U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Marquis Michelson, an embarkation specialist with III Marine Expeditionary Force, assists in preparing pallets of body armor, individual first aid kits, and other non-lethal equipment essential to Ukraine’s front-line defenders for transport at Kadena Air Base, Okinawa, Japan, May 6, 2022.
U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Jose Gonzalez, an explosive ordnance technician with Marine Corps Base Butler Explosive Ordnance Disposal, photographs the packaging of notional unknown ordnance during a joint ordnance exploitation range on Range 10, Camp Schwab, Okinawa, Japan, Oct. 25, 2021.
he Commandant of the Marine Corps Gen. David Berger visits Marine Corps Air Station Futenma for briefings on capabilities and meetings with the commanders of III Marine Expeditionary Force on Okinawa, Japan, 11 Sep. 2021.
U.S. Navy Hospitalman John Sharkey with 2d Battalion, 3d Marines, 3d Marine Division applies camouflage paint before boarding a KC-130J Super Hercules with 1st Marine Aircraft Wing during a rapid response drill within the first island chain, Sept. 4, 2021.
U.S. Navy LSSN Shelby Culver, a shipping and receiving clerk with Biomedical Repair Division, Medical Logistics Company, 3d Supply Battalion, 3d Marine Logistics Group, speaks to Master Chief Petty Officer Curtis Blunt, command master chief of III Marine Expeditionary Force, during a walk-through on Camp Kinser, Okinawa, Japan, July 30, 2021.
“I reported in and as soon as I walked in, I saw her sitting on the left side of the office,” said then Lance Cpl. Craig Johnson. “I looked at her and said to myself ‘at some point, you have to get to know her.’”
As you see more and more shopping malls and super markets open on Okinawa these days, the word Depachika seems a little outdated, especially to those who are more used to casually shopping at shopping malls.