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Zeplyn Kelley, right 8, a Matthew C. Perry Elementary School student, demonstrates his project during the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Repurpose Carnival, which took place inside the M. C. Perry Elementary School gymnasium May 31, 2013. STEM generally supports broadening the study of engineering within other subjects and beginning engineering at younger grades, even elementary school. (Photo by Lance Cpl. Benjamin Pryer)

STEM projects give students hands-on learning experience

Matthew C. Perry Elementary School students hosted a Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Repurpose Carnival inside the M. C. Perry...

Josh J. Rystrom, Marine Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron prowler electronic counter measures officer and player for Romeo Mike, is throwing softball to warm up for the next game at the Memorial Weekend Softball Tournament May 25, 2013. Marines competed in a double elimination softball tournament over the holiday weekend in hopes to making it to the championship. (Photo by Pfc. D. A. Walters)

Athletes swing to win during Memorial Weekend Softball Tournament

Cheers, laughs and the sound of softballs hitting bats rang through the air May 25- 27, 2013, at Penny Lake baseball field and the field behind...

Daniel Dugar, comedian, performs his routine during the Armed Forces Entertainment Celebrity Comedy Tour show, “Trippin’ with the Troops,” in the Club Iwakuni ballroom at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, May 29, 2013. Dugar toured Iwakuni two years ago with another group of comedians and has 22 years of stand-up experience. (Photo by Lance Cpl. James R. Smith)

Comedians turn club into ‘House of Laughs’

Comedians from the Armed Forces Entertainment Celebrity Comedy Tour brought laughs and excitement to station residents during their show, “Trippin...

The Association of the United States Army Polar Bear chapter will join Soldiers and Families in a two-hour dinner cruise aboard the Riverboat Discovery on the Chena River to celebrate the Army Birthday June 14. (Photo Credit: File photo)

The U.S. Army - strong, resilient and 238 years young

FORT WAINWRIGHT, Alaska - It was a ragtag group of volunteers pieced together from a few New England militia companies. They were an amateur force...

Members of the opening panel for the fourth annual Pacific Resilience Exercise and Exchange share a friendly gesture during the opening ceremony held at the International Peace and Security Center in Sentul, Indonesia, June 3, 2013. (Photo Credit: Lt. Col. Edward Hooks)

Seventh-annual Pacific disaster response exercise begins in Indonesia

SENTUL, Indonesia -- U.S. Army Pacific, in partnership with the Tentara Nasional Indonesia, began their seventh-annual Pacific Resilience Disaster...

Air Force spouse Satoko Gadbois and Kosei Gadbois, 1, shop for produce at the Yokota Commissary on Friday. (Photo by Seth Robson/Stars and Stripes)

Commissaries to sell Japanese produce again, 2 years after nuke disaster

YOKOTA AIR BASE, Japan — Shoppers at base commissaries can look forward to fresher food at lower prices after officials decided it’s once again...

WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 6, 2013) Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) Ray Mabus makes phone calls to Members of Congress and local officials informing them that a United States Navy ship was named in honor of a city in their state. The next three joint high-speed vessels (JHSV) will be named USNS Yuma, USNS Bismarck and USNS Burlington, and two littoral combat ships will be named USS Billings and USS Tulsa. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Arif Patani/Released)

SecNav Names Multiple Ships

WASHINGTON (NNS) -- Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus announced today the next three joint high speed vessels (JHSV) will be named USNS Yuma, USNS...

YOKOSUKA, Japan (May 5, 2013) Boatswain's Mate 2nd Class Kenneth Acosta presents refueling station two on the portside sponson to Senior Inspector Cmdr. David Tarwater of the Inspection and Survey for examination aboard U.S. 7th Fleet flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Michael James Hendricks/Released)

Navy Looks to Relieve Administrative Burdens from Fleet

FORT GEORGE G. MEADE, Md. (NNS) -- The Chief of Naval Operations has developed a working group focused on reducing the administrative overhead on...

Mountains and glaciers appear far off in the distance as a Yokota C-12 crew approaches Cold Bay, Alaska. The team landed in Alaska on its return trip back to Yokota Air Base, Japan, with a newly maintained C-12 aircraft. (Courtesy photo)

Yokota's C-12 Huron: Small bird performs big mission

YOKOTA AIR BASE, Japan -- A C-12 Huron crew from Yokota Air Base recently completed a mission that tested new capabilities of the aircraft.

LAKE MOTOSU, Japan -- Maj. John Chrampanis, Yokota Air Base Dive Club member, readies his gear before a scuba dive at Lake Motosu, Japan, June 1, 2013. Chrampanis was one of seven divers from Yokota, and one of 80 overall participants, who volunteered to help remove debris from Lake Motosu. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Cody H. Ramirez)

Airmen divers clean Lake Motosu near Mt. Fuji

LAKE MOTOSU, Japan -- Seven Yokota Air Base Dive Club members and more than 100 other volunteers took part in a cleanup project at Lake Motosu,...

From left: U.S Air Force Tech. Sgt. Kenneth Warren, Staff Sgt. Devon Sonley, Tech. Sgt. Daniel Roshio, and 1st Lt. Preston Phillips, all assigned to the 35th Fighter Wing, pose in front of a weapons system nicknamed 'Bruce Lee' aboard the U.S. Navy’s USS Shiloh, May 10, 2013. (U.S. Navy photo by Fire Controlman 2nd Class Kristopher Horton)

'City on the sea' guides F-16s

MISAWA AIR BASE, Japan -- One day it's the target, the next it's the weapon. Manned with around 350 Sailors, the U.S. Navy's Ticonderoga-class...

Sleepiness can impair driving performance as much as being intoxicated. The American Automobile Association estimates that one out of every six deadly traffic accidents is due to drowsy driving. The Air Force had 16 fatigue related Personal Motor Vehicle accidents in the past year. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Nathan Lipscomb)

Dead Asleep

MISAWA AIR BASE, Japan -- Your eyelids begin to flutter and become virtually impossible to hold open as you travel back to base after a week in...