A Marine configures a robot during a Marine Maker Innovation Boot Camp at Camp Kinser, Okinawa, Japan, on March 15, 2019. CARLOS VAZQUEZ/STARS AND STRIPES
A Marine configures a robot during a Marine Maker Innovation Boot Camp at Camp Kinser, Okinawa, Japan, on March 15, 2019. CARLOS VAZQUEZ/STARS AND STRIPES

Technology boot camp aims to upgrade Okinawa-based Marines’ problem-solving skills

by Carlos M. Vazquez II
Stars and Stripes

CAMP KINSER, Okinawa — Building upon technology already at their fingertips, Marines gathered at Okinawa’s first-ever Marine Maker Innovation Boot Camp this month to learn how they can put robotics, 3D printing and other tools to work on the battlefield.

A training team from Building Momentum, a small business founded by a Navy veteran and based in Alexandria, Va., spent one week each with two classes of Marines from March 4-15.

The company — a problem-solving, engineering and consulting firm — works with the Defense Department and educational institutions, corporations and entrepreneurs, according to its website.

“Building Momentum’s end goal for the Marine Corps is to make the Marines better adept at problem solving,” Cheyanne Dwyer, an instructor for the workshop and director of engagement for Building Momentum, told Stars and Stripes on March 15.

Read more at: https://www.stripes.com/1.574332

Subscribe to our Stripes Pacific newsletter and receive amazing travel stories, great event info, cultural information, interesting lifestyle articles and more directly in your inbox!

Follow us on social media!

Facebook: Stars and Stripes Pacific
Flipboard: Stars and Stripes Community Sites

Looking to travel while stationed abroad? Check out our other Pacific community sites!
Stripes Japan
Stripes Korea
Stripes Guam

Base:

Recommended Content