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Flushing away my sanity and seat liner

It’s officially summertime, so people are packing up and heading out for a busy travel season.

Photo Of U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Corey Lewis, 374th Communications Squadron facility control office NCO in charge, speaks during the annual FCO conference at Yokota Air Base, Japan, July 12, 2024.

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Defense information sites gather for annual FCO conference, discuss network, information capabilities at Yokota AB

U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Corey Lewis, 374th Communications Squadron facility control office NCO in charge, speaks during the annual FCO conference at Yokota Air Base, Japan, July 12, 2024.

Photo Of U.S. Air Force Airmen assigned to the 35th Civil Engineer Squadron fire department pose with Misawa Friendship Tour participants at Misawa Air Base, Japan, July 19, 2024.

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Misawa Friendship Tour: Fire Department

U.S. Air Force Airmen assigned to the 35th Civil Engineer Squadron fire department pose with Misawa Friendship Tour participants at Misawa Air Base, Japan, July 19, 2024.

Photo Of U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Tanner Pennington, left, 35th Communications Squadron cyber transport technician, gives a thumbs up to Japan Ground Self-Defense Force Sgt. Daimu Shinagawa, Basic English Training course student, during a JGSDF Basic English Training Course tour at Misawa Air Base, Japan, July 18, 2024.

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Japan Ground Self-Defense Force English Tour

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Tanner Pennington, left, 35th Communications Squadron cyber transport technician, gives a thumbs up to Japan Ground Self-Defense Force Sgt. Daimu Shinagawa, Basic English Training course student, during a JGSDF Basic English Training Course tour at Misawa Air Base, Japan, July 18, 2024.

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Yokota to host on-the-spot interviews July 25 for National Hire a Veteran Day

The Yokota Exchange will celebrate National Hire a Veteran Day on July 25 with on-the-spot job interviews.

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TGIF! Score double points Fridays in August on all MILITARY STAR® purchases at the Misawa Express

Misawa Army & Air Force Exchange Service shoppers can start their weekends with a bonus: double rewards points every Friday on all MILITARY STAR® purchases at Express stores.

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Misawa to host on-the-spot interviews July 25 for National Hire a Veteran Day

The Misawa Exchange will celebrate National Hire a Veteran Day on July 25 with on-the-spot job interviews.

Photo Of U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Kayli Rodriguez, a flight engineer assigned to the 459th Airlift Squadron, is one of the personnel tasked with responding to emergency aeromedical transfers at Yokota Air Base, Japan, July 17, 2024.

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Yokota AB 459 AS, 374 HCOS demonstrate aeromedical readiness on Independence Day

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Kayli Rodriguez, a flight engineer assigned to the 459th Airlift Squadron, is one of the personnel tasked with responding to emergency aeromedical transfers at Yokota Air Base, Japan, July 17, 2024.

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Kumamoto ditches Japan’s Suica and Pasmo cards for convenient cashless payment system

Starting in 2025, some of Kumamoto Prefecture’s buses and trains will no longer be accepting Suica or Pasmo cards for public transportation fares.

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Camp Zama BOSS program earns presidential award for community service

The Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers program here recently earned a significant presidential award after its members recorded 735 volunteer hours helping the community last year.

Photo Of From the left, U.S. Air Force Col. Burt Okamoto, 374th Mission Support Group commander; Lt. Col. Mark Wagner, 374th Contracting Squadron outgoing commander; and Lt. Col. Scott Schneider, 374th CONS incoming commander, stand at attention during a change of command ceremony at Yokota Air Base, Japan, July 16, 2024.

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374th Contracting Squadron changes command at Yokota AB

From the left, U.S. Air Force Col. Burt Okamoto, 374th Mission Support Group commander; Lt. Col. Mark Wagner, 374th Contracting Squadron outgoing commander; and Lt. Col. Scott Schneider, 374th CONS incoming commander, stand at attention during a change of command ceremony at Yokota Air Base, Japan, July 16, 2024.

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Rain season ends, summer heats up on Japan’s Kanto, Tokai, Yamanashi and Nagano areas

Rainy season in the Kanto, Tokai, Yamanashi and Nagano regions is officially over, according to the Japan Meteorological Agency.

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TGIF! Score Double Points Fridays in August on all MILITARY STAR® purchases at the Yokota Express

Yokota Army & Air Force Exchange Service shoppers can start their weekends with a bonus: double rewards points every Friday on all MILITARY STAR® purchases at Express stores.

Photo Of From the left, U.S. Air Force Col. Sean McKenna, Pacific Air Forces public affairs director, presents the guidon to incoming commander, Lt. Col. Joseph Hansen during a change of command ceremony at Yokota Air Base, Japan, June 14, 2024.

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PACAF Band Change of Command at Yokota AB

From the left, U.S. Air Force Col. Sean McKenna, Pacific Air Forces public affairs director, presents the guidon to incoming commander, Lt. Col. Joseph Hansen during a change of command ceremony at Yokota Air Base, Japan, June 14, 2024.

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