Community News Briefs

By U.S. Army Garrison Japan Public AffairsJanuary 31, 2023

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The following news briefs are provided to help keep our community informed about what’s happening on our U.S. Army Garrison Japan installations.

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3-Point Shootout Competition

A 3-point shootout competition will be held Feb. 2 beginning at 6 p.m. at the Yano Fitness Center.

The event will have men’s and women’s divisions and is open to all military personnel, retirees, Department of the Army civilians, AAFES employees, SOFA family members, JGSDF members and local-national employees who are 18 or older and out of high school. There is no cost to enter this event.

The deadline to register is Feb. 2 at 6 p.m., and entrants can do so by visiting the front desk at Yano.

This is a Commander’s Cup event, and awards will be given to the first- and second-place finishers in both divisions.

Call 263-4664 or 046-407-4664 from your cellphone for more information.

Couples’ Cosmic Bowling Tournament

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“Hot Island Nights, Vol. 2” Live Music Event at SHA Club Bar

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Super Bowl Celebration

Camp Zama’s Super Bowl celebration will be held Feb. 13, with the doors opening at 7 a.m., in both the large ball room and the Game Time sports bar.

Tickets are first-come, first-serve, and they will go on sale beginning Jan. 26 for Gridiron Challenge players, and Jan. 27 for the general public.

The tickets will be on sale at the Camp Zama Community Club. Premium tickets at the Game Time sports bar are $30 each, and that comes with seating in the sports bar; a commemorative mug; breakfast; and a mid-morning snack at 11 a.m. that includes hot dogs, hamburgers, pizza, and chips and salsa.

Tickets for the ball room are $10 each, and include breakfast and a light mid-day snack.

This is an adults-only event. Call 263-4547 or 046-407-5267 from your cellphone for more information.

Camp Zama Library Book Club Restarting

After a long hiatus, the Camp Zama Library will restart its book club Feb. 15. First up on the book list is The Yokota Officers Club, with the group convening at 6 p.m. at the SHA Club Dining Room. Call 263-5267 or 046-407-5267 from your cellphone for more information.

Zama International Association Multicultural Festival
The Zama International Association will host its annual Multicultural Festival March 5 from 1:30 to 4 p.m. at Sunny Place Zama, located next to Zama City Hall.

Rokin ATM Near Gate 1 to Be Removed

The Rokin ATM located next to the JED parking lot near Gate 1 is scheduled to be removed.

Service at the ATM will end March 31, and the machine will be removed

between April and June.

No-Drone Zone

All U.S. Army in Japan installations are “no-drone zones,” meaning all drone usage is prohibited. That includes the very popular toy drones.

Also be advised that Japan has strict drone usage laws and if you intend to fly one off post, you should ensure you understand those laws.

Time Change for Booking Space-Available Appointments

The BG Sams U.S. Army Health Clinic recently changed the time for space-available patients to call for scheduling a same-day appointment. The time has changed from 11 a.m. to 10 a.m., and calls can be made to DSN 262-4175 or 046-407-4175.

Additional information on space-available care can be found at

Pfizer Vaccine Available for Children Ages 5 to 11

MEDDAC-J now offers the Pfizer vaccine for children ages 5 to 11. Appointments are available on Thursdays from 9 to 10 a.m. To schedule an appointment, please use this website:

Child and Youth Services Seeking Employees

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