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Commander, Fleet Activities (FLEACT), Yokosuka, Capt. David A. Owen shakes hands with Yokohama DeNA BayStars minor league head coach Daisuke Yamashita after being presented a baseball jersey during a hail and farewell ceremony conducted to honor the captain’s support of the team prior to a game against the Yomiuri Giants at Yokosuka Stadium, July 3.

Yokosuka DeNA BayStars holds hail, farewell ceremony for FLEACT Yokosuka commander


Commander, Fleet Activities (FLEACT), Yokosuka, Capt. David A. Owen, recently received VIP and royal treatment prior to the start...

FUSSA, Japan – An endangered Golden Orchid is unearthed as part of a relocation project which moves the plants from their habitat near Yokota Air Base, Japan, to Tama Hills, located just 25 km away June 17, 2013. A total of 80 Golden Orchids were relocated from Fussa City to the Tama Hills recreation area by members of the 374th Civil Engineer Squadron in order to preserve the plants, which require ample amounts of shade. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Soo C. Kim)

Orchids find new home in Tama Hills


YOKOTA AIR BASE, Japan -- Beyond Yokota Air Base's south runway, through the wire fence and across the road, is a small 16-acre...

Airmen from Yokota Air Base’s Honor Guard Drill Team stand in a line during a practice run of their performance for the Independence Day Ceremony at the Tokyo American Club June 30, 2013. Before the event, the team trained for three months and roughly 145 hours. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Michael Washburn)

Yokota's drill team - one of a kind


TOKYO, Japan -- In the Manhattan II Ballroom at the Tokyo American Club, seven Airmen in full service dress stood side-by-side....

Alan Domingo (center), manager of the Camp Zama Dining Facility and a member of Touchon Lodge 106, makes "onigiri," or rice balls, with other volunteers, July 7, 2013, in Yokohama, Japan. The group makes food every week, which is then given to homeless people during the "Sunday Curry Patrol," an outreach event that has been going on for 10 years. Photo by Dustin Perry, USARF-J PAO

Camp Zama volunteers feed hundreds of homeless in Yokohama


YOKOHAMA, Japan (July 9, 2013) -- More than a dozen volunteers work methodically making rice balls filled with a single "umeboshi...

Yokosuka firefighters retire after decades of service


Japanese firefighters Tetsuo Fujita and Takashi Innami wrapped up their careers at Yokosuka Naval Base’s fire station during a...

U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Marie Brown

Fame and honor comes to Misawa


U.S. Air Force Col. Stephen Williams, right, 35th Fighter Wing commander and his wife Holly, left, and daughter Ashley talks with...

While on Misawa Air Base, Japan, fireworks are prohibited. Those using fireworks off-base are asked to use extreme caution and keep others in mind at all times. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Chad Strohmeyer)

Playing with fire ... works


MISAWA AIR BASE, Japan -- The horror stories are everywhere. From kids accidentally burning down their houses to people...

A member of the 35th Civil Engineer Squadron makes a temporary air conditioner vent window panel. (Courtesy photo)

Misawa residents permitted to buy, not turn on A/C


MISAWA AIR BASE, Japan -- Residents here are eligible to purchase portable air conditioning units for homes and dormitories, but...

Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno passes the guidon to Gen. Vincent K. Brooks, symbolizing the official passage of command of U.S. Army Pacific from Lt. Gen. Francis J. Wiercinski to Brooks, during a change-of-command and Flying V ceremony, July 2, 2013, at Palm Circle on Fort Shafter, Hawaii. The transition to a four-star headquarters highlights the continued focus for the U.S. Army in the Asia-Pacific region. (Photo Credit: Russell K. Dodson, USARPAC)

USARPAC becomes 4-star headquarters during change of command


FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii -- Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond T. Odierno presided over the U.S. Army Pacific change-of-command Flying V...


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