Community News Briefs

By U.S. Army Garrison Japan Public AffairsDecember 6, 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.

To submit your information for publication, email full details (who, what, when, where, why and how, along with contact information) to

Update on New COVID Vaccine Availability

This an update to COVID-19 vaccine availability and appointment procedures. Please use the DHA appointment portal to schedule a vaccination at

Availability By Age Group:

Pfizer (12-plus years old): Mondays and Fridays, 9 to 11 a.m.

Pfizer (5 to 11 years old): Tuesdays, 1 to 3 p.m.

Pfizer (6 months to 4 years old: Wednesdays, 9 to 11 a.m.

My Army Post App Survey

The Army is rapidly developing a new app to better connect Soldiers and Families to installation information, programs and services. IMCOM is actively seeking input and feedback to ensure this app is most effective for our People and supports our senior commanders. Please find an overview of the new app and a survey at the following link:

Feedback on Community Yard Sales

U.S. Army Garrison Japan would like community feedback on yard sales. Should we conduct them or do most families just sell used items via online platforms? If we do host community sales, how many times a year? What would you like to see for the sales?

You can send us a private Facebook message or email the Public Affairs Office at:

Thanks in advance for any thoughts you want to provide!

Reminder for Everyone to Clean Up After Your Pets

Here’s a friendly reminder to ensure you’re cleaning up after your pets.

While most of our residents are being great neighbors, some people are not cleaning up after their pets during walks. Also, please keep your pet’s outdoor area at your housing unit clean.

Thank you to everyone who is already following these rules!

New Business Hours for Camp Zama Pet Care Center

The Camp Zama Pet Care Center has new hours of operation.

Monday through Wednesday, and Friday: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Closed for lunch from noon to 1 p.m.)

Thursday: 8 a.m. to noon

Saturday, Sunday and Holidays: Closed

Call DSN 263-5915 or 046-407-5915 from your cellphone for more information or if you have any questions or concerns. You can also email

Holiday Mailing Dates

Yes – it’s already time to start thinking about holiday mailing deadlines. Take a look at the attached poster, thanks to our friends at the Post Office.

For more information, call the Post Office at DSN 263-8593 or 263-8588. From a cell, you can call 046-407-8593 or 046-407-8588.

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 ‘Swole’ Bench Press, Deadlift Competition

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Chapel Holiday Services Schedule

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Army-Navy Flag Football Game at ZMHS Trojan Field

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Coffee With Your Commissary Officer

Come to the SHA Commissary Dec. 12 at 8:30 a.m. for coffee, hot tea and sweets with the commissary officer. Find out what’s new with sales events, product recalls, the supply chain, product quality, and food safety matters.

This monthly get-together is held the second Tuesday of each month. RSVP for December’s event by Dec. 10 via email to or

Hannukah Party at Friendship Chapel on Yokota Air Base

Air Force Chaplain/Rabbi (Lt. Col.) Joseph Friedman invites members of the Jewish community and their family members and friends to join him for a Hanukkah party Dec. 12 beginning at 5 p.m. at Friendship Chapel on Yokota Air Base.

Come enjoy the Menorah lighting, potato latkes with fixins, and jelly donuts. Get to know other members of the Jewish community!

TRICARE Open Season

It’s almost that time! TRICARE open season began Nov. 13 and will continue through Dec. 12.

Are you ready? Learn more at

NOTE: TRICARE open season doesn’t apply to beneficiaries enrolled in the following premium-based plans:

・TRICARE Retired Reserve

・TRICARE Reserve Select

・TRICARE Young Adult


・Continued Health Care Benefit Program (CHCBP).

You can only purchase CHCBP coverage within 60 days of loss of eligibility for TRICARE.

Outside of TRICARE open season, you may only change plans if you experience a TRICARE Qualifying Life Event.

Learn about QLEs at or download the TRICARE Qualifying Life Event Fact Sheet at

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Holiday Game, Movie Night for Single, Unaccompanied Soldiers

The teens with the Red Cross Club have planned a Dec. 16 Holiday Game and Movie Night for our single or unaccompanied Soldiers from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Camp Zama Religious Education Center.

Winter Camp Care Available for Children Grades K-5

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Temporary Closure of Yano Indoor Track  

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Gridiron Challenge XVI at Camp Zama Community Club

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Holiday Hours for Camp Zama Post Office, Postal Service Center

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 Update Your Contact Information in ADPAAS

Disaster Personnel Accountability has never been more important.

The goal is for sponsors to protect themselves, their family members and for commands to be ready for personnel accountability before an emergency event occurs.

Please be sure to log into ADPAAS at and update your contact information now.