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There's a lot going on base. Just looking at the list below, you can engage yourself in sporting events, dance classes, feasts, arts and crafts...
A CH-46E Sea Knight helicopter makes its last flight over Marine Corps Air Station Futenma Nov. 26. The last of the Sea Knight helicopters with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 265 flew to Camp Kinser Nov. 26-27 to await final disposition. (Photo by Lance Cpl. Mike Granahan)

Squadron's Sea Knights make final flights

CAMP INSER, Okinawa, Japan -- The last of the CH-46E Sea Knight helicopters with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 265 flew here from Marine Corps...

Eddie J. Dunn shows leaders of the Republic of Korea Marine Corps Amphibious Support Group small arms protective inserts during a visit from the ROK Marines to the Individual Issue Facility Nov. 19 at Camp Kinser. (Photo by Cpl. Erik S. Brooks Jr.)

ROK Marines visit 3rd MLG

CAMP KINSER, Okinawa, Japan -- Leaders of the Republic of Korea Marine Corps Amphibious Support Group discussed logistics with key leaders and...

Marines rebuild a Babington airtronic burner during field mess training at Camp Kinser Nov. 16. (Photo by Cpl. Erik S. Brooks Jr.)

Food service Marines prepare for exercises

CAMP KINSER, Okinawa, Japan -- Food service specialists with units throughout III Marine Expeditionary Force conducted field mess training here...

Cpl. Eren C. Villa connects communications equipment during a communications exercise at Camp Foster Nov. 15. (Photo by Lance Cpl. Matthew Manning)

Communications Marines train to support Ryukyu Warrior

CAMP FOSTER, Okinawa, Japan -- Marines took part in a communications exercise here Nov. 15 to prepare for Exercise Ryukyu Warrior 2013.


Setsuko Inafuku educates Marines on the Battle of Okinawa at the site of the former Japanese Navy Underground Headquarters during a battle sites tour Nov. 13. (Photo by Pfc. Kasey Peacock)

Survivor leads Marines through Battle of Okinawa tour

TOMIGUSUKU, Okinawa, Japan -- Machine guns sounded and artillery fire echoed as service members watched footage from the Battle of Okinawa.


Plan ahead when traveling with pets

CAMP FOSTER, Okinawa, Japan -- Service members and status of forces agreement personnel traveling to and from Okinawa with pets are unable to use...

Lance Cpl. Montae R. Johnson performs a random vehicle inspection at gate 1 at Camp Hansen Nov. 8. Performing a random vehicle inspection is one way the interior guard ensures the security of the installation. The purpose of the interior guard is to preserve order, protect property and enforce regulations. (Photo by Lance Cpl. Daniel E. Valle)

Marines provide installation safety

CAMP FOSTER, Okinawa, Japan -- Working around the clock. Always on the alert. Always on call. This is the job of the interior guard.


Photo courtesy of Summer Van Pelt

'We practice and train very hard and have fun doing it'

By day, Senior Airman James Carson is an Airfield Management Operations supervisor on Kadena Air Base. At night, three times a week, he trains in...

Trace Adkins to perform at Hansen and Kadena

Trace Adkins is performing four private concerts for U.S. troops and their families in Japan this week during his seventh USO/Armed Forces...

Then Pvts. Melissa, left, and Melinda Carbajal pose for a picture during Marine Combat Training at Camp Geiger, Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N.C., Nov. 2010. Photo courtesy of Cpl. Melinda L. Carbajal

Sisterhood within brotherhood

When the senior drill instructor shouted for Recruit Carbajal, two voices screamed at the top of their lungs, “Yes, ma’am!”

It was not...

Sgt. Melvin G. Reno III removes a portion of damaged artificial canopy at the Hiro Coffee Farm Nov. 10. Service members volunteered to clean up debris created by recent typhoons at the farm. Reno is an instructor with the Jungle Warfare Training Center, Marine Corps Base Camp Butler, Marine Corps Installations Pacific. Photo by Lance Cpl. Donald T. Peterson

Service members help Okinawa citizen keep promise

As Tomoko Hiro stumbles through the field with sweat rolling down her face, the only thing pushing her forward is a dream and a promise.