U.S. Marines from 7th Communication Battalion, III Marine Expeditionary Force Information Group participated in Yama Sakura 79 with Marines from 3D Marine Expeditionary Brigade as well as soldiers from Japan Ground Self-Defense Force’s Amphibious Rapid Deployment Brigade, Dec. 9 to Dec. 14, 2020 at Camp Courtney, Okinawa, Japan.
U.S. Marine Corps Pfc. James Shaw, a heavy equipment operator with 9th Engineer Support Battalion, 3rd Marine Logistics Group (MLG), prepares to unload equipment for a 3rd Supply Battalion field exercise at Kin Blue Training Area, November 30, 2020, Okinawa, Japan.
3rd MLG, based out of Okinawa, Japan, is a forward deployed combat unit that serves as III Marine Expeditionary Force’s comprehensive logistics and combat service support backbone for operations throughout the Indo-Pacific area of responsibility.
Lt. Gen. H. Stacy Clardy, the III Marine Expeditionary Force commanding general, launched the first Big Ideas Challenge last August to unleash the creativity and ingenuity of III MEF Marines and sailors against the most pressing challenges facing the Marine Corps.
Noble Fury 21, a joint training exercise involving Marines and Sailors from III Marine Expeditionary Force and 7th Fleet is taking place Oct. 6 to Oct. 15, 2020 on Okinawa and other Japanese islands, including Iwo To.
Unlike in South Korea or Bhutan, winter in Okinawa doesn’t take a lot of spicy hot-pot-type dishes to get through. That may be one reason why the subtropical island didn’t offer many spicy foods in the past.