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Aviation Support Equipment Technician 2nd Class Alex Boschma performs maintenance on a fork lift aboard the forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6). Bonhomme Richard is the lead ship of the Bonhomme Richard Amphibious Ready Group and is currently underway conducting sea trials in the U.S. 7th Fleet Area of Responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Michael Achterling/Released)

Life on the BHR

SASEBO, Japan – Sailors assigned to the forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) completed a three-month maintenance...

U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., is greeted by Vice Adm. Robert L. Thomas Jr., commander, U.S. 7th Fleet, on the quarterdeck of the flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) during a visit to Fleet Activities Yokosuka. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Joshua Karsten)

Senator Rubio Visits 7th Fleet Commander onboard USS Blue Ridge

YOKOSUKA, Japan – U.S. Senator Marco Rubio, R-Fla., met with 7th Fleet Commander Vice Adm. Robert L. Thomas onboard the flagship USS Blue Ridge...

Dyson, a Labrador mix, waits for the groomer at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Jan.21, 2014. The Pet Care Center is open 7 days a week. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Meagan Schutter/Released)

Taking care of furry friends

YOKOTA AIR BASE, Japan -- When moving to a new base, military members always have to fill out paperwork, get adjusted and finish all required...

YOKOTA AIR BASE, Japan -- Senior Airman Jason Badia and Lucas Dugan, 374th Communications Squadron airfield systems technicians, climb a glide slope antenna at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Jan. 17, 2014. Airfield systems Airmen checked the antenna to ensure that there are no signs of failure or corrosion. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Andrea Salazar)

Airfield systems Airmen maintain a smooth landing

YOKOTA AIR BASE, Japan -- It takes more than air traffic controllers and pilots to safely launch and land aircraft. Air traffic controllers and...

Jennifer Carr, Lifestyle Insight Networking Knowledge and Skills trainer, plays a game to help spouses get to know each other during a L.I.N.K.S Meet and Greet. The event helped spouses get acquainted with one another Jan. 22, 2014, aboard Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan. Lifestyle Insight Networking Knowledge and Skills has a flexible agenda to accommodate for spouses with various schedules. (Photo by Lance Cpl. Antonio Rubio)

Meet and Greet L.I.N.K.S spouses together

Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan -- Lifestyle Insight Networking Knowledge and Skills hosted a Meet and Greet at Yujo Hall to help spouses...

Counting sheep . . . one. . .two. . .three

PENSACOLA, Fla. (NNS) -- Everyone has had the occasional sleepless night, but regular sleep problems can interfere with daily life and can be...

Capt. Matthew House, left, commander of Headquarters and Headquarters Company, U.S. Army Japan, accepts the Commander's Cup trophy from Col. Joy L. Curriera, center, commander of U.S. Army Garrison Japan, and Command Sgt. Maj. Katrina M. Najee, USAG-J command sergeant major, during a ceremony held Jan. 22 at Camp Zama's Yano Fitness Center. House accepted the trophy on behalf of USARJ's Special Troops Battalion, the winning unit of the yearlong intramural sports competition. Photo by Dustin Perry, USAGJ PAO

Special Troops Battalion named Camp Zama's 2013 Commander's Cup winners

CAMP ZAMA, Japan (Jan. 23, 2014) -- U.S. Army Japan's Special Troops Battalion won its first ever Commander's Cup title for the fiscal 2013...

Jump Rope for Heart comes to Arnn Elementary

Arnn Elementary School is pleased to announce our Jump Rope for Heart event will take place during the week of Friday, 7 February through Thursday...

  Senior Airman Rachel Hutson places a grocery bag in a commissary shopper's cart at Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark., on Feb. 5, 2013. (Kaylee Clark/Courtesy of the U.S. Air Force)

DOD considering slashing commissaries budget

WASHINGTON — The Defense Department is reportedly discussing a $1 billion cut over the next three years to the commissaries budget, which could...

Master Sgt. Daniel Robinson, 35th Civil Engineer Squadron assistant fire chief of operations, leads his four-person team in a vehicle equipment inspection during the annual Misawa City New Year ceremony Jan. 19, 2014. Misawa Air Base and local firefighters gather to participate in the ceremony. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. April Quintanilla)

Base, local firefighters ring in the New Year

MISAWA AIR BASE, Japan -- Firefighters from the 35th Civil Engineer Squadron participated in the annual Misawa Fire Department New Year ceremony...

Navy Housing earns "A List Awards" for customer service excellence

WASHINGTON (NNS) -- Navy Housing is pleased to congratulate several installations recognized by their customers for their exemplary customer...

USS McCampbell Arrives in Saipan

SAIPAN – The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS McCampbell (DDG 85) arrived in Saipan for a port visit, Jan. 21, while on patrol in...

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