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Marine Master Sgt. Travis A. Williams receives the 2015 Navy and Marine Association Leadership Award November 18, 2015 in Okinawa, Japan. This award is an annual award given to the most outstanding company grade officers and enlisted Marines and Sailors at each regiment/group or headquarters-level unit within the operating forces. Williams, an East Orange, New Jersey native, is a communications chief with 3d Marine Expeditionary Brigade, III Marine Expeditionary Force. Master Sgt. Williams (second from the left) received the award from Lt. Gen. Lawrence D. Nicholson (far left), Commanding General, III Marine Expeditionary Force. They are accompanied here by Sgt. Maj. Mario P. Fields (second from the right), Sergeant Major, III MEF Headquarters Group, and Brig. Gen. John M. Jansen (far right), Commanding General, 3d Marine Expeditionary Brigade/Deputy Commanding General, III Marine Expeditionary Force. (Courtesy Photo) - Marine Master Sgt. Travis A. Williams receives the 2015 Navy and Marine Association Leadership Award November 18, 2015 in Okinawa, Japan. This award is an annual award given to the most outstanding company grade officers and enlisted Marines and Sailors at each regiment/group or headquarters-level unit within the operating forces. Williams, an East Orange, New Jersey native, is a communications chief with 3d Marine Expeditionary Brigade, III Marine Expeditionary Force. Master Sgt. Williams (second from the left) received the award from Lt. Gen. Lawrence D. Nicholson (far left), Commanding General, III Marine Expeditionary Force. They are accompanied here by Sgt. Maj. Mario P. Fields (second from the right), Sergeant Major, III MEF Headquarters Group, and Brig. Gen. John M. Jansen (far right), Commanding General, 3d Marine Expeditionary Brigade/Deputy Commanding General, III Marine Expeditionary Force. (Courtesy Photo)

Representatives of the Guntenkyo observe an Okinawa Orientation Overview aboard Camp Foster, Okinawa, Japan. This marked the first time the Guntenkyo sat in on an official OOO brief. “We are at our best when we openly communicate, share ideas, and work with local leaders to prepare our Marines, sailors, airmen and soldiers to be ambassadors and respectful members of the communities we share in Okinawa,” said Nicholson. “We have worked hard to create an improved presentation that all the branches of the military can use to be more effective at building understanding within our shared communities.” Nicholson is the Okinawa Area Coordinator for U.S. Forces, Japan. - Representatives of the Guntenkyo observe an Okinawa Orientation Overview aboard Camp Foster, Okinawa, Japan. This marked the first time the Guntenkyo sat in on an official OOO brief. “We are at our best when we openly communicate, share ideas, and work with local leaders to prepare our Marines, sailors, airmen and soldiers to be ambassadors and respectful members of the communities we share in Okinawa,” said Nicholson. “We have worked hard to create an improved presentation that all the branches of the military can use to be more effective at building understanding within our shared communities.” Nicholson is the Okinawa Area Coordinator for U.S. Forces, Japan.

Markel Powell participates in the 6th Annual Okinawa Zombie Walk at American Village, Okinawa, Japan, on October 30, 2016. The event was an opportunity for locals and service members to come out and display their zombie costumes. Service members and civilians also volunteered to guide the zombies as they had their pictures taken. Powell’s father, Chief Warrant Officer Three Fitzroy Powell, is a personnel officer with 12th Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force. Powell and his son are from New York. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Nelson Duenas/ Released) - Markel Powell participates in the 6th Annual Okinawa Zombie Walk at American Village, Okinawa, Japan, on October 30, 2016. The event was an opportunity for locals and service members to come out and display their zombie costumes. Service members and civilians also volunteered to guide the zombies as they had their pictures taken. Powell’s father, Chief Warrant Officer Three Fitzroy Powell, is a personnel officer with 12th Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force. Powell and his son are from New York. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Nelson Duenas/ Released)