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Lance Cpl. Kenneth N. Dills, right, undergoes the decontamination process after carrying out the proper procedures for a mock chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear attack during CBRN assessment and consequence management training at Marine Corps Air Station Futenma Aug. 31. Dills is a CBRN defense specialist with Marine Wing Headquarters Squadron 1, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, III Marine Expeditionary Force. (Photo by Pfc. Anne K. Henry)

1st MAW holds CBRN exercise

MARINE CORPS AIR STATION FUTENMA, Okinawa -- A platoon of chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear defense Marines with 1st Marine Aircraft...

Lance Cpl. Warren J. Jackson explains how the M240B medium machine gun functions during Exercise Forest Light 12-01 at the Hijudai Maneuver Area, Oita prefecture, Japan, Aug. 24. (Photo by Lance Cpl. Jose D. Lujano)

Simulated stress enhances marksmanship

HIJUDAI MANEUVER AREA, Oita, Japan -- In the hot, humid morning hours of Aug. 24, with the sun beaming across the land, Marines and members of the...

Marines with Company E execute the commando crawl at the Jungle Warfare Training Center’s endurance course Aug. 10. The crawl tests knot and harness skills, which Marines learn prior to starting the course. Echo Company is a part of 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force. JWTC is part of Marine Corps Installations Pacific. (Photo by Lance Cpl. Nicholas S. Ranum)

Endurance course challenges service members, builds cohesion

JUNGLE WARFARE TRAINING CENTER, Okinawa, Japan -- With their uniforms drenched from sweat, pouring rain and murky water, Marines push, pull and...

Marine Maj. William H. Nash addresses students and instructors at the graduation ceremony for the humanitarian mine action program’s first medical training class at the Institute for Peacekeeping Forces, Mine and Explosive Remnants of War Clearance, Oudong, Kampong Speu province, Cambodia, Aug. 30 (Photo by Lance Cpl. Nicholas S. Ranum)

Marines assist with blast injury course in Cambodia

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia -- Members of the Royal Cambodian Armed Forces and the Cambodian Mine Action Centre graduated from a two-week medical course...

Shunji Ohashi shakes hands with Lt. Col. Jason P. Brown in Susono City during a visit Sept. 5. Brown visited mayors of local towns to discuss the training taking place at the East Fuji Maneuver Area and continue to foster the relationships with local communities. Ohashi is the mayor of Susono City. Brown is the commanding officer of 3rd Battalion, 12th Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force. (Photo by Pfc. Terence G. Brady)

Artillery program increases readiness

CAMP FUJI, Shizuoka, Japan -- More than 300 Marines and sailors departed Okinawa for the East Fuji Maneuver Area in mainland Japan to participate...

Lt. Col. William L. DePue Jr. and Sgt. Maj. Russell A. Strack case the colors of Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 265 during a ceremony to redesignate the unit as Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 265 at Marine Corps Air Station Futenma Sept. 7.

HMM-265 redesignated, awaits Ospreys

MARINE CORPS AIR STATION FUTENMA, Okinawa, Japan -- Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 265 held a redesignation ceremony here Sept. 7.

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Brig. Gen. Niel E. Nelson pins the Bronze Star onto Capt. Aaron F. Fisher during an award ceremony at the 9th Engineer Support Battalion physical training field at Camp Hansen Sept. 5.

9th ESB Marines receive Bronze Stars

CAMP HANSEN, Okinawa, Japan -- Captains Aaron F. Fisher and Christopher M. Kaprielian were awarded Bronze Star medals during a ceremony at the 9th...

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Program overhaul eases move to civilian life

redesigned program will help ease every Airman’s transition to civilian life and better apply their military experience, Air Force officials said...

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Ancele Prince, 18th Logistic Readiness Squadron Vehicle Management Flight facility manager, turns off power to unused shop machines at the facility on Kadena Air Base, Japan, Sept. 12, 2012. Prince and Tamotsu Arime, the alternate facility manager for the shop, recently earned the Energy Warrior Award for their efforts to conserve energy in their building.

Kadena duo claims Energy Warrior Award

KADENA AIR BASE - Each year for the past few years, executive order has pushed Department of Defense installations to decrease overall energy...

Sgt. Natasha Lam, right, assigned to the 505th Quartermaster Battalion on Okinawa, Japan, teaches students taking part in the Sobe Summer English Program, a four-week program in which she and other Soldiers teach English to Japanese children.

Soldiers share English skills with Japanese students

TORII STATION, Okinawa - Ten Soldiers assigned to units on Okinawa are currently taking part in the Sobe Summer English Program to help teach...

First Lt. Maurice Bonner, assigned to the 10th Regional Support Group, shares the spotlight with his classmates during a scenario that displayed how perpetrators isolate potential victims. The scenario taught students how to recognize the behavior.

Soldiers gain SHARP tools to fight sex harassment, assault

TORII STATION, Okinawa - "It's a problem within our ranks that has to stop; it's an issue within the ranks and it will destroy us from inside."...

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