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U.S. Marine Corps Forces Japan

Okinawa, Japan
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ROK, US Marines flex machine gun muscle

ROK, US Marines flex machine gun muscle

By | July 15, 2014

Republic of Korea and U.S. Marines executed live-fire training June 18 at the Susungri Range in Pohang, Republic of Korea, during Korean Marine Exchange Program 14-8.   The participants included ROK Marines with Military Police Company, 1st ROK Marine Division, and U.S. Marines with Company A, 3rd Law Enforcement Battalion, as well as 4th Law    MORE
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Paw Patrol: Military working dogs execute explosive detection training

Paw Patrol: Military working dogs execute explosive detection training

By | July 11, 2014

Military working dogs and their Marine handlers executed improvised explosive device detection training July 2 in the Central Training Area.   During the training, dog and handler teams with 3rd Law Enforcement Battalion traveled through lanes with the goal of detecting hidden odors commonly associated with explosive devices.   The Marines train  MORE
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Kennedy, Wissler attend Battle of Okinawa memorial ceremony

Kennedy, Wissler attend Battle of Okinawa memorial ceremony

By | July 10, 2014

Memorial ceremonies took place June 23 at the Okinawa Peace Memorial Park in Itoman, Okinawa, Japan to honor those who gave their lives during the Battle of Okinawa.   The 82-day battle, which took place from April to June of 1945, recorded the highest number of casualties in a single battle for both the U.S. and Japan during the Pacific theater MORE
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Marines, sailors dedicate time to local children

Marines, sailors dedicate time to local children

By | June 27, 2014

Shrieks of joy and excitement echo through the halls as small bare feet run across the hardwood floor. Children look up to the Marines with sparkles in their eyes as they are served sizzling American-style burgers.    More than 30 Marines and sailors with Combat Logistics Battalion 31, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, spent the day with children    MORE
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III MEF Band plays for WWII veterans on historic battleground

III MEF Band plays for WWII veterans on historic battleground

By | June 23, 2014

Members of the III Marine Expeditionary Force Band took part in the 70th Anniversary Reunion of Honor ceremonies June 11-15 at the Northern Marianas Islands of Tinian and Saipan.  The ceremonies were put together to mark a milestone of peace in the region and pay tribute to both U.S. and Japan veterans of the battles of Saipan and Tinian during    MORE
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Service members pay tribute to WWII veterans

By | June 19, 2014

Community members of Tinian, Saipan and Guam, along with representatives from each U.S. branch of military service and veterans gathered June 12 at the historic North Field of Tinian for the 70th Anniversary Reunion of Honor ceremony.  The ceremony is part of a weeklong celebration paying tribute to both American and Japanese veterans of the    MORE
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ROK, US Marines bond over firepower

By | June 19, 2014

Republic of Korea and U.S. Marines familiarized themselves with crew served weapons systems June 7-8 at the 1st ROK Marine Division base in Pohang, South Korea.  The training was in preparation for Korean Marine Exchange Program 14-8, which is slated to take place June 9-21.  The ROK Marines with Military Police Company, 1st ROK Marine Division,  MORE
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