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III Marine Expeditionary Force

U.S. Marine Corps Forces Japan

Okinawa, Japan
3rd LE Bn Fast-ropes with dogs

By Lance Cpl. Ryan C. Mains | November 17, 2014

After unfastening his safety belt, a Marine double checks his gear and dog’s harness. He stands up and waits for the Helicopter Rope Suspension Techniques master to allow him to grab the rope. Taking a deep breath, the Marine looks down at his dog, grabs onto the rope and, without hesitation, jumps. U.S. Marine military working dog handlers with MORE
Military Working Dogs play vital role locating Marines

By Lance Cpl. Tyler S. Giguere | November 13, 2014

Marines accompanied by a working dog descended on a rope from a CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter. Once on the ground, the tracking dog led the Marines through the jungle in search of three simulated downed aircrew. The Marines conducting the tactical recovery of aircraft and personnel exercise were with 3rd Law Enforcement Battalion, III Marine MORE
Medevac drill prepares corpsmen, Marines for mass casualty situation

By | November 13, 2014

Navy corpsmen and Marines with 3rd Medical Battalion participated in a medical evacuation drill Sept. 27-30 at the Kin Blue Training Area, Camp Hansen.The mission of the battalion is to provide direct and general medical support to III Marine Expeditionary Force to maintain the unit’s combat readiness and effectiveness.The training prepared the MORE
Marine returns to island home, trains local law enforcement

By Cpl. Drew Tech | November 13, 2014

A lot can be said about a bedtime story and the impact it can have on the imagination of a child. For many of us at a young age, tales of fictitious characters like “Peter Pan” or “Jack and the Beanstalk” would make us dream we could one day live out such extraordinary adventures as they did. For one boy from Ngaraard, Palau, bedtime stories were MORE
History made as Marines further expeditionary capability

By Cpl. Drew Tech | November 13, 2014

U.S. Marines made history Sept. 23 through Oct. 2 while executing ship-to-shore transport operations in logistical support of Amphibious Landing Exercise 2015 in Subic Bay, Philippines. The Marines set out to prove the concept that components of an Improved Ribbon Bridge can be used in conjunction with Bridge Erection Boats on the open ocean as a MORE
Marines on rappel: 5th ANGLICO executes insertion techniques

By Lance Cpl. Ryan Mains | November 06, 2014

“Lean back and form an ‘L’ with your body,” instructed the Marine. “Alright, yell your name and then ‘on the rappel.’” The Marine tries his best not to think of how high he is and thinks to himself, “there is only one way down.” With all of his might, he grips the rope and leaps. Marines with 5th Air Naval Gunfire Liaison Company executed MORE
US Marines build friendship with Okinawa neighbors at Junglefest 2014

By Lance Cpl. Matt Myers | November 06, 2014

Onlookers gasp as a woman rappels for the first time off of a jungle cliff. She safely reaches the ground before other volunteers take the plunge Oct. 25 during the first Junglefest community event in 15 years held at the Jungle Warfare Training Center, Camp Gonsalves. Approximately 700 people participated in the Marine Corps hosted event that MORE



Lt. Dan Band entertains, raises service members' spirit

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