Col. Mark Coppess

by Marine Corps Installations Pacific
Stripes Okinawa

MARINE CORPS AIR STATION FUTENMA, OKINAWA, Japan — A member of the local community poses for a photo with Col. Mark Coppess after the ribbon cutting ceremony in honor of the completion of phase two of the Marine Corps Air Station Futenma Revitalization Dec. 27 on MCAS Futenma, Okinawa, Japan. MCAS Futenma’s outdated infrastructure had not been updated since the early 1970s. Futenma’s revitalization increases MCIPAC’s readiness, enabling the strategic launch and recovery of military capabilities to continue to save lives and preserve regional peace, stability and security. Coppess is the commanding officer of MCAS Futenma, Marine Corps Installations Pacific-Marine Corps Base Camp Butler, Japan.

(U.S Marine photo by Lance Corporal Tayler P. Schwamb)

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