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JGSDF celebrates anniversary at Camp Zama

JGSDF celebrates anniversary at Camp Zama

More than 500 people participated in a joint ceremony at Yano Fitness Center at Camp Zama, Japan, Oct. 13, 2012, for the 41st anniversary of the Japan Ground Self Defense Force Zama Sub-post and...more

Keep hope alive: Camp Zama volunteers help with ongoing clean-up efforts in Tohoku

Keep hope alive: Camp Zama volunteers help with ongoing clean-up efforts in Tohoku

"It's just devastation; all these piles of rubble and disintegrated things were peoples' lives and possessions, and it's just gone now. [But] we have the power to help rebuild, and we are...more

Girl Scouts in Japan receive 'Good Deed' citation at Meiji Shrine in Tokyo

Girl Scouts in Japan receive 'Good Deed' citation at Meiji Shrine in Tokyo

Girl Scouts from an Army installation in Japan were recognized May 26, 2012, at the site of the country's largest Shinto shrine for aid they provided to children displaced by the earthquake and...more

Camp Zama commemorates anniversary of Japan earthquake, tsunami with road-renaming ceremony

Camp Zama commemorates anniversary of Japan earthquake, tsunami with road-renaming ceremony

Three streets on an Army installation in Japan now bear new names that commemorate the worst natural disaster in the country's history, but also pay tribute to the joint relief and rebuilding...more

U.S. leaders recall Japan disasters, relief efforts

U.S. leaders recall Japan disasters, relief efforts

President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden and Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta issued statements Friday marking the upcoming one-year anniversary of the "3/11" earthquake, tsunami...more

Mission: Capture Army medical history

Mission: Capture Army medical history

The AMEDD Center of History and Heritage sent a detachment of its newly created Special Medical Augmentation Response Team - Medical History, to Camp Zama, Japan, to collect interviews, digital...more

Stewart-Hunter Army Family responds to those in need

Stewart-Hunter Army Family responds to those in need

The Red Cross accepted a check on behalf of Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield's Religious Services Organization at the main post chapel, June 21. Stewart-Hunter parishioners donated more than...more

Space Warriors support Operation Tomodachi

Space Warriors support Operation Tomodachi

On March 11, a 9.0 earthquake struck off the coast of northeastern Japan and shook Misawa Air Base for several minutes.more

Monterey alumni reach out in friendship, support Operation Tomodachi

Monterey alumni reach out in friendship, support Operation Tomodachi

CAMP SENDAI, Japan - After disaster struck in Japan March 11, graduates of the Japanese course at the Presidio of Monterey's Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center put their language...more

Language Institute fills communication gap during Operation Tomodachi

Language Institute fills communication gap during Operation Tomodachi

Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center graduates put their language training to good use in support of Operation Tomodachi after the recent disaster in Japan.more

Fort Rucker students spearhead fundraiser for Japan disaster relief

Fort Rucker students spearhead fundraiser for Japan disaster relief

FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- "Together We Can Help Japan" is the modified school motto for kindergarteners and first grade students at the Fort Rucker Primary School.more

411th CSB Provides Support to Operation Tomodachi

411th CSB Provides Support to Operation Tomodachi

The main island in the country of Japan experienced one of its worst earthquakes in history March 11. The 9.0 magnitude earthquake lasted several minutes and was followed by a tsunami that...more

DoD ends voluntary departure authorization from Japan

DoD ends voluntary departure authorization from Japan

The Defense Department's voluntary authorized departures for servicemembers' eligible family members to leave Japan in the aftermath of the March 11, 2011, earthquake effectively ended today.more

Redstone Reaches Out To Detect Radiation

Redstone Reaches Out To Detect Radiation

REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- A bit of Redstone Arsenal technology is now on the ground in Japan, helping to ensure the safety of Soldiers and other U.S. government personnel entering radiation...more

Coin drive: Students hold fundraisers to provide assistance for Japanese tsunami survivors

Coin drive: Students hold fundraisers to provide assistance for Japanese tsunami survivors

WIESBADEN, Germany - When the tsunami and earthquakes struck Japan March 11, many people's thoughts turned to those in harm's way. A,A Wiesbaden military community members worried about Japanese...more

9th AML deploys to Japan

9th AML deploys to Japan

ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - A casing ceremony was held at noon March 30 in front of the 9th Area Medical Laboratory warehouse to farewell the unit's 19 Soldiers who deployed to Japan the...more

ASC continues support of Japan relief efforts

ASC continues support of Japan relief efforts

A forklift, issued by Army Field Support Battalion-Northeast Asia, cleans debris from Sendai Airport in northeast Japan as a part of tsunami relief efforts. The equipment was issued to the 35th...more

ECC ready to assist with the Operation Tomodachi mission

ECC ready to assist with the Operation Tomodachi mission

Life after an earthquake, a tsunami and currently dealing with the threat of radiation from damaged nuclear plants has left those on the East Asian island of Japan searching for...more

403rd AFSB provides support to Japan

403rd AFSB provides support to Japan

Since mid-March, the 403rd Army Field Support Brigade has been issuing Army Prepositioned Stocks-4 equipment from its warehouses at Sagami Depot, south of Tokyo, for use in the tsunami relief...more

Army Medicine Supports Operation Tomodachi

Army Medicine Supports Operation Tomodachi

Medical assets from the Western Regional Medical Command supported the efforts of U.S. Army North in the evacuation of thousands of military Family members following the March 11 earthquake and...more

Operation Pacific Passage relocates 2,100 families

Operation Pacific Passage relocates 2,100 families

More than 2,100 family members stationed at military bases throughout Japan transitioned through Seattle-Tacoma International Airport to safe haven locations in the United States last month as part...more

Black Hawks Fly To Help Japan

Black Hawks Fly To Help Japan

REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--Black Hawks have long been viewed as "freedom flyers" in countries where the Army uses utility helicopters for medical, search and rescue, transport and combat...more

Soldiers help open runways at Sendai International

Soldiers help open runways at Sendai International

U.S. servicemembers have been working jointly and around the clock with Japanese Self-Defense Forces since mid-March to help the nation get back on its feet following the March 11 earthquake and...more

Lewis-McChord assists family members back from Japan

Lewis-McChord assists family members back from Japan

An influx of people arriving this week at the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport from the earthquake and tsunami-ravaged country of Japan have prompted a multi-agency response by the federal...more

Water Drop

Water Drop

U.S. Army Japan and I Corps Forward as well as personnel from the Navy, Air Force and Marine personnel and the Japan Self Defense Force work together to transport and unload 25,000 cases of water...more

35th CSSB deployment to Sendai

35th CSSB deployment to Sendai

Soldiers from U.S. Army Japan and the 10th Support Group join forces to distribute supplies and relief to the victims of Japan's horrendous earthquake and tsunami that devastated the country March...more

USARPAC Soldiers support Operation Tomodachi

USARPAC Soldiers support Operation Tomodachi

About 30 10th Support Group Soldiers deployed from Torii Station, Japan, to provide humanitarian aid to the citizens of Japan after an earthquake and tsunami crippled the country on March 11.more

Helping Japan is Pacific Command's top priority

Helping Japan is Pacific Command's top priority

U.S. forces in Japan are engaged in one of the biggest natural and manmade disasters of a lifetime, Navy Adm. Robert F. Willard said March 17. Willard, commander of the U.S. Pacific Command, spoke...more

Gates authorizes humanitarian funds for Japan, voluntary evacuation of Honshu families

Gates authorizes humanitarian funds for Japan, voluntary evacuation of Honshu families

Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates has authorized up to $35 million in initial Defense Department funds for humanitarian aid to Japan, and to pay for the voluntary departure of eligible family...more

US forces provide relief aid to Japan

US forces provide relief aid to Japan

U.S. military forces are working alongside their Japanese counterparts to provide aid as the country digs out in the aftermath of the massive 8.9 magnitude earthquake and tsunami that struck March...more

Army ready to help after earthquake, tsunami in Japan

Army ready to help after earthquake, tsunami in Japan

In response to the earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan, March 11, U.S. Army Japan/1st Corps Forward has activated its Emergency Operations Center and is mobilizing a disaster assessment team.more

Gates pledges US help for Japan

Gates pledges US help for Japan

The United States is prepared to help Japan deal with the aftermath of the massive 8.9 magnitude earthquake and tsunami that struck today "in any way we possibly can," Defense Secretary...more

Samoa reservists honored for tsunami relief efforts

Samoa reservists honored for tsunami relief efforts

On the morning of Sept. 29, 2009, four, massive waves ripped through the hearts and homes of local communities throughout the island of Tutuila. Following the 8.3-magnitude earthquake that resulted...more

USARPAC's Joint Task Force Homeland Defense swings into action for American Samoa tsunami relie

USARPAC's Joint Task Force Homeland Defense swings into action for American Samoa tsunami relie

Terrorism, hurricanes or typhoons, floods and influenza provide many leadership challenges. In that Pacific region, Joint Task Force Homeland Defense (JTF-HD) is responsible for responding to these...more

Corps of Engineers deploys response teams to American Samoa after tsunami

Corps of Engineers deploys response teams to American Samoa after tsunami

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, under the leadership of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, is deploying teams to American Samoa in response to the Sept. 29 earthquake and subsequent tsunami.more