Sumo, Wrestling with the Divine

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Japan’s heaviest hitters are its Rikishi, or its Sumo wrestlers. Like most traditions in this country, Sumo is connected to religious rituals and originally was a prayer for bountiful rice harvest.

Marine Corps Ball: The Few, The Proud


The Marine Corps Birthday is celebrated every year on November 10. Officially born as the Continental Marines in 1775 with subsequent recruiting at Tun Tavern, Marines commemorate their inception at the Marine Corps Ball every year.

Employee Spotlight: John Butler

John Butler

John Butler is a Marine – a Vietnam veteran that committed 22 years of his life to the Corps. He continues to serve new generations of Marines today with MCCS, and living by the mantra of “Once a Marine, always a Marine.”

Employee Spotlight: Shinichi Shishido


Shishido-san has been a Youth Cultural Coordinator for the last three years, fulfilling his dream of working on the air station ever since he went bowling here with friends when he was a junior high school student.

Fire Prevention: Look. Listen. Learn.

Sparky Mascot Firefighter

Fire Prevention Week is observed every October in the U.S. and Canada (and also here in lwakuni) during the week of the 9th, in commemoration of the Great Chicago Fire.

243rd Marine Corps Ball


This Ball will include Station, H&HS, MACS 4 and CLC 36.

Cocktail hour will 6-7 PM
Ceremony begins at 7 PM