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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.


Local National College Intern Program

U.S. Army Garrison Japan is offering a four-week-long internship program for host-nation college students at Camp Zama and Kure Pier 6 from Aug. 7 to Sept. 1.

This is an excellent opportunity for students interested in learning more about what it’s like to work in an international workplace, while also developing beneficial career skills.  Students will have the unique opportunity to work alongside Soldiers, civilians and Japanese personnel, while experiencing native English conversation and American culture.

The program offers a wide variety of positions, that will allow participants to deepen their understanding of "work" through on-the-job experiences, field trips, group work, presentations and more.

If you or someone you know is interested in learning more about this program, please visit https://home.army.mil/.../publ.../college-internship-program

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Playground Closure on SFHA

Playground #13258 on Sagamihara Family Housing Area will be closed May 16 through 23 for maintenance and repair work on the playground’s rubber mats.

Residents nearby may hear construction noise and detect a slight chemical smell during this time.

Please do not enter the playground during this time.

Call the DPW Engineering Division at 263-8697 or the DPW Housing Management Division at 263-5741 if you have any questions.

‘Peter Pan’ Theater Performance

Experience the first live theatrical performance on Camp Zama since 2019 and the first since the renovation of Camp Zama’s Community Recreation Center!

Come support our local military and family members as they perform “Peter Pan” on three performance dates scheduled for May 19, 20 and 21.

Seating is available on a first-come, first-seated basis. For more information, please see flyer below or call 263-3939 / 046-407-3939.

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Japanese Kite-Making Event

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Opening Day for SHA Outdoor Pool

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Free Rice-Planting Event With Zama International Association

The Zama International Association and Kizuna International are hosting a free rice-planting event May 28 from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Iriya Pool, a short drive from Camp Zama.

The capacity for this event is 5

0 people on a first-come, first-serve basis.

This event is intended for non-Japanese nationals living or working in Zama City.

Recommended attire is shorts and T-shirts, and it is recommended to bring towels, hats, face masks, flip flops, rain coats (for rainy weather), and something to drink.

**How to Apply**

- Visit the Office of Zama International Association (Address: 2-2887-2 Zama, Zama City) Office hours: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

- Or call the office at 046-251-9000

- Or email them at z.i.a.040501@kdr.biglobe.ne.jp

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Memorial Day Ceremony

U.S. Army Garrison Japan will host a Memorial Day ceremony at 9 a.m. on May 29, in Camp Zama’s Bldg. 505, near the chapel.

Bldg. 505 parking is limited, so attendees are requested to park in the chapel parking lot, or across the street in the Community Recreation Center parking lot.

School Bus Re-Registration

If your children need to ride the bus to school next school year, please make sure to re-register them. Please see the attached flyer.

If you have any questions, please contact Zama Student Transportation Office at DSN 263-4151/4555 or 046-407-4151/4555 from a cellphone.

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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.

New Parent Support Program

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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/.