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Ambassador William Hagerty, left , U.S. ambassador to Japan, a Boy Scout from Troop 77 , a Boy Scout from Troop 1 and Yoshihiko Fukuda, mayor of Iwakuni City, Japan, symbolically plant a dogwood tree at Iwakuni City, Japan, Nov. 30, 2017. Ambassador Hagerty toured Kizuna Stadium during his first official Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni visit since arriving in Japan earlier this year. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Donato Maffin)

US Ambassador to Japan makes first visit to MCAS Iwakuni

Ambassador William F. Hagerty, U.S. ambassador to Japan, visited Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni and Iwakuni City, Japan, officially for the...

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Brittany A. Chase

Pacific Air Forces F-16 Demonstration Team prepping for 'game day'

NYUTABARU AIR BASE, Japan -- The Pacific Air Forces F-16 Demonstration Team, based at Misawa Air Base, Japan, arrived at Japan Air Self-Defense...

U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Geoffrey P. Barham/Released

Sasebo conducts a tabletop simulation of Exercise Guard and Protect

SASEBO, Japan (Nov. 29, 2017) Commander, U.S. Fleet Activities Sasebo conducts a tabletop simulation as part of Exercise Guard and Protect onboard...

Camp Zama Consolidated Mail Room announces Holiday Hours

Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s make the holiday season. Sending and delivering letters and packages to over 2,000 military, civilians and...

U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Sean Galbreath/Released

USS Wasp burial-at-sea

ATLANTIC OCEAN (Nov. 29, 2017) - Sailors participate in a burial-at-sea aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1). Wasp is transiting to...

ATLANTIC OCEAN (Nov. 28, 2017) Capt. Andrew Smith, commanding officer of the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1), addresses Sailors during a frocking ceremony in the hangar bay of the ship. Wasp is transiting to Sasebo, Japan to conduct a turnover with the USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) as the forward-deployed flag ship of the amphibious forces in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Sean Galbreath/Released)

Wasp Frocks 160 Stingers at Sea during homeport shift transit

The amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1) conducted a naval tradition by appointing more than 160 Sailors for advancement. For most of those...

Contestants, judges and distinguished guests pose for a picture during the 56th Annual Japanese and English Speech Contest at Sinfonia Iwakuni Concert Hall in Iwakuni City, Japan, Nov. 19, 2017. The contest was hosted by the Japanese American Society to help contestants understand and appreciate each other’s language and culture, strengthening the Japanese and American friendship. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Muriah King)

Breaking language barriers, building bonds in Iwakuni

MCAS IWAKUNI, YAMAGUCHI, Japan -- The Japanese American Society held the event at the Sinfonia Iwakuni Concert Hall to help strengthen the U.S. –...

Navy Capt. Michael Wosje, Carrier Air Wing 5 commander, greets his family upon arrival at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2017. JOSEPH ABREGO/U.S. MARINE CORPS

Three USS Ronald Reagan fighter-jet squadrons relocate from Atsugi to Iwakuni

YOKOSUKA NAVAL BASE, Japan — Three USS Ronald Reagan fighter-jet squadrons arrived at their new home Tuesday, the latest step in transferring the...

This Scientific Atlanta decoder is one of the older American Forces Network receivers that will have to be replaced as AFN upgrades its broadcast signal to a digital format.

Exchange stores race to have decoders ready for AFN’s switch to HD

KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany — New decoder boxes needed by many subscribers to continue watching the American Forces Network as it transitions to high-...

The last 374th Maintenance Squadron propulsion flight poses for a photo Nov. 17, 2017, at Yokota Air Base, Japan. The 374 MXS propulsion flight at Yokota specialized in C-130H Hercules engines and propeller systems but has shut down as of Nov. 1, 2017, due to the C-130H no longer being stationed at Yokota. (U.S. Air Force photos by Senior Airman Donald Hudson)

End of an Era - Propulsion Flight closes its doors

When the last C-130H Hercules departed Yokota Air Base, it left like a rock star as a crowd of people cheered and waved. Breaking up the band isn’...

U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Donato Maffin

MCAS Iwakuni welcomes the first jet squadrons from Carrier Air Wing Fiv

An F/A-18E Super Hornet with Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 115 lands at Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Iwakuni, Japan, Nov. 28, 2017. VFA-115...

U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Cameron McCulloch/Released

Thanksgiving aboard USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6)

SASEBO, Japan (Nov. 24, 2017) - Cmdr. Rich LeBron, executive officer, serves Sailors a Thanksgiving meal aboard the amphibious assault ship USS...

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