Commander, Naval Forces Japan Story Archive

Navy Family in Yokosuka Rallies to Support USS Fitzgerald Crew, Families  (19 June 2017)
Sailors and community members from Commander, Fleet Activities Yokosuka (CFAY), are rallying around the crew and families of USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62) following the June 17 collision with a merchant vessel 56 nautical miles southwest of Yokosuka that resulted in the death of seven Sailors.
Kenney Assumes Command at NAVFAC Far East  (27 July 2017)
Capt. Michael Kenney Jr. relieved Capt. Kevin Bartoe as Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Far East commanding officer during a change of command ceremony onboard Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan, July 27.
Navy Civilian Employee in Japan Receives Imperial Award After 30 Years of Service  (17 November 2017)
The Japanese government presented the former director of the Japan Liaison Office for Commander, Naval Forces Japan, with the Order of the Rising Sun, Fourth Class, Gold Rays with Rosette Award during a ceremony in Tokyo Nov. 10.
Initial Japan-Based CVW-5 Jet Squadrons Fly-in to MCAS Iwakuni  (28 November 2017)
The first jet squadrons from Carrier Air Wing FIVE (CVW-5) relocated from Naval Air Facility Atsugi (NAFA) to Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni (MCASI) Nov. 28 after the conclusion of the Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group (CSG 5) patrol.
CNRJ Hosts Joint Emergency Management Symposium  (2 February 2018)
Commander, Navy Region Japan (CNRJ) hosted an inaugural emergency management symposium Jan. 19 for joint U.S. forces and local Japanese emergency management officials from nine cities that work closely with U.S. bases in and around the Kanagawa Prefecture.
Students Graduate Bilateral Non-Commissioned Officer Leadership Continuum  (9 March 2018)
Twelve Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) sailors and 12 members of the U.S. armed forces graduated, March 7, from the 4th Bilateral Non-Commissioned Officer (NCO) Leadership Continuum, held at Commander, Fleet Activities Yokosuka (CFAY), Japan.
CNFJ Training Blocks Enhance Reserve Readiness  (18 May 2018)
A detachment of 17 reserve Sailors recently completed a two week training block at Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Japan (CNFJ), May 25, 2018.

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