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III Marine Expeditionary Force

U.S. Marine Corps Forces Japan

Okinawa, Japan
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Marines train sailors to protect chaplains

Marines train sailors to protect chaplains

By | April 01, 2014

A Humvee abruptly stops in front of the black metal doors of a building, kicking up dust and rocks in its wake. Sailors, with M16 assault rifles at the ready, dismount quickly and escort their chaplain out of a potential danger area.   Scenarios like this were enacted throughout the day as Marines with 3rd Law Enforcement Battalion provided    MORE
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Military working dog handlers build skills with EOD

Military working dog handlers build skills with EOD

By | March 27, 2014

Military working dog handlers with 3rd Law Enforcement Battalion received improvised explosive device detection training March 24 at Camp Hansen.  The training prepared the handlers to operate without the assistance of their military working dogs during scenarios which replicated operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, relying solely on the skills    MORE
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3rd LE Bn Marines master patrol techniques

3rd LE Bn Marines master patrol techniques

By | March 26, 2014

Eyes scan the immediate area, searching for potential threats. The patrolling Marines never know when the enemy may strike. They stay vigilant. They stay alert. Marines with 3rd Law Enforcement Battalion patrolled the surrounding area near a recently established base camp March 19 at Landing Zone Pigeon in the Central Training Area during a field  MORE
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Forest Light 14-2 concludes: JGSDF, Marine Corps cold-weather interoperability enhanced

Forest Light 14-2 concludes: JGSDF, Marine Corps cold-weather interoperability enhanced

By | March 25, 2014

Marines with Company I, 3rd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, and Japan Ground Self-Defense Force service members with 2nd Infantry Regiment, 12th Brigade, brought Exercise Forest Light 14-2 to a close March 8 at Sekiyama Training Area, Niigata prefecture, Japan.   Forest Light 14-2 was a two-week long, bilateral exercise between the JGSDF and U.S.  MORE
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Combat engineers take to ocean during water-mobility training

Combat engineers take to ocean during water-mobility training

By | March 25, 2014

“One, two, three – up!” yelled a Marine drenched in sweat and salt water to his exhausted comrades. Through teamwork, the Marines lift a heavy Combat Rubber Raiding Craft and run into the ocean surf.    This scene played out numerous times as Marines executed water-mobility training March 19 at the Camp Schwab Beach to better prepare for the    MORE
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