Naval Air Facility Atsugi Story Archive

Knuckle up  (14 April 2016)
Mixed martial arts is a growing sport in the U.S. and incorporates forms of fighting that originated in Japan such as Judo and Jujitsu.
VFA-27 Holds Airborne Change of Command  (14 July 2016)
The "Royal Maces" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 27 held an airborne change of command ceremony in the skies above aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) July 13, while underway in the Western Pacific.
Atsugi Sailors take part in Centennial Yamato Station Clean Up  (13 April 2017)
Seventy-three Sailors from Naval Air Facility (NAF) Atsugi, Japan participated in the 100th Yamato Station Clean Up April 13.
Vice President Pence Wraps Up First Official Visit to Japan  (19 April 2017)
Vice President Mike Pence departed Naval Air Facility Atsugi, Japan via Air Force Two April 19, bringing to a close his first official visit to Japan as the U.S. Vice President.
Vice President Pence Visits Naval Air Facility Atsugi  (19 April 2017)
Marking his first official travel to the Asia-Pacific region, Vice President Mike Pence made his first ceremonial stop in Japan at Naval Air Facility (NAF) Atsugi, April 18.
Atsugi Sailor Selected for Navy Visionary Leadership Award  (25 April 2017)
Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 12 Golden Falcons' Aviation Maintenance Administrationman 1st Class Amy Kretchman, logs and records leading petty officer and a native of Pekin, Illinois, was announced as one of five recipients of the 2017 Navy Visionary Leadership Awards.
VAW-115 Liberty Bells Bid Farewell to 44 years of Service in Japan  (1 June 2017)
The last E-2C Hawkeyes from Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 115 "Liberty Bells" departed Naval Air Facility Atsugi Japan June 1st, marking the end of a 44-year storied legacy of service and achievements for one of the Navy's longest-serving forward deployed squadrons in the U.S. Navy
NAF Atsugi CPO 365 Continues Flower Planting Tradition  (7 June 2017)
Fifty Sailors from Naval Air Facility Atsugi's CPO 365 joined 120 7th grade students from the Zama Minami Junior High School for a flower-planting event at Higashihara Community Center June 5.
NAF Atsugi Holds Change of Command Ceremony  (3 August 2017)
Naval Air Facility (NAF) Atsugi held a change of command ceremony, Aug.3, where Capt. Lloyd B. Mack, from Pensacola, Florida, relieved Capt. John F. Bushey, a Spencer, Iowa native.
Atsugi Chief Selectees Summit Sulfur Island  (17 August 2017)
Chief petty officers (CPO) and CPO selectees from Naval Air Facility Atsugi completed a climb to the top of Mt. Suribachi on the Japanese island of Iwo To, formerly known as Iwo Jima, or Sulfur Island, Aug.16.
The Warlords of HSM-51 Welcome a New Shogun  (19 October 2017)
Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 51 held a change of command ceremony at Naval Air Facility Atsugi, Oct. 19.
NAF Atsugi Holds Twitter Tour  (12 February 2018)
Eight Atsugi area residents were selected from more than 300 entrants for a chance to tour Naval Air Facility (NAF) Atsugi and its tenant commands, Feb. 12.
CVW 5 Holds Change of Command  (1 March 2018)
Capt. Forrest Young relieved Capt. Michael Wosje as commanding officer of Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 5 at a ceremony held at Naval Air Facility Atsugi, Japan, March 1.
Sharing the Advantage  (1 June 2018)
It's not a topic normally talked about in an open setting, and for some, it may not be a recognizable concept that takes part in their normal lives until that thought is challenged by their surroundings.
NAF Atsugi CPOs visit Tomioka Town Summer Festival  (27 August 2018)
Twenty-three 1st Class Petty Officers selected for advancement to Chief Petty Officer (CPO) and nine CPOs from Naval Air Facility (NAF) Atsugi area commands participated in the 7th annual Tomioka Town Social Welfare Center summer festival in Kooriyama, Japan Aug. 25, 2018.

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