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Shawn Singleton reads a letter thanking those who helped him reach his goal of Eagle Scout at Misawa Air Base, Japan, Dec. 15, 2013. Overall Shawn had to earn 21 merit badges including: Citizenship in the Community, Wilderness Survival, and Personal Fitness. In 2012, only seven percent of all Boy Scouts earned the Eagle Scout Rank. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. April E Quintanilla)

Misawa Scout soars through ranks in record time


MISAWA AIR BASE, Japan -- Misawa recognizes Boy Scout Troop 14's newest Eagle Scout Shawn Singleton at Misawa Air Base, Japan, Dec...

Lights, camera action at Atsugi


Naval Air Facility Atsugi Executive Officer Cmdr. Joseph Alden poses for a photo during Cinema 77’s grand reopening ceremony Dec....

Master Sgt. Victor Donado Jr., 369th Air Force Recruiting Squadron Pacific enlisted accession recruiter, sits in his office at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Dec. 17, 2013. Donado has served as an Air Force recruiter for 11 years and has been stationed at Yokota since Aug. 2012.

Quality over quantity for potential airmen


YOKOTA AIR BASE, Japan -- The first step one takes on the path to becoming an Airman is the one that takes you over the threshold...

Senior Airman Satomi Ogasawara, a Japan Air Self-Defense Forces member from Iruma Air Base, gives a speech during the bilateral Airman Professional Enhancement Seminar at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Dec. 18, 2013. The seminar provided a rare opportunity for JASDF members to learn more about the U.S. Air Force's structure. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Soo C. Kim)

Bilateral seminar builds future leaders


YOKOTA AIR BASE, Japan -- Yokota held its last bilateral Airman Professional Enhancement Seminar for the year of 2013, here, Dec....

A U.S. Navy MH-60S Seahawk helicopter, assigned to the Chargers of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 26, returns to base in Manama, Bahrain, after completing a patrol in the Persian Gulf during exercise Spartan Kopis in December, 2013.

DOD announces changes to imminent danger pay


WASHINGTON – On Friday, the Defense Department announced that many areas will be removed from the list of places where U.S....

Army changes FY14 tuition assistance policy


SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Jan. 1, 2014, the Army's fiscal year 2014 Tuition Assistance changed.

These changes are...

  Robert D. Edgren's Hunter Matthews gets the upper hand on Matthew C. Perry's Ethan Kelly during Saturday's DODDS Japan dual-meet tournament at Misawa Air Base, Japan. Matthews went unbeaten at 129 pounds and the Eagles won four of their five duals to finish second. (Photo by Sheila Suckart/Special to Stars and Stripes)

Kinnick, Seoul American start strongly


At least for the first week of the season, Nile C. Kinnick and Seoul American loom as early Division I favorites on the Japan and...

  Petty Officer 2nd Class Jeremy Blaising uses ship-mounted binoculars to monitor navigation points as the aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) arrives in Singapore for a scheduled port visit, on Oct. 26, 2013. (Photo by Chris Cavagnaro/U.S. Navy)

Navy to review port contracts in light of bribery scandal


Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus has ordered a review of how husbanding and port service contracts are handled after the recent...

Free holiday concert at Zama City’s Harmony Hall on Dec. 11


FREE HOLIDAY CONCERT -- Wanting to get in the holiday spirit? Join the U.S. Army Japan Band at Zama City’s Harmony Hall 11 Dec.,...


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