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Linda Camarillo pushes her daughter, Maya, 3, on an obstacle course rope during the Marine Wing Support Squadron 171 Johnny and Suzie Wayne Day, which took place by the obstacle course here, April 5, 2013. Bouncy houses and other inflatable playgrounds were available for children to gallivant through. (Photo by Lance Cpl. Benjamin Pryer)

MWSS-171 celebrates during Johnny and Suzie Wayne Day


Marine Wing Support Squadron 171 held a Johnny and Suzie Wayne Day at the obstacle course here, April 5, 2013. Children garnered...

Participants in the 46th annual Kintai Marathon begin the full marathon portion of the race, which started in front of the IronWorks Gym here, April 14, 2013. More than 1000 people participated in the marathon. (Photo by Lance Cpl. Benjamin Pryer)

Americans, Japanese run until the runnings done during Kintai Marathon


A sea of Americans and Japanese covered the IronWorks Gym parking lot here as athletes stretched and prepped for the 46th annual...

Station Aircraft Rescue Fire Fighting’s Morita Airport Crash Tender MAF-125 exits the ARFF warehouse after undergoing a maintenance check at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, April 11, 2013. (Photo by Lance Cpl. James R. Smith)

Station ARFF improves capabilities with MAF-125


With the December 2012 opening of the Iwakuni Kintaikyo Airport, which uses Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni’s runway, Marines from...

Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James Roy, left, and Sandy Schlitt, right, Air Force Association's chairman of the board, present a plaque to Senior Master Sgt. Emilio Hernandez during the 12 Outstanding Airmen of the Year reception and awards dinner in Washington, D.C., Sept. 17, 2012. (U.S. Air Force photo/Jim Varhegyi)

Strong roots sprout Outstanding Airman of the Year


YOKOTA AIR BASE, Japan -- Each year, 12 outstanding enlisted people are chosen throughout the Air Force for their leadership, job...

Athletes review game strategy and play layouts during the Women’s All Star Game at the Mainland Basketball Camp at Yokota Air Base, Japan, April 12, 2013. A combined All-Star game of the camps best players followed the women’s game. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Cody H. Ramirez/Released)

Pacific military dependents train at basketball camp


YOKOTA AIR BASE, Japan -- More than 114 military children between 13 and 20 from U.S. military bases across the Pacific region...

YOKOTA AIR BASE, Japan -- A "Follow-Me" vehicle from the 374th Maintenance Squadron Transient Alert shop stands by to provide servicing and maintenance support to a Royal New Zealand Air Force Boeing 757 aircraft at Yokota Air Base, Japan, April 17, 2013. (U.S. Air Force photo by Osakabe Yasuo)

Follow Me: Yokota Airmen assist transitory aircraft on the move


YOKOTA AIR BASE, Japan -- When transiting aircraft land and taxi on the airfield at Yokota Air Base, Japan, "Follow-Me" vehicles...

Earth days, Earth week or a whole month!


Global warming, overpopulation and food crisis are just a few of the issues our planet faces today. And Earth Day is a time set...

The Boso Boys: Roger Sherrin - Lead Vocals; Shinjiro Mori - Lead/Slide/Resonator guitar/vocals & Masahiro Matsumoto - Lead guitar/vocals, Minoru Inoue

The authentic home town Americana music at George’s Country Bar


Join Roger Sherrin & The Boso Boys for some authentic home town Americana music on April 27 at GEORGE’s COUNTRY BAR,  2-...

Poems about the military family


Editor's note: Here are a couple of poems about a military family written by Latorial D. W. Faison who is a poet, author and...


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