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Contestants, judges and distinguished guests pose for a picture during the 56th Annual Japanese and English Speech Contest at Sinfonia Iwakuni Concert Hall in Iwakuni City, Japan, Nov. 19, 2017. The contest was hosted by the Japanese American Society to help contestants understand and appreciate each other’s language and culture, strengthening the Japanese and American friendship. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Muriah King)

Breaking language barriers, building bonds in Iwakuni


MCAS IWAKUNI, YAMAGUCHI, Japan -- The Japanese American Society held the event at the Sinfonia Iwakuni Concert Hall to help...

The last 374th Maintenance Squadron propulsion flight poses for a photo Nov. 17, 2017, at Yokota Air Base, Japan. The 374 MXS propulsion flight at Yokota specialized in C-130H Hercules engines and propeller systems but has shut down as of Nov. 1, 2017, due to the C-130H no longer being stationed at Yokota. (U.S. Air Force photos by Senior Airman Donald Hudson)

End of an Era - Propulsion Flight closes its doors


When the last C-130H Hercules departed Yokota Air Base, it left like a rock star as a crowd of people cheered and waved. Breaking...

U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Donato Maffin

MCAS Iwakuni welcomes the first jet squadrons from Carrier Air Wing Fiv


An F/A-18E Super Hornet with Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 115 lands at Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Iwakuni, Japan, Nov. 28,...

U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Cameron McCulloch/Released

Thanksgiving aboard USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6)


SASEBO, Japan (Nov. 24, 2017) - Cmdr. Rich LeBron, executive officer, serves Sailors a Thanksgiving meal aboard the amphibious...

U.S. Air Force photo by Xiomara M. Martinez

Misawa: AFE flight finds the perfect fit


MISAWA AIR BASE, Japan -- When shopping for clothes, most people are looking for a “good enough” fit. For the 35th Operations...

PACIFIC OCEAN (Nov. 25, 2017) A U.S. Navy Sailor renders honors to the USS Arizona Memorial aboard the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68), as the ship prepares to moor at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam. The Nimitz Carrier Strike Group is on a regularly scheduled deployment to the Western Pacific. The U.S. Navy has patrolled the Indo-Asia-Pacific region routinely for more than 70 years promoting peace and security. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Ian Kinkead)

Nimitz Carrier Strike Group arrives in Hawaii


The Nimitz Strike Group (CSG 11) arrived in Pearl Harbor Nov. 25 following a six-month deployment to the Arabian Gulf in support of...

Camp Fuji to hold Christmas Tree Lighting on Dec. 2


Mark your calendars for 2017 Camp Fuji's Christmas Tree Lighting Open Base Event Dec 2 at 11:00 a.m.

This event is...

Operation Support Squadron commanders and superintendents pose for a photo during the first OSS Synchronization, Nov. 17, 2017, at Yokota Air Base, Japan. The OSS sync was established to discuss common issues, disseminate best practices, and produce unified proposals for higher Headquarter requirements. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Chelsea Sweatt)

Yokota hosts first OSS Synchronization


Yokota Air Base, Japan -- The 374th Operation Support Squadron hosted the first Operations Support Squadron Synchronization at...

USS Chief Departs Sasebo for 3JA MCM Exercise with Japanese


SASEBO, Japan (NNS) -- The avenger-class mine countermeasures ship USS Chief (MCM 14) departed Sasebo Nov. 21 to join Japan...


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