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Marines with 3rd Intelligence Battalion respond to a simulated chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear spray attack Feb. 14 at Camp Hansen.  The Marines learned how to respond to different types of CBRN attacks during a five-day CBRN defense course. (Photo by Lance Cpl. Donald T. Peterson)

3rd Intelligence Battalion sharpens CBRN skills

CAMP HANSEN, Okinawa, Japan -- Marines with 3rd Intelligence Battalion completed a chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear defense course...

Marines and sailors with 3rd Battalion, 12th Marine Regiment, transport a simulated casualty to an evacuation site as part of a medical evacuation drill Feb. 16 at the Ojojihara Maneuver Area on mainland Japan.  3rd Bn., 12th Marine Regiment, is part of 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force. (Photo by Lance Cpl. Terry Brady)

Marines, corpsmen participate in medical evacuation drill

OJOJIHARA MANEUVER AREA, Japan -- Marines and sailors with 3rd Battalion, 12th Marine Regiment, conducted a field medical evacuation drill Feb. 16...

Marines with 7th Communication Battalion sort through debris collected Feb. 14 while cleaning the shoreline of a bay in Kin Town near the Hikarigaoka nursing home. “It’s a great pleasure to see what the Marines do to help out the local community.” said Chiemi Okuma, the office manager for Hikarigaoka nursing home. 7th Comm. Bn. is a part of III Marine Expeditionary Force Headquarters Group, III MEF. Photo by Lance Cpl. Donald T. Peterson

Marines volunteer, community benefits

KIN TOWN, OKINAWA, Japan — Marines with 7th Communications Battalion volunteered to assist with grounds maintenance at Hikarigaoka nursing home...

Tsutomu Arakaki, owner of Amazonesu, a club located on Gate 2 Street, outside Kadena Air Base, Okinawa, stands in front of his shuttered bar on Oct. 23, 2012. The recently imposed military curfew has completely stalled his business, he said. (Chiyomi Sumida/Stars and Stripes)

Okinawa bar owners say ban on off-base drinking forcing closures

CAMP FOSTER, Okinawa — Japanese bar owners on Okinawa are urging the U.S. military to end its ban on off-base alcohol consumption, saying a steep...

Roller Derby fever coming to a base near you!

One of the world’s fastest growing sports for women is flat track roller derby. Casual observers and the uninformed may relate roller derby with...

Foster commissary temporary closure Feb. 25-26

The Camp Foster Commissary wi l l be closed Feb. 25-26 to conduct annual inventory.
For more details, call 645-2712.

Sign up for the Young Marine Boot Camp

The Okinawa Young Marine Battalion has scheduled registration and parent orientation sessions for upcoming boot camps. All children ages 8-18 who...

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Elmer Quijada, 123rd Special Tactics Squadron pararescueman, is hoisted into a 33rd Rescue Squadron HH-60 Pave Hawk helicopter along with a simulated casualty during a war week exercise at Marine Corps Camp Hansen's Combat Town, Japan, Feb. 7, 2013. During the exercise, members from the 31st and 33rd RQSs practiced a multitude of scenarios, including extraction under fire, convoy attacks and aircraft incidents. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Maeson L. Elleman)

31st, 33rd Rescue Squadrons participate in a war week exercise

KADENA AIR BASE, Japan -- "Hey, man, are you ok? What happened? Do you remember anything?" shouted the pararescuman. "Where are...

Sgt. Johnathon C. Beck navigates using an onboard computer Feb. 7 at White Beach Naval Facility during a safety boat qualification course. The weeklong course familiarized students with the operation and upkeep of safety boats. Beck is a reconnaissance man with 3rd Reconnaissance Battalion, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force. (Photo by Lance Cpl. Donald T. Peterson)

Marines conquer safety boat course

WHITE BEACH NAVAL FACILITY, Okinawa, Japan -- As the safety vessel cuts through the ocean swells, its operator makes a sharp turn, inadvertently...

Marines fire high-angle shots from M777 A2 155 mm howitzers Jan. 31 in the East Fuji Maneuver Area during Exercise Fire Dragon 13-2. During the live-fire portion of the exercise, Marines practiced firing at various angles to increase their ability to provide fire support to maneuver elements. The Marines are with 3rd Battalion, 12th Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force. (Photo by Cpl. Matthew Manning)

Echo Battery leads live-fire training for Exercise Fire Dragon

CAMP FUJI, Shizuoka, Japan -- “Fire for effect!” The bellowing command echoes in the maneuver area before a thunderous blast rings out, shaking...

An explosive ordnance disposal specialist with 9th ESB demonstrates how to prepare a  wine bottle for use as an improvised shaped charge Feb. 8 at Camp Schwab during basic demolition training. The middle of the bottle was heated along a single line using burning twine before rapid cooling in a bucket of water.

Explosive ordnance disposal specialists teach demolition basics

CAMP SCHWAB, Okinawa, Japan -- The combination of wine bottles and high explosives is not typically associated with military training, but the...

Kinser Elementary seeking volunteers Feb. 22

Kinser Elementary School is seeking 18 volunteers Feb. 22 from 8-11 a.m. to work wit h students in the front office, library and nurse’s office....

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