Lieutenant General Lawrence D. Nicholson to discuss December 13 MV-22 incident
By 1st Lt. Joseph Butterfield
| III Marine Expeditionary Force | December 14, 2016
Okinawa Area Coordinator addresses the media about MV-22 incident
Lt. Gen. Lawrence D. Nicholson address Japanese reporters on Marine Corps Base Camp Foster, Okinawa, Japan, Dec. 14, 2016. An MV-22B Osprey landed in shallow waters off the Okinawa coastline of Camp Schwab on Dec. 13, 2016. All five crewmembers were airlifted via HH-60G to the United States Naval Hospital aboard Camp Foster where they are being treated for injuries. The MV-22B Osprey is with Marine Aircraft Group 36, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, III Marine Expeditionary Force. The HH-60G is with the 33rd Rescue Squadron, 18th Operations Group. Nicholson, from Toronto, Canada, is the Okinawa Area Coordinator and commanding general of III MEF. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Steven Tran/Released)
MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP BUTLER, Okinawa, Japan - --
The Okinawa Area Coordinator and Commanding General of III Marine Expeditionary Force invites media representatives to a press conference December 14 on Camp Foster, Okinawa, at 3:00 p.m.
Lt Gen. Lawrence D. Nicholson will give a statement and accept a few questions from media representatives about the incident involving an MV-22 Osprey in Okinawa Japan on December 13, 2016.
Media members interested in attending the press conference are asked to arrive no later than 2:30 p.m. December 14, at Gate 1 on Camp Foster. Prior to arrival, please email: full name, agency, vehicle type and number, and a cell phone number of a media member attending to the III MEF-MCIPAC public affairs office at OkinawaPao@usmc.mil. On-base parking will be provided for media representatives. An official photo ID (i.e. passport or driver's license) and media armband will be required for base access.
Media can contact the III Marine Expeditionary Force public affairs office at the provided email address.