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III Marine Expeditionary Force

U.S. Marine Corps Forces Japan

Okinawa, Japan
III MEF band rocks annual Christmas concert

By LCpl. Brittany A. James | December 28, 2014

As the Christmas lights twinkled across the stage, and the soft hum of Christmas music buzzed through the air, the III Marine Expeditionary Force band prepared to take the stage for their annual Christmas concert Dec. 10 at the Kubasaki High School auditorium on Camp Foster.The concert showcased a variety of traditional Christmas songs, including MORE
Air Support: US Marines, JGSDF look to sky for Forest Light’s culminating event

By Cpl. Drew Tech | December 21, 2014

U.S. Marines and Japan Ground Self-Defense Force troops simulated a movement to contact and assault on an objective Dec. 9-10 while participating in Forest Light 15-1 at the Oyanohara Training Area in Yamato. Forest Light is a routine, semi-annual exercise designed to enhance the U.S. and Japan military partnership, solidify regional security MORE
Harlem Globetrotters bring their basketball talents to Camp

By By Cpl. Joey S. Holeman, Jr. | December 14, 2014

Meadowlark Lemon, Hubert ‘Geese’ Ausbie, Fred ‘Curly’ Neal, Connie ‘The Hawk’ Hawkins, and Wilt ‘The Stilt’ Chamberlain are just a few of many renowned basketball players who have worn the jersey of the world famous Harlem Globetrotters. The Globetrotters have been a staple of American basketball entertainment for 89 consecutive years and on Dec. 9 MORE
Combat veteran shares recovery success story with Okinawa Marines

By Lance Cpl. Isaac Ibarra | December 14, 2014

In 2006, Lt. Col. Justin Constantine was injured during a routine combat patrol while deployed to Iraq. An enemy sniper fired upon Constantine and his Marines, and before he could take cover a round hit the back of his head, exiting through his jaw. Constantine, a now retired veteran and inspirational speaker, was thought to be dead on the MORE
III MEF recognizes importance of military diversity

By Cpl. Thor Larson | December 14, 2014

Marines and sailors came together Dec. 2 at The Palms on Camp Hansen to recognize the importance and benefits of different cultures in the military. The III Marine Expeditionary Force’s equal opportunity section held its first Diversity Observance Day, organized by Master Gunnery Sgt. Rafika O. Vann, the III MEF equal opportunity adviser. “The MORE
USFJ, Marine Liberty Policies for Japan Updated

By Sgt. Jose O. Nava | December 10, 2014

The Commander, United States Forces, Japan has disseminated a new Japan-wide liberty policy that will take effect on Dec. 9. The new policy applies to all U.S. service members MORE
US Marines visit Japanese high schools, share culture

By Cpl. Drew Tech | December 10, 2014

U.S. Marines participating in exercise Forest Light 15-1 visited with high school students Dec. 5 in Kumamoto prefecture, Japan.   A group of 11 Marines took time out of their bilateral training to speak with students at Kumamoto’s Kaishin High School and Chinzei High School.   The school visits revolved around the sharing of the two unique MORE



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