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Marines offer feedback for new officers

CAMP FOSTER — Representatives from The Basic School in Quantico, Va., visited Marines with III Marine Expeditionary Force and Marine Corps...

Cpl. Andrew J. Barrow checks a bike during a pit stop in the midst of a two-day, 212-mile bike ride throughout Okinawa to raise awareness about human trafficking Nov. 1-2. Barrow is a correctional specialist with Headquarters and Service Battalion, Marine Corps Base Camp Butler, Marine Corps Installations Pacific. (Photo by Pfc. Kasey Peacock)

Service members ride for awareness of human trafficking

CAMP FOSTER — Service members from all branches of service participated in a 212-mile bike ride throughout Okinawa Nov. 1-2 to raise awareness of...

Ginowan City Mayor Atsushi Sakima, left, Maj. Gen. Peter J. Talleri, center, and Chatan Town Mayor Masaharu Noguni pose with the newly-signed Local Implementation Agreement in front of building 1 at Camp Foster Nov. 5. (Photo by Hitoshi Maeshiro)

Host communities, US sign evacuation plan

CAMP FOSTER — Ginowan City Mayor Atsushi Sakima, Chatan Town Mayor Masaharu Noguni and Maj. Gen. Peter J. Talleri signed the Local Implementation...

Air Force ends leisure travel contract with SATO

YOKOTA AIR BASE, Japan — Planning a vacation? Booking a trip at the local Air Force base may not be an option right now.

In September, the...

Exchange ‘Lithium Ship to Store’ Program gets latest electronics to military personnel overseas

In response to a May 2012 U.S. Postal Service ban on international shipments of electronics with lithium batteries, the Army & Air Force...

U.S. Marines watch as French Armed Forces aircraft drop supplies during Exercise Croix du Sud in Kumac, New Caledonia, Oct. 22. The U.S. Marines retrieved and transported the supplies to a battalion headquarters the French and U.S. Marines had set up for simulated disaster relief operations. (Photo by Cpl. Erik S. Brooks Jr.)

Multilateral field training exercise concludes

KUMAC, New Caledonia -- More than 1,300 personnel from eight nations conducted a multilateral field training exercise as the final phase of...

Sgt. Mark A. Dickey briefs the capabilities of the M777A2 155 mm howitzer to Japan Ground Self-Defense Force student-officers during a static display at Camp Hansen Oct. 24. Dickey is a field artillery cannoneer with 3rd Battalion, 12th Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force. The JGSDF student-officers are with Fuji Schools. (Photo by Lance Cpl. Jose D. Lujano)

Japan, US officers discuss artillery

CAMP HANSEN, Okinawa, Japan -- Marines with 3rd Battalion, 12th Marine Regiment, hosted an M777A2 155 mm howitzer static display for student-...

Commanders and senior enlisted leaders from throughout III Marine Expeditionary Force listen as Lt. Gen. Kenneth J. Glueck Jr. speaks at the annual III MEF commanders' conference at the Ocean Breeze at Camp Foster Oct. 29. "We are flexible and can respond to any type of contingency," said Glueck. "I am confident in our abilities and capabilities. We are only getting stronger." Glueck is the commanding general of III MEF. (Photo by Lance Cpl. Mike Granahan)

Leaders discuss Asia-Pacific region, future

CAMP FOSTER, Okinawa, Japan -- III Marine Expeditionary Force leaders met for the annual III MEF commanders' conference at the Ocean Breeze at...

Marines look through their rifle optics during a rifle and pistol coaches course Oct. 26 at Camp Hansen. The course taught the students the fundamentals of the rifle and pistol and gave them the confidence and skills needed to be range coaches. (Photo by Lance Cpl. Anne K. Henry)

Marines learn fundamentals of marksmanship coaching

CAMP HANSEN, Okinawa, Japan -- "One shot, one kill" and "Every Marine a rifleman" are two mantras that exemplify Marines' history as sharpshooters...

Lt. Col. Darin J. Clarke holds up the championship trophy at the 2nd annual super squadron competition at Marine Corps Air Station Futenma Oct. 26. Clarke's unit, Marine Wing Support Squadron 172, earned the most points throughout 10 rigorous events to claim first place. Clarke is the commanding officer of MWSS-172. (Photo by Pfc. Kasey Peacock)

Competition builds bonds between squadrons

MARINE CORPS AIR STATION FUTENMA, Okinawa, Japan -- Marines pride themselves on their ability to bring the fight through the air, on land and at...

Lance Cpl. Joseph W. Cobb effectively engages a target with a .50-caliber Browning machine gun during crew-served weapons training at Camp Schwab Oct. 24. Cobb is a data systems technician with Combat Logistics Regiment 3, 3rd Marine Logistics Group, III Marine Expeditionary Force. Photo by Lance Cpl. Alyssa N. Hoffacker

CLR-3 Marines renew warfighting spirit

A Marine yells “Half load!” alerting those around that the bolt of a .50-caliber Browning machine gun is forward. The Marine then yells, “Full...

About 60 local residents walk through Camp Foster's commissary gate through the shoppette gate on Nov. 5, 2012, following a signing of a formal agreement among the Marine Corps on Okinawa and Ginowan and Chatan, which enables local residents to gain access to Camp Foster and Marine Corps Ari Station Futenma in the event of major natural disaster.

Agreement grants Okinawans access to US bases during emergencies

CAMP FOSTER, Okinawa — Some Okinawa residents found out Monday that U.S. military bases on the island could be lifesavers.

The Marine Corps...

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