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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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

Rear Adm. Mark Montgomery, commander of Battle Force U.S. 7th Fleet, left, and Command Master Chief Joseph Fahrey, command master chief of Combined Task Force 70, speak with Royal Australian Navy Cmdr. Karl Brinkman, the commanding officer of the guided-missile frigate HMS Sydney (FRG 03), during a 4th of July celebration and the ship's 21st anniversary ceremony aboard the aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Brian H. Abel/Released)

GW Hosts Birthday Party Celebration on 4th of July

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PACIFIC OCEAN (NNS) -- Sailors aboard the U.S. Navy's forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) took a short...

TAMA HILLS, Japan – Boy Scouts practice basic medical skills at Tama Hills, Japan, June 21, 2013. Using the basic Survival, Evasion, Resistance, Escape training they received, the Boy Scouts spent the whole day out in the forest on their own. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Soo C. Kim)

Boy Scouts cross into the blue

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YOKOTA AIR BASE, JAPAN -- A group of Boy Scouts are stranded in the woods, put out a blazing fire, battle virtual enemies and fly...

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