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Snipers from the 25th Infantry Division’s 1st Battalion, 14th infantry Regiment, display their equipment to members of the Japan Ground Self Defense Force and the media during the opening of Orient Shield 12 at Aibano Training Area, Japan, Oct. 24, 2012. The annual tactical-level exercise will run through Nov. 8 and includes more than 750 U.S. soldiers and 600 Japanese soldiers. U.S. Army photo by Maj. Randall Baucom

Orient Shield promotes U.S.-Japan readiness, interoperability


WASHINGTON – The U.S. Army and the Japan Ground Self Defense Force kicked off Orient Shield 2012 in Japan today, the first in a...

Navy reviews liberty policy for personnel in Japan


YOKOSUKA NAVAL BASE, Japan — The Navy is coordinating with U.S. Forces Japan on a liberty policy that would apply to all services,...

Pfc. Sarah Muniz, Marine All Weather Fighter Attack Squadron 242 ordnance technician, attaches ordnance to an F/A-18D here, in preparation of an air-to-ground exercise in Crow Valley, Philippines, air-to-ground range Oct. 12, 2012. The objective of the exercise was to locate and destroy multiple command and control vehicles within the target area of the Crow Valley range. (Photo by Lance Cpl. J. Gage Karwick)

VMFA(AW)-242 conducts exercise in Philippines


MARINE CORPS AIR STATION IWAKUNI, Japan - Marine All Weather Fighter Attack Squadron 242 Marines prepared and executed simulated...

Cpl. Holly Andrews, Corporals Course class leader, maintains bearing while practicing sword manual on the parade deck across from Building One here Oct. 9, 2012. Marines are taught a variety of things throughout the course such as the importance of public speaking and how to lead physical training. (Photo by Sgt. Charles E. McKelvey)

Corporals Course puts Marines in leadership role


MARINE CORPS AIR STATION IWAKUNI - Future sergeants major gather from all corners of Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni to attend...

Colby Southern, 6, Young Warrior Day participant, holds a practice weapon at the Indoor Small Arms Range during Young Warrior Day here Oct. 13, 2012. Dirty, Sweaty and exhausted, the children left Young Warrior Day smiling and motivated about the knowledge they received. (Photo by Lance Cpl. Todd Michalek)

Kids aim high duirng Young Warrior Day


MARINE CORPS AIR STATION IWAKUNI - Children of servicemembers, ages six and up, grew closer to their parents as they spent the day...

U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Chris Cauthen, 35th Operations Support Squadron special security representative, and spouse Tech. Sgt. Jessica Cauthen, 373rd Support Squadron systems security office NCO in charge, complete a questionnaire together at Misawa Air Base on March 1, 2012. The questionnaire was part of a lesson from the Happy Couple's class, where the attendees learned about how people express love differently. Kaleb Snay/Courtesy of the U.S. military

Misawa hoping 'Happy Couples' strengthen relationships


Books like “Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus” or the “Five Love Languages” might not be what you would expect to find on the...

Club Alliance on Yokosuka Naval Base, Japan, is all but empty minutes before curfew on Oct. 22, 2012.

Japan curfew doesn't affect on-base Halloween parties


YOKOTA AIR BASE, Japan — Let the ghoulish good times roll. On base, that is.

Military-sponsored Halloween events planned for...

Connor O’Dell, Kimaya Fletcher, Kotomi Wicke, and Ki’Asia Green from Srta. Rocio Gutierrez’ fourth grade class dance the “Flor De Piña” or pineapple flower dance for a delighted group of parents, siblings, teachers, and students at the Sullivans School Hispanic Heritage Celebration at the Benny Decker Theater on 18 October.

Hispanic Heritage Month celebrated by Sullivans students


YOKOSUKA - Parents, teachers, students and siblings packed the Benny Decker Theater on board Yokosuka Naval Base for two standing...

Tobacco use limited on Yokota beginning in 2013


YOKOTA AIR BASE - In an effort to minimize the adverse impact of tobacco use on health, mission readiness and unit performance,...


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