CAMP ZAMA, Japan — Residents at Camp Zama and Sagamihara Housing Area should be prepared for anti-terrorism drills next week as part of training across the installations.

Post officials report that people should expect short evacuations, delays, checkpoints and increased security. The exercise will take place sometime between April 18 and 22, officials said. Call DSN 263-4213 for more information.

Sumo wrestlers to visit Yokosuka

YOKOSUKA NAVAL BASE, Japan — Members of the base community are invited to rub elbows with three of Japan’s top sumo wrestlers Saturday at the Seaside Club.

Champion wrestler Chiyotaikai and junior champions Tosanoumi and Dejima will meet and greet residents from 7:20 to 8:20 p.m. Saturday at the club. Cameras are welcome. For more information about the sport or the wrestlers visit

PTO hosting book fair

SAGAMIHARA HOUSING AREA, Japan — The John O. Arnn Elementary School Parent Teacher Organization is hosting a Scholastic Book Fair from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday at the school Information Center.

On Wednesday, the fair will lead into a Family Event Night with games and fun from 4 to 7 p.m.

The housing area is near Camp Zama in the Tokyo area.

Yokosuka Bazaar this weekend

YOKOSUKA NAVAL BASE, Japan — More than 100 vendors are scheduled to take part in the Yokosuka Bazaar this weekend at the Fleet Recreation Center.

Vendors will offer furniture, carpets, antiques, jewelry and more from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Booths will be set up in the parking garage, first- and second-floor lobbies and fourth- floor gym.

Free delivery will be available to Kanto Plain bases and a courtesy vehicle will make trips on and off base for deliveries. The parking garage will be closed to traffic all week for the event.

Volunteers needed for cleanup

MISAWA AIR BASE, Japan — Base residents are invited to volunteer to help clean up the Misawa Fish Port at Veedol Beach on Saturday.

The event is a joint effort between Misawa Air Base and Misawa City. Volunteers will include city residents and local elementary school students.

Cleanup begins at 9:30 a.m. Lunch, which will includes Misawa’s famous grilled clam, will be provided. Call the Family Support Center at DSN 226-4735 to sign up.

Typhoon readiness practice a success

YOKOTA AIR BASE, Japan — Weather squadrons and units across Japan braced themselves during the past week for “Typhoon Ready,” a phantom cyclone storm created to help test the U.S. military’s weather notification systems across Japan.

The exercise began in Okinawa and worked its way up to Misawa. Weather units tracked the storm and made the necessary alerts and notifications, said officials at U.S. Forces Japan.

The units are now ready for the approaching storm season in the Pacific, officials said.

NICU baby reunion set

CAMP LESTER, Okinawa — The U.S. Naval Hospital’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit is inviting former NICU patients and their families to the 3rd annual NICU reunion May 7.

The event will be held from noon to 3 p.m. at Lester Middle School. Door prizes, gifts, food and entertainment will be provided.

The NICU was moved to the Camp Lester hospital in 1991 when the unit at Clark Air Base in the Philippines shut down, according to hospital spokeswoman Amanda Woodhead. It’s the only U.S. military intensive care unit for infants in the Far East.

Woodhead said the Okinawa NICU has about 300 patients a year.

Call 643-7241 for more information and to RSVP by May 1.

‘Schoolhouse Rock’ live

CAMP FOSTER, Okinawa — Pacific Okinawa Players ages 8 to 13 will bring the Emmy Award- winning Saturday morning educational cartoon series live to the stage in a production of “Schoolhouse Rock Live! Jr.” from April 28 to May 1.

Performances are scheduled at the Foster Performing Arts Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. nightly and 3 p.m. for matinees on April 30 and May 1. Tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for children 12 and younger.

E-mail for ticket reservations.

Marines’ Drive Safe Fair

CAMP COURTNEY, Okinawa — As part of an ongoing initiative to keep Marines and their families safe on Okinawa’s crowded highways, the base Safety Office is hosting a Drive Safe Fair on Camp Courtney on April 20.

The event, to be held 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Camp Courtney Food Court parking lot, will offer a traffic simulator and a remote-controlled vehicle course with an “intoxicating” goggle simulation. Also planned are free food, music and prizes.

Call the Courtney MCB Safety Office at DSN 622-3003 or 622-3004 for more information.

Kadena photo exhibit

KADENA AIR BASE, Okinawa — In recognition of “Asia-Pacific Month,” Neal W. Proctor, an award-winning photographer and business professor at the University of Maryland’s Asian Division on Okinawa, will exhibit a series of photographs at the Kadena Library during May.

“Faces of Asia” will include visual profiles of people from China, Japan, Korea, Bali, Vietnam, Nepal and the Philippines.

Proctor’s photographs have appeared in travel magazines and newspapers. Government and private agencies throughout Asia have used his work in posters, brochures and other publications.

“If the eyes are the ‘window to the soul,’ then it should be apparent from my photographs that there are good people to be found everywhere in the world, something of which we should be constantly reminding ourselves,” Proctor said of his exhibit.

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