Below you will find the internet's most complete listing of websites and resources for U.S. military families who are stationed in Japan and Okinawa. The list below provides information on commissaries, exchange facilities, official installation resources, MWR facilities, spouses' clubs, DoDEA schools, travel resources, housing facilities, libraries, lodging facilities, medical facilities and more for the U.S. military communities at Camp Butler, Camp Zama, Kadena, Iwakuni, Misawa, Atsugi, Sasebo, Torii Station, Yokosuka and Yokota. Please suggest any other sites you think others will find useful during their Japanese deployments.
    
 

Community: Camp Butler

  1st Marine Aircraft Wing Website
The official homepage for the 1st. Marine Aircraft Wing.
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  3d Marine Division
The official homepage of the 3rd Marine Division.
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  3rd Marine Logistics Group
The official homepage of the 3rd Marine Logistics Group.
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  Camp Butler
The official homepage of Camp Butler.
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  Camp Butler Wikipedia Entry
The official Wikipedia article for Camp Butler.
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  Camp Courtney AAFES Facilities
Information on the AAFES facilities at Camp Courtney.
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  Camp Courtney Commissary
Information about the U.S. military commissary at Camp Courtney.
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  Camp Courtney Theater Schedule
AAFES theater information and schedule for Camp Courtney.
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  Camp Foster AAFES Facilities
Information on the AAFES facilities at Camp Foster.
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  Camp Foster Commissary
Information about the U.S. military commissary at Camp Foster.
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  Camp Foster Theater Schedule
AAFES theater information and schedule for Camp Foster.
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  Camp Fuji Website
The official homepage of the Combined Arms Training Center at Camp Fuji.
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  Camp Hansen AAFES Facilities
Information on the AAFES facilities at Camp Hansen.
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  Camp Hansen Theater Schedule
AAFES theater information and schedule for Camp Hansen.
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  Camp Kinser AAFES Facilities
Information on the AAFES facilities at Camp Kinser.
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  Camp Kinser Commissary
Information about the U.S. military commissary at Camp Kinser.
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  Camp Kinser Theater Schedule
AAFES theater information and schedule for Camp Kinser.
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  Camp Schwab AAFES Facilities
Information on the AAFES facilities at Camp Schwab.
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  Camp Schwab Theater Schedule
AAFES theater information and schedule for Camp Schwab.
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  Futenma Branch Medical Clinic
Futenma Clinic provides primary care for active duty personnel.
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  Futenma Theater Schedule
AAFES theater information and schedule for MCAS Futenma.
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  III MEF Website
The official homepage of the III Marine Expeditionary Force (MEF) in Japan.
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  Kinser Elementary School
DoDEA elementary school in Okinawa.
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  Kubasaki High School
DoDEA high school in Okinawa, Japan.
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  Lester Middle School
DoDEA middle school in Okinawa.
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  MCAS Futenma
The official homepage of the Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Futenma.
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  MCAS Futenma AAFES Facilities
Information on the AAFES facilities at MCAS Futenma.
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  Okinawa USO Website
USO facilities in Okinawa, Japan.
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Community: Camp Zama

  Arnn Elementary School
DoDEA elementary school at Camp Zama, Japan.
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  Camp Zama AAFES Facilities
Information on the AAFES facilities at Camp Zama, Japan.
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  Camp Zama Commissary
Information about the U.S. military commissary at Camp Zama.
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  Camp Zama Housing
Information on housing options available at Camp Zama.
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  Camp Zama Lodging
Information about the Army Lodging facility at Camp Zama.
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  Camp Zama Theater Schedule
AAFES theater information and schedule for Camp Zama, Japan.
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  Camp Zama Wikipedia Article
The official Wikipedia article for Camp Zama, Japan.
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  Camp Zama Youth Center
The Camp Zama Youth Services program delivers a diversified, year-round, recreational program for eligible military and DOD civilian family members. All programs are offered for youth from 6th grade through 12th.
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  USAG Japan
The official homepage of the USAG Japan.
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  USAG Japan MWR
Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) activities available at the USAG Japan (Camp Zama, SHA, Sagami Depot, North Dock, Kure).
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  Zama Community Spouses' Association
The Zama Community Spouses’ Association (ZaCSA) is a social and service oriented organization that engages in service projects, fundraising, and social support. ZaCSA provides educational and charitable donations to organizations impacting the local Camp Zama community, and scholarships to Zama American High School Seniors and eligible Camp Zama spouses.
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  Zama High School
DoDEA high school at Camp Zama, Japan.
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  Zama Middle School
DoDEA middle school at Camp Zama, Japan.
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Community: Kadena AB

  Amelia Earhart School
DoDEA intermediate school in Okinawa, Japan.
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  Kadena AAFES Facilities
Information on the AAFES facilities at Kadena AB.
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  Kadena AB Force Support Squadron
The official homepage of the Kadena AB Force Support Squadron.
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  Kadena AB Housing
Information on housing options available at Kadena AB.
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  Kadena AB Lodging
Information about the Air Force Lodging facility at Kadena AB.
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  Kadena AB Theater Schedule
AAFES theater information and schedule for Kadena AB.
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  Kadena AB Website
The official homepage of Kadena Air Base in Okinawa.
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  Kadena AB Wikipedia Article
The official Wikipedia article for Kadena Air Base in Okinawa.
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  Kadena Commissary
Information about the U.S. military commissary at Kadena Air Base.
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  Kadena Elementary School
DoDEA elementary school at Kadena Air Base in Okinawa, Japan.
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  Kadena High School
DoDEA high school at Kadena Air Base in Okinawa, Japan.
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  Kadena ITT on Facebook
The official Facebook page for Kadena ITT.
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  Kadena Middle School
DoDEA middle school at Kadena Air Base in Okinawa, Japan.
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  Kadena Officers' Spouses' Club
The Kadena Officers' Spouses' Club (KOSC) is an organization committed to promoting volunteerism and service to society by fostering relationships with the Okinawan community through charitable contributions promoting friendship.
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  Okinawa Enlisted Spouses Club Thrift Store
The official Facebook page for the Okinawa Enlisted Spouses Club Thrift Store, Kadena Air Base.
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  Okinawa Housing
DoD sponsored site designed to assist Military Members and their families in securing available housing at Okinawa, Japan.
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Community: MCAS Iwakuni

  Camp Kure Commissary
Information about the U.S. military commissary at Camp Kure.
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  Iwakuni Commissary
Information about the U.S. military commissary at Iwakuni MCAS.
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  Iwakuni Theater Movie Schedule
MCX theater information and schedule for Iwakuni.
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  M. C. Perry Elementary School
DoDEA elementary school at Iwakuni.
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  M. C. Perry High School
DoDEA elementary school at Iwakuni.
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  MCAS Iwakuni
The official homepage of the Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Iwakuni.
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  MCAS Iwakuni Wikipedia Article
The official Wikipedia article for MCAS Iwakuni.
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  MCAS Iwakuni Wikipedia Entry
The official Wikipedia article for MCAS Iwakuni.
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  MCCS Iwakuni Services
Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) activities available at MCAS Iwakuni.
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Community: Misawa AB

  35th Fighter Wing
The official homepage of the 35th Fighter Wing.
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  35th Force Support Squadron
The official homepage of the Misawa Air Base Force Support Squadron.
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  Cummings Elementary School
DoDEA elementary school at Misawa Air Base, Japan.
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  Edgren High School
DoDEA elementary school at Misawa Air Base, Japan.
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  Misawa AAFES Facilities
Information on the AAFES facilities at Misawa AB.
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  Misawa AB
The official homepage of Misawa Air Base.
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  Misawa AB News
New from in and around Misawa Air Base.
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  Misawa AB Theater Schedule
AAFES theater information and schedule for Misawa Air Base.
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  Misawa AB Wikipedia Article
The official Wikipedia article for Misawa Air Base.
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  Misawa Commissary Facility
Information about the U.S. military commissary at Misawa Air Base.
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  Misawa Housing
Information on housing options available at Misawa Air Base in Japan.
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  Misawa Housing (AHRN)
DoD sponsored site designed to assist Military Members and their families in securing available housing at Misawa AB in Japan.
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  Misawa Inn Lodging Information
Information about the Air Force Lodging facility at Misawa AB.
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  Misawa ITT
The official homepage for Misawa Information, Tickets and Travel (ITT).
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  Misawa NAF Lodging
Information about the Navy Lodging facility at Misawa, Japan.
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  Misawa Naval Air Facility
The official homepage of the Misawa Naval Air Facility.
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  Misawa Theater Guild
The Misawa Theatre Guild is a community benefit organization located on Misawa Air Base in Northern Japan, about 400 miles from Tokyo. We are dedicated to bringing live, locally produced theater performances to the Misawa military community.
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  MisawaJapan.com
Local information and events for Misawa, Japan.
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  Sollars Elementary School
DoDEA elementary school at Misawa Air Base, Japan.
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  USN Information Operations Command
The NIOC provides trained Information Warfare Officers and cryptologic enlisted personnel and expertise to support Information Operations for Naval Air, Joint, and Department of Defense forces in Misawa, Japan.
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Community: NAF Atsugi

  Atsugi Commissary
Information about the U.S. military commissary at NAF Atsugi.
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  Atsugi Enisted Spouses' Association
AESA is a non-profit organization that promotes and preserves the interests of the enlisted spouse community, enhances the education of enlisted families through academic scholarships and enhances the cultural education and general well-being of the enlisted spouse community.
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  Atsugi Housing Information
Information on housing options available at NAF Atsugi.
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  Atsugi Loding
Information about the Navy Lodging facility at Atsugi.
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  Atsugi MWR on Facebook
The official Facebook page for NAF Atsugi MWR.
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  Atsugi NEX Facilities
Information on the NEX facilities at NAF Atsugi.
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  Atsugi Officers' Spouses' Association
AOSA provides charitable donations to organizations impacting our local NAF Atsugi community, and scholarships to Zama High School seniors and eligible NAF Atsugi spouses.
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  Branch Health Clinic Atsugi
A tenant command aboard U.S. Naval Air Facility (NAF), Atsugi, Japan. The Branch Health Clinic provides primary health services, dental services and flight medicine to approximately 30 commands and activities stationed aboard the NAF.
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  Carrier Air Wing Five Wikipedia Article
The official Wikipedia article for Carrier Air Wing Five.
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  Lanham Elementary School
DoDEA elementary school in Atsugi.
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  NAF Atsugi - Global Security Profile
Information on the history of Naval Air Facility (NAF) Atsugi on Global Security.
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  NAF Atsugi Wikipedia Article
The official Wikipedia article for NAF Atsugi.
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  Naval Air Facility Atsugi
The official homepage of the Naval Air Station (NAF) Atsugi.
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Community: Sasebo

  Aflot Training Group WP
The official homepage of the Afloat Training Group Western Pacific (ATG WP).
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  Darby Elementary School
DoDEA elementary school at Sasebo, Japan.
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  E.J. King High School
DoDEA high school at Sasebo, Japan.
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  Hario Village Commissary
Information about the U.S. military commissary at Hario Village, Sasebo.
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  Navy Lodge Sasebo
Information about the Navy Lodging facility at Sasebo.
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  Saesebo Fleet Activities
The official homepage of the U.S. Fleet Activities in Sasebo, Japan.
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  Sasebo Commissary
Information about the U.S. military commissary at Sasebo.
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  Sasebo Elementary School
DoDEA elementary school at Sasebo, Japan.
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  Sasebo Housing Information
Information on housing options available at Sasebo, Japan.
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  Sasebo NEX Facilities
Information on the NEX facilities at Sasebo.
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  Sasebo Officers' Spouses' Club on Facebook
A community service group comprised of officer spouses living near NAF Sasebo.
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  USO Sasebo
USO facilities in Sasebo, Japan.
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Community: Torii Station

  ACS Torii Station on Facebook
The official Facebook page for Army Community Service at Torii Station.
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  Kadena Commissary
Information about the U.S. military commissary at Kadena AB.
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  Ryukyu Middle School
DoDEA middle school at Torii Station.
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  Torii Station Installation Overview
An overview of the Torii Station installation.
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  Torii Station MWR
Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) activities available at Torii Station.
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  Torii Station Wikipedia Entry
The official Wikipedia article for Torii Station, Okinawa.
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  Torri Station AAFES Facilities
Information on the AAFES facilities at Torii Station, Okinawa.
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  U.S. Army Pacific (USARPAC)
The official homepage of the U.S. Army Pacific. .
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  USAG Torii Station
The official homepage of the USAG Torii Station in Okinawa, Japan.
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Community: Useful Links

  AFN Okinawa YouTube Channel
The official YouTube channel for AFN Okinawa.
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  AFN Pacific
The Armed Forces Network (AFN) affiliate in Japan.
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  AFN Schedule (MyAFN.net)
TV and radio schedules for the Armed Forces Network. .
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  Army MWR Japan
Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) activities available in Japan.
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  Central Texas College Far East
The official homepage of the Central Texas College Pacific Far East campus.
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  CIA Factbook for Japan
Information on Japan from the CIA Factbook.
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  CINC Pacific Fleet
Homepage for the U.S. Pacific Fleet.
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  DoD Community Customer Feedback (ICE)
ICE allows DoD customers to rate products and services provided by DoD offices and facilities worldwide.
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  DoD Education Activity Pacific Region
The official homepage of the DoD Education Activity Pacific region.
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  DoDEA Japan School District
The official homepage of the DoDEA Japan school district.
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  DoDEA Okinawa School District Office
The official homepage of the DoDEA Okinawa school district.
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  Japan Bases
A location to collaborate with military friendly people living overseas in Japan.
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  Japan Rail Pass
The JAPAN RAIL PASS offers an incredibly economical way to travel throughout Japan by rail.
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  Japan Update
News and information for Okinawa.
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  Map of Okinawa
Okinawa map from Google Maps.
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  Marine Corps Forces, Pacific
The Marine Corps Forces, Pacific (MARFORPAC) commands all U.S. Marine Corps forces assigned to the U.S. Pacific Command. MARFORPAC is the largest field command in the Marine Corps with approximately 86,000 Marines and Sailors.
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  Marine Corps Installations Pacific
The Marine Corps Installations Pacific (MCIPAC) is the command and staff echelon responsible for the oversight and support of MCIPAC installations in the Pacific theater of operations. MCIPAC provides installation support for the operating forces, other services and agencies, and tenants from Hawaii to South Korea.
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  Marine Officers' Spouses' Club
The purpose of MOSC is to create a social network for club members while supporting philanthropic interests in the American and Okinawan communities.
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  Military Friends
MilitaryFriends.com was the first military dating site to provide military dating service for military singles and admirers in the world! We bring together single members of the Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, Coast Guard, Police Force, and Firefighters -- as well as civilians, veterans.
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  Naval Officers' Spouses' Club of Okinawa
NOSCO is a social and service organization for officers' spouses on Okinawa. We offer members the opportunity to meet other spouses and serve the community.
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  Navy MWR Okinawa
Navy Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) activities available in Okinawa.
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  New Sanno Hotel
The New Sanno Hotel is an American-Style MWR oasis situated in the heart of the Tokyo. The New Sanno offers 149 luxurious rooms.
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  Okinawa Dolphins Swim Team
The MCCS Semper Fit Aquatics Okinawa Dolphins Swim Team (ODST) is a great way for adults and children to stay in shape, test their skills, make new friends or just have fun.
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  Okinawa Times (in Japanese)
News and information from Okinawa and surrounding areas.
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  Okinawa USO
USO facilities in Okinawa, Japan.
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  Okinawa Weather
Current weather and a forecast for Okinawa, Japan.
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  Okinawa.com
A blog about Okinawa travel and culture.
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  OkinawaBlue.com
A blog about Okinawa by a San Francisco Bay Area writer with roots in Okinawa.
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  Pacific Fleet News & Information
Official news and information from the U.S. Pacific Fleet.
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  Running Okinawa
A blog about running in Okinawa by an American-Japanese runner.
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  Ryukyu Shimpo
A local newspaper in Okinawa.
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  U.S. Army Japan
The official homepage of the U.S. Army Japan.
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  U.S. Embassy Japan
The official homepage of the U.S. Embassy in Tokyo, Japan.
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  U.S. Naval Hospital Okinawa
The official homepage of the U.S. Naval Hospital in Okinawa, Japan.
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  U.S. Navy Dental Services - Far East
Information on dental services available at the U.S. Naval Hospital at Yokosuka, Japan.
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  University of Maryland Asian Division
The official homepage of the University of Maryland University College Asia.
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  USO Mainland Japan
USO facilities and activities in Japan.
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  Yen to Dollar Currency Converter
A handy tool for the current and historical currency conversion rates.
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  Yokota Striders Running Club
The Yokota Striders Running Club was started in 1981 and is a family oriented running group located on Yokota Air Base in Fussa City, Japan. The group ranges from people trying to improve their PT test to ultra marathoners to triathletes and everywhere in between. The Yokota Striders travel and compete in races all over Japan allowing members to experience what our host nation has to offer to runners.
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Community: Yokosuka

  Byrd Elementary School
DoDEA elementary school at Yokosuka.
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  CINC Pacific Fleet
Homepage for the U.S. Pacific Fleet.
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  Fleet Activities Yokosuka
The official homepage of the Navy Fleet Activities at Yokosuka.
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  Fleet Activities Yokosuka Wikipedia Article
The official Wikipedia article for the United States Fleet Activities at Yokosuka.
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  Ikego Elementary School
DoDEA elementary school at Yokosuka.
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  Ikego West Valley Campgrounds
Navy Getaway property in Ikego, Japan.
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  Kinnick High School
DoDEA high school at Yokosuka.
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  Naval Facilities Engineering Command Far East
The official homepage of the NAFVAC Far East.
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  NCTS Far East
The official homepage of the U.S. Naval Computer & Telecommunications Station Far East at Yokosuka.
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  Negishi NEX Facilities
Information on the NEX facilities at Negishi.
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  Oakleaf Club of Yokosuka
The Oakleaf Club of Yokosuka is a social and benevolent organization comprised of military officers and civilians (GS7+) and their adult family members attached to the US Naval Hospital Yokosuka or the medical or dental departments of any unit or command in the Yokosuka area.
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  Seahawk News
The official newspaper of the Fleet Activities Yokosuka.
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  Sullivans Elementary School
DoDEA elementary school at Yokoskua, Japan.
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  U.S. Naval Hospital Yokosuka
The official homepage of the U.S. Naval Hospital at Yokosuka, Japan.
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  U.S. Naval Ship Repair Facility Yokosuka
The official homepage of the U.S. Naval Ship Repair Facility at Yokosuka, Japan.
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  Yokosuka City Website (in Japanese)
The official homepage for the Japanese city of Yokosuka.
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  Yokosuka Commissary Information
Information about the U.S. military commissary at Yokosuka.
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  Yokosuka Housing
Information on housing options available at Yokosuka, Japan.
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  Yokosuka Lodging
Information about the Navy Lodging facility at Yokosuka.
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  Yokosuka Middle School
DoDEA middle school in Yokosuka, Japan.
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  Yokosuka NEX Facilities
Information on the NEX facilities at Yokosuka.
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  Yokosuka Officers Spouses' Club
YOSC is a non-profit organization that engages in social and charitable activities, comprised of officer spouses and civilian equivalents (GS-7 and above.)
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  Yokosuka Seahawks
The Yokosuka Seahawks in an American football team that plays in the Northern Division of the United States Forces Japan-American Football League (USFL-AFL). They are headquartered in Yokosuka Navy Base in Yokosuka.
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Community: Yokota

  374th Services Website
The official homepage of the Yokota Force Support Squadron.
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  Mendel Elementary School
DoDEA elementary school at Yokota Air Base.
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  Yokota AB AAFES Facilities
Information on the AAFES facilities at Yokota Air Base in Japan.
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  Yokota AB Commissary
Information about the U.S. military commissary at Yokota Air Base.
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  Yokota AB Theater Information
AAFES theater information and schedule for Yokota Air Base.
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  Yokota AB Wikipedia Article
The official Wikipedia article for Yokota Air Base.
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  Yokota Air Base
The official homepage of Yokota Air Base.
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  Yokota High School
DoDEA high school at Yokota Air Base.
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  Yokota ITT
Information, Tickets and Travel (ITT) at Yokota Air Base.
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  Yokota Library
Information about the U.S. Air Force library at Yokota AB.
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  Yokota Lodging
Information about the Air Force Lodging facility at Yokota Air Base.
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  Yokota Middle School
DoDEA middle school at Yokota Air Base.
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  Yokota Officers' Spouses' Club
The Officers' Spouses' Club is open to Regular membership to both military and civilian equivalent spouses.
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  Yokota Striders Running Club
The Yokota Striders Running Club was started in 1981 and is a family oriented running group located on Yokota Air Base in Fussa City, Japan. The group ranges from people trying to improve their PT test to ultra marathoners to triathletes and everywhere in between. The Yokota Striders travel and compete in races all over Japan allowing members to experience what our host nation has to offer to runners.
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  Yokota West Elementary School
DoDEA elementary school at Yokota Air Base.
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Grab your meal from Thunder Express
CAMP CASEY, South Korea -- Soldiers from 210th Field Artillery Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, enjoy healthy breakfast meals at the grand opening of Thunder Express October 15, 2014 at the 70th Brigade Support Battalion Headquarters on Camp Casey, South Korea. Thunder Express is a grab-and-go truck for Soldiers that do not have the time to go to the dining facility. It will be stationed there on a daily basis with three hearty menus to choose from.
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35th CSSB hosts Hispanic Heritage Month observance
CAMP ZAMA, Japan (Oct. 17, 2014) -- The Hispanic Heritage Month observance was held on Oct. 9 at the Camp Zama Community Activity Center, here, to recognized the Hispanic cultures that impact military communities.
Fri, 17 Oct 2014 00:00:00 EDT
U.S., Korean reps lay wreath at war memorial
U.S. Army generals and representatives of the Republic of Korea and its Army, laid wreaths at the Korean War Memorial in Washington, D.C., Oct. 15, 2014, to commemorate those who fought in the three-year-long conflict in that country.
Wed, 15 Oct 2014 00:00:00 EDT
Canadian Army Visits Alaskan Strykers
Members of the Canadian Army's 3rd Battalion, 1st Mechanized Brigade, Princess Patricia's Light Infantry (Airborne) visited the 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division October 8, 2014 during Training Exercise Arctic Fusion IV. The Canadian officers visit the U.S. Stryker Brigade Combat Team in the Yukon Training Area near Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska in order to foster a positive international relationship between the two forces and provide the Canadian unit with a better understanding of a U.S. Army Stryker Brigade Combat Team and how it operates in Arctic conditions.
Tue, 14 Oct 2014 00:00:00 EDT
Soldiers shifting to Pacific via new 'pathway'
The Army has more Soldiers assigned to the Pacific theater this year and more of them are involved with engagements in regional countries, thanks to a program called Pacific Pathways.
Tue, 14 Oct 2014 00:00:00 EDT
Hawaii-based Army divers repair breakwaters in cold Alaskan waters
Pacific-based Army divers encounter the full spectrum of water temperatures and depths when performing underwater reconnaissance, demolition and salvage missions across the massive theater. Fifteen troops from 7th Engineer Dive Detachment. 130th Engineer Brigade, 8th Theater Sustainment Command, are wrapping up a two-month long mission in Ketchika, Alaska, Oct. 18, in support of U.S. Army Corps of Engineer, to repair floating breakwaters at Bar Point Harbor, while preparing the divers for cold water, deep water situations.
Tue, 14 Oct 2014 00:00:00 EDT
Pacific's Senior Engineers maximize joint effort across region
The Pacific's senior Army engineers joined their sister service counterparts for the Hawaii Engineer Training Workshop at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, Oct. 7-8, to share experiences, network and discuss how to strengthen the joint engineer mission across the region.
Tue, 14 Oct 2014 00:00:00 EDT
SecArmy opens AUSA with call for budget resolve
"We are the greatest land power the world has ever seen. We are the indispensable Army of the indispensable nation," said Secretary of the Army John M. McHugh, referring to remarks President Obama made of the U.S. being the world's go-to nation when trouble arises.
Mon, 13 Oct 2014 00:00:00 EDT
Thunder Truck Rodeo Competition
CAMP MOBILE, South Korea -- Soldier from 210th Field Artillery Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division participated in the Thunder Truck Rodeo competition. The event aimed to enhance the proficiency of vehicle operators in the brigade and to prepare them for the upcoming division competition.
Mon, 13 Oct 2014 00:00:00 EDT
Self Defense for Women
CAMP HOVEY, South Korea -- Sexual Harassment/Assault Prevention and Response program representatives of the 210th Field Artillery Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, organized a Self Defense for Women class October 7, 2014 at the Hovey Physical Fitness Center on Camp Hovey, South Korea. During the program students learned effective skills for self defense as well as techniques to increase their situational awareness.
Mon, 13 Oct 2014 00:00:00 EDT
 
General Robinson takes command of PACAF

Gen. Lori Robinson took command of Pacific Air Forces from Gen. Hawk Carlisle Oct. 16 during a change of command ceremony here.

Presiding over the ceremony, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III praised Carlisle's past accomplishments and expressed confidence in Robinson as the new commander of PACAF.

"Gen. Lori Robinson is a phenomenal leader and a proven operator," Welsh said. "She fully understands what it takes to be successful in this business and has all the tools to take this command to even higher levels of performance."
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Thu, 16 Oct 2014 16:21:00 EST
Aircrew members go behind-the-scenes of 735th AMS

The first Operation Aircrew Orientation took place here Oct. 9.

The half-day information exchange hosted by the 735th Air Mobility Squadron gave members of the 535th Airlift Squadron a look at the squadron's day-to-day operations.

"This is an opportunity for locally stationed aircrew members to be educated on how aerial port and maintenance functions in the 'en route' environment," said Maj. Lloyd Richardson, 735th AMS director of operations.

Richardson said the orientation was especially important considering the unique relationship the squadrons share. Though the 735th AMS often provides service for the aircraft and aircrews from the 535th AS, the two squadrons belong to separate major commands and parent units.
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Fri, 10 Oct 2014 21:17:00 EST
PACAF modifies Command Strategy

Gen. Hawk Carlisle, Pacific Air Forces commander, released an update to his PACAF Command Strategy for promoting stability, security and engagement in the Asia-Pacific region.

"I recently directed my staff to reassess our Command Strategy based on the rapidly changing security challenges within the region.  We must also take careful consideration of fiscal budgetary limitations," Carlisle said.

"My intent however has not changed.  We will defend U.S. and Allied territory, protect U.S. interests, promote regional stability and free access, deter aggression, and maintain our readiness posture to use Airpower to respond to the full spectrum of military contingencies," Carlisle said. "We will expand engagement, increase combat capability and improve our warfighter integration to achieve our goals."
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Fri, 10 Oct 2014 16:32:27 EST
Air Force implements TDY policy changes

Recently, the Air Force started implementing two temporary duty policy changes that will impact travel reimbursements for Airmen.

The first change, which took effect Oct. 1, made changes to the Joint Travel Regulations, Reimbursable and Incidental Expense Policy. The second will be a change in long-term TDY per diem expenses and take effect Nov. 1.

Incidental expenses

Under the new policy, Contiguous U.S. laundry expenses, tips to baggage handlers by uniformed members and ATM fees are now considered incidental expenses and are no longer reimbursable as separate miscellaneous expenses. These expenses will now be added to the current list which includes such items as tips to porters, baggage carriers, bellhops, hotel maids, stewards and stewardesses.
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Wed, 8 Oct 2014 21:28:00 EST
Icemen firefighters kick-off Fire Prevention Week

Icemen families packed into Eielson's Fire Station 2 to enjoy a day of fun during an open house Oct. 5.

The first open house in 10 years was held in conjunction with National Fire Prevention Week which began a series of activities held around base.

"The purpose of this open house is to get the public in here and aware of the fire department, Fire Prevention Week and why we hold it," said Senior Airman Nick Belair, 354th Civil Engineer Squadron fire prevention technician. "This year's Fire Prevention Week theme is 'Working smoke alarms save lives, test yours every month' and we really want to make the public aware of how important working smoke alarms are, not having one could mean life or death during a fire."
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Wed, 8 Oct 2014 15:16:00 EST
JBPHH provides temporary home to Navy aircraft

U.S. Navy and Marine Corps aircraft that have been temporarily relocated to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, due to airfield construction at Marine Corps Air Station Kaneohe Bay commenced flying operations Oct. 1.

The 18 aircraft from Kaneohe Bay, which include 12 P-3 Orions, four C-20 Gulfstreams, two MK-58 Hawker Hunters and more than 175 maintainers and aircrew members, will perform their primary mission of anti-submarine, anti-surface warfare and intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance from JBPHH for the next two months. 
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Tue, 7 Oct 2014 18:09:00 EST
PACAF takes 1st place in AF Marathon challenge

The Pacific Air Forces team recently placed first in the Air Force Marathon Major Command team challenge based upon composite scores from both the full and half marathons Sept. 20 at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.

The total run time for the half marathon team was 9:07:38 with an average time of 1:31:17, earning the team first place. The PACAF team consisted of six members, including Col. Dondi Costin, Headquarters PACAF, Hawaii; Capt. Allison Easterly, Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska; 2nd Lt. Herman Reinhold, Yokota Air Base, Japan; Staff Sgt. Joshua Johnson, Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea; Senior Airman Lauren Weimer, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii; and Airman 1st Class Andrew Riesenberger, Osan AB.
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Thu, 2 Oct 2014 16:12:00 EST
Exercise prepares Airmen for aircraft recovery

Members of the 35th Maintenance Squadron conducted a crash recovery exercise at Misawa Air Base, Japan, Sept. 23, 2014. The purpose of the exercise was to ensure crash recovery team members are prepared to execute in the event of a real-world aircraft recovery. Duties carried out during this exercise included an inspection of the crash site, placement of pallets and airbags, and removal of hazardous debris. In this scenario, the aircraft was impeding the runway and needed to be cleared to enable runway operations.
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Wed, 1 Oct 2014 02:53:02 EST
Athletes compete at 28th Annual Special Olympics

Cheers of encouragement resounded through a crowd of more than 300 volunteers as athletes arrived ready to take part in a day of sports and camaraderie during the 28th Annual Special Olympics at Misawa Air Base, Japan, Sept. 27.

The event included 77 participants from across Aomori prefecture, as well as more than 40 parents and teachers from the local community.

The Special Olympic athletes had nine different sporting opportunities to include mini-golf, basketball and bowling. A K-9 demonstration and local Taiko Drum presentation was also part of the evening entertainment.
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Wed, 1 Oct 2014 02:49:00 EST
Yokota builds fitness warriors

Every day people offer their lives for their country, volunteering years of service to protect and defend their homeland and prevent worldly oppression. And, every day, as people join the service, others leave, sometimes voluntarily ... other times, because they were not maintaining military fitness standards.

The Yokota Health and Wellness Center continues to fight for those struggling with physical fitness and offers a solution to those who simply want to improve their condition, by hosting a Healthy Base Initiative twice a year -- the Warrior Run Program.
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Tue, 30 Sep 2014 21:17:00 EST
 
U.S., ROK Navies to Hone Mine Countermeasures Skills

Mon, 20 Oct 2014 06:20:37 GMT
U.S., ROK Navies to Hone Mine Countermeasures Skills
The two navies will participate in exercise Clear Horizon, Oct. 20-24, in waters south of the Korean peninsula.
Mon, 20 Oct 2014 04:19:35 GMT
Aegis BMD System Detects and Tracks Medium-Range Ballistic Missile Target

Fri, 17 Oct 2014 17:27:14 GMT
U.S. Navy's Overseas Force Structure Changes Underscore Commitment to the Asia-Pacific

Thu, 16 Oct 2014 23:09:14 GMT
U.S. Navy's Overseas Force Structure Changes Underscore Commitment to the Asia-Pacific
The U.S. Navy announced Oct. 16 that the ballistic missile defense (BMD)-capable guided-missile destroyers USS Benfold (DDG 65) and USS Milius (DDG 69) will become part of the Forward Deployed Naval Forces (FDNF) based at Commander, Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan.
Thu, 16 Oct 2014 23:01:05 GMT
USS Wayne E. Meyer to Return from Western Pacific Deployment
The guided-missile destroyer and embarked Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 78 detachment will return home to San Diego, Oct. 20, following a deployment to the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations.
Thu, 16 Oct 2014 20:10:45 GMT
U.S., Canada, Japan to Conduct Exercise off Southern California

Thu, 16 Oct 2014 19:03:27 GMT
USS Columbus Welcomes Air Force Civic Leaders

Mon, 20 Oct 2014 06:22:06 GMT
Navy's New CAP Policy-- 5 Things Sailors Need to Know

Fri, 17 Oct 2014 16:50:31 GMT
USS Wayne E. Meyer to Return from Western Pacific Deployment

Thu, 16 Oct 2014 20:27:38 GMT
 
Fought war, gained title
Jacob Sprinkle had been tied to the Marine Corps since birth, born little more than a short 13 years ago on November 10 — the Marine Corps' birthday. Sadly, Jacob would never live to serve in the Corps, but now, in death, he bears the title of "Marine." More than 100 guests filled the Jonesville, Virginia Lee County High School auditorium tonight


Thu, 16 Oct 2014 14:07:00 GMT
1/12 conducts mortar training, preps for deployment
Marines with Charlie Battery, 1st Battalion, 12th Marine Regiment, fired 120mm rounds from the M327 Expeditionary Fire Support System Oct. 7 during one of the battery’s training and readiness evaluations at Schofield Barracks’ newly re-opened ranges. The gun sections were evaluated on timeliness of their fire support, weapon emplacement, and the


Thu, 09 Oct 2014 20:35:00 GMT
MarForPac Band revisits Palau after a 50 year-span
In honor and remembrance of the 70th Anniversary of the landingon Peleliu, the U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Pacific Band visited the Republic ofPalau, Sept. 12 through 18.  The landing on Peleliu still remains as one of the bloodiest battles for the Marines who fought in the Pacific during World War II, also having been the battle where eight of the


Fri, 19 Sep 2014 04:00:00 GMT
Marines remember the Battle of Peleliu
Rewind to 70 years earlier, and you have a 19-year-old William Darling, a private first class in the Marine Corps at the time, and Kiyokazu Tsuchida, a 24-year-old soldier fighting for the Empire of Japan, on the Island of Peleliu fighting against each other in one of the bloodiest battles that would come out of World War II.


Fri, 19 Sep 2014 01:58:00 GMT
MARFORPAC bids farewell to Robling, welcomes Toolan
In a change of command ceremony, Lt. Gen. Terry G. Robling relinquished command of U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Pacific, to Lt. Gen. John A. Toolan, Aug. 15, at Marine Corps Base Hawaii. The event also marks the end of a 38-year-long career for Robling, who retired after relinquishing command.  The change of command, which is normally conducted every


Sat, 16 Aug 2014 00:50:00 GMT
Philippines host US Marines for non-lethal weapons exercise 2014
Service members from the Armed Forces of the Philippines, Philippine National Police and U.S. Marines from 3rd Law Enforcement Battalion, III Marine Expeditionary Force, began the field training exercise portion of the Non-Lethal Weapons Executive Seminar 2014, Aug. 4. This year marks the 13th iteration of this event, which is held annually by U.S.


Fri, 15 Aug 2014 00:24:00 GMT
AFP, PNP demonstrate techniques learned throughout NOLES
Service members from the Armed Forces of the Philippines and police officers with the Philippine National Police demonstrated techniques learned throughout the field training exercise portion of Non-lethal Weapons Executive Seminar (NOLES) 2014, August 14, in front of senior leaders from 20 nations. This year marks the 13th iteration of this event,


Thu, 14 Aug 2014 23:59:00 GMT
JGSDF experience Marine Corps aircraft maintenance
Japan Ground Self-Defense Force officers attended a display of the MV-22B Osprey tiltrotor aircraft and machinery used for maintenance on the Marine Corps’ aircraft July 18 at Marine Corps Air Station Futenma.   The JGSDF officers who attended were pilots and maintenance workers that deal with similar aircraft and responsibilities.   “They have


Wed, 30 Jul 2014 12:08:23 GMT
CLT-2 takes grenade range on PTA
Headquarters Battery with 1st Battalion, 12th Marines and members of the Indonesian Korps Marinir and Australian Army, all attached to Company Landing Team 2, conducted grenade range operations at Range 5A in Pohakuloa Training Area, Hawaii, July 20, during Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) Exercise 2014.  RIMPAC is the largest maritime exercise in the

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 16:24:02 GMT
SPMAGTF 3 leads RIMPAC from the sea
POHAKULOA TRAINING AREA (July 18, 2014) Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) Exercise 2014 is the largest maritime exercise in the Pacific region. It includes 22 partner nations, 25,000 people and is headed up by Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force 3.

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 23:07:00 GMT
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