III Marine Expeditionary Force


III Marine Expeditionary Force

U.S. Marine Corps Forces Japan

Okinawa, Japan
Gen. Dunford: III MEF is the rebalance to the Pacific

By Cpl. Thor Larson | April 9, 2015

The Marine Corps’ new commandant came to Okinawa, Japan, March 24-26 to talk with Marines across the island.Gen. Joseph F. Dunford wanted to make sure the Marines here know what his expectations are for the present and future of the Corps. “My priorities are to make sure we have the warfighting capabilities we need, to address the maturity of our MORE
Marine’s art skills used to redesign company logo

By Lance Cpl. Robert Williams | April 9, 2015

Since the first cave man painted a stick figure on the wall, humans have used art as a means to express themselves. Many people use art to leave their mark on this world, and one Marine is doing just that.Sgt. Shelly Janecke, the III Marine Expeditionary Force G-4 Materials Readiness Branch ammunition noncommissioned officer in charge, is a MORE
Marines, Okinawa residents share traditions during USO Easter celebration

By Lance Cpl. Brittany A. James | April 9, 2015

Camp Schwab opened its gates for Henoko and Nago City residents to experience Easter traditions with service members and their families during an Easter celebration. The event was hosted April 4, by the United Services Organization.The day began at 9 a.m. with Marine volunteers setting up several activities for the children; moving tables and MORE
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



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