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Sergeants James T. Wilkins, left, and Kevin J. Van Arsdale, right, guide Marines as they exit an MV-22B Osprey Jan. 29 at the Central Training Area near Camp Hansen. (Photo by Pfc. Kasey Peacock)

Corporals course culminates in Central Training Area

CETRAL TRAINING AREA, Okinawa, Japan -- After weeks of rigorous training, one final event remained for one group of newly promoted Marine...

Chief Warrant Officer Scott W. Richards is awarded his second distinguished shooting medal following the 2013 Far East Division Matches award ceremony Feb. 1 at the Camp Hansen theater. (Photo by Cpl. Mark W. Stroud)

Medals awarded to top shots at Far East Division Matches

CAMP HANSEN, Okinawa, Japan -- An awards ceremony was held Feb. 1 at the Camp Hansen theater recognizing the winners and medalists of the 2013 Far...

Japan Ground Self-Defense Force 2nd Lt. Akihiro Oyabu, center, helps carry a ramp to the end of a medium-girder bridge Marines and JGSDF members constructed Feb. 1 at Camp Hansen. (Photo by Pfc. Kasey Peacock)

JGSDF, Marines build bridges

CAMP HANSEN, Okinawa, Japan -- Combat engineers with 9th Engineer Support Battalion and members of the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force conducted...

U.S. Navy Lt. Cmdr. Lawrence Decker, right, listens to a patient’s chest at the Preah Ket Melea Hospital, Phnom Penh, Jan. 25 during Cambodia Medical Exercise 13-1. (Photo by Lance Cpl. Alyssa N. Gunton )

Cambodia MEDEX 13-1 concludes

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia -- Royal Cambodian Armed Forces and U.S. Marine Corps medical personnel concluded Cambodia Medical Exercise 13-1 Jan. 31 with...

Nepal, US initiate relief exercise

CAMP COURTNEY, Okinawa, Japan -- The government of Nepal, U.S. Departments of Defense and State, international and national agencies, and...

Brig. Gen. Frederick M. Padilla speaks with Marines of 3rd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, Jan. 31 at the Camp Schwab theater during a welcome aboard brief. (Photo by Lance Cpl. Daniel E. Valle)

Lejeune infantry battalion arrives

CAMP SCHWAB, Okinawa, Japan -- Brig. Gen. Frederick M. Padilla, the commanding general of 3rd Marine Division, welcomed 3rd Battalion, 6th Marine...

Audience members watch as Gunnery Sgt. Shannon L. Farquhar conducts the III Marine Expeditionary Force Band’s ceremonial band Jan. 27 at the 51st annual Nago Cherry Blossom Festival at Nago Central Park. The band performed at the festival as a way for the local and military communities to build relationships and celebrate the cherry blossom season. (Photo by Lance Cpl. Elizabeth A. Case)

Communities strengthen bonds during local festival

NAGO, Okinawa, Japan -- Through the smell of traditional Okinawa foods and the sight of blossoming cherry trees, Okinawa residents, service...

Marines, Henoko residents work together to clean up local community

HENOKO, Nago, Okinawa, Japan -- Volunteers young and old, Japanese and American, and military and civilian came together to put in a selfless,...

Tristen McElroy, No. 20 of the Kubasaki Dragons, leaps toward the rim for a layup against the Ginowan Red Hawks Jan. 26 during the opening round of the Okinawan-American Friendship Basketball Tournament 2013 at Risner Gym on Kadena Air Base. The Dragons narrowly won their game against the Red Hawks and took home the third-place trophy for the tournament. (Photo by Lance Cpl. Adam B. Miller)

Tournament builds friendships

KADENA AIR BASE, Okinawa, Japan -- Service members, civilian employees and their families commonly experience local culture while stationed in...

Cpl. Neil N. Sookdeo teaches Marines with various III Marine Expeditionary Force and Marine Corps Installations Pacific units a proper prone shooting position during the Far East Division Matches Jan. 23 at Camp Schwab. (Photo by Cpl. Erik S. Brooks Jr.)

Corps shooting team teaches marksmanship

CAMP SCHWAB, Okinawa, Japan -- Being recognized as the best at anything is an accomplishment in itself. Being recognized as the best shooters in...

Talleri receives National Safety Council award

CAMP FOSTER, Okinawa, Japan -- Maj. Gen. Peter J. Talleri, commanding general of Marine Corps Installations Pacific and Marine Corps Base Camp...

Singapore, Thailand and U.S. service members center a pillar for a new school structure during a pillar-raising ceremony Jan. 22 at Ban Hua Wang Krang School, Maung district, Phitsanulok province, Kingdom of Thailand. The construction is part of several ongoing engineering civic assistance projects leading up to the commencement of Exercise Cobra Gold 2013. (Photo by Lance Cpl. Jose Lujano)

Pillar-raising ceremonies lead up to Cobra Gold 2013

PHITSANULOK, Thailand -- Five schools throughout the Kingdom of Thailand hosted pillar-raising ceremonies Jan. 22 to dedicate the construction...

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