Sasebo Naval Base

Send a congratulatory note to the Class of 2018! Deadline: May 18


High school graduation is a special time, and Stars and Stripes is pleased to once again be putting together our annual Grad Tab,...

Photo by U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Michael Molina

USS Wasp Completes Historic Patrol in Indo-Pacific


SASEBO, Japan -- The amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1) returned to Sasebo, April 26, after nearly two months of operations...

U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class David R. Krigbaum/Released

CFAS turns over recently discovered Navy artifacts to Sasebo Board of Education


SASEBO, Japan (Apr. 25, 2018) - A set of three rare Imperial Japanese Navy coal briquettes were turned over to the Sasebo City...

SASEBO, Japan (April 24, 2018) The amphibious dock landing ship USS Ashland (LSD 48), assigned to the Wasp Expeditionary Strike Group, arrives in Sasebo after completing a routine patrol in the Indo-Pacific region with the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jordan Crouch / Released)

USS Ashland returns to Sasebo


SASEBO, Japan – The amphibious dock landing ship USS Ashland (LSD 48) returned to Sasebo after a successful routine patrol in the...

Hit the road: Historic meeting of East, West in Japan


The exotic look created by traditional Japanese homes shadowed by gothic-style cathedrals and a Dutch Trading Post with stone port...

Photos by David Krigbaum

Exploring the naval history outside Sasebo’s gates

One of the things I like the most about living in Sasebo is that its naval history surrounds me and is accessible as well as on a...

Check out these great events in Japan!


Editor's note: There's a lot of stuff happening off base, so read below and then head off for some fun! (This was updated Apr...

Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Geoffrey P. Barham/Released

USS Bonhomme Richard departs Sasebo for homeport change


SASEBO, Japan (April 18, 2018) Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) departs Commander, Fleet Activities...

Enjoy okonomiyaki in Hiroshima


Hiroshima is famous for its “okonomiyaki,” a popular pan-fried food that consists of batter, cabbage, noodles and select...


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