Preparing for the Worst to Perform at Their Best

By IT2(SW/IW) Joseph Jimenez, USS Chancellorsville YOKOSUKA, Japan – The Ticonderoga class guided-missile cruiser USS Chancellorsville (CG 62) conducted a fire drill to test the ability of the crew, Fleet Activities (FLEACT) Yokosuka, Commander U.S. Naval Forces Japan (CNFJ) Fire and Emergency Services Department, Ship Repair Facility and Japan Regional Maintenance Center (SRF-JRMC), and American…

Zenkokai Awards Sailors Helping Home Away From Home

By Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Peter Burghart TOKYO, Japan – Sailors and organizations from Command Fleet Activities Yokosuka (CFAY), Naval Air Facility (NAF) Atsugi, Command Fleet Activities Sasebo (CFAS) , Command Fleet Activities Okinawa and the Yokohama Negishi Detachment were recognized for their work in the local community during the 65th Annual Nippon Zenkokai Association…

Naval Computer and Telecommunications Station Far East Yokosuka Japan Receives 3rd Zenonkai Award

Story by Lt.j.g. Desmond Wilson, Naval Computer and Telecommunications Station Far East Yokosuka, Japan TOKYO, Japan – U.S. Naval Computer and Telecommunications Station Far East (NCTSFE) was awarded their third Zenonkai award or Good Conduct award from the Government of Japan (GOJ) for their extensive community service with the Shinsen Children’s Home, during a ceremony held at…

Navy Tradition: Baptism Aboard USS Stethem

By Ensign Rebecca Speer, USS Stethem Public Affairs YOKOSUKA, Japan – Honoring one of the Navy’s oldest traditions, Oliver Stampfli was baptized aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer, USS Stethem (DDG 63), May 31. Capt. Mil Yi, Navy Region Japan chaplain, baptized Oliver, son of Lt. Cmdr. Maryann Stampfli, Stethem’s former Navigator, and her husband…

SRF-JRMC Welcomes New Apprentices

Story and photo by Keiichi Adachi,FLEACT, Yokosuka Public Affairs U.S. Naval Ship Repair Facility and Japan Regional Maintenance Center (SRF-JRMC) welcomed aboard 13 new apprentices during an entrance ceremony, April 1. The ceremony marked the start of the 30th year of SRF-JRMC’s Apprentice Program. Welcoming the apprentices, SRF-JRMC commanding officer Capt. Michael Ballou, said,“Our job…