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Marine Mobile Zip codes change

All Marine Mobile ZIP codes on Okinawa will be changed. These changes will begin May 1 and will only affect command addresses and unit mailrooms,...

Save on cooling costs

Check thermostat settings to ensure air conditioning is set between 78 to 80 degrees Fahrenheit. Thermostat settings should be set wa rmer when...

Training Devices Expo

A Training Devices Expo is scheduled for April 18 from 8:30 a.m. to noon at The Palms Club on Camp Hansen.

Devices, simulators and command...

Master Gunnery Sgt. Pete De La Rosa collects litter during a seawall cleanup April 10 in Chatan Town. The cleanup was a part of Tomo Days, which was initiated to highlight the relationship between the Japanese community and military personnel following the 2nd anniversary of the Great East Japan Earthquake and subsequent tsunami. De La Rosa is the camp services chief for Headquarters and Service Battalion, Marine Corps Base Camp Smedley D. Butler. Photo by Lance Cpl. Nicholas S. Ranum

Service members volunteer time at Tomo Days festivities, cleanups

CAMP FOSTER, Japan -- More than 60 Marines, volunteers and children participated in Tomo Days April 6 and 10 at the Chapel Youth Center on Camp...

Philippine Marine Cpls. Milky Espere and Raymond Almonte receive a familiarization brief from U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. Adrian Sandoval on how to disassemble an M249 squad automatic weapon April 5 during a bilateral subject-matter expert exchange at Camp O'Donnell, ROP. Espere and Almonte are with transportation and maintenance, Philippine Marine Corps. Sandoval is a supply clerk with Combat Logistics Regiment 35, 3rd Marine Logistics Group, III MEF. Photo by Tech. Sgt. Jerome S. Tayborn

Philippine, US militaries work shoulder-to-shoulder

CAMP EMILIO AGUINALDO, Philippines -- Hundreds were in attendance at the opening ceremony marking the official start of Exercise Balikatan 2013...

Sgt. Maj. Robert L. Caldwell addresses guests during his farewell at Taiyo Golf Course March 21. Caldwell’s catch phrase, “Shing-ding-a-ling,” was part of his gregarious personality, and Caldwell used it to describe his motivation about being a Marine and serving with other Marines. Courtesy photo

Caldwell recognized for leadership, personality

CAMP HANSEN, Japan -- Superheroes are known for their extraordinary powers. While many have pondered which fictional superpower they would most...

Marines prepare to refuel an AH-1W Super Cobra helicopter during a forward-arming and refueling point training exercise April 3 at the Central Training Area. Photo by Lance Cpl. Nicholas S. Ranum

Marines forward-arm, refuel helicopters during FARP exercise

CENTRAL TRAINING AREA, Camp Hansen, Japan -- Five minutes out!” With that warning, Marines rush to refueling points and wait for the signature...

Navy Dry Cargo Ship conducts flight operations with MV-22 Marine Osprey

SUBIC BAY, Republic of the Philippines (NNS) -- Marine Corps pilots from the Okinawa-based "Dragons" of Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron VMM-265,...

Soldiers from the 10th Regional Support Group work together to set up tents for a command post exercise on Apr. 1st at Torii Station, Japan.  The purpose of this exercise is to test the unit’s capabilities to provide command and control in response to a mock humanitarian aid mission. U.S. Army photo by Capt. Sonie Munson, 10th Regional Support Group Public Affairs Officer

10th RSG tests its capabilities during exercise in Japan

TORII STATION, Okinawa, Japan– The 10th Regional Support Group conducted its command post exercise Apr. 1st - 5th at Torii Station’s Renegade...

Members of the 10th Regional Support Group hold a meeting during a training exercise at the Torii Beach Landing Zone, Japan on Apr. 2nd.  This exercise will test the unit’s capabilities to provide life support operations in response to a mock humanitarian aid mission.   U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Howard Reed, 10th Regional Support Group Public Affairs

10th Regional Support Group shares lessons learned

TORII STATION, Japan— The 10th Regional Support Group traded in their office and living space this week for a more austere location for five days...

Children of service members from throughout Okinawa dash onto a field to participate in an Easter egg hunt held at Marine Corps Air Station Futenma March 29. Children were organized into age groups, providing a fun, safe and memorable experience for all attendees. (Photo by Lance Cpl. Terry Brady)

Families enjoy Easter festivities during social event, egg hunt

Easter, like many holidays, is best celebrated with others. It provides precious opportunities to spend quality time with friends and loved ones...

Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan - Participants run during the single Marine program’s Bushido Mud Run March 30 at Camp Hansen. The participants were required to run through 10 kilometers of Camp Hansen’s training ranges. The run was open to all status of forces agreement personnel ages 18 and older. (Photo By: Cpl. Matthew Manning)

Bushido Mud Run tests endurance, determination

When planning for weekend activities on Okinawa, one of the last places one would plan to visit are the training ranges on Camp Hansen, instead...

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