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Shota Ishimine watches as a youth baseball player hits a ball during a baseball clinic Jan. 19 at Camp Hansen. Ishimine is a professional baseball player with the Chiba Lotte Marines. (Photo by Lance Cpl. Donald T. Peterson)

Youth baseball players learn from professionals

CAMP HANSEN, Okinawa, Japan -- The pitcher fires a fastball over the plate, hoping to sneak in an early strike, but the batter blasts the ball...

Major Gen. Peter J. Talleri presents the Meritorious Civilian Service Award medal to Patricia H. Dunbar Jan. 18 at Camp Foster’s building one headquarters. Dunbar received the award for her successes and dedication in working for Marine Corps Installations Pacific throughout January 2010 to November 2012. (Photo by Lance Cpl. Elizabeth Case)

Analyst recognized for outstanding service

CAMP FOSTER, Okinawa, Japan -- “As long as we ensure we have communication, this command will exceed any challenge within the Marine Corps,” said...

Gunnery Sgt. Larry J. Arnold shows Marines from the Marine Corps Base Butler team the proper prone position Jan. 18 during the first stages of the Far East Division Matches at Camp Schwab. (Photo by Cpl. Erik S. Brooks Jr.)

Far East Division Matches commence

CAMP SCHWAB, Okinawa, Japan -- Marines with various III Marine Expeditionary Force units and Marine Corps Installations Pacific began the first...

Maj. Gen. Peter J. Talleri presents the 2011 Large Fire Department of the Year award to Scott S. Minakami at Camp Foster Jan. 17. The Marine Corps Installations Pacific and Marine Corps Base Camp Butler Fire and Emergency Services received two major awards for their accomplishments in two years. Talleri is the commanding general of MCIPAC and MCB Camp Butler and Minakami is the regional fire chief for the department. (Photo by Lance Cpl. Brianna Turner)

Camp Butler fire department takes top honors

CAMP FOSTER, Okinawa, Japan -- Marine Corps Installations Pacific and Marine Corps Base Camp Butler Fire and Emergency Services received the 2011...

DODEA Okinawa to host Okinawan-American Friendship Basketball Tournament

OKINAWA, Japan — Department of Defense Education Activity Okinawa District is pleased to welcome top-notch local high school basketball teams to...

An AV-8B Harrier prepares to land on the field carrier landing strip at Ie Shima training facility during bulk refueling training Jan. 16. Marine Wing Support Squadron 172 prepared the landing strip to allow aircraft with Marine Attack Squadron 513 to conduct field carrier landing practice while MWSS-172 refueled the harriers. (Photo by Lance Cpl. Terence G. Brady)

Marines refuel Harriers for rapid takeoffs, landings at Ie Shima

IE SHIMA, Okinawa, Japan -- As AV-8B Harriers rapidly take off and land, Marines on the ground provide the critical support to keep them in the...

Family Advocacy preps for Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month

KADENA AIR BASE, Japan -- Teenage relationships are intense. Whether it's dating, friends or family relationships, teenagers manage a lot of...

Screening teams offer opportunities

CAMP FOSTER, Okinawa, Japan -- Headquarters Marine Corps Special Operations Command and Special Duty Assignment screening teams visited Marine...

Sgt. Maj. Irene Z. O’Neal speaks with Marines and sailors with 1st Marine Aircraft Wing during the commandant’s special interest brief Jan. 9 at the Camp Foster Theater. (Photo by Cpl. Erik S. Brooks Jr.)

Brief addresses Corps’ key issues

CAMP FOSTER, Okinawa, Japan -- Sgt. Maj. Irene Z. O’Neal, sergeant major of the Office of the Inspector General, Headquarters Marine Corps,...

Sailors, Marines depart for Cambodia MEDEX 13-1

CAMP FOSTER, Okinawa, Japan -- Marines and sailors with 3rd Medical Battalion departed Okinawa for Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Jan. 17 to conduct...

Marines push a UH-1Y Venom helicopter into a hangar Jan. 14 at Marine Corps Air Station Futenma. Every day, Marines move aircraft into hangars to conduct routine maintenance. The Marines and UH-1Y are part of Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 262, Marine Aircraft Group 36, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, III Marine Expeditionary Force. (Photo by Lance Cpl. Ian M. McMahon)

Squadron consistently recognized for safety

MARINE CORPS AIR STATION FUTENMA, Okinawa, Japan -- “Safety isn’t something that just happens, nor can it be considered separately from mission...

Cmdr. Joe T. Patterson, right, explains how 3rd Medical Battalion aids III Marine Expeditionary Force with its mission to, from left, Rear Adm. Michael H. Anderson, Rear Adm. Charles Harr and Navy Capt. John P. LaBanc, Jan. 15 at Camp Foster. (Photo by Lance Cpl. Alyssa N. Hoffacker)

Medical officer of Marine Corps visits Okinawa

CAMP FOSTER, Okinawa, Japan -- The medical officer of the Marine Corps, Rear Adm. Michael H. Anderson, and deputy medical officer of the Marine...

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