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Camp Zama volunteers build local friendship, help prep Japanese youth for exchange trip to the United States

Camp Zama volunteers participated in a cultural exchange event Feb. 11 to help prepare Japanese youth for an upcoming exchange trip to the United States.

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NFL cheerleaders teach universal language of ‘dance’ during Camp Zama visit

Three NFL professional cheerleaders hosted two youth cheer clinics for military community and Japanese youth Feb. 10 at the Camp Zama Youth Center.

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Make the Grade, Earn Rewards! Yokota Exchange celebrates Military kids’ Academic excellence with prizes

Yokota Air Base – Good grades pay off as the Army & Air Force Exchange Service Exchange continues its tradition of awarding academic excellence in the 24th year of the You Made the Grade program.

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Make the Grade, Earn Rewards! Camp Zama Exchange celebrates Military Kids’ academic excellence with prizes

Camp Zama – Good grades pay off as the Army & Air Force Exchange Service PX continues its tradition of awarding academic excellence in the 24th year of the You Made the Grade program.

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Make the Grade, earn rewards! Misawa Exchange celebrates Military Kids’ academic excellence with prizes

MISAWA AB – Good grades pay off as the Army & Air Force Exchange Service BX continues its tradition of awarding academic excellence in the 24th year of the You Made the Grade program.

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U.S. Army Garrison Japan and DODEA-Pacific pair to host Far East basketball tournament

Nine teams from mainland Japan, Okinawa and South Korea battled through the Department of Defense Education Activity-Pacific Far East Division II Boys Basketball Tournament held at the Yano Fitness Center’s gymnasium from Jan. 29 to 31.

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Exam Cram: ‘Tis the season in Japan to study like crazy to ‘make the cut’

On any given February morning, you might see hundreds of young students – some with parents, or even teachers, in tow – flocking to a nearby high school or university.

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Resources for PCSing with school-aged children

It’s natural that parents wonder about these important questions when faced with a PCS, especially when moving overseas. Thankfully, the military offers resources for easing the transition for school-age kids and families. Here are three of the best ones I found.

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Apply now for the Scholarships for Military Children Program

Every year, Fisher House Foundation sponsors scholarships for unmarried military dependent children under the age of 23.  “The Scholarships for Military Children program intends that a scholarship funded through contributions be awarded annually at each commissary operated by the Defense Commissary Agency worldwide.”

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Teach kids kindness and gratitude with thank you notes

Nearly 60% of Americans say they send thank you notes at least occasionally to show their appreciation for a gift or favor, according to a recent poll from AmericanGreetings.com.

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MOMC: Military children, tell us your story!

Hey, all you kids in the military community need to read this.

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MOMC: Military children, tell us your story!

Hey, all you kids in the military community need to read this.

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MCAS Iwakuni honors graduates in inaugural local graduation recognition ceremony

The Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni community gathered at the Sakura Theater on January 19, 2024 for a local recognition ceremony to celebrate active-duty, military spouse, and civilian graduates for completion of their degrees during 2023 from eight different higher education institutions.

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Your vote counts!: Time to vote for the Best of the Pacific 2024

It's a new year, and it’s time once again to turn your attention to the yearly tradition unlike any other – Best of the Pacific voting season!

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