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U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Kurt Haydam, 35th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron electrical and environmental technician, refers to his technical orders while doing maintenance on an F-16 Fighting Falcon during an Initial Response Readiness Exercise at Misawa Air Base, Japan, Jan. 10, 2013. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Kenna Jackson)

AMUs showcase readiness during exercise

MISAWA AIR BASE, Japan -- The constant bombardment of emails containing the phrase "EXERCISE, EXERCISE, EXERCISE" can only mean one thing: the...

Tech. Sgt. Joseph Gambles, 374th Force Support Squadron Airman Leadership School instructor, provides drill instruction to Senior Airman Kevin Gutierrez, 374th Logistical Readiness Squadron, during class Jan. 9, 2013, at the Yokota Professional Development Center. Gambles asked for a student who had no prior guidon bearing experience, and Gutierrez stepped up to the challenge. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Cody H. Ramirez)

Airman takes pride in building future leaders

YOKOTA AIR BASE, Japan. -- It is a simple word to describe a powerful human trait or action; the ability to influence or guide a group of people...

Aviation Electronics Technician 2nd Class Laticia Watson checks the operating and navigation systems inside the cockpit of an HH-60H Seahawk Helicopter in the hanger for Helicopter Anti-submarine Squadron (HS) 14. Watson was recognized as Sailor of the Week during the filming of the base’s weekly Captain’s Call show. Sailor of the Week is a title granted to different Sailors on board Naval Air Facility Atsugi that have shown exemplary skill and work ethic within their shop and rate.

Sailor of the Week

NAVAL AIR FACILITY ATSUGI, Japan – Sailor of the week is a title granted to a different Sailor on board Naval Air Facility (NAF) Atsugi once a...

Pfc. Aaron J. Padilla uses a mallet to make mochi Dec. 21 during the Takagahara Garrison's mochitsuki ceremony. The event allowed Marines to build relationships with the local community and the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force. Padilla is an engineer equipment operator with Combined Arms Training Center Camp Fuji's Headquarters Battalion. (Photo by U.S. Marine Corps Courtesy)

JGSDF, Marines celebrate New Year with Mochitsuki

TAKAGAHARA GARRISON, Shizuoka, Japan -- Leaders from surrounding communities, Japan Ground Self-Defense Force members and their families gathered...

COLA likely to remain lower in 2013 if weak yen predictions hold

YOKOSUKA NAVAL BASE, Japan — Servicemembers in Japan are seeing steep drops in their paychecks — at least partially offset by a boost in their off...

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

Ski Lodge opens for snow enthusiasts

Military members and their families enjoy an afternoon of sledding outside the Land Memorial Ski Lodge at Misawa Air Base, Japan, Jan. 5, 2013....

374 MDG establishes toll-free number for inquiries regarding privacy breach

YOKOTA AIR BASE, Japan -- On August 21, 2012, the 374th Medical Group (374 MDG) at Yokota AB, Japan, discovered a potential compromise of patients...

U.S. Marine Cpl. Jackeline Serrano, a postal clerk for Naval Supply Systems Command (NAVSUP) Fleet Logistics Center (FLC) Yokosuka’s Fleet Mail Center, hands a sick Japanese child a Christmas gift while Cpl. Christopher Rios, NAVSUP FLC Yokosuka Marine Liaison Detachment noncommissioned officer, stands alongside NAVSUP FLC Yokosuka’s very own resident-Santa during a holiday visit at the Yokohama City University Medical Center Department of Pediatrics Dec. 19 in Yokohama, Japan.

Heart & Soul

YOKOSUKA - “I am so amazed at what the U.S. Navy does for the little sick Japanese children,” said one Japanese mother leaving the Yokohama City...

COLA survey becomes available soon

YOKOTA AIR BASE, Japan -- Service members on Yokota Air Base have the opportunity to voice their opinions and possibly make a difference in...

Staff Sgt. Shangjung Chiu, 35th Maintenance Operations Squadron, production analyst, and his wife Christi-June pose for a photo with their infant daughter Evangeline, at Misawa Air Base, Japan, Jan. 4. The Chiu's first born was delivered Jan. 3 at 6:57 p.m. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Marie Brown)

2013 brings big surprise for new family

MISAWA AIR BASE, Japan -- A new year brings many good things. For one happy couple, the New Year delivered a new bundle of joy. On Jan 3,...

Chief Warrant Officer Liz Rivera, combat systems rating assignment officer at Navy Personnel Command, trains Chief Firecontrolman Mike Zdunkawicz on how to use the Enlisted Assignment Information System (EAIS). Detailers use EAIS in conjunction with Career Management System/Interactive Detailing to post Sailors to billets. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Andrea Perez/Released)

January application phase to open for sailors seeking PCS orders

MILLINGTON, Tenn. (NNS) -- The Career Management System Interactive Detailing (CMS/ID) application phase is scheduled to begin Jan. 10, and remain...

Information Systems Technician 2nd Class Max Rivero (center) acts as guest host on the base's weekly Captain's Call show with Capt. Steven Wieman (right) commanding officer of Naval Air Facility (NAF) Atsugi and Command Master Chief Carlton Duncan, command master chief of NAF Atsugi.

'I helped somebody else accomplish their job'

NAVAL AIR FACILITY, Japan – Sailor of the Week is a title granted to a different Sailor on board Naval Air Facility (NAF) Atsugi once a week who...

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