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  • Parents spend day celebrating their kids

    Sep 22, 2014

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (Sept. 22, 2014) -- The Boys and Girls Club's "Day for Kids" event was held on Sept. 20 hosted by the Camp Zama Child, Youth and School Services at the Yano Ramble Field on Camp Zama, here.

  • Camp Zama hosts 5K run/walk, ceremony to commemorate 9/11

    Sep 15, 2014

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (Sept. 15, 2014) -- Camp Zama's Soldiers, Civilians, family members, Japan Ground Self-Defense Force members and local national employees participated in the 1st annual "True Red, White and Blue" 5K run/walk, held on the morning of Sept. 11, here, to commemorate the 9/11 terrorist attack events. The U.S. Army Garrison Japan hosted its annual 9/11 commemorative ceremony at the Camp Zama Community Activity Center, later in the evening.

  • Camp Zama's couples attend seminar, strengthen bonds of marriage

    Sep 10, 2014

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (Sept. 10, 2014) -- Several of Camp Zama's married community members attended the "Whole Hearted Marriage" seminar held Sept. 5 to 7 at the Camp Zama Community Club, in order to learn ways to strengthen their marriages.

  • SHARP training conducted on Camp Zama

    Sep 4, 2014

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (Sept. 5, 2014) -- Sexual Harassment Assault Response and Prevention (SHARP) training was conducted on Sept. 2 at the Camp Zama Chapel, here. Russell Strand, chief of the Behavioral Sciences Educational and Training Division, U.S. Army Military Police School, talked to several of Camp Zama's senior leaders, Soldiers and Department of the Army Civilians about sexual harassment and assault in the workplace.

  • Women's Equality Day observance held at Camp Zama

    Aug 29, 2014

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (Aug. 28, 2014) -- The U.S. Army Aviation Battalion hosted a "Women's Equality Day" observance on Aug. 26 at the Camp Zama Community Activity Center, here.

  • Soldiers and their family members compete, "Engagement Skills Trainer Challenge"

    Aug 27, 2014

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (Aug. 27, 2014) -- Twelve Soldiers and their family members participated in the "Engagement Skills Trainer Challenge", held on Aug. 23 at Sagami General Depot, here, as a part of the Camp Zama's Commander's Cup.

  • "Block Party" brings community members out for an evening of entertainment

    Aug 25, 2014

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (August 27, 2014) -- Several of Camp Zama's community members attended the 2nd annual Camp Zama Block Party , held on Aug. 23 at the Camp Zama Community Club, here.

  • Camp Zama youth members experience 'Rainforest' adventures during Vacation Bible School

    Aug 13, 2014

    About 105 Camp Zama youth members participated in the "SonQuest Rainforest Vacation Bible School" held Aug. 4 through Aug. 8 at the Camp Zama Religious Education Center on the installation, here.

  • Youth experience real work force, gain valuable skills

    Aug 13, 2014

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (August 14, 2014) -- "I wanted to do (the) summer hire program so I could stop asking my parents for money," said Megan Nardone. Nardone, along with several others youth members from the ages of 14 to 20, participated in the Camp Zama Summer Hire Program. The Summer Hire Program began on July 13 and will continue is the new school year begins.

  • Torii Station, Garrison Okinawa upgrade signs

    Aug 6, 2014

    OKINAWA, Japan (Aug. 6, 2014) -- U.S. Army Garrison Okinawa's Department of Public Works' Sign and Paint Shop, in collaboration with other shops form the operations and maintenance division, completed Aug. 6 the initial phase of an ongoing effort to standardize the signage around the Torii Station installation.

  • Camp Zama hosts annual Bon Odori festival

    Aug 5, 2014

    Nearly 28,000 Japanese and American community members from the local area attended Camp Zama's (Japan) 55th annual Bon Odori festival, Aug. 2, 2014, here.

  • Army Community Service celebrate 49 years of service

    Jul 30, 2014

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (July 31, 2014) -- Camp Zama's Army Community Service hosted a pool party July 26 at the Sagamihara Family Housing Area Pool, here, in recognition of the Army organization's 49 years of service to military families. Several community members participated in the celebration.

  • IMCOM commander, command sergeant major, visit Camp Zama

    Jul 28, 2014

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (July 28, 2014) -- The commander and command sergeant major of U.S. Army Installation Management Command, along with other distinguished guests, visited the installation here July 28 as part of a tour of Army installations in the Asian-Pacific area.

  • USAG-J hosts "Bring Your Kids to Work Day" event

    Jul 28, 2014

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (July 29, 2014) -- Thirty-one children of U.S. Army Garrison Japan employees had an opportunity to visit their parents' work place and see what their parents do at work during the third annual "Bring Your Children to Work Day" event held July 25 on the Camp Zama installation, here.

  • Camp Zama community members learn to speak Japanese

    Jul 23, 2014

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (July 23 2014) -- Several of Camp Zama's community members gathered at the Sagamihara Family Housing Area library on July 22 for an opportunity to learn conversational Japanese from a native speaker, here.

  • 35th CSSB hosts bilateral "Friendship Luau"

    Jul 22, 2014

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (July 23, 2014) -- The "Bilateral Friendship Luau" hosted by the 35th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion on July 19 at the Sagamihara Family Housing Area brought several Camp Zama and Japanese community member together, here.

  • Camp Zama's youth participate in a summer musical program

    Jul 21, 2014

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (July 22, 2014) -- Several of Camp Zama youth members participated in the "Summer Rock Music Program" held from June 27 to July 17at the Camp Zama Youth Center, here.

  • Army Okinawa FMWR host "Margaritaville"

    Jul 17, 2014

    OKINAWA, Japan (July 18, 2014) -- The U.S. Army Okinawa Family Morale, Welfare and Recreation hosted July 4 the 2014 Torii Beach summer music event themed "Margaritaville" at Torii Beach, Okinawa, here.

  • Shopping at the Camp Zama Exchange pays dividends

    Jun 30, 2014

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (June, 30 2014) -- Soldiers and their families shopping and dining at the Army & Air Force Exchange Service stores and restaurants on Camp Zama generated $369,319.79 last year for Army quality-of-life programs.

  • Camp Zama health care clinic achieve recognition for healthcare

    Jun 24, 2014

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (June 25, 2014) -- The Family Practice Clinic at BG Crawford F. Sams U.S. Army Health Clinic, Camp Zama holds the highest level of recognition according to the National Commission on Quality Assurance (NCQA), as a Patient Centered Medical Home.

  • MEDDAC-Japan welcomes new commander

    Jun 17, 2014

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (June, 18 2014) -- U.S. Army Medical Department Activity- Japan welcomed their new commander during a change of command ceremony June 17 on Yano Field behind the Yano Fitness Center, here.

  • JED host 20th annual safety day event

    Jun 16, 2014

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (June 17, 2014) -- The Japanese Engineering District held their 20th annual "Safety Day" event on June 13, here.

  • Band Soldier uses bilingual skills, music to strengthen bonds with Japanese community

    Jun 11, 2014

    "Thank you for saving me that day." Sgt. Cameron Blackhurst, assigned to the U.S. Army Japan Band, at Camp Zama, Japan, was told those words by a tearful Japanese woman after he, along with other band members, put on a concert at Showa Kinen Park on the outskirts of Tokyo, in November 2013.

  • Hazardous Material Control Center keeps community and environment safe

    May 28, 2014

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (May 29, 2014) -- "Save the world." "Buy green." "Reduce your carbon footprint." The slogans have been heard before, and including the affects of global warming and the rapid depletion of natural resources. The Honshu, Japan Hazardous Material Control Center is showing their concerned about the environment and the affects of hazardous material on human health with their new mission to control and manage hazardous materials entering the United States Army Garrison Japan installations.

  • Zama International host "World Cooking Class"

    May 20, 2014

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (May 20, 2014) -- Four Camp Zama community members participated in the Zama City International Association's "World Cooking Class" event held on May 18 at the Zama City Citizens' Health Center to get a first-hand experience with the Tunisian culture.

  • Camp Zama Exchange offers protection for bikers

    May 13, 2014

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (May 13, 2014) -- According to NBC 4 in Washington, 20 percent of Soldiers and six percent of Airmen ride motorcycles.

  • Camp Zama celebrates military children

    Apr 30, 2014

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (April 30, 2014) -- April is recognized annually as the "Month of the Military Child" throughout the Army, and all month long, Camp Zama's youth had the opportunity to attend various events to recognize all that they do to support their community.

  • Doolittle Copilot Recalls historic raid

    Apr 30, 2014

    April marks the 72nd anniversary of the Doolittle Raid, a decisive turning point in the 2nd World War. Staff Sgt. Brian McGovern takes us to the National Museum of the Pacific War in Fredericksburg, Texas, to hear from one of the veterans of the famed flight. Available in high definition.

  • Arnn Elementary students celebrate Earth Day

    Apr 24, 2014

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (April 22, 2014) -- "Keep our Earth clean" was the theme during the Earth Day Celebration, held at Arnn Elementary School on April 23 inside the Arnn cafeteria, here.

  • Camp Zama's community members share "Aloha"

    Apr 23, 2014

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (April 22, 2014) -- Nineteen volunteers from the Camp Zama community traveled nearly 300 miles to Ishinomaki, Miyagi Prefecture on April 19 to host a Hawaiian party called "luau" for the local residents, who survived the Great East Japan earthquake, here.

  • Camp Zama "kicks off" Sexual Assault Awareness Month

    Apr 8, 2014

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (April 9, 2014) -- The "Take Back the Night" barbecue, an event to kick-off the month that promotes sexual assault awareness throughout the Army, was held by the U.S. Army Japan Sexual Harassment and Assault Response and Prevention team at the Camp Zama Youth Center on April 4, here.

  • Japanese students tour Camp Zama Chapel, meet USAGJ chaplain

    Apr 2, 2014

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (April 2, 2014) -- Nine students and nine staff members from the Japanese Christian Student Association toured the Camp Zama Chapel on March 24 and met two U.S. Army Garrison Japan chaplains during a recent visit to the installation, here.

  • Japanese special-needs students receive tour of Camp Zama

    Mar 12, 2014

    Four Japanese 10th-grade students from the Zama Special Needs School visited Camp Zama Feb. 7 for a tour of the installation and got to meet several personnel who work there and learn more about their diverse missions.

  • Camp Zama, Arnn students celebrate 'Read Across America' week

    Mar 10, 2014

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (March 10, 2014) -- "Peanuts and pineapples, noses and grapes. Everything comes in different shapes," said Capt Thomas Stowe as he read aloud "The Shapes of Me and Other Stuff" to a class of first-graders during "Read Across America" week, held March 3 through 7 at Arnn Elementary School here.

  • Children from Camp Zama visit Japanese kindergarteners for 'Friendship Day'

    Mar 6, 2014

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (March 6, 2014) -- Children from the Camp Zama and Sagamihara Family Housing Area Child Development Centers visited Hosen Kindergarten, a nearby Japanese school, March 3 to celebrate "Friendship Day" and learn about the traditional Japanese "hina" doll.

  • Unit re-designated as U.S. Army Garrison Okinawa during ceremony

    Mar 5, 2014

    U.S. Army Garrison Torii Station was officially renamed U.S. Army Garrison Okinawa during a re-designation ceremony held here March 4.

  • DENTAC-Japan perform oral screenings at Arnn

    Feb 21, 2014

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (Feb. 21, 2014) -- "I have no cavities," said Jeffery Malone, a John O. Arnn Elementary School fourth-grader, after a school-wide dental screening conducted Feb. 20, by the U.S. Army Dental Activity-Japan, headquartered here.

  • Sagami Depot employee dominates as karate champion off the clock

    Feb 6, 2014

    Risa Sudo, a master labor contract employee assigned to the 403rd Army Field Support Battalion-Northeast Asia at Sagami General Depot in Japan, has been studying karate for 14 years and won a tournament in Poland in November 2013.

  • Female Soldiers learn reconditioning methods during mentorship program at Camp Zama

    Jan 30, 2014

    Female Soldiers from Camp Zama, Japan, learned how to "get back in the fight" during an open forum in conjunction with the U.S. Army Garrison Japan's female mentorship program held, Jan. 29, 2014.

  • Japanese junior-high students shadow various jobs on Camp Zama

    Jan 24, 2014

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (Jan. 24, 2014) -- Three Japanese students from nearby Sagamihara City Shincho Junior High School participated in a job-shadowing program at Camp Zama Jan. 17 to experience a variety of possible future academic and career options.

  • U.S. Army Garrison Gets Name Change

    Jan 23, 2014

    U.S. Army Garrison Torii Station has been officially renamed U.S. Army Garrison Okinawa.

  • Special Troops Battalion named Camp Zama's 2013 Commander's Cup winners

    Jan 23, 2014

    U.S. Army Japan's Special Troops Battalion won its first ever Commander's Cup title for the fiscal 2013 intramural sports season and was recognized for the achievement during a ceremony held Jan. 22 at Yano Fitness Center here.

  • Rape Aggression Defense training conducted at Camp Zama

    Jan 15, 2014

    Rape Aggression Defense training was conducted Jan. 13 and 14 here, allowing participants to learn a vital -- possibly lifesaving -- skill, the training instructor said.

  • Arnn Elementary hosts school-level National Geographic Bee

    Jan 15, 2014

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (Jan. 15, 2014) -- "The islands of Madura and Bali are a part of which country?" After pondering for 15 seconds and writing "Indonesia" on a dry-erase board, John O. Arnn Elementary sixth-grader Kaden Merrell claimed victory with a double fist pump in the air.

  • USAG Torii Station Launches 3D Campaign for Soldiers on Okinawa

    Dec 17, 2013

    December is National Drunk and Drugged Driving Prevention Month and the leadership of U.S. Army Garrison Torii Station has launched a comprehensive campaign to raise awareness about the dangers and consequences of driving while impaired.

  • US Army Garrison Japan welcomes first female commander

    Nov 26, 2013

    Col. Joy L. Curriera became the first female commander of U.S. Army Garrison Japan following an assumption-of-command ceremony held Nov. 26 at Camp Zama.

  • Community gains safety advice at Camp Zama event

    Nov 22, 2013

    Nearly 500 Camp Zama community members attended the Winter and Fall Health and Safety fair held Nov. 22 at the Community Activity Center here.

  • U.S. Army Garrison Torii Station hosts safety event for employees

    Nov 21, 2013

    The Safety Office on U.S. Army Garrison Torii Station hosted a special event Nov. 21 to remind employees to stay safe during the holiday season while on and off duty.

  • 14 years in the making, the Special Olympics program on Okinawa is thriving!

    Nov 19, 2013

    On Nov. 2, 843 athletes, 1,200 visiting family members along with 1,400 American service member volunteers, 453 Japanese interpreters and 164 Japanese and American entertainers gathered at the Risner Sporting Complex in celebration of the 14th Annual Special Olympics Games.

  • Toyota Industries Shuttles Rugby Team visit Torii Station

    Nov 19, 2013

    When soldiers assigned to U.S. Army Japan went to the gym Nov. 5 and 7, players from the Toyota Industries Shuttles Rugby Team greeted them and worked out side by side with soldiers, family members and DA civilians working out in the gym.

  • US Army Okinawa has a 'Spooktakular' time during the annual Halloween run

    Nov 19, 2013

    The soldiers of the 10th Regional Support Group, 78th Signal Battalion, US Army Garrison-Torii Station, and 247th Military Police held a fun run for Halloween on Oct. 31, 2013. Participants wore Halloween costumes, along with pink and purple in support of both breast cancer and domestic violence awareness.

  • Army personnel on Okinawa are making a difference with community service projects

    Oct 25, 2013

    The lingering effects of Typhoon Francisco could not dampen the spirits U.S. Army personnel on Okinawa who turned out in force to support U.S. Army Garrison Torii Station's Make a Difference Day project on Oct. 25.

  • Camp Zama Soldiers, civilians participate in suicide-prevention training course

    Oct 25, 2013

    The "Ask, Care, Escort" method of suicide-intervention was taught to attendees at a training course held Oct. 23 and 24 at the Community Activity Center here. About 30 service members and Department of Army civilians participated in "train-the-trainer" course, which was coordinated through the installation's Army Substance Abuse Program.

  • Group Soldiers enjoy a competitive day at the beach

    Oct 24, 2013

    TORII STATION, Japan (Oct. 24, 2013) -- Soldiers from Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 10th Regional Support Group, enjoyed a day away from routine physical training to participate in a sports day Oct. 18th at Torii Beach.

  • U.S. Army Garrison Torii Station welcomes Command Sgt. Maj. Gilbert

    Oct 15, 2013

    Command Sgt. Major Antez Gilbert assumed the responsibilities and duties as the senior enlisted advisor of U.S. Army Garrison Torii Station during an Assumption of Responsibility ceremony held on Torii Beach today.

  • Soldiers on Okinawa Train with IED Simulators

    Sep 23, 2013

    U.S. Army Pacific Command instructors were on Okinawa last week training Soldiers from different units how to use Improvised Explosive Device Effects Simulation training kits.

  • Japanese troops get a taste of American hospitality

    Sep 17, 2013

    During a break in training Sept. 15, several Japanese Ground Self-Defense Force soldiers at the Yakima Training Center for the annual Operation Rising Thunder exercise were invited to spend time with families in the Yakima community.

  • Japanese snipers train on advanced techniques, field craft

    Sep 11, 2013

    Sniper-trained soldiers with the 5th Battalion, 20th Infantry regiment took a day of training with their Japanese Ground Self-Defense Force counterparts to focus on advanced techniques and field craft at Yakima Training Center, as part of this year's Rising Thunder combined exercises, Sept. 10.

  • Japanese, US soldiers build friendships over softball

    Sep 11, 2013

    A friendly series of softball games between Soldiers of Japan's Ground Self-Defense Force and Soldiers of 3rd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division kicked off a day celebrating the partnership for this year's Rising Thunder combined exercises at Yakima Training Center, Sept. 9.

  • Cool off and get fit with Aqua Zumba at Torii pool

    Sep 8, 2013

    Zumba is a fun, high-energy, dance-based workout that combines several dance styles such as salsa, mambo, samba, meringue, flamenco, tango and even incorporates belly dance moves and hip hop for a total body workout.

  • MEDDAC-Japan breaks ground on new complex

    Aug 13, 2013

    A groundbreaking ceremony, Aug. 9, 2013, marked the start of a major renovation project of the Brig. Gen. Crawford F. Sams U.S. Army health clinic, U.S. Army Dental Activity Japan health clinic and the construction of a new preventive health facility at Camp Zama, Japan.

  • Japanese 'Bon Odori' Festival at Camp Zama draws 26,000 visitors

    Aug 6, 2013

    The 54th annual Bon Odori Festival at Camp Zama, Japan, culminated Aug. 3, 2013, with more than 1,000 people performing the moves of traditional Japanese dances in sync, circled around a large, ornate wooden tower erected at the installation's Rambler Field.

  • Bilateral training sharpens mission readiness

    Aug 2, 2013

    Charlie Battery, 1st Battalion, 1st Air Defense Artillery, hosted Officers and Non Commissioned Officers from the Southwestern Composite Air Division from Naha Air Base showcasing battery command post operations, surface to air orders and air control orders on July 17th at Kadena Air Base, Okinawa, Japan. These operations direct states of readiness, search sectors, identified threats, and instructions from higher headquarters.

  • Bilateral training enhances interoperability between intelligence sections

    Aug 2, 2013

    Five soldiers from the 10th Regional Support Group S-2 Intelligence Section and 10 soldiers from the 15th Brigade, Japanese Ground Self Defense Force G-2, engaged in the first intelligence bilateral exchange July 23 at Torii Station, which consisted basic soldiering skills as well as intelligence analytical techniques.

  • 10th Regional Support Group participates in Sobe Ward Sports Day

    Aug 2, 2013

    One of the most enjoyable things to do while you are stationed overseas is to participate in local community events and on July 28, 22 soldiers and family members from the 10th Regional Support Group participated in the Annual Sobe Ward Sports Day in Yomitan.

  • U.S. Army Japan senior leaders emphasize importance of SHARP

    Jul 29, 2013

    To emphasize the importance of the Army's Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention program, Maj. Gen. James C. Boozer Sr., commander of United States Army Japan and I Corps (Forward), personally met with each unit victim advocate during his command visit to Okinawa, July 22-25, 2013.

  • DENTAC-Japan's 'Go First Class' dental program ahead of game

    Jul 23, 2013

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (July 23, 2013) -- U.S. Army Dental Activity-Japan, headquartered here, is proving to be the Army's top command regarding the implementation of a new dental program, the unit's commander said during a recent interview.

  • Second annual full-scale exercise conducted at Camp Zama

    Jul 23, 2013

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (July 24, 2013) -- U.S. Army Garrison Japan conducted its second annual full-scale exercise here July 16 through 18, which included participation from various units on the installation and local Japanese firefighters.

  • Patriot Express receives a warm welcome

    Jul 18, 2013

    Marilyn Ferguson, a renowned author wrote, "Each of us is - potentially - the difference in the world." Enter Spc. Rafael D. Morales Herrero, Echo Company, 1st Battalion, 1st Air Defense Artillery, along with his wife, Maribel A. Paulino and their sons, Sebastian and Julio.

  • 10th Regional Support Group Unit Ministry Team cares for Single Soldiers

    Jul 18, 2013

    Two of the Army's top priorities are mission accomplishment and taking care of its soldiers, family members and DA civilians. With the Strong Bonds program being severely limited due to sequestration the 10th Regional Support Group Unit Ministry Team found a way to take one day to "Sharpen the Saw" for 11 Single Soldiers on July 17th at Okuma Recreation Facility, Okinawa, Japan for under $200.

  • High school athletes improve skills during summer basketball in Japan

    Jul 11, 2013

    Elva Harris loves the game of basketball. The Army dependent and upcoming junior at Kadena High School started playing at the age of five while her parents were stationed at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam. Now some 10 years later, Harris is still seeking to improve her game.

  • Soldiers in Japan join the SHARP team to combat sexual harassment and sexual assault

    Jul 11, 2013

    "You can succeed from this day forward in virtually every aspect of your military career, but if you fail at this, and that is leading on the issue of sexual assault, you've failed the Army." Those are the words of Secretary of the Army John McHugh who expressed concerns to Army senior leaders about the issue of sexual harassment and assault that's ripping the fabric of the today's Army. To help defeat sexual harassment and assault more than 20 Soldiers and civilians participated in a Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention (SHARP) course from July 8-19 at Camp Shield's Chapel Training Center.

  • Camp Zama volunteers feed hundreds of homeless in Yokohama

    Jul 8, 2013

    More than 200 homeless people were given food, water and provisions, July 7, 2013, in Yokohama, Japan, thanks to more than 20 volunteers from Camp Zama who took part in the "Sunday Curry Patrol," a weekly outreach event that has been ongoing for 10 years.

  • Soldiers in Japan get additional help to build on a future after the military

    Jul 7, 2013

    Soldiers leaving the military depend on numerous resources within the Army's Career and Alumni Program for successful transition into the civilian job market. For Soldiers at Torii Station, Japan the ACAP program offers a weeklong course that features workshops on interviewing, civilian employment and a basic resume' class in addition to transition briefs to help propel Soldiers in the right direction for life after the military.

  • Spotlight - Daniel Wartella

    Jul 7, 2013

    With the end of another school year and summer in full swing the 10th Regional Support Group would like to highlight another amazing student that stood out from their peers and went above and beyond this last school year. Last month we highlighted a teen that graduated and is now heading off to follow her musical dreams, this month we would like to highlight 16-year-old Daniel Wartella.

  • 24 compete in combatives qualifier tournament at Camp Zama

    Jul 3, 2013

    The fourth annual U.S. Army Japan combatives tournament was held June 28 at Yano Fitness Center here.

  • US Army Garrison Japan presented Army Communities of Excellence silver award

    Jun 24, 2013

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (June 24, 2013) -- Installation Management Command Pacific Regional Director Debra D. Zedalis presented U.S. Army Garrison Japan with the Army Communities of Excellence silver award June 24 during a ceremony, at USAG-J headquarters here.

  • AFN Okinawa: Army Week

    Jun 18, 2013

    Soldiers practice combat skills for Army Week 2013. Lance Corporal Eric Waddell takes us for a behind the scenes look on Camp Hansen.

  • Military spouse, veteran receives Pat Tillman Foundation scholarship

    Jun 7, 2013

    TORII STATION, Okinawa (June 7, 2013) -- Heather Pahman, a military spouse, an Air Force veteran and a mother of two, received some exciting news early morning on May 22 when her telephone rang at 4 a.m.

  • Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month - The Army on Okinawa celebrates cultural diversity

    Jun 5, 2013

    An Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month recognition ceremony was held May 30 here at the Keystone Theater. This ceremony highlighted the traditions of many Asian and Pacific cultures and included a number of performances from, Hawaiian and Filipino traditional artists, the Amelia Earhart Elementary School Taiko Drummers and students from Kadena High School.

  • Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month

    May 29, 2013

    For those of us located in the Pacific Theater, Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month has particular significance as we witness examples of the 2013 theme, "Building Leadership: Embracing Cultural Values and Inclusion" which speaks volumes about their commitment to the United States and the U.S. Army.

  • 'Lucky Ducky' finds her home on roller derby team

    May 29, 2013

    Being part of a military family has its challenges to include the constant moving and re-establishing of oneself every time you change duty stations. Just like the children's story the "Ugly Duckling" by Hans Christen Anderson, one duck on Okinawa has truly lived up to this story and found a home with the Kokeshi Roller Doll Derby League.

  • VFW hosts Memorial Day ceremony at Yokohama War Cemetery

    May 28, 2013

    YOKOHAMA, Japan (May 28, 2013) -- With a silent salute, representatives from branches of the U.S. military, allied representatives from Canadian and British forces and the Boys Scouts of America honored service members who have died in service to their respective nations during a Memorial Day ceremony held May 26 at the Yokohama War Cemetery in Hodogaya.

  • 10th Regional Support Group supports America's Armed Forces Kids Run

    May 21, 2013

    Twenty-one soldiers from 10th Regional Support Group cheered on and provided logistical support for more than 200 registered participants May 18 during the America's Armed Forces Kids Run. This event is held annually on Kadena Air Base in celebration of Armed Forces Day.

  • Torii Station hosts luau for spouses of deployed Service members

    May 21, 2013

    A break in the start to Okinawa's rainy season allowed the Deployed Spouses Luau to go off without a hitch on Saturday at Torii Beach, giving military families the opportunity to socialize while enjoying the Torii Beach Water Park, children's activities, a hula show and a stunning sunset.

  • Army Emergency Relief Campaign on Okinawa exceeds campaign goal

    May 21, 2013

    This year's Army Emergency Relief Fund campaign has officially ended, and Army personnel on Okinawa exceeded their goal by nearly $20,000.

  • 10th RSG leaders get smart on Article 15 and UMCJ procedures

    May 20, 2013

    Senior enlisted noncommissioned officers and officers of the 10th Regional Support Group assembled for a leader's professional development session May 8 at Kadena's Keystone Theater to go over military law procedures.

  • 1st Battalion, 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne) jump from new heights

    May 20, 2013

    Members of 1st Battalion, 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne) took to the skies on May 3 and conducted airborne proficiency training on Ie Shima Island, Japan.

  • 15th Brigade Japan Ground Self-Defense Force and 10th Regional Support Group officer exchange

    May 20, 2013

    The 15th Brigade, Japan Ground Self-Defense Force invited seven officers from the 10th Regional Support Group to Camp Naha in late April to learn what life is like for a JGSDF officer.

  • 10th Regional Support Group shares lessons learned

    May 20, 2013

    The 10th Regional Support Group traded in their office and living space this week for a more austere location for five days, at the helicopter landing zone on Torii Beach. But they were not the only ones present for this learning experience.

  • Military police in Japan recognize National Police Week

    May 20, 2013

    Soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines from military police units on Okinawa participated in a Defender's Challenge competition May 14 on Kadena Air Base, Japan.

  • Torii Station Soldiers visit Iwo Jima

    May 6, 2013

    Three U.S. Army Japan Soldiers stationed on Torii Station were recently given a rare opportunity to visit the hallowed ground atop Mount Suribachi on the tiny Pacific island of Iwo Jima. The journey was an experience they will carry with them for the rest of their lives.

  • Army men win Naha Dragon Boat Race in Okinawa, Army women finish third

    May 6, 2013

    Congratulations to the U.S. Army men's and women's dragon boat teams in Okinawa for their first- and third-place finishes, respectively, in the Naha dragon boat race on May 5.

  • Camp Zama shows appreciation to military children all month long

    Apr 30, 2013

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (April 30, 2013) -- All month long, various organizations showed their appreciation to military children here with a host of activities recognizing April as the Month of the Military Child. Annually, during the month of April, military communities recognize and celebrate military children for their contributions and their capacity to endure so much.

  • Soldier defeats odds to become USARJ Soldier of the Year

    Apr 30, 2013

    TORII STATION, Okinawa (May 1, 2013) -- The Army simply defines resiliency as having the ability to "hunt for the good stuff" and bounce back from a significant emotional event to overcome a situation or crisis. It's something to which Spc. Mara E. Snowman, a euphonium player with the U.S. Army Japan Band, can relate.

  • Soldiers earn top honors as USARJ's best

    Apr 29, 2013

    OKINAWA, Japan -- Fourteen Soldiers from mainland Japan and Okinawa displayed their warrior skills and talents to see who would be named United States Army Japan's Noncommissioned Officer and Soldier of the Year during USARJ's Warrior Challenge competition held here April 22 through 25.

  • Commentary: New management at Camp Zama's housing division pledges continued 'world-class service'

    Apr 25, 2013

    The Housing Management Division at Camp Zama is under new management, having recently launched a newly improved housing division.

  • Military police, medics at Camp Zama conduct collaborative CPR training

    Apr 24, 2013

    The first collaborative cardiopulmonary resuscitation training class between Soldiers assigned to Medical Department Activity-Japan and the 88th Military Police Detachment here was held April 18.

  • Transformational leaders embody US Army Japan's 'Words to Live By'

    Apr 23, 2013

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  • Commanding general of Army Materiel Command visits Yokohama North Dock, Sagami Depot

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