Holiday greetings for stateside relatives
MISAWA AIR BASE, Japan — The Army and Air Force Hometown News Service from San Antonio will record holiday greetings at Misawa Sept. 29 and Oct. 1 on the back patio of the collocated club starting at 9 a.m. each day, according to a release.
The greetings will be broadcast for relatives back home on television and radio stations in the 50 states and U.S. territories.
Eligible to participate are active duty, government civilians, retirees, Department of Defense Dependent Schools teachers and family members stationed overseas who won’t be home for the holidays.
Active-duty members must be in uniform.
Family members must be accompanied by a sponsor, unless the sponsor is deployed, on temporary duty or in the hospital. They must, however, mention the deployment of the active-duty member in the greeting.
For more details call the public affairs office at 226-3075.
Iwakuni recognized for anti-terrorism programMarine Corps Air Station Iwakuni is among the best-prepared anti-terrorism military installations, according to the Department of Defense.
DOD judged anti-terrorism programs at its facilities around the world and gave honorary mention Sept. 14 to the base’s Anti-Terrorism Force Protection program.
Awards are given out each year for intelligence programs, innovation, training and other factors, said Andrew R. Samuels, manager of the Iwakuni Anti-terrorism program.
Iwakuni won the mention for the security of its overall installation, Samuels said.
“We are telling the terrorists to go somewhere else,” he said.
Iwakuni has been recognized for its anti-terrorism preparation for the past three years running, and this year was named the best installation in the Pacific, Samuels said.