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A Headquarters and Headquarters Squadron Zombie Shoot participant takes aim and fires at his target during the event, which took place in the Indoor Small Arms Range, June 18-20, 2013. The first day, Marines attended a safety brief on the nomenclature, weapon carries and remedial procedures for the Beretta M9 pistol, followed by a weapons handling test and picking out their zombie target. (Photo by Pfc. D. A. Walters)

Marines aim for heads during Zombie shootout


“When there is no more room in hell, then the dead will walk the earth.” This quote comes from the 1978 zombie classic, “Dawn of...

Kaori Nohara, a Club Iwakuni chef, uses a piping bag to make roses to decorate a birthday cake for a customer at Club Iwakuni, Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, June 21, 2013. Nohara has been baking for nearly eight of the 13 years she has worked at the club. (Photos by Lance Cpl. James R. Smith)

Every cake tells a story


Artists tend to use several different utensils and materials to display their masterpieces. Sometimes, it’s a sketch on paper, a...

Jack Rix (fifth from the right) poses with other drivers in 1945.(Photo Credit: Courtesy photo)

Nephew thanks U.S. Army for liberating uncle in 1945


AUCKLAND, New Zealand (June 25, 2013) -- The nephew of a World War II prisoner of war thanked Eighth Army for rescuing his uncle...

Photos Courtesy of the United States Army Japan Garrison Public Affairs Office

Samurai Soldiers Welcomes New Commander


SAGAMI ARMY DEPOT, Japan-   The 35th Combat Support Sustainment Battalion held a change of command ceremony June 24th at Sagami...

ABH3 Jordan Bolar from, Death Valley, Calif., assigned to the U.S. Navy’s forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73), sets the standard of a good Sailor and citizen after recently helping a local Japanese-national girl home when he found her lost in Yokosuka. (Photo by MC3 Erin Devenberg)

Navy Sailor sets example of good citizenship


A dark unfamiliar alleyway is not the best place to find your self lost, without money and without a cell phone.

This was...

(Left) Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus greets USS Mustin (DDG 89) Commanding Officer Cmdr. Joseph Ring prior to his visit aboard the ship. Mabus visited Mustin and thanked Sailors for their dedicated service. (U.S. Navy Photo by CS2 Fidel Hart)

SECNAV visits USS Mustin Sailors during tour of region


Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) Ray Mabus visited Sailors on board USS Mustin (DDG 89) at Fleet Activities, Yokosuka as past of a...

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe listens as U.S. President Barack Obama speaks to the media in the Oval Office following a bilateral meeting between the two leaders, Friday, February 22, 2013.    (Pool photo by Kristoffer Tripplaar/Sipa Press via Abaca Press/MCT)

Japan COLAs dependent on yen fluctuations, July elections


YOKOSUKA NAVAL BASE, Japan — After a year of precipitous drops in the value of the Japanese yen – and an accompanying decline in...

HACHIOJI, Japan – Staff Sgt. Michael Cruikshank, 374 Operation Support Squadron airfield manager, receives an award from the chief of Hachioji Fire Department, Toru Uchiyama, on June 6, 2013, at Hachioji Fire Department. Cruikshank used his Self Aid Buddy Care skills to save a critically injured hiker in Mt. Takao. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Soo C. Kim)

Yokota Airman applies SABC training to save hiker


YOKOTA AIR BASE, Japan -- What was supposed to be a routine hike on Mt. Takao turned out to be a life-saving day for an Airman...

U.S. Forces, Japan and 5th Air Force Command Chief Master Sgt. James Laurent (center right), and his wife, Terri, have lunch with Airmen at the Samurai Café Dining Facility at Yokota Air Base, Japan, June 4, 2013. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Soo Kim)

Yokota welcomes new USFJ, 5th AF Command Chief


YOKOTA AIR BASE, Japan -- Command Chief Master Sgt. James Laurent is no stranger to Airmen stationed in Japan. The former command...


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