III Marine Expeditionary Force


III Marine Expeditionary Force

U.S. Marine Corps Forces Japan

Okinawa, Japan
Marines chamber fundamentals | Okinawa Marines train in California desert

By Lance Cpl. William Hester | February 18, 2015

Okinawa based Marines fire an intermediate marksmanship course and train in chemical warfare defense Jan. 23 at the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, California, during Integrated Training Exercise 2-15.Marines with Headquarters Company, 4th Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force practiced MORE
Recon Marines prepare for parachute missions in Pacific

By Cpl. Drew Tech | February 4, 2015

“Five minutes!” yelled the jumpmaster as he signaled the Marines to get out of their seats. They stood up and made their way to the rear of the aircraft. They are almost at the drop zone – it’s go time. This scene played out several times as Marines with 3rd Reconnaissance Battalion conducted parachute training Nov. 20, 2014 over Ie Shima Training MORE
Friendship Saturday unites Kin Town, Marines

By Cpl. Rebecca Elmy | February 4, 2015

The Marines of Camp Hansen opened their gates to the citizens of the neighboring city of Kin Town on Jan. 17. The event drew a small crowd of Kin residence waiting for the gates to open. Marines and civilians on Camp Hansen put together the first Friendship Saturday last October to give the local community a chance to explore the installation’s MORE
Japanese, American children participate in baseball clinic

By Cpl. Rebecca Elmy | February 3, 2015

“I got it! I got it!” said a Japanese child running to catch a fly ball during a baseball clinic Jan. 24 on Camp Kinser. Approximately 50 Japanese and American children participated in the clinic with a special guest appearance from Keiichi Hirano, a Japanese major league baseball player with the Orix Buffaloes. Hirano and Chicago Cubs staff member MORE
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



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