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Marines with Combat Assault Battalion, 3rd Marine Division conduct a deactivation ceremony at Camp Courtney, Okinawa, Japan., Oct. 12, 2018. Combat Assault Battalion provided the role of an amphibious assault force in major conflicts since the birth of the unit on Feb. 16, 1942 during World War II. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. D’Angelo Yanez)

Combat Assault Battalion Deactivation

Combat Assault Battalion was activated February 16, 1942 at New River, North Carolina. CAB has been in many locations and went under many names...

Photo by Shoji Kudaka

Escape for a day to Okinawa's Torii Beach

Although Torii Station may not stand out when comes to its size and the number of servicemembers it hosts, the small Army base is home to a...

USAG Okinawa BOSS President attends a coordination meeting for a Halloween events

USAG Okinawa BOSS President, PFC Cody Flanagan from 1-1 ADA Echo Company, attended a coordination meeting for a Halloween visit on Oct. 11. The...

Camp Foster Exchange shoppers can save 15 percent on holiday shopping with New MILITARY STAR accounts Oct. 12 to 25

From Oct. 12 to 25, new cardholders will receive 15 percent off their first day’s purchases instead of the 10 percent discount regularly offered...
U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Jamin M. Powell

SAF protection training on Camp Kinser

Lance Cpl. Luke Browne hits a training pad with a baton after being sprayed with Oleoresin Capsicum (OC) spray during a security augmentation...

U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Hannah Hall/Released

31st MEU Marines return from KAMANDAG 2

An MV-22B Osprey tiltrotor aircraft, belonging to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 262 (Reinforced), prepares to land on the flight deck of the...

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These apps just might help change your mind

I took a deep breath of fresh air on the top of a mountain, looked at the clear blue sky and felt grounded… only to open my eyes to the ring of...

USO Okinawa Staff Highlight

Name: Alma Ochigue
Position/Title: Center Operation Specialist
Time worked at USO...
Tourists visit an altar at Sefa-Utaki, on Okinawa, Japan, Feb. 21, 2015. Sefa-Utaki, one of Okinawa’s most significant religious sites, provides a great day trip for those looking to explore the island. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tim Flack)

Explore Okinawa’s sacred Sefa-Utaki site

KADENA AIR BASE - During a recent off-base adventure, I decided to visit Sefa-Utaki, one of Okinawa's most significant religious sites.

It...

See what's happening on your base!

Editor's note: Check out all the great things happening on your base. Events are as accurate as possible at press time. Since times or event...
U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Heriberto Diaz Jr., Erwin Professional Military Education Center commandant, congratulates U.S. Marines from the 3rd Infantry Battalion for coordinating the Okinawa Joint Fitness Challenge Sept. 26, 2018, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. The OJFC was designed to mimic obstacles and challenges faced in the battlefield such as sprinting, running ammunition cans, transporting wounded personnel to safety and tossing simulated grenades. (Photo by Staff Sgt. Micaiah Anthony)

Kadena hosts joint training to boost INDOPACOM interoperability

KADENA AIR BASE, Japan -- Select U.S. Soldiers, Sailors, Marines and Airmen stationed across Okinawa attended classes at the Erwin Professional...

Scanning the sky, so we can fly

KADENA AIR BASE, Japan -- From clear calm skies and beach weather to violent typhoons, the 18th Operations Support Squadron weather flight...

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