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An Airman pours whiskey over one of two B-29 ceremony monuments on Sengen Hill in Shizuoka, Japan, June 15, 2013. The ceremony honors both the American Airmen and Japanese citizens who lost their lives when two B-29s crashed over the city of Shizuoka. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Davy Huffman)

Airmen honor fallen at annual B-29 ceremony

SHIZUOKA CITY, Japan -- Twenty-six Airmen from Yokota Air Base, Japan, attended the annual Shizuoka Memorial Ceremony along with the Japanese...

Japan Self-Defense Force members, Numazu residents, and U.S. Marines pull a rope during the annual Dragnet Festival June 1 at Numazu Beach, Japan. (Photo by Cpl. Adam B. Miller)

Marines 'dragnet' during annual fishing festival

Numazu, Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan -- Just southeast of Japan’s iconic Mount Fuji is the city of Numazu, a major port center for the prefecture’s...

Furloughs starting at Yokota AB in July

YOKOTA AIR BASE, Japan — Yokota Air Base is squeezing every place it can to save money due to government-mandated budget cuts: Security forces are...

Hey! Get Outside the Gate!

I’m Hisano Yamazaki with What’s Happening Outside the Gate.

Have you ever heard of “The Tale of Two Stars,” the Altair and the Vega? ...

Jane Kupkowski

Good Samaritan triathlete ‘loves 2 endure’

Jane Kupkowski is a pro endurance athlete at Camp Zama who founded Love2Endure Foundation to help victims of the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake...

YOKOTA AIR BASE, Japan -- Master Sgt. Adam Wright, a master resiliency trainer for the 374th Airlift Wing, talks to Airman about resiliency at the First Term Airmen Center June 14, 2013, at Yokota Air Base, Japan. During the mandatory eight-hour course, Airmen learn skills aimed to prepare them to handle daily life as well as unexpected major events. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Desiree Economides)

New resiliency training takes off at Yokota

YOKOTA AIR BASE, Japan -- First-term Airmen attend a new resiliency training course June 14, 2013, at the Professional Development Center at...

KUANTAN, Malaysia (June 15, 2013) Members of the Royal Malaysian Navy observe the littoral combat ship USS Freedom's (LCS 1) arrival in Kuantan, Malaysia in support of Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Malaysia 2013. (U.S. Navy photo by MC1 Jay C. Pugh)

19th CARAT Malaysia begins, brings new capabilities to build maritime partnerships

KUANTAN, Malaysia (NNS) -- The 19th annual Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) exercise between the U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps,...

1st Lt. Dylan R. Buck, right, leads a combined anti-armor team to the firing line June 3 at the North Training Area at Combined Arms Training Center Camp Fuji. The CAAT is comprised of Marines with different military occupational specialties to include machine gunners, riflemen and anti-tank misslemen, combined to create an anti-armor capability. (Photo by Cpl. Adam B. Miller)

Marines execute rocket battle drills at Fuji

A convoy of Humvees travels down a gravel road in the countryside. In the distance, two armored vehicles come into view. “Hostile light armor...

Being a good wingman means different things to different people. Whether you are a wingman or need a wingman, the responsibility is the same, never hesitate to say when enough is enough. (U.S. Air Force photo illustration by Airman 1st Class Kia Atkins)

What is a good wingman?

MISAWA AIR BASE, Japan -- Sitting next to my first sergeant in a hospital waiting room while Urgent Care Center staff took care of my friend was...

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kenna Jackson

JASDF ladies group visits Misawa

U.S. Air Force Col. Stephen Williams, 35th Fighter Wing commander, left, thanks Ms. Kayoko Suzuki, Japan Air Self-Defense Forces Ladies Group...

U.S. Army soldiers of the Joint Tactical Ground Systems detachment perform an Army Service Uniform inspection in honor of the service’s 238th birthday at Misawa Air Base, Japan, June 13, 2013. The JTAGS detachment’s mission is to provide early warning of theater ballistic missile threats across the pacific region. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kenna Jackson)

JTAGS at Misawa celebrate the U.S. Army's 238 years

MISAWA AIR BASE, Japan -- Some people are really good at flying under the radar. Unless, of course, it's their birthday.

And they're...

Official U.S. Navy file photo.

Navy Deputy Surgeon General Retires After 33 Years

WASHINGTON (NNS) -- The Navy's deputy surgeon general and deputy chief, Bureau of Medicine and Surgery (BUMED), retired June 14 after a military...

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