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The Yokota Theater is receiving digital upgrades beginning April 9, 2013, adding a digital projector, sound system and new screen. The project will cost $150,000 and take an expected four days to complete. (U.S. Air Force illustration by Senior Airman Cody H. Ramirez)

Yokota Theater goes digital

YOKOTA AIR BASE, Japan -- Since 1977, the theater at Yokota Air Base, Japan, has provided service members with the latest Hollywood flicks through...

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Meagan Schutter

Army unit trains at Yokota terminal

YOKOTA AIR BASE, Japan – Tech. Sgt. William Blanton informs Army members about base operations and the aircraft his unit uses to ensure the...

U.S. Air Force graphic by Yokota Health and Wellness Center

Tobacco-use policy fully implemented at Yokota

YOKOTA AIR BASE, Japan -- April 1, 2013, marks the day when tobacco-use will be limited only to designated tobacco-use areas and housing units for...

Friendship Luau

Celebrating the long standing support and friendship between Japan and United States, USO presents the Friendship Luau at the Harbor View Club on...

Cpl. Raffeal Ahamad, a Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron 12 collateral duty inspector, discusses components that make up a General Electric F404 engine with Mark Boone Junior, “Sons of Anarchy” television star, at the MALS-12 power plant here March 14, as part of the 2013 USO Handshake Tour. (Photo by Cpl. Kenneth K. Trotter Jr.)

Servicemembers line up to meet actors

Station residents flocked to the station Marine Corps Post Exchange to get a chance to shake hands and pose with celebrities from the hit TV show...

Lance Cpl. Jose Montalvo, Headquarters and Headquarters Squadron food services Marine, slices carrots during the Chef-of-the-Quarter Competition, which took place inside the southside chow hall here, March 15, 2013. Before the cooking event, Marines competed in a written test, knowledge board and uniform inspection. (Photo by Lance Cpl. Benjam in Pryer)

Bringing heat, cooking meat

The fragrance of exquisitely cooked meals filled the southside mess hall here March 15, 2013, as the Chef-of-the-Quarter Competition concluded...

Actors in dragon costume light fireworks to add a fire-breathing effect during a kagura performance at the Japanese American Society Culture Festival held at Matthew C. Perry’s high school cafeteria here, March 9, 2013. The show called Yamatano- Orochi, is based on a Japanese folklore of an eight-headed and eight-tailed serpent.

Station residents experience Japanese culture at Festival

Station residents gathered in the Matthew C. Perry High School cafeteria here to enjoy the Japanese American Society Culture Festival, March 9,...

Two "Japan's Next Beauty" contestants practice striking during Army combatives training, March 19, 2013, at Camp Zama's (Japan) Yano Fitness Center. The training was filmed for use in the second episode of the new reality TV series. (Photo Credit: Dustin Perry, U.S. Army Garrison Japan Public Affairs)

Japanese reality TV contestants experience Army life during filming at Camp Zama

CAMP ZAMA, Japan (March 20, 2013) -- Fifteen young women with aspirations for a career in entertainment experienced some of the unique aspects and...

Team USA Kubasaki High School running back (22) Jarrett Mitchell stiff-arms a Team Kanto defender during the 2013 Tomodachi Bowl held at Bonk Field aboard Yokota Air Base, Japan, March 10. Formally known as the Camellia Bowl, it was renamed The Tomodachi Bowl in honor of the good will and respect fostered between Japan and the U.S. during the joint disaster recovery efforts that followed the March 11, 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake. (Photo by Greg Mitchell)

Nile C. Kinnick All-Stars participate in 2013 Tomodachi Bowl

Continuing the tradition of promoting friendship and cultural exchange with the host nation, student football players from Fleet Activities (...

U.S. 7th Fleet Commander Vice Adm. Scott H.Swift, center, cuts a ceremonial cake with the oldest and youngest members of his staff, Fleet Surgeon Capt. Viswanadham Pothula and Yeoman Seaman Recruit Dalton Mercurio in celebration of the 70th anniversary of the U.S. 7th Fleet aboard the flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19), March 15. (U.S. Navy photo by MC1 Joshua Karsten)

U.S. 7th Fleet celebrates 70th anniversary

SOUTH CHINA SEA – The U.S. 7th Fleet celebrated its 70th anniversary with a ceremony and cake cutting aboard USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) March 15....

Col. Mark August, 374th Airlift Wing commander, and Team USA captains hold up their trophy following the 2013 Tomodachi Bowl March 10, 2013, Yokota Air Base, Japan. Team USA won the second annual bowl game 57 - 21. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Airman 1st Class Desiree Economides)

Team USA wins Tomodachi Bowl

YOKOTA AIR BASE, Japan -- Team USA crushes Team Kanto 57 - 21, when the teams went head-to-head on the gridiron March 10, during the 2013...

Gunma Prefecture, Japan -- Shinyu Kizaka, temple priest and host of the event, recites a sutra during the unveiling of a memorial monument in honor of fallen B-29 aircrews March 20, 2013, at Gunma Prefecture, Japan. Kizaka was just 12 years old when the U.S. service members crashed in his home town, and 68 years later he helped honor the aircrew by using his temple as resting ground for the memorial. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Cody H. Ramirez)

Airmen, Japanese remember the past, honor the present

GUNMA PREFECTURE, Japan -- Airmen from Yokota Air Base, Japan, joined local Japanese citizens March 20, 2013, in Gunma Prefecture, Japan, to...

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