wows local community

YOKOSUKA- Nile C. Kinnick High School celebrated its Homecoming weekend with a parade down Clements Blvd. on board Fleet Activities Yokosuka Oct....

Mako Nomoto, Yokota Car Care Center mechanic, checks for operational turn signals on a motorcycle Oct. 4, 2012, at Yokota Air Base, Japan. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class John D. Partlow)

Drive on: Adept mechanics provide auto services with their whole heart

YOKOTA AIR BASE, Japan -- Turning wrenches and active power tools are the sounds of Yokota's Car Care Center, where more than 25 people go...

OVER JAPAN -- Timothy Miller, NASA cognizant engineer, initializes a radar system on a Gulfstream III Oct. 7, 2012. The G-III’s NASA crew flew around various parts of Japan to acquire radar data for geographic measurements. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class John D. Partlow)

Yokota supports NASA

YOKOTA AIR BASE, Japan -- When a crew from NASA's Airborne Science Program wanted to fly over Japan to gather volcanic activity, they found...

CFAY Galley, Navy Fitness present new nutrition guidance


YOKOSUKA, Japan (NNS) -- Navy Fitness personnel attended a meal at Command Fleet Activities Yokosuka's (CFAY) Adm. Matthew C. Perry general...

Ensign Andrew Painter of the mine countermeasure ship USS Patriot keeps in contact with his fellow sailors in the combat information center as they watch for potential threats on a late October trip to Kagoshima and annual exercises with the Japanese. Matthew M. Burke/Stars and Stripes

Minesweepers ‘some of the most versatile’ sailors

SASEBO NAVAL BASE, Japan — As the USS Patriot steamed down the western coast of Japan under blackout conditions, Senior Chief Petty Officer Jesse...

Shigeaki Mori, left, talks about the 12 U.S. servicemembers who perished in the atomic bombing of Hiroshima, Japan, on Aug. 6, 1945. With him at the site of the former Chugoku Military Police Headquarters is Clifton Truman Daniel, grandson of President Harry S. Truman. American POWs were kept there and most died in the bombing. Truman Daniel was in Hiroshima to offer reconciliation. He sought the help of Truman Daniel to have them be  recognized at last. Matthew M. Burke/Stars and Stripes

Unlikely duo meets to remember Hiroshima victims

HIROSHIMA, Japan — Shigeaki Mori was only 7 when Hiroshima was flattened in seconds. Clifton Truman Daniel hadn’t even been born when his...

Petty Officer 3rd Class Scott Bourque mans the camera on a recent shoot for the American Forces Network at Sasebo Naval Base in Japan. AFN's commercials can be over-the-top cheesy, but the goofiest commercials are often the best at conveying a message because people remember them. Matthew M. Burke/Stars ans Stripes

Finding sweet spot between informative and zany at AFN

SASEBO NAVAL BASE, Japan — There’s no Geico gecko, no Flo the insurance lady and no William Shatner hawking hotel deals.

Still, the...

Fire Prevention Week: "Have Two Ways Out!"

MISAWA AIR BASE, Japan -- Imagine waking up coughing, eyes burning and feeling extremely hot. You open your eyes and see an...

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Michael Adams, 35th Civil Engineer Squadron emergency management apprentice, and his youngest daughter stocks the emergency preparedness kit with batteries at Misawa Air Base, Japan, Sept. 15, 2012. The Emergency Management department suggests individuals restock their emergency kits every six months. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Kenna Jackson)

One family, one mission, a lifetime of readiness

MISAWA AIR BASE - "I was riding on a bus watching kids walking home from school when the earthquake hit us," Staff Sgt. Alicia McQuay, 35th Civil...

Lt. Col. Gary Ardo is flanked by cadets Crumpton and Davids following the students’ flight.

Yokota cadets flying high

Editor’s note: Gary Ardo shared his story with us. We’d love to hear from you. You can submit your stories on this very site....

Yokota Army Air Base commander Col. Edwin Bobzien, center, attends a party at the Yokota Officers’ Club circa August 1946. Photo from the collection of Father Frank Mathy, courtesy of the 374 AW History Office

LIVING HISTORY: Historian chronicles base's past

YOKOTA AIR BASE – A dark room opens into a well-lit office where a man sits pouring over online documents and historical data. His office is...

Kohei Masuda, left, Gen. Eiji Kimizuka, center, and Heita Kawakatsu discuss plans for conducting humanitarian assistance and disaster relief operations during the Shizuoka Disaster Drill at the Shizuoka airport Sept. 2. (Photo by Lance Cpl. Matthew Manning)

Disaster drill prepares Japan, US forces

SHIZUOKA AIRPORT, Shizuoka, Japan -- Members of the Japan Self-Defense Force, Shizuoka prefecture, U.S. Marine Corps and Army took part in...

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