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Yokota Exchange celebrates Army’s Birthday with deals, discounts June 14

YOKOTA AB – As the Army marks its 243rd birthday, the Yokota Exchange is celebrating too, with special one-day savings June 14.

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An RQ-4 Global Hawk, assigned to the 69th Reconnaissance Group, Detachment 1, Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, lands at Misawa Air Base, Japan, June 1, 2018, for a temporary intra-theater routine deployment. The movement maintains operations for Global Hawks during months of inclement weather endured at Andersen, such as typhoons and other scenarios which have the potential to hinder readiness. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Deana Heitzman)

RQ-4 Global Hawks arrive at Misawa AB

JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM, Hawaii -- The U.S. Air Force deployed a squadron of RQ-4 Global Hawks, June 1, 2018, intra-theater to Misawa Air...

Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class MacAdam Kane Weissman

Ronald Reagan welcomes CVW-5

WATERS SOUTH OF JAPAN (June 3, 2018) – The forward-deployed aircraft carrier, USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76), embarked Carrier Air Wing 5 (CVW-5)...

Yokosuka Chiefs Spouses Association to host symposium Aug. 10

YOKOSUKA - This year marks the 5th year the Yokosuka Chiefs Spouses Association (YCSA) will hold its annual Chief Petty Officer (CPO) Selectee...

U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Keith Wright, the 35th Fighter Wing flight safety NCO, poses for a photo at Misawa Air Base, Japan, May 23, 2018. This year marks 75 years of safety identifying flight risks, evaluating flight line supervision and examining flight operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Collette Brooks)

Staying safe in flight

MISAWA AIR BASE,Japan -- The 35th Fighter Wing safety office trains Airmen to prevent safety issues ranging from work place incidents to aviation...

Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Jason Kofonow

7th Fleet Sailor selected as junior Intel officer of the year (Afloat)

A Commander, U.S. 7th Fleet officer has been named the Rear Admiral Thomas A. Brooks Intelligence Junior Officer of the Year (Afloat) in an award...

A Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni resident takes a photo at a wholesale market in Iwakuni City, Japan, May 19, 2018. Station residents visited the market in order to learn what was available to buy and to advertise it to MCAS Iwakuni residents. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Lauren Brune)

Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni residents visit a local wholesale market

IWAKUNI CITY, Japan -- Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni residents visited a local wholesale market in Iwakuni City, Japan, May 19, 2018.

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An Air Force CV-22 Osprey aircraft parks at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Wednesday, May 30, 2018.  ALLEN ONSTOTT/STARS AND STRIPES

Yokota’s new Ospreys return to Tokyo between training missions

YOKOTA AIR BASE, Japan — Five U.S. CV-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft are back in Tokyo for a short break before resuming training elsewhere in the...

A sign outside the U.S. military commissary at RAF Lakenheath, England, on Monday, May 21, 2018. A new policy will allow employees to shop at U.S. commissaries by the end of June, but will not include local national employees at overseas commissaries.  WILLIAM HOWARD/STARS AND STRIPES

Employees at US commissaries to gain shopping privileges

More commissary employees in the United States will be able to shop where they work, due to a new Defense Commissary Agency policy that will take...

Participants pose for a photo at Aomori Speed Park, Aomori, Japan, May 5, 2018. Aomori Speed Park is a closed-circuit road course to help riders of every ability level. While there were some riders who left the track, no one was hurt or had any significant damage to their bike. (Courtesy photo)

Motorcylce riders learn safety tips at Aomori track

AOMORI, Japan -- Most new riders spend a great deal of time worrying about finding the limits of their motorcycles. Even when the bike’s ability...

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Explaining TRICARE annual cost increases

FALLS CHURCH, Va. — Population growth, aging, and price increases for medical goods and services drive many health care costs in the U.S. In any...

Kevin Hines, a suicide survivor and activist for suicide prevention, speaks to Airmen assigned to the 28th Bomb Wing about his story at Ellsworth Air Force Base, South Dakota. Hines is one of 36 people to survive a suicide attempt by jumping off the Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, California. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Nicolas Z. Erwin)

Breaking down the image: Mental health

ELLSWORTH AIR FORCE BASE, S.D. — Life in the military can be stressful for anyone from an Airman to a general officer. Fortunately, the 28th...

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