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Brig. Gen. John M. Jansen passes the unit colors to Brig. Gen. Chris A. McPhillips during the 3rd Marine Expeditionary Brigade change of command ceremony at the theater on Camp Courtney, Okinawa, Japan, July 21, 2017. The ceremony symbolizes the exchange of responsibility to the new commanding general. McPhillips, the former 1st Marine Aircraft Wing assistant commander in Okinawa, Japan, assumed responsibility as the new commanding general of 3rd MEB. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Andrew Neumann) - Brig. Gen. John M. Jansen passes the unit colors to Brig. Gen. Chris A. McPhillips during the 3rd Marine Expeditionary Brigade change of command ceremony at the theater on Camp Courtney, Okinawa, Japan, July 21, 2017. The ceremony symbolizes the exchange of responsibility to the new commanding general. McPhillips, the former 1st Marine Aircraft Wing assistant commander in Okinawa, Japan, assumed responsibility as the new commanding general of 3rd MEB. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Andrew Neumann)

Sgt. Maj. Mario A. Marquez speaks with a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars during the 2017 Okinawa Memorial Day services June 23 at Peace Memorial Park, Itoman, Japan. The ceremony brought together service members and Okinawan residents to honor all who lost their lives in the Battle of Okinawa. The memorial walls are inscribed with over 240,000 names of people who died, regardless of nationality, civilian or military status in the battle. During the ceremony all who attended stood for a moment of silence honoring those who gave the ultimate sacrifice for their country. Marquez, a Lakewood, California native, is the III Marine Expeditionary Force sergeant major. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Charles Plouffe) - Sgt. Maj. Mario A. Marquez speaks with a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars during the 2017 Okinawa Memorial Day services June 23 at Peace Memorial Park, Itoman, Japan. The ceremony brought together service members and Okinawan residents to honor all who lost their lives in the Battle of Okinawa. The memorial walls are inscribed with over 240,000 names of people who died, regardless of nationality, civilian or military status in the battle. During the ceremony all who attended stood for a moment of silence honoring those who gave the ultimate sacrifice for their country. Marquez, a Lakewood, California native, is the III Marine Expeditionary Force sergeant major. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Charles Plouffe)

Lt. Gen. Lawrence D. Nicholson visits Kadena Air Force Base, Okinawa, Japan, Feb. 14, 2017, to thank various Airmen, including Capt. John Krzyminski, who assisted in the search and rescue of an MV-22 Osprey, in Okinawa, Japan, December 2016. Nicholson is the commanding general of III Marine Expeditionary Force and Krzyminski is a combat rescue officer with the 31st Rescue Squadron. The aircraft had five crew members onboard, but thanks to the quick thinking of the pilot and the efforts of the airmen who responded to the incident, all were recovered. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Laura Gauna) - Lt. Gen. Lawrence D. Nicholson visits Kadena Air Force Base, Okinawa, Japan, Feb. 14, 2017, to thank various Airmen, including Capt. John Krzyminski, who assisted in the search and rescue of an MV-22 Osprey, in Okinawa, Japan, December 2016. Nicholson is the commanding general of III Marine Expeditionary Force and Krzyminski is a combat rescue officer with the 31st Rescue Squadron. The aircraft had five crew members onboard, but thanks to the quick thinking of the pilot and the efforts of the airmen who responded to the incident, all were recovered. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Laura Gauna)

Sgt. Leonard S. Yost inspects vehicles repaired during a reservist training period, Jan. 24, 2017, at Camp Kinser, Okinawa, Japan. The training period was used to integrate reserve and active duty Marines to share knowledge and ideas to improve work productivity. Yost, a native of Hubert, North Carolina, is an intermediate automotive mechanic with Transportation Services Company, Combat Logistics Battalion 25, Combat Logistics Regiment 45, 4th Marine Logistics Group, currently working with 3rd Maintenance Battalion, Combat Logistics Regiment 35, 3rd Marine Logistics Group, III Marine Expeditionary Force. (U.S. Marine Corps Photo by Lance Cpl. Jonah Baase) - Sgt. Leonard S. Yost inspects vehicles repaired during a reservist training period, Jan. 24, 2017, at Camp Kinser, Okinawa, Japan. The training period was used to integrate reserve and active duty Marines to share knowledge and ideas to improve work productivity. Yost, a native of Hubert, North Carolina, is an intermediate automotive mechanic with Transportation Services Company, Combat Logistics Battalion 25, Combat Logistics Regiment 45, 4th Marine Logistics Group, currently working with 3rd Maintenance Battalion, Combat Logistics Regiment 35, 3rd Marine Logistics Group, III Marine Expeditionary Force. (U.S. Marine Corps Photo by Lance Cpl. Jonah Baase)

Lance Cpl. Jeremie Lewis, Lance Cpl. Quinn Beckens, Lance Cpl. Rodrigo Cruzvera, and Lance Cpl. Javier Avila Jr. stand in front on their fire truck April 1, 2016. The Marines are aircraft rescue and firefighting Marines with Headquarters and Headquarters Squadron, Marine Corps Air Station Futenma, Marine Corps Installations Pacific. Lewis is from South Haven, Miss.; Beckens is from Sodus, N.Y.; Crusvera is from Gardnerville, Nev.; Avila is from San Augustine, Texas. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Kelsey M. Dornfeld/ Released) - Lance Cpl. Jeremie Lewis, Lance Cpl. Quinn Beckens, Lance Cpl. Rodrigo Cruzvera, and Lance Cpl. Javier Avila Jr. stand in front on their fire truck April 1, 2016. The Marines are aircraft rescue and firefighting Marines with Headquarters and Headquarters Squadron, Marine Corps Air Station Futenma, Marine Corps Installations Pacific. Lewis is from South Haven, Miss.; Beckens is from Sodus, N.Y.; Crusvera is from Gardnerville, Nev.; Avila is from San Augustine, Texas. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Kelsey M. Dornfeld/ Released)