U.S. Marine Corps Lt. Col. Albert Goldberg, commanding officer of 3d Reconnaissance Battalion, 3d Marine Division participates in a change of command ceremony on Camp Schwab, Okinawa, Japan, on May 27, 2022.
Patrol Squadron (VP) 5 held a Change of Command ceremony at Kadena Air Base in Okinawa, Japan on May 17, 2022, during which Cmdr. Brian K. Blaschke relieved Cmdr. Frank C. Sanchez Jr. The “Mad Foxes” of VP-5 are on a regularly scheduled deployment to the U.S. 7th Fleet Area of Responsibility (AOR).
U.S. Marine Corps Maj. Scott Courtney assigned to 1st Marine Aircraft Wing as the G-3 Future Operations Force Design Officer, right, poses for a portrait with U.S. Marine Corps Maj. Gen. Brian Cavanaugh, left, Commanding General of 1st Marine Aircraft Wing during an award ceremony at Marine Corps Base Camp Foster, Okinawa, Japan, May 9, 2022.
U.S. Marine Capt. Christopher DeJesus, the executive officer of 3rd Electronic Maintenance Company, 3rd Maintenance Battalion, 3rd Sustainment Group (Experimental), 3rd Marine Logistics Group, gives his remarks on his career during his retirement ceremony on Camp Kinser, Okinawa, Japan, May 4th, 2022.
U.S. Marine Corps Col. Jefferey L. Hammond, commanding officer, Headquarters and Support Battalion, Marine Corps Installations Pacific, gives remarks during a change of command ceremony at Camp Foster, Okinawa, Japan, on March 10, 2022.
U.S. Marine Corps Master Gunnery Sgt. William Swiger with Manpower Information Systems Support Office 27, Headquarters and Support Battalion, Marine Corps Installations Pacific-Marine Corps Base Camp Butler speaks during his retirement ceremony at the Habu Pit, Marine Corps Air Station Futenma, Okinawa, Japan, Nov. 9, 2021.
Have you heard of Japan’s furikake? In Japanese, furikake means "to sprinkle over." Furikake are seasonings of various dried ingredients such as egg, seaweed, or sesame, made to top a bowl of plain white rice.
The famous Land of the Rising Sun is known for so many things, it’s hard to even mention them all: culture, history, pop culture, manga, anime, cosplay, sights, architecture...the list could go on and on.