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1st Sgt. Will Holland, left, pictured with his son Pfc. Robert Sanchez, right, during Sanchez's visit to support hometown recruiting at Holland's recruiting station in Melbourne, Fla. (Photo courtesy of Command Sgt. Maj. Will Holland) (Photo Credit: U.S. Army)

Zama Gold Star parents remember their son

CAMP ZAMA, Japan (May 29, 2018) -- Oct. 1, 2009 was a normal day for Wendy Holland. It began with seeing her husband, 1st Sgt. Will Holland,...

Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Iwakuni residents hold moss ball flowers at Yamaguchi Flower Land in Yanai City, Japan, May 25, 2018. The trip was conducted in support of the Cultural Adaptation Program to experience local Japanese activities. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Lauren Brune)

Cultivating unique Japanese experiences

Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni residents traveled to Yamaguchi Flower Land and Kashinoki Sweets Factory in Yanai City, Japan, May 25, 2018....

A child holds a kendama during the 13th Community Cultural Exchange at Iwakuni City, Japan, May 26, 2018. The Cultural Adaptation Program hosted the community cultural exchange in order to share the Japanese and American culture. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Seth Rosenberg)

Neighbors share culture through exchange in Iwakuni

Iwakuni City, Japan (May 30, 2018) —Marine Corps Air station Iwakuni residents visited Tsuzu Elementary School for the 13th Community Cultural...

Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni leadership and Iwakuni City council members pose for a photo during the Sound of Freedom Campaign at MCAS Iwakuni, Japan, June 1, 2018. The campaign was a series of events in order to give the city council members a better understanding of base operations and share insight on why maintaining readiness for Marine Aircraft Group 12, Carrier Air Wing 5 and Fleet Air Wing 31 is so important. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Joseph Abrego)

MCAS Iwakuni leadership hosts first Sound of Freedom Campaign

MARINE CORPS AIR STATION IWAKUNI, Japan -- U.S. Marine Corps Col. Richard F. Fuerst, the commanding officer of Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni,...

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Xiomara M. Martinez

Two cultures, one community: U.S. Embassy representative visits Misawa on American Day

MISAWA AIR BASE, Japan -- A representative from the U.S. Embassy in Tokyo visited Misawa Air Base, Japan, June 3, for the 30th Annual American Day...

Marine Aircraft Group 12 forces deployed several F-35B Lightning ll's for a regularly scheduled aviation training relocation at Misawa Air Base, Japan, May 9, 2018. ATR's are designed to increase operational readiness and bilateral interoperability for both U.S. and Japanese forces. The MAG-12 ATR is a concrete example of the strength of the U.S.-Japan alliance - the foundation of peace and security in the Indo-Pacific for more than 50 years. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Alexia Lythos)

VMFA-121 Marines fly high in Misawa ATR

MISAWA AIR BASE, Japan -- Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 121, Marine Aircraft Group 12, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, deployed several F-35B Lightning...

Shopping the Misawa Exchange Generates $485,963 for Quality-of-Life Programs

MISAWA – Last year, the Misawa community generated $485,963 for critical Quality-of-Life program as Airmen, retirees and their families shopped...

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

Midway 76th Anniversary Commemoration holds at CFAS

SASEBO, Japan (Jun. 4, 2018) Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force Petty Officer 2nd Class Y. Furusato reads the names of Imperial Japanese Navy...

Air Force Maj. Chineta Harris, left, salutes her daughter, Pvt. Candace Harris, after swearing her into the Army on Monday, June 4, 2018, at Yokota Air Base, Japan. ALLEN ONSTOTT/STARS AND STRIPES

Air Force major swears daughter into Army at home of US Forces Japan

YOKOTA AIR BASE, Japan — Enlisting in the Army was a family affair for newly minted Pvt. Candace Harris, 20, who was sworn in by her mother Monday...

Petty Officer 1st Class Ashly Lester and her dog, Ttibor, won a competition over 17 other working-dog teams from across all services in the U.S. military and the Japan Self-Defense Forces in Tokyo.  JUAN TORRES/U.S. AIR FORCE

Yokosuka sailor wins again at Japan’s grueling Iron Dog competition

YOKOSUKA NAVAL BASE, Japan — A Yokosuka master-at-arms has won U.S. Forces Japan’s Iron Dog competition for the second year in a row.

Petty...

SASEBO, Japan (June 1, 2018) - Capt. Ed Thompson (left) and Capt. Jim McGovern shake hands during a change of command ceremony aboard the amphibious dock landing ship USS Germantown (LSD 42). McGovern relieved Thompson as commodore of Amphibious Squadron (PHIBRON) 11 and will now lead the U.S. Navy’s only forward-deployed amphibious squadron consisting of USS Wasp (LHD 1), USS Green Bay (LPD 20), USS Ashland (LSD 48), and Germantown. (Photo by MC2 Jordan Crouch)

McGovern takes over as PHIBRON 11 Commodore

SASEBO, Japan -- Capt. Jim McGovern relieved Capt. Ed Thompson as commodore of Amphibious Squadron (PHIBRON) 11 at a change of command ceremony...

Seaman Kelija Rheubottom, a culinary specialist aboard the USS Ashland, shows of his new knife set last month aboard the dock landing ship in Sasebo, Japan.  JAMES BOLINGER/STARS AND STRIPES

USS Ashland cook earns high honors in stateside culinary competition

SASEBO NAVAL BASE, Japan — A Navy cook who helps feed hundreds of servicemembers aboard the USS Ashland recently received high honors in a...

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