Community News Briefs

By U.S. Army Garrison Japan Public AffairsDecember 12, 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

USARJ Band Holiday Concert

Together with the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force Eastern Army Band, the U.S. Army Japan Band will be presenting its final Holiday Concert series, titled “The Lights of Winter,” Dec. 15 and 16 beginning at 6:30 p.m. at Zama Harmony Hall.

Limited tickets are available free of charge for all DOD and master labor contract personnel and their families. To request tickets, visit

The Dec. 15 concert will be livestreamed on Facebook beginning at 6 p.m. Japan Standard Time, 4 a.m. Eastern Standard Time.

Roof Replacement, Exterior Painting at Camp Zama Library

The Camp Zama Library will be undergoing a roof replacement and exterior painting project from Dec. 18 through June 14, 2024. During this period, there may be some noise disturbances. Thank you for your understanding.

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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Chapel Holiday Services Schedule

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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 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! 

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.