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Misawa Air Base group commanders converse at the first 2012-13 pre-season snow and ice control committee meeting in the 35th Civil Engineer Squadron conference room at Misawa Air Base, Japan, Oct. 10, 2012. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kenna Jackson)

Misawa looks forward to winter season


MISAWA AIR BASE, Japan -- As winter returns to the base, so does the promise of truck loads of snow. Tech. Sgt. Edward Nicandro,...

Logistics Readiness Center Honshu Pinning Ceremony


CAMP ZAMA, Japan -- Col. Michael C. Lopez, commander of the 403rd Army Field Support Brigade, pins to Jose A. Toro, director of the...

Commander Naval Region Japan, Fire`fighter, Takashi Takeda stands in position with a fire axe while performing the Fallen Firefighters Ceremony during the 15th annual CNRJ Fire and Emergency Services Friendship Dinner held at Hotel New Sanno Sept. 28. (Photo by MC2 Adam K. Thomas)

Regional Fire Dept. hosts 15th annual friendship dinner


TOKYO – Commander Navy Region Japan’s (CNRJ) Regional Fire Department hosted its 15th annual friendship dinner at the New Sanno...

Nile C. Kinnick High School band members lead student and faculty members down Clements Blvd during the 2012 Nile C. Kinnick Homecoming Parade at Fleet Activities Yokosuka Oct. 6.

Nile C. Kinnick homecoming parade wows local community


YOKOSUKA- Nile C. Kinnick High School celebrated its Homecoming weekend with a parade down Clements Blvd. on board Fleet Activities...

Mako Nomoto, Yokota Car Care Center mechanic, checks for operational turn signals on a motorcycle Oct. 4, 2012, at Yokota Air Base, Japan. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class John D. Partlow)

Drive on: Adept mechanics provide auto services with their whole heart


YOKOTA AIR BASE, Japan -- Turning wrenches and active power tools are the sounds of Yokota's Car Care Center, where more than...

OVER JAPAN -- Timothy Miller, NASA cognizant engineer, initializes a radar system on a Gulfstream III Oct. 7, 2012. The G-III’s NASA crew flew around various parts of Japan to acquire radar data for geographic measurements. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class John D. Partlow)

Yokota supports NASA


YOKOTA AIR BASE, Japan -- When a crew from NASA's Airborne Science Program wanted to fly over Japan to gather volcanic...

CFAY Galley, Navy Fitness present new nutrition guidance


YOKOSUKA, Japan (NNS) -- Navy Fitness personnel attended a meal at Command Fleet Activities Yokosuka's (CFAY) Adm. Matthew C...

Shigeaki Mori, left, talks about the 12 U.S. servicemembers who perished in the atomic bombing of Hiroshima, Japan, on Aug. 6, 1945. With him at the site of the former Chugoku Military Police Headquarters is Clifton Truman Daniel, grandson of President Harry S. Truman. American POWs were kept there and most died in the bombing. Truman Daniel was in Hiroshima to offer reconciliation. He sought the help of Truman Daniel to have them be  recognized at last. Matthew M. Burke/Stars and Stripes

Unlikely duo meets to remember Hiroshima victims


HIROSHIMA, Japan — Shigeaki Mori was only 7 when Hiroshima was flattened in seconds. Clifton Truman Daniel hadn’t even been born...

Petty Officer 3rd Class Scott Bourque mans the camera on a recent shoot for the American Forces Network at Sasebo Naval Base in Japan. AFN's commercials can be over-the-top cheesy, but the goofiest commercials are often the best at conveying a message because people remember them. Matthew M. Burke/Stars ans Stripes

Finding sweet spot between informative and zany at AFN


SASEBO NAVAL BASE, Japan — There’s no Geico gecko, no Flo the insurance lady and no William Shatner hawking hotel deals.


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