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US Soldiers Make Giant Kites in Japan

More than 1 year after being delayed by last years tsunami disaster, members of the 35th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion (CSSB) participated in kite making traditions with the Sagami Giant Kite Preservation Association (SGKPA) at the 2012 Giant Kite Festival in Camp Zama, Japan… Together, they built and flew a 14.5 square meter traditional Japanese […]

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Kite Festival Cancelled Due to Civil War

Excerpt from, in a kite feature from Yemen: A bunch of kids are running around outside, screaming and chasing each other, completely caught up in the moment. It’s a familiar scene in communities across the United States, but not so much in some of the world’s most intense conflict zones. Patrick McGrann would like […]

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News: Coping through kite-flying

There’s a celebrity sitting next to you. Connor Doran, an 18-year-old Central Oregon Community College student, made it to the semi-finals of America’s Got Talent by flying an indoor kite. Yes, an indoor kite. A YouTube video of the show has over three hundred and seventy five thousand views. You can hear the crowd chant […]

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Issue 64: Guinness Record for World’s Largest Kite

The 2009 edition of the Guinness World Record Book has included a listing of the world’s largest kite. There are over 10,000 Guinness Records with relatively few of them making it into their yearly publication. The current world’s largest kite was designed by Peter Lynn, built in New Zealand, and commissioned in February 2004 by […]

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