Welcome to U.S. Military Japan Alumni Association!
Written by Administrator
Wednesday, 24 March 2010 08:24
Important Messages to Follow (Links to PDFs of these documents are included below)
US Military Japan Alumni Association
July 2, 2014
To:Members of the U.S. Military-Japan Alumni Association (USMJAA)
From:Founders of the U.S. Military-Japan Alumni Association
Subject:Merging of the USMJAA into the Japan-America Society of Washington DC
As many of you may know, we established the USMJAA in May 2010 with the support and encouragement of the Embassy of Japan located in Washington, DC.The year 2010 marked the commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the U.S.-Japan Treaty of Mutual Cooperation and Security.The purpose of USMJAA was to provide a means for all those U.S. military personnel who had served in Japan to both stay connected with each other, as well as, sustain the ties with their Japanese military and embassy counterparts serving in the United States.Upon formation, and in conjunction with the Japanese Embassy, we established our website www.usmjnetwork.comwhich resulted in a significant number of US-Japan Alumni joining our association.
Based on our experience since the formation of USMJAA, our Founders have concluded that our mission and goals can best be continued and sustained by our merging with the Japan-America Society of Washington, DC (JASW), as well as, with other Japan-America (J-A) Societies located throughout the United States. We believe this merger is a win-win for all the Japan-America organizations. Adding a number of military personnel, many of whom served in veryimportant and key positions, should prove advantageous to the various J-A Societies.By joining these societies we provide that link that enables our membership to stay connected toJapan. In that regard, we encourage each current USMJAA member who resides in the Washington, DC area to take advantage of the JASW offer for a free one year membership.Other USMJAA members residing outside the Washington area should contact the nearest J-A Society for membership information (http://www.us-japan.org/resources/ussocieties.html.)In conclusion, we thank you for having joined and supported the USMJAA and its Tomodachi outreach activities.
General Richard Myers, USAF(Ret.) ; General Peter Pace, USMC(Ret.);General Ralph Eberhart, USAF(Ret.) ; Admiral Robert Natter, USN(Ret.); General Paul Hester, USAF(Ret); Lt. General John Hall, USAF (Ret.); Lt. General Thomas Waskow, USAF (Ret.); Lt. General Joseph Inge, USA(Ret.); Lt. General Bruce Wright, USAF(Ret.); Major General Terry Murray, USMC(Ret.); Colonel George Newman, USA (Ret.)
THE JAPAN-AMERICA SOCIETY OF WASHINGTON DC
June 5,2014 Colonel George Newman 9308 Amon Chapel Road Great Falls, VA 22066 Dear Col. Newman:
On behalf of the Board of Trustees and the members of The Japan-America Society of Washington DC (JASW), we are pleased to offer the US Military Japan Alumni Association (USMJM) the opportunity to join our organization.
JASW is excited to start a new partnership with USMJAA and to work together offering programs that are particularly interesting to your members. Because you are giving JASW this chance to be visible to members we might not have been able to reach out to on our own, we will offer your members one (1) year free membership, with the hope that they become long time members of our Society.
Also, JASW is happy to work with the USMJAA to develop programs that would interest your members.
We will provide you with information on how your members can join JASW. Please let me know which way, e-mail or regular mail, is the best format to distribute the information.
Thank you for this opportunity, and we look forward to meeting and working with USMJAA members.
Marc Hitzig Executive Director & CEO
July 2, 2014
Important message for the Members of the U.S. Military-Japan Alumni Association (USMJAA).
Please click here, for an important message from the Founders of the U.S. Military-Japan Alumni Association concerning the merging of the USMJAA into the Japan-America Society of Washington DC.
Also please click here, for a message from the Japan-America Society of Washington DC.
March 11, 2011
Dear Japanese Friends,
All the Founders, Members and Friends of the US Military Japan Alumni Association wish to express their most sincere concerns and condolences to all those affected by the devastating earthquake that has occurred in Northern Japan. While we know that there will be many difficult circumstances to overcome as a result of this event, we are confident that the innate courage and spirit of the Japanese people will successfully meet the challenges ahead. We also take solace in the fact that the close and effective bilateral partnership between the US and Japan military forces will be working effectively together to address the needs of the Japanese nation and its people.
US Military Japan Alumni Association
Welcome to U.S. Military Japan Alumni Association!
Our 4 star Mission:
★ Sustaining Friendships We assist our alumni in renewing and sustaining friendships with their former colleagues and Japanese counterparts through the use of our social networking website features and by organizing social outings.
★ Sharing Memories We support alumni in sharing their fond memories of Japan in word and picture through the use of our online message and photo snapshot boards.
★ Staying Informed We help keep alumni informed of the latest Japan-related news and information through our website online links to Japan government agencies and U.S. military commands located throughout Japan.
★ Supporting Continued Strong US-Japan Mutual Ties We promote the continuance of the solid alliance partnership that exists between the U.S. and Japan through people-to-people and cultural exchanges that have long been the solid foundation for our mutual ties.
Background: This year marks the commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the Japan-US Security Treaty. Under the provisions of the security treaty, more than 35,000 U.S. service men and women are stationed in Japan at any given time. In many cases US service members are accompanied by family members bringing the total number of those affiliated with the US military residing in Japan to near 80,000 annually. The strong alliance between Japan and the United States over the past 60 years has provided the opportunity for those US personnel and their families to develop deep friendships with their Japanese counterparts and hosts. The friendships and shared cultural experiences have universally contributed to the close bonds that characterize present US-Japan relations.
Purpose: The creation of the US Military Japan (USMJ) Alumni Association provides a means for all those who have served in Japan to both stay connected with each other and also stay connected with Japanese military and embassy personnel now serving in the US. The alumni association promotes people-to-people and cultural exchanges that create a powerful foundation for sustaining the solid alliance partnership that now exists between Japan and the U.S.
Scope: A major focus of the US Military Japan Alumni Association is to promote contact and renewed relationships among US military service members who have served in Japan. The association also includes both US and Japanese military, diplomatic and government service personnel who have worked together jointly in support of Japan-US friendship.
Sponsorship: The US Military Japan Alumni Association has been initiated through the joint efforts of a core group of senior US Military Commanders and leaders who have formerly served in Japan. The association works very closely with the Japanese Embassy in Washington DC as well as the 15 Japanese Consulates General located throughout the US.
Methodology: The development and evolution of the US Military Japan Alumni Association is being accomplished by means of a multifaceted approach.
Online Features and Aids: US Military Japan Alumni Association Networking Website This website provides social networking service for you to connect and stay connected with your fellow alumni. You can register by reporting your specific service experience in Japan. Once registered, you will be able to access all of the site contents to make and pursue contact with other alumni as well as keep informed about a variety of US-Japanese topics of interest. In addition, you will receive periodic emails regarding planned US-Japanese cultural and social events.
Face to Face Activities: Reunion Events Alumni are invited to cultural events and social gatherings planned and hosted by the Japanese Embassy and the various Consulates General for the general public. In addition specific gatherings for alumni are planned. The combination of the online social networking features together with planned face to face activities generate a synergistic effect that serves to further bind the members of our alumni association.
Newsletters from the Japanese Embassy and Consulates General Alumni are encouraged to register for e-mail newsletters issued by the Consulates General and the Embassy. The newsletters include updates about Japan-related news as well as information concerning planned activities hosted by the local Consulates General or Embassy. Alumni are encouraged to register for e-mail newsletters at the Embassy or Consulate General that is closest to their home so that the information received is most relevant to their locale.
Direct Outreach to Local Communities Special focus is being given to local alumni groups at US military bases and in regions or cities with large retiree communities. Efforts are being made to establish a US-Japan military alumni liaison with the nearest Japanese Consulate-General or Embassy in order to further promote US-Japan information sharing and partnerships at the local level.
Media Public Relations The US Military Japan Alumni Association is actively collaborating with print and broadcast media to reach alumni throughout the US and at US bases in Japan. Our public affairs initiatives include developing cooperative relationships with local base newspapers, publications by Japan-related organizations, and nation-wide publications by the professional organizations of the branches of the Uniformed Services.