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U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Leon Redfern
Chief Master Sgt. Kathleen McCool

5th Air Force Command Chief hosts an Enlisted All Call

U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Kathleen McCool, 5th AF command chief, hosts an all-call with Airmen from the 35th Fighter Wing at Misawa Air Base, Japan, Feb. 25, 2021.

Shunji Sakita, director of the choir for the Holy Family Catholic Community, sings and directs the choir at the Camp Zama Chapel, Camp Zama, Japan, Feb. 17.
Shunji Sakita

Camp Zama choir director celebrates 40 years on the job

About 45 years ago, Shunji Sakita was a guest conductor for the 296th Army Band here, and then one day a member of the Holy Family Catholic Community asked him to replace the choir director who was leaving.

Machinist’s Mate (Nuclear) 1st Class Sian Tweeddale, assigned to the U.S. Navy’s only forward-deployed aircraft carrier, USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76), receives the COVID-19 vaccine on Commander, Fleet Activities Yokosuka (CFAY). Medical personnel and strategic forces were the first to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Ronald Reagan returned to Yokosuka in November 2020 following a six-month deployment in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility. (Photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Quinton)
Machinist’s Mate (Nuclear) 1st Class Sian Tweeddale

An unseen adversary: USS Ronald Reagan’s unprecedented fight against COVID-19

“I-L-I reported in compartment three tack, one eight zero tack, zero tack, quebec. Away the COVID response team away. All hands not involved stand clear.”

U.S. Army photo by Maj. Elias M. Chelala
Staff Sgt. Eric Chavez

U.S. Army Japan senior leaders visit the Contingency Command Post during Tomodachi Rescue Exercise

Staff Sgt. Eric Chavez, U.S. Army Japan G6 cable systems installer, briefs Col. Jonathan D. Haight, U.S. Army Japan deputy commander, and Command Sgt. Maj. Jerry L. Dodson Jr., USARJ command sergeant major, on network infrastructure during Tomodachi Rescue Exercise at Camp Itami Feb. 12.

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U.S. Navy photo by Taylor Curry
Chief Retail Services Specialist Herbert Martinez

Tech. Sgt. Andre Aguilar, 374th Operational Medical Readiness Squadron NCO in charge of readiness, plans and operations element, poses for a photo during Biomedical Sciences Corps week, Jan. 22, 2021, at Yokota Air Base, Japan. BSC members come from 16 medical professions and specialties, making it one of the most diverse corps in the Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Juan Torres)
Tech. Sgt. Andre Aguilar

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Jesse Lawson, a Military Working Dog (MWD) handler, and Assan, a MWD, both assigned to the 35th Security Forces Squadron, stand together after completing detection training at Misawa Air Base, Japan, Jan. 15, 2021. MWDs will ultimately retire out of the Air Force; and the last MWD Handler will receive first choice at adopting the partner they've worked so closely with throughout their career. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Leon Redfern)
Staff Sgt. Jesse Lawson and Military Working Dog Assan

U.S. Navy courtesy photo by Dallas Hermsen
Master-at-Arms 1st Class Dallas Hermsen

U.S. Navy photo by Edward L. Holland
Chief Quartermaster Henry E. Harris

U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Benjamin Ringers
Aviation Ordnanceman 1st Class Angela Roberts