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MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP BUTLER, Okinawa, Japan – Yesterday III Marine Expeditionary Force and Marine Corps Installations Pacific completed the process of removing the CH-53E Super Stallion that conducted an emergency landing on Okinawa, Japan. Our Marines worked closely with local officials and Japanese police to remove the debris and clear all military equipment from the site before 9:00 pm. The Marines plan to return to the site next week to conduct a walk-through to ensure nothing was missed during the deteriorating weather conditions caused by the pending Typhoon Lan.
171021-M-GP312-123.JPG Photo By: Lance Cpl. Andy Martinez

Oct 20, 2017
MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP BUTLER, Okinawa, Japan - MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP BUTLER, Okinawa, Japan – Yesterday III Marine Expeditionary Force and Marine Corps Installations Pacific completed the process of removing the CH-53E Super Stallion that conducted an emergency landing on Okinawa, Japan. Our Marines worked closely with local officials and Japanese police to remove the debris and clear all military equipment from the site before 9:00 pm. The Marines plan to return to the site next week to conduct a walk-through to ensure nothing was missed during the deteriorating weather conditions caused by the pending Typhoon Lan.


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