Sasebo Naval Base

The Ghost of a Castle


It’s less a castle ruin and more the ghost of a castle ruin.

On the Shimabara peninsula, there is a series of inclines...

U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Cameron McCulloch/Released

USS Bonhomme Richard underway


SASEBO, Japan (June 1, 2017) - Gunner’s Mate Seaman Jordan Thompson, from Durango, Colorado, heaves a line during sea and anchor...

Satoko Moriwaka


Soto Dam POWs remembered by CFAS and Sasebo


SASEBO, Japan (NNS) -- Soto Dam, a vital source of water for Sasebo, cost more than money to build. On May 30, members of the U.S....

A recruit tries on the Navy's new fitness suit at Recruit Training Command in Great Lakes, Ill., April 24, 2017. (SUSAN KRAWCZYK/U.S. NAVY)

Navy’s new ‘fitness suit’ to launch in July


The Navy’s unveiling of a mandatory new “fitness suit” met with a tepid response from sailors based in Japan on Friday.


Photos by David Krigbaum

History on display at Sasebo Peace Museum

Editor’s Note: This series is about the Japanese home front in and around Sasebo, Japan during World War II. It is not a...
U.S. Navy photo by Mineman 3rd Class Zachary Horvath/Released

U.S. Navy and JMSDF Sailors compete in the 2017 Sasebo Cup


SASEBO, Japan -- U.S. Navy and Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force Sailors compete in the 2017 Sasebo Cup at Nimitz Park onboard...

U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kyle Carlstrom/Released

Morning colors aboard USS Bonhomme Richard


SASEBO, Japan (May 18, 2017) Aviation Electronics Technician Airman Jacob Gonzales (right), from Austin, Texas and Aviation...

U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Chris Williamson/Released

Japan Ground Self-Defense Force personnel tour USS Green Bay


SASEBO, Japan (May 18, 2017) - Japan Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF) personnel take a tour of the amphibious transport dock USS...


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