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U.S. Marine Corps Forces Japan

Okinawa, Japan
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For the Children

By | September 26, 2014

Every year, the Marine Corps in Okinawa, and throughout Japan, hosts hundreds of events, big and small, where intercultural exchanges take place, new friendships are started, and existing relationships are strengthened. These community relations activities include English language classes, festivals, open house days, base tours, clean-ups, MORE
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Valiant Shield Shows Positive Impact on Tinian

Valiant Shield Shows Positive Impact on Tinian

By | September 22, 2014

Citizens of Tinian, Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas Islands, say Exercise Valiant Shield 2014 is boosting their economy, creating part-time jobs and building lasting relationships.  About 450 members from the U.S. Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force and Guam National Guard are on Tinian as of Sept. 18 for VS14. U.S. forces use Tinian’s airfields  MORE
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Osprey highlight of Japanese-American Friendship Festival

Osprey highlight of Japanese-American Friendship Festival

By | September 19, 2014

Marines with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 265, Marine Aircraft Group 36, flew MV-22B Osprey tiltrotor aircraft from Marine Corps Air Station Futenma to Yokota Air Base to participate in the 2014 Japanese-American Friendship Festival September 6-7. More than 148,000 people attended the festival which showcased U.S. military and Japan Air    MORE
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P.O.D. rocks Hansen Fest 2014

P.O.D. rocks Hansen Fest 2014

By | September 19, 2014

The feeling on the Camp Hansen Parade Field was amped up as the Japanese band, “As Alliance,” warmed up for their performance. Excitement arose when the lead vocalist shouted, “How are we doing Camp Hansen!” Then the show began.     The base’s gates were open to the public as multiple artists entertained service members, their families and members  MORE
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CBRN Marines put through paces during hazmat response training

CBRN Marines put through paces during hazmat response training

By | September 18, 2014

Military policemen inspect a suspicious car and notice its trunk is open, so they investigate further. One MP passes out due to fumes leaking from the trunk, and his partner tries to drag him away from the scene. He notices he is becoming lightheaded as well, so he calls his dispatch, who alerts a team of chemical, biological, radiological and    MORE
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Marine evacuation training saves lives, gives hope

Marine evacuation training saves lives, gives hope

By | September 18, 2014

When American citizens or select individuals need to be relocated from a hazardous environment, the U.S. government can use military equipment and personnel in coordinating noncombatant evacuation operations, commonly known as NEO. From 1975 to 2014, the U.S. has participated in more than 19 of these key missions, rescuing distressed peoples from  MORE
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Community members, Marines, sailors come together for beach cleanup

Community members, Marines, sailors come together for beach cleanup

By | September 18, 2014

More than 100 Marines and sailors from Camp Hansen volunteered to help with an annual beach cleanup Aug. 23 at the Kin Town Fishing Port.  The Kin Town Social Welfare Office coordinated the event, and invited local residents and Camp Hansen military members to pick up trash and enjoy local cuisine.  "Camp Hansen is very close to Kin Town," said    MORE
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