Community News Briefs

By U.S. Army Garrison Japan Public AffairsDecember 19, 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

BG Sams Health Clinic Holiday Hours

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‘Ichi Dan Night’ Social Event at Camp Zama Community Club

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Holiday Closure of Vehicle Registration, Installation Pass Offices

The following offices will be closed Dec. 29 through Jan. 3, 2024, and will re-open Jan. 4, 2024.

- Camp Zama Vehicle Registration Office

- Camp Zama Installation Pass Office

Note: All visitor control centers will remain open for limited guest-pass operations.

Please call DSN 263-4670 (or 046-407-4670 from a cellphone) for more information. 

Temporary Closure of Yano Indoor Track

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Chapel Holiday Services Schedule

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Winter Camp Care Available for Children Grades K-5

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Holiday Hours for Camp Zama Post Office, Postal Service Center

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Holiday Hours for MWR

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Holiday Hours for AAFES

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Gridiron Challenge XVI at Camp Zama Community Club

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Roof Replacement, Exterior Painting at Camp Zama Library

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

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Reminder of ID-Checking Procedures at Installation Gates

As a friendly reminder, it is normal procedure for gate guards to physically hold and verify ID cards for people entering our installations.

Thank you in advance for your cooperation with our security personnel.

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.