U.S. Marines with 12th Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, practiced a command and control during exercise, Thunder Field Training Exercise, aboard Camp Hansen’s Central Training Area on Okinawa, Japan, Sept. 18, 2019.
Operation Homefront, the national nonprofit that builds strong, stable, and secure military families, is now accepting nominations for the 2020 Military Child of the Year® Awards, as well as applications for the 2020 Military Child of the Year® Award for Innovation.
Marines, Sailors and family members of 3rd Marine Division enjoy a meal together after the 3rd Marine Division 77th Anniversary Battle Colors Rededication Ceremony on Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan, Sept. 16, 2019.
The 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit and Amphibious Squadron 11 (CPR-11) conducted a series of sequential operations rehearsing naval expeditionary combined-arms maneuver from Wasp Amphibious Ready Group ships to shore in the Philippine and East China Seas and in the vicinity of Okinawa, Japan, August 9-19, 2019.
U.S. Marines with the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit executed a simulated airfield seizure from ships of the Wasp Amphibious Ready Group to Ie Shima Training Facility in order to set conditions to establish a forward arming and refueling point (FARP).
U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Chandler Nowell, 18th Logistics Readiness Squadron Forward Area Refueling Point member, rolls a 100-ft fuel hose during a maintenance day Aug. 16, 2019, at Kadena Air Base, Japan.
Kin Town, the host municipality of Camp Hansen, is sometimes talked about in the past tense. It is true that the town’s prosperity as a “military town” peaked in the 60s and 70s, during the time of the Vietnam War. Now, the shine of the town may no longer be what it once was.
Troops and their families are wondering when they will get a taste of the fast-food chicken sandwich that last month launched the “chicken sandwich wars” on social media and drew mouth-watering reviews.
Sunroom Café and Sweets is quietly nestled away on the 81. But that solitude, accompanied by its fresh bakery and delicious coffee, makes the quaint shop one of my top choices for food, drink, and peace.
Located at Sunabe Seawall in Chatan Town, this 33-year-old Okinawa noodle shop is very popular with locals and tourists alike – one of the town’s most popular, according to a Chatan Town Visitors Association staffer.