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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.