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"Iron Chef" Masaharu Morimoto prepares a variety of tuna dishes Nov. 4, 2012, at Yokota Air Base, Japan, during a cooking demonstration for base cooks and novice chefs.

Iron Chef wows Yokota crowd with his cooking skills


YOKOTA AIR BASE, Japan — World-class cuisine and military bases usually don’t go together.

That stands to change, at least a...

Tell us what you're thankful for in 2012


With Thanksgiving just around the corner, what are you thankful for and why? We’d love to hear from you....

Arianna Barajas and Noah Garrido work on a Home Depot kids workshop project sponsored by Megan Lucas in conjunction with the Home Depot Store in Ashburn, Virginia. Megan volunteers as a parent in Buffy Bennett’s first grade classroom at Sullivans Elementary School on board Yokosuka Naval Base while her husband, ITCM Stephen Lucas CTS-70 is stationed aboard the USS George Washington in Yokosuka.

Volunteer brings Workshop Kids Program to the Sulllivans School


YOKOSUKA NAVAL BASE - Megan Lucas, a substitute teacher at the Sullivans School loves to use her free time to get students in...

Gen. Herbert J. "Hawk" Carlisle, Pacific Air Forces commander, talks to Chief Master Sgt. Ron Draper, 374th Airlift Wing command chief, during a "meet -and -greet" breakfast at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Oct. 23, 2012. During the breakfast, Carlisle had a chance to talk to squadron commanders, superintendents and first sergeants to find out about what challenges they face in their respective units. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Samuel Morse)

Pacific Air Forces commander visits Yokota


YOKOTA AIR BASE - Gen. Herbert J. "Hawk" Carlisle, Pacific Air Forces commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Brooke McLean,...

Eugene Clark, Youth and Teen Center director, presents Sgt. Maj. Gerard J. Calvin, Mini Marine Corps Ball guest speaker and Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron 12 sergeant major, with a plaque at the Club Iwakuni ballroom during the Mini Marine Corps Ball here Oct. 26, 2012.

Mini Marine Corps Ball teaches children about Marine Corps


Children dressed in formal attire filled Club Iwakuni’s ballroom, laughing, talking and eating during the Mini-Marine Corps Ball...

Hey, look what's happening on your base!

Not sure what's going on but want to? Well, scroll down below and take a look at what's happening near you. If...
Corporals Alice Garcia and Jesus Obregon, community relations event volunteers, walk to find trash during the Single Marine Program Marine Lounge volunteer cleanup, which took place near the surrounding Futashika River area Oct. 19, 2012. Volunteers spent the entire afternoon cleaning up the environment, taking photos and enjoying a barbecue.

Servicemembers reduce waste in Futashika River area


Thirteen Marines and sailors from Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni volunteered their time to clean up areas surrounding the...

Sgt. David Cohoe (right), a Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron 12 aviation ordnance systems technician, describes an M61A2 vulcan to the group of Ray Grinyer Sr. (center), retired English Army soldier, Maj. Neil Ruggiero, station public affairs officer, Ray Grinyer Jr. and Michael Wilson while aboard station Oct. 19, 2012.

World War II veteran returns to Iwakuni 66 years later


“We had half a circle brick wall, with a gate that you drove into and that brought you into the main building, that is the only one...

Stripes Printshop launches site


Editor's Note: This story first ran in our Stripes Kanto editions in late August. We put it on the site today to remind folks of...


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