Futenma Air Base

Futenma Air Base
An MV-22 Osprey sits on the flight line at Marine Corps Air Station Futenma, Sept. 28, 2016.  BROOKE DEITERS/U.S. MARINE CORPS PHOTO
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Pair of Okinawa-based Ospreys make emergency landings in Japan

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August 16, 2018

CAMP FOSTER, Okinawa — No injuries or damage were reported after two Marine Corps tiltrotor aircraft made separate precautionary landings Tuesday in Japan.

Okinawa Gov. Takeshi Onaga speaks to reporters during a rally in 2015 against a plan to move Marine Corps air operations from urban Futenma to the island's remote north.  STARS AND STRIPES
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Vice governor duo to fill in after sudden death of Okinawa’s Onaga

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August 10, 2018

CAMP FOSTER, Okinawa – A pair of vice governors will take turns leading Japan’s southern island prefecture following the sudden death of Okinawa Gov. Takeshi Onaga.

Col. Mark Coppess was relieved of command at Marine Corps Air Station Futenma, Okinawa, on June 5, 2018, due to a loss of trust and confidence in his ability to lead his command.
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Report details dangerous flying, abuse of authority by fired MCAS Futenma commander

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August 07, 2018

The former commander of Marine Corps Air Station Futenma was a “high risk aviator” who pulled rank to get more time in the cockpit, according to a Marine Corps command...

Left to right: Pfc. Larry Howdyshell, of Logan, Ohio; Lance Cpl. Brendan Clark, 19, of Lenexa, Kan.; and Pfc. Travis Stiles, 20, of Queensbury, N.Y., show off their tattoos at Pohakuloa Training Area, Hawaii, Wednesday, July 18, 2018. (MARCUS FICHTL/STARS AND STRIPES)
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Early-morning grouchiness a way of life for RIMPAC Marines

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August 04, 2018

POHAKULOA TRAINING AREA, Hawaii — The military likes to boast “we do more before 9 a.m. than most people do all day.”

Futenma Air Base
Commander - Col. David Steele
Executive Officer - Robert G. Williams
Sergeant Major - Sgt. Major Jason L. Kappen
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