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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.

To submit your information for publication, email full details (who, what, when, where, why and how, along with contact information) to usag.japan@gmail.com. 


Career Fair at Zama Middle High School

Zama Middle High School will host a Career Fair April 13 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at the school, and they are currently seeking individuals from a variety of career fields who would be interested in representing their field at the event.

Per ZMHS teacher Lyndsay Morrison: “The goal is for students to be exposed to a variety of careers across many different career clusters. Because we are on a military installation in an overseas location, our students do not have the same level of access to career readiness resources as stateside schools, but we are willing to do all that we can to ensure their experiences in preparing for life after high school are not limited.”

If you, or other members of your unit or organization are interested in presenting at the Career Fair, please complete the Google form found at the following link: https://forms.gle/krBZpeLoD3diUxeD6 or by scanning the QR code in the flyer below.

Immediate information needed from applicants is as follows:

- Name(s) of the presenter(s)

- Educational experience or career/job to be discussed

The deadline to submit the interest form is March 31.

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SHARP “Kick Out Sexual Assault” Kickball Tournament

An intramural “Kick Out Sexual Assault” kickball tournament, in collaboration with Camp Zama’s Sexual Harassment and Assault Response and Prevention program, will be held April 8 beginning at 9 a.m. at Rambler Field on Camp Zama.

The event is open to all military personnel, retirees, Department of the Army civilians, AAFES employees, SOFA family members who are 18 or older and not in high school, JGSDF members, and local-national employees.

This is a Commander’s Cup event, with awards going to the first- and second-place teams.

There is no fee to enter this event, and the deadline to register a team is April 6 at 9 p.m. You can register by visiting the front desk at Yano Fitness Center. Call 263-4664 or 046-407-4664 from your cellphone for more information.

Easter Egg Hunt Extravaganza

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BG Sams Clinic Closing Early April 10

The BG Sams U.S. Army Health Clinic on Camp Zama will close at 3:30 p.m. April 10 for clinic and pharmacy services for the clinic’s training holiday.

Please plan accordingly. Thank you for your understanding.

Hawaiian Festival

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2023 Road Tax Program

The 2023 Road Tax program will be happening on Camp Zama April 18 through 21.

Please see the flyer below for all the details.

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‘Kodomo No Matsuri’ Children’s Event at Dewey Park

“Kodomo No Matsuri” is right around the corner! Come celebrate the Month of the Military Child with us at Camp Zama’s Dewey Park, April 22 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. for a day of fun activities, carnival food, games and live entertainment!

This is a free event for the community. Carnival food can be purchased via Kodomo Punch Cards, which are now available at Parent Central Services at a discount ($5 for pre-sale, $7 at the event). Please call Parent Central Services at 263-4743 or 263-4125 for more information.

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Community Bazaar

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Passport Outreach Program

U.S. Embassy officials will conduct an outreach program May 11 at Yokota Air Base. Members of the Camp Zama community are welcome to participate.

Embassy officials will assist with passports, I-130 petitions and Social Security Number applications at the Taiyo Recreation Center (Bldg. 3260) from 8:45 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.

Appointments are required. Please use the information on the attached slide to find required forms and to make appointments.

If you have any questions, please contact the Yokota Passport Office at 374FSS.FSPD.Passports@us.af.mil.

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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 https://bg-crawford.tricare.mil/Getting-Care/Space-Available-Care.

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: https://informatics-stage.health.mil/COVAX/.