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Team Misawa hosts Air Fest 2018 at Misawa Air Base, Japan, Sept. 9, 2018. The annual air show and open house affords community members to engage with Japan and U.S. military personnel, while observing various aircraft static displays and demonstrations. (U.S. Air Force graphic by Senior Airman Sadie Colbert)

Team Misawa releases Air Fest 2018 info


MISAWA AIR BASE, Japan -- Before Team Misawa says goodbye to the festival-filled season, the installation will host its annual free...

On July 23, 12 U.S. commissaries began selling the new merchandise as part of an initial trial phase. Now, the Defense Department is charged with studying whether whiskey, vodka and other distilled spirits could join the lineup at the stores. (LEON COOK/STARS AND STRIPES)

Could commissaries finally sell liquor? A Pentagon study will determine it


WASHINGTON – Military commissaries started selling wine and beer in the summer.

Now, the Defense Department is charged with...

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Courtney Lott performs a routine dental cleaning on Airman 1st Class Ana Karen Lemieux, both 35th Dental Squadron dental technicians, at Misawa Air Base, Japan, Aug. 17, 2018. While friends and family remain a solid support system for Lott, she also credits the military for her success as a parent and individual. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Collette Brooks)

Dental technician by day, Misawa mom 24/7


MISAWA AIR BASE, Japan -- The thought of a teeth cleaning can cause a wide array of emotions. Some individuals might think, “oh...

Senior Airman Quay Drawdy poses for a photo about mental health awareness and the stressors of being in the military Aug. 23, 2018, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. Mental health awareness is a crucial component of the comprehensive airman fitness model, commonly known as the "four pillars." (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Greg Erwin)

A sound mind


KADENA AIR BASE, Japan -- Maintaining a healthy balance between work stressors, personal stressors and being away from family and...

Zama coach Scott Bolin talks it over with his charges during a break in practice. (DAVE ORNAUER/STARS AND STRIPES)

Is this the year Zama breaks through? Trojans hope so


CAMP ZAMA, Japan – They’ve taken plenty of hard knocks since their last Far East Division II championship in 2012, going 6-33 in...

Players, coaches and staff with both the Misawa Jets, left, and Aomori Wat’s, right, pose for a photo following their exhibition game at the Misawa International Sports Center in Misawa City, Japan, Aug. 18, 2018. The game showcased American esprit de corps and sportsmanship while emphasizing Misawa City’s long-standing motto with the base, “co-existence and co-prosperity.” The game’s final score resulted in a Wat’s win, 104-75. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Benjamin W. Stratton)

Aomori Wat’s outscore Misawa Jets, Airmen build partnerships with Japanese


MISAWA CITY, Japan -- Airmen with the 35th Fighter Wing and members of the Misawa Air Base Jets basketball team participated in an...

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kevin West

374th LRS hosts ground transportation rodeo


Airmen participate in the Logistics Readiness Squadron rodeo at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Aug.17, 2018. Airmen from Yokota, Kadena...

6 tips to travel green


It may be hard to “go green,” especially when traveling. However, imagine how much cleaner your favorite major city maybe if there...

How ready is your child for the new school year?


Backpack and supplies –check! So, what’s left to do before going back to school? How about finding out how well your child has...


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