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Navy bases to soon bear brunt of budget cuts, Atsugi commander says


TOKYO — Navy bases worldwide will soon bear the brunt of the automatic budget cuts that went into effect March 1, as slowdowns and...

U.S. PACOM senior enlisted leader visits Misawa


U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Douglas McIntyre, U.S. Forces, Japan, and 5th Air Force command chief, speaks to Airmen from the...

A Hosoya Disposal Site tractor operator scoops trash into a pile in Misawa City, Japan, Feb. 28, 2013. Hosoya is the final stop for all of the base’s trash and recyclables. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Phillip Butterfield)

Dad, where does our trash go and do we recycle correctly?


MISAWA AIR BASE, Japan -- Green phantoms dash about Misawa Air Base, sometimes found in plain sight other times lurking behind...

Road tax returns to Misawa


MISAWA AIR BASE, Japan  -- Status of Forces Agreement vehicle owners here are required to pay the annual Japanese Road Tax, which...

Iwakuni Municipal Kawashimo Elementary School students perform the “Sohran Folk Dance” during the U.S.-Japan Friendship Concert, which took place inside the Sinfonia Iwakuni, March 2, 2013. The concert consisted of multiple songs and performances by several local Japanese schools and Matthew C. Perry Elementary and High School students.

Friendship Concert builds cultural ties through love of music


Matthew C. Perry Elementary and High School students, along with several Japanese schools, participated in the U.S.-Japan...

FROs enhance efficiency, skills


CAMP FOSTER — As service members continue to execute missions and train throughout the world, they are spending an increased amount...

YOKOTA AIR BASE, Japan – Jarred Garcia, 17, demonstrates his guitar skills at the Yokota Teen Center. Garcia said he plans to learn how to play the bass next. "I believe you should never stop learning, there’s always something you can always do,” Garcia said. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Soo C. Kim)

Yokota teen receives Youth of the Year


YOKOTA AIR BASE, Japan -- Jarred Garcia is a local teen with many talents - he can play the guitar, piano and drums. He holds a...

AYASE, Japan (Feb. 20, 2013) –Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kegan Kay (right) receives a letter of commendation from Capt. Steven Wieman, commanding officer of Naval Air Facility (NAF) Atsugi. Kay was recognized as Sailor of the Week. Sailor of the Week is a title granted to a different Sailor on board NAF Atsugi once a week that has shown exemplary skill and work ethic within their shop and rate. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Vivian Blakely)

'I feel I've become more self-reliant'


NAVAL AIR FACILITY ATSUGI – Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kegan Kay, of NAF Atsugi’s Public Affairs Office, was among the...


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