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III Marine Expeditionary Force

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Marines and Sailors volunteer at Ai-no-Mura Senior Citizen Home, Kitanakagusuku, Okinawa, Japan, June 9, 2018.
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Marines and Sailors volunteer at Ai-no-Mura Senior Citizen Home, Kitanakagusuku, Okinawa, Japan, June 9, 2018. Marines and Sailors volunteer to upkeep the senior citizen home to improve the quality of life. Volunteering is a great method to interact and build lasting relationships within the local community. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Pfc. Ryan Persinger)
Navy field medical corpsmen with 3rd Medical Battalion, 3rd Marine Logistics Group provide emergency care to a dummy at Kin Blue on Okinawa, Japan, June 6, 2018.
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Navy field medical corpsmen with 3rd Medical Battalion, 3rd Marine Logistics Group provide emergency care to a dummy at Kin Blue on Okinawa, Japan, June 6, 2018. The simulation is part of Exercise Inochi No Onjin, which increased competency of patient evacuation, command and control medical regulating, and role-two capabilities in a joint environment. 3rd Medical Battalion is responsible for providing direct and general health service support to III Marine Expeditionary Force. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Harrison Rakhshani)
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Expeditionary Operations Training Group Marines exit a UH-1Y Venom helicopter during helocast training, June 1, 2018, near White Beach Naval Facility, Okinawa, Japan. Once Marines receive a signal from the helicopter crew chief, they must drop their flotation devices and jump into the drop zone. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Zackary Walker)
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Expeditionary Operations Training Group Marines with III Marine Expeditionary Force Information Group navigate a combat rubber raiding craft to a drop zone, June 1, 2018, at White Beach Naval Facility, Okinawa, Japan. Helocasting is used for inserting reconnaissance and surveillance teams in support of small boat operations. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Zackary Walker)
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A MV-22B Osprey belonging to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 262 (Reinforced) prepares to land on Farallon de Medinilla Range, Commonwealth Northern Mariana Islands, Sept. 16, 2016. Valiant Shield is a biennial U.S. Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps exercise held in Guam, focusing on real-world proficiency in sustaining joint forces at sea, in the air, on land and in cyberspace. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. T.T. Parish)
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Col. Bryan M. Howlett passes the unit guidon to Col. Larry Jenkins during the III Marine Expeditionary Force Information Group change of command ceremony, June 1, 2018, at the Camp Hansen theater, Okinawa, Japan. Jenkins assumed duties as the III MIG commanding officer after serving as the 1st Marine Aircraft Wing intelligence officer. During Howlett’s tenure at III MIG, he provided guidance to Marines and Sailors through all ranks and commanded troops and logistical movements vital to accomplishing the III MIG mission. Howlett will move on to become the chief of staff of U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Pacific in Honolulu, Hawaii. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Jonah Baase)
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III MEF commanding general shows appreciation to family readiness officers
Lt. Gen. Lawrence D. Nicholson, the III Marine Expeditionary Force commanding general, shows his appreciation to family readiness officers, May 39, 2018, at Camp Courtney, Okinawa, Japan. Family readiness officers dedicate their time to helping Marines and their families prepare for deployments. (U.S. Marine photo by Lance Cpl. Zackary Walker)
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U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Sierra Vandermark and her military working dog, Kas, provide security during a low-light assault as part of a field training exercise, May 22, 2018, at White Beach Naval Facility, Okinawa, Japan. The exercise tested the Marines’ ability to use nonlethal force, operate entry control points and process crime scene evidence. Vandermark is a native of Palmer, Alaska. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Jonah Baase)
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U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Jeffrey Grosin, a military police officer with 3rd Law Enforcement Battalion, III Marine Expeditionary Force, provides security during a low-light assault, May 22, 2018, at White Beach Naval Facility, Okinawa, Japan. The exercise tested the Marines’ ability to use nonlethal force, operate entry control points and process crime scene evidence. Grosin is a native of Stony Point, New York. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Jonah Baase)
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U.S. Marine Corps Lance Kameron Alford, a military police officer with 3rd Law Enforcement Battalion, III Marine Expeditionary Force, provides security during a low-light assault as part of a field training exercise, May 22, 2018, at White Beach Naval Facility, Okinawa, Japan. The exercise tested the Marines’ ability to use nonlethal force, operate entry control points and process crime scene evidence. Alford is a native of Lake Stevens, Washington. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Jonah Baase)
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Gunnery Sgt. Scott Michael Dahn, left, and Ching-Yi Sze, left, come together after Dahn rescued Ching-Yi while scuba diving May 20, 2018 at Maeda Point, Okinawa, Japan. Dahn brought Ching Yi, a Hong Kong native, to safety after she nearly drowned while scuba diving and supplied oxygen and care to her until paramedics came. Dahn, a native of Herron, Michigan, is the training chief for 3rd Maintenance Battalion, 3rd Marine Logistics Group, III Marine Expeditionary Force and a native of Herron, Michigan. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Andrew Neumann)
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Gunnery Sgt. Scott Michael Dahn, a native of Herron, Michigan, is the training chief for 3rd Maintenance Battalion, 3rd Marine Logistics Group, III Marine Expeditionary Force, and saved a woman’s life while scuba diving May 20, 2018 at Maeda Point, Okinawa, Japan. Dahn brought a woman from Hong Kong to safety after she nearly drowned while scuba diving and supplied oxygen and care to her until paramedics came. Dahn is a certified scuba dive master and believes everybody should get certified. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Andrew Neumann)
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Sgt. Brent Hawkins addresses Marines May 18, 2018 on Camp Schwab, Okinawa, Japan. Hawkins recently won the outstanding squad leader award while participating in the 3rd annual Marine Corps Combat Engineer Sapper Challenge. Hawkins, a native of Decatur, Illinois, is a squad leader with Combat Engineer Company, Combat Assault Battalion, 3rd Marine Division. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Cameron Parks)
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Sgt. Brent Hawkins, the recipient of the Sapper Squad Leader Award, poses for a photo May 18, 2018 on Camp Schwab, Okinawa, Japan. Hawkins recently won the outstanding squad leader award while participating in the 3rd annual Marine Corps Combat Engineer Sapper Challenge. Hawkins, a native of Decatur, Illinois, is a squad leader with Combat Engineer Company, Combat Assault Battalion, 3rd Marine Division. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Cameron Parks)
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U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. Simon Raygoza poses for a photo on Colonel Ernesto Ravina Air Base during Exercise Balikatan, in Tarlac, Philippines, May 11, 2018. Exercise Balikatan, in its 34th iteration, is an annual U.S.-Philippine military training exercise focused on a variety of missions, including humanitarian assistance and disaster relief, counterterrorism and other combined military operations held from May 7 to May 18. Raygoza, a native of Chicago, Illinois, is a data systems administrator assigned to Headquarters Battalion, 3rd Marine Division. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Pfc. Krysten Gomez)
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U.S. Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Mark Jason Reyes waits outside the religious services tent on Colonel Ernesto Ravina Air Base during Exercise Balikatan, in Tarlac, Philippines, May 11, 2018. Exercise Balikatan, in its 34th iteration, is an annual U.S.-Philippine military training exercise focused on a variety of missions, including humanitarian assistance and disaster relief, counterterrorism and other combined military operations held from May 7 to May 18. Reyes, a native of San Fernando City, Philippines, is assigned to Headquarters Battalion, 3rd Marine Division. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Pfc. Krysten Gomez)
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U.S. Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Mark Jason Reyes waits outside the religious services tent on Colonel Ernesto Ravina Air Base during Exercise Balikatan, in Tarlac, Philippines, May 11, 2018. Exercise Balikatan, in its 34th iteration, is an annual U.S.-Philippine military training exercise focused on a variety of missions, including humanitarian assistance and disaster relief, counterterrorism and other combined military operations held from May 7 to May 18. Reyes, a native of San Fernando City, Philippines, is assigned to Headquarters Battalion, 3rd Marine Division. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Pfc. Krysten Gomez)
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U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. Andre Allen makes sure that camp operations during Exercise Balikatan run smoothly at Colonel Ernesto Ravina Air Base, Tarlac, Philippines, May 11, 2018. Exercise Balikatan, in its 34th iteration, is an annual U.S.-Philippine military training exercise focused on a variety of missions, including humanitarian assistance and disaster relief, counterterrorism and other combined military operations held from May 7 to May 18. Allen, a native of Boston, Massachusetts, is a data systems specialist assigned to Headquarters Battalion, 3rd Marine Division. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Charles Plouffe)
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U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. Andre Allen makes sure that camp operations during Exercise Balikatan run smoothly at Colonel Ernesto Ravina Air Base, Tarlac, Philippines, May 11, 2018. Exercise Balikatan, in its 34th iteration, is an annual U.S.-Philippine military training exercise focused on a variety of missions, including humanitarian assistance and disaster relief, counterterrorism and other combined military operations held from May 7 to May 18. Allen, a native of Boston, Massachusetts, is a data systems specialist assigned to Headquarters Battalion, 3rd Marine Division. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Charles Plouffe)
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Iwakuni Marines rescue boat passengers at Kintai Bridge
U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Dawson Hatzman, an engineer assistant with Marine Wing Support Squadron (MWSS) 171, stands under the Kintaikyo Bridge for a photo in Iwakuni City, Japan, May 1, 2018. Hatzman helped a local Japanese boatman free his boat from the current in the Nishiki River during Easter weekend. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Lauren Brune)
U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. Nicolle Lacantara works on his vehicle on Colonel Ernesto Ravina Air Base during Exercise Balikatan, in Tarlac, Philippines, May 11, 2018.
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U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. Nicolle Lacantara works on his vehicle on Colonel Ernesto Ravina Air Base during Exercise Balikatan, in Tarlac, Philippines, May 11, 2018. Exercise Balikatan, in its 34th iteration, is an annual U.S.-Philippine military training exercise focused on a variety of missions, including humanitarian assistance and disaster relief, counterterrorism and other combined military operations held from May 7 to May 18. Lacantara, a native of Bulacan, Philippines, is a motor transport mechanic assigned to Headquarters Battalion, 3rd Marine Division. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Pfc. Krysten Gomez)
United States and Japan Ground-Self Defense Force soldiers unload boxes of water from a supply truck at Cabu Elementary School in Cabanatuan City, Nueva Ecija, Philippines, in support of Exercise Balikatan, April 20, 2018.
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United States and Japan Ground-Self Defense Force soldiers unload boxes of water from a supply truck at Cabu Elementary School in Cabanatuan City, Nueva Ecija, Philippines, in support of Exercise Balikatan, April 20, 2018. Balikatan 34-2018, in its 34th iteration, is an annual U.S.-Philippine military training exercise focused on a variety of missions, including humanitarian assistance and disaster relief, counterterrorism and other combined military operations held from May 7 to 18. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Matthew J. Bragg)
Brig. Gen. Daniel B. Conley, left, commanding general of 3rd Marine Logistics Group, awards Lt. Nicholas Crossland, a dental officer with Combat Logistics Battalion 31, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, with the Lt. J.G. Weedon E. Osbourne Memorial Award May 5, 2018 on Camp Foster.
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Brig. Gen. Daniel B. Conley, left, commanding general of 3rd Marine Logistics Group, awards Lt. Nicholas Crossland, a dental officer with Combat Logistics Battalion 31, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, with the Lt. J.G. Weedon E. Osbourne Memorial Award May 5, 2018 on Camp Foster. Crossland was awarded this for his work while attached to the 31st MEU. The Osborne award is given to dental officers who exhibit superior leadership while serving with the field medical service. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Jamin M. Powell)
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Honored guests lower a time capsule into the ground to conclude the groundbreaking ceremony at Calangitan Elementary School in Capas, Tarlac, Philippines, in support of Exercise Balikatan, April 19, 2018. Balikatan 34-2018, in its 34th iteration, is an annual U.S.-Philippine military training exercise focused on a variety of missions, including humanitarian assistance and disaster relief, counterterrorism and other combined military operations held from May 7 to 18. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Matthew J. Bragg)
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Students perform a song and dance for multinational service members, school faculty and staff, and honored guests during the groundbreaking ceremony at Cabu Elementary School in Cabanatuan City, Nueva Ecija, Philippines, in support of Exercise Balikatan, April 20, 2018. Balikatan 34-2018, in its 34th iteration, is an annual U.S.-Philippine military training exercise focused on a variety of missions, including humanitarian assistance and disaster relief, counterterrorism and other combined military operations held from May 7 to 18. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Matthew J. Bragg)
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U.S. service members help offload a truck full of supplies in support of Exercise Balikatan at Calangitan Elementary School in Capas, Tarlac, Philippines, April 19, 2018. Balikatan 34-2018, in its 34th iteration, is an annual U.S.-Philippine military training exercise focused on a variety of missions, including humanitarian assistance and disaster relief, counterterrorism and other combined military operations held from May 7 to 18. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Matthew J. Bragg)
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Philippine Army Lt. Col. Ramon Antonio E. Bello Cav gives his remarks during the groundbreaking ceremony at Calangitan Elementary School in Capas, Tarlac, Philippines, in support of Exercise Balikatan, April 19, 2018. Bello Cav is the commanding officer of 3rd Mechanized Infantry Battalion. Balikatan 34-2018, in its 34th iteration, is an annual U.S.-Philippine military training exercise focused on a variety of missions, including humanitarian assistance and disaster relief, counterterrorism and other combined military operations held from May 7 to 18. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Matthew J. Bragg)
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From left, Armed Forces of the Philippines Lt. Gen. Emmanuel B. Salamat, commander, Armed Forces of the Philippines Northern Luzon Command; Sung Y. Kim, U.S. Ambassador to the Philippines; Secretary Delfin N. Lorenzana, Philippine Secretary of National Defense; Armed Forces of the Philippines Lt. Gen. Carlito G. Galvez Jr., chief of staff, Armed Forces of the Philippines and U.S. Marine Corps Lt. Gen. Lawrence D. Nicholson, commanding general, III Marine Expeditionary Force raise their arms while standing shoulder-to-shoulder during the Exercise Balikatan opening ceremony held at Tejeros Hall, Camp General Emilio Aguinaldo, Quezon City, Manila, Philippines, 07 May 2018. The ceremony represented the official commencement of Exercise Balikatan and the continued partnership between the United States and the Republic of the Philippines. Exercise Balikatan, in its 34th iteration, is an annual U.S.-Philippine military training focused on a variety of missions, including humanitarian assistance and disaster relief, counterterrorism, and other combined military operations held from May 7 to May 18. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Markus Castaneda)
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Philippine, U.S., Japanese, and Australian service members render honors during the presentation of colors at the Exercise Balikatan opening ceremony held at Tejeros Hall, Camp General Emilio Aguinaldo, Quezon City, Manila, Philippines, May 7, 2018. The ceremony represented the official commencement of Exercise Balikatan and the continued partnership between the United States and the Republic of the Philippines. Exercise Balikatan, in its 34th iteration, is an annual U.S.-Philippine military training focused on a variety of missions, including humanitarian assistance and disaster relief, counterterrorism, and other combined military operations held from May 7 to May 18. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Markus Castaneda)
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Members of the Armed Forces of the Philippines and U.S. Marine Corps color guard parade the colors during the Exercise Balikatan opening ceremony held at Tejeros Hall, Camp General Emilio Aguinaldo, Quezon City, Manila, Philippines, May 7, 2018. The ceremony represented the official commencement of Exercise Balikatan and the continued partnership between the United States and the Republic of the Philippines. Exercise Balikatan, in its 34th iteration, is an annual U.S.-Philippine military training focused on a variety of missions, including humanitarian assistance and disaster relief, counterterrorism, and other combined military operations held from May 7 to May 18. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Markus Castaneda)
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