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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. 


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.

‘Sensing Session’ With Army Inspector General, IG Sergeant Major

Lt. Gen. Donna Martin, the U.S. Army inspector general, and Command Sgt. Maj. Larry Orvis, the IG sergeant major, will host a family quality-of-life “sensing session” May 12 from 9 to 9:45 a.m. at Bldg. 505 on Camp Zama (across from the Zama Chapel).

This sensing session is not a public event. It is limited to Soldiers, Department of the Army civilians and family members to allow for a candid dialogue with the Army IG team to address any concerns affecting quality of life in Japan.

The Army takes issues or concerns that affect Camp Zama families very seriously. Your candid and vital feedback will be taken directly to the secretary of the Army.

It is recommended that you park at the chapel, the Community Recreation Center or the Japan Engineer District parking lot.

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/.