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Kadena airman helps save 4-year-old boy who nearly drowned on Okinawa

Air Force Master Sgt. Roger Halle was recognized along with three local lifeguards Monday by Chatan Mayor Masaharu Noguni for their efforts July 26 to revive a young boy who was visiting the island from Hong Kong.

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US, Philippines conduct their second counterterrorism exercise this year

The second phase of a counterterrorism exercise between U.S. and Philippine armed forces is underway in the Philippines, according to the Japan-based 1st Marine Aircraft Wing.

Newly launched MyPCS Mobile app provides tools to help sailors move to their next duty stations

The new app gives active-duty sailors the ability to electronically submit travel receipts, complete vouchers and apply for government housing and childcare during their moves between duty stations.

Troops lend a hand at Okinawa school founded to combat cross-cultural bullying

AmerAsian School in Okinawa was founded by mothers looking for a safe environment to educate their mixed-race children without the threat of bullying. Servicemembers have visited the school to connect with students and help with projects around campus.


Okinawa Marines learn how to save lives on the battlefield using dummies that talk, groan and bleed

Members of III Marine Expeditionary Force tested their combat lifesaving skills during a simulation in a room staged to look like a market somewhere in the Middle East.