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Airmen from Yokota Air Base, Japan, offload equipment from a C-130 Hercules at Clark Air Base, Republic of the Philippines, Nov. 16, 2013. The C-130 is considered a tactical airlift workhorse; capable of preforming air-land and airdrop missions out of remote locations.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Captain Raymond Geoffroy)

Yokota airmen shift from exercise to real-world ops and join Operation Damayan


YOKOTA AIR BASE, Japan -- Airmen from Yokota Air Base, Japan, shifted gears from exercise to real-world humanitarian relief...

Winter/Holiday Campaign 2013

Winter briefs prep Misawa Airmen for cold


MISAWA AIR BASE, Japan -- The 35th Fighter Wing Safety Office here hosted its annual Winter Awareness Safety campaign Nov. 4-8 at...

Lance Cpl. Dean O. Barrett, from San Diego, Calif., attaches hoses to a tactical water purification system’s fuel pump Nov. 6, 2013, around a beach area on Tinian to provide Marines a potable water source during exercise Forager Fury II. Barrett is a water support technician with Marine Wing Support Squadron 171, Marine Aircraft Group 12, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, III Marine Expeditionary Force. (Photo by Lance Cpl. Antonio Rubio)

Marines establish self-sustaining water purification system


COMMONWEALTH OF THE NORTHERN MARIANAS -- Marines with Marine Wing Support Squadron 171 assembled and operated a tactical water...

Bob Bullion, a free agent English conversationalist speaker, Vietnam veteran and retired gunnery sergeant, speaks during a Veterans Day memorial ceremony that took place in front of the Commissary aboard Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, Nov. 8, 2013. Several Vietnam War veterans were present during the event, and participated in cake cutting after the ceremony. (Photo by Cpl. Benjamin Pryer)

50th anniversary of Vietnam War remembered during Veteran’s Day ceremony


MARINE CORPS AIR STATION IWAKUNI, Japan -- The 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, commonly known as Nov. 11, 1918, marks...

Lt. Gen. Koichiro Bansho prepares to embark on an MV-22B Osprey and return to Marine Corps Air Station Futenma in Okinawa Nov. 12 aboard the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force ship Ise. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Matthew S. Myers/Released)

Osprey lands on JMSDF ship for first time in Asia-Pacific


JAPAN MARITIME SELF-DEFENSE FORCE SHIP ISE, at Sea -- An MV-22B Osprey landed on a Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force ship Nov. 12...

Master-At-Arms 2nd Class Ian Stephenson, of Naval Air Facility (NAF) Atsugi Naval Security Force, introduces Military Working Dog (MWD) Rex to Shirley Lanham Elementary School students during a demonstration at the base's MWD Division. (U.S. Navy photo by Personnel Specialist 3rd Class Vivian Blakely/Released)

The Life of a Military Working Dog on NAF Atsugi


NAVAL AIR FACILITY ATSUGI, Japan – For Naval Air Facility (NAF) Atsugi’s Naval Security Force, man’s best friend is more than just...

Japanese students visit Sasebo main fire station


5th grade students from Funakoshi Elementary School and their families visited Commander, Naval Region Japan(CNFJ) Fire &...

Lt. Col. Hall Sebren, 35th Maintenance Group deputy commander, works out at the fitness center at Misawa Air Base, Japan, Nov. 5, 2013. Sebren leads a daily early morning workout for Misawa Airmen and dependents. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Derek VanHorn)

Don’t wait until it’s too late, workout now!


MISAWA AIR BASE, Japan -- The convoys through insurgent-infested mountains and deserts were grueling and long, and the days were...

Staff Sgt. Samuel Percy, 374th Maintenance Squadron munitions crew chief, removes a case of explosive water gel from its container at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Nov. 7, 2013. Explosive water gel is used to train military working dogs in bomb detection, and must be regularly inspected for defects. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class David Danford)

Small munitions flight makes big difference


YOKOTA AIR BASE, JAPAN -- Being the airlift hub of the Pacific, Yokota is not known for fighters dropping missiles or bombers...


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