Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni

Lance Cpl. Jose Montalvo, Headquarters and Headquarters Squadron food services Marine, slices carrots during the Chef-of-the-Quarter Competition, which took place inside the southside chow hall here, March 15, 2013. Before the cooking event, Marines competed in a written test, knowledge board and uniform inspection. (Photo by Lance Cpl. Benjam in Pryer)

Bringing heat, cooking meat


The fragrance of exquisitely cooked meals filled the southside mess hall here March 15, 2013, as the Chef-of-the-Quarter...

Actors in dragon costume light fireworks to add a fire-breathing effect during a kagura performance at the Japanese American Society Culture Festival held at Matthew C. Perry’s high school cafeteria here, March 9, 2013. The show called Yamatano- Orochi, is based on a Japanese folklore of an eight-headed and eight-tailed serpent.

Station residents experience Japanese culture at Festival


Station residents gathered in the Matthew C. Perry High School cafeteria here to enjoy the Japanese American Society Culture...

Easter & Holy Day Services


2013 Easter & Holy Day Services at the Station's Memorial Chapel


Mar 23...

Road tax due April 2013


You must have your title to pay tax

All payments must be made in Yen.

Heavy Vehicle...

KURE, Japan (March 16, 2013) -- U.S. 7th Fleet flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) Commanding Officer Capt. Will Pennington greets Japanese officials during a welcoming ceremony after the ship pulled into Kure, Japan.  (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Mel Orr)

Blue Ridge arrives in Kure


KURE, Japan (NNS) -- U.S. 7th Fleet flagship USS Blue Ridge arrived in Kure, Japan, for a port visit March 16.


An airman walks past signs in an on-base shopping arcade advertising university classes due to start at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Monday. (Eric Guzman/Stars and Stripes)

Suspension of tuition assistance programs under fire from troops, educators


WIESBADEN, Germany — The suspension of tuition assistance programs for servicemembers has sparked outrage, anxiety and despair....

About 40 sailors from various commands along with base leadership gathered at Sasebo Naval Base's Lt. Daniel Godsoe Plaza on the afternoon of March 11, 2013, to commemorate the massive earthquake and tsunami that rocked Japan on March 11, 2011, and to honor its victims. (Matthew M. Burke/Stars and Stripes)

US bases pause to remember Japan tsunami victims


Military bases in Japan paused at 2:46 p.m. Monday in remembrance of the nearly 19,000 people who died two years ago during the...

Hino dolls on display on retro street


Approximately 20 stores or houses along with the retro street will display their hina dolls.

Until March 31, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m....

Iwakuni Municipal Kawashimo Elementary School students perform the “Sohran Folk Dance” during the U.S.-Japan Friendship Concert, which took place inside the Sinfonia Iwakuni, March 2, 2013. The concert consisted of multiple songs and performances by several local Japanese schools and Matthew C. Perry Elementary and High School students.

Friendship Concert builds cultural ties through love of music


Matthew C. Perry Elementary and High School students, along with several Japanese schools, participated in the U.S.-Japan...


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