Jeff Pastwick won the 2019 #HolidaysinJapan contest with this image of a night in Kusatsu Onsen.
Announcing the winners of the #HolidaysinJapan annual photo contest
We've selected the winners of JUMP's fourth annual #HolidaysinJapan photo contest. Thank you to all of our JUMP members who shared their pictures with us this year. This year's winning entry (see above) was taken by Jeff Pastwick, an active duty Warrant Officer in the Navy, who is stationed at Yokosuka.
Congratulations also go out to our runners up: Evelyn Espinoza, a military spouse living on Yokota, and Joni Abando, an active duty service member stationed at Yokosuka. Pastwick will receive a gift basket valued at $100 in goodies and Espinoza and Abando will receive JUMP-themed items.
To view all of our favorite submissions, please visit the JUMP website.
Save the Date: JUMP Annual Dinner will be held February 20
The fourth Japan-U.S. Military Program (JUMP) Annual Dinner will be held on February 20, 2019, at the Army and Navy Club on Farragut Square in Washington, D.C. This year’s keynote speaker will be Assistant Secretary of Defense for Asian and Pacific Security Affairs Mr. Randall Schriver. Mr. Schriver was appointed as Assistant Secretary of Defense by President Donald Trump on January 8, 2018.
This invitation-only event is exclusively for JUMP members and their guests. It will include a cocktail hour and a plated dinner. Invitations will be sent out via email soon.
(U.S. Army photo by Monica King)
Upcoming JUMP-YCAPS event
The next YCAPS-JUMP-ICAS seminar will look at the challenges China’s rise presents to U.S. maritime strategy. The event will be held on March 4 in Yokosuka. Details and RSVP on the JUMP website or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
JUMP Spotlight Series: Tell us your stories!
JUMP's Spotlight Series profiles U.S. service members and spouses who are serving or have served in Japan. If you're interested in sharing your experiences, e-mail Communications Manager, Susan Dalzell, atJUMP@spfusa.org.