U.S. Marine Corps Col. Peter Eltringham, 12th Marine Littoral Regiment Commanding Officer, gives remarks during the redesignation ceremony of 12th Marines to 12th MLR on Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan,...
U.S. Navy Master Chief Petty Officer Christopher King, the outgoing command master chief of 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, III Marine Expeditionary Force, addresses the Sailors, Marines and families of 1st MAW after receiving the Legion of Merit for his leadership and service during a change of charge ceremony at Camp Foster, Okinawa, Japan, Oct. 6,...
U.S. Marine Corps Col. Andre Ingram, right, commanding officer of Combat Logistics Regiment 37 (CLR-37), 3rd Marine Logistics Group (3rd MLG), presents the Shaun Blue Leadership Award to 2nd Lt. Jacob Flattery, left, a financial management officer with 3rd MLG, during a hail and farewell ceremony at Camp Kinser, Okinawa, Japan, Oct. 6, 2023.
U.S. Marine Master Sgt. Andrew Knott, center, an intelligence chief with 3rd Marine Expeditionary Brigade, III Marine Expeditionary Force and Task Force 76/3, poses for a photo with his family and Col. Charles Readinger, chief of staff, 3rd MEB, during Knott's retirement ceremony aboard Camp Foster, Okinawa, Japan, Sept. 22, 2023.
U.S. Marine Cpl. Robert Alcala, center, a satellite communications operator with Communications Co., poses for a photo with Col. Brian Harmony, right, commanding officer, Headquarters Bn., 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force, and Sgt. Maj. Antonio Lopez, left, HQ Bn. Sergeant Major, after Alcala's award ceremony aboard Camp...
U.S. Navy Command Master Chief Curtis D. Blunt, a native of Chickasha, Oklahoma, gives a speech as part of the III Marine Expeditionary Force change of office ceremony on Camp Courtney, Okinawa, Japan, May 4, 2023.
U.S. Marine Corp Maj. Jesse Schmitt, the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit Collections Manager, center, reaffirms his oath during his promotion to major during a ceremony on Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan, April 3, 2023.
To stroll the bustling maze of tiny stalls in Makishi Kosetsu Ichiba food market is to embrace Okinawa’s food culture. The combination of seafood, tropical fruit and fresh meat smells float in the air. The enthusiasm of local vendors hawking their wares adds spice to the experience.
Sushi, tempura, savory okonomiyaki – there are so many yummy Japanese foods you won’t want to miss during your stay. “Hashi” or chopsticks are an indispensable tool when you sample these local specialties.
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