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Lt. Gen. Lawrence D. Nicholson announces a 30-day period of unity and mourning for all U.S. military and Status of Forces Agreement personnel on Okinawa, at a press conference on Camp Foster, Okinawa, Japan, May 28, 2016. Out of respect for the people of Okinawa, Nicholson chose to demonstrate the solidarity of the U.S. service members here and the people of Okinawa by honoring the recent loss of an Okinawan female. The period of unity and mourning was directed to all U.S. military, and Nicholson also highly encouraged all SOFA-status members to partake, as this period will serve as a time to reflect on personal conduct, to consider their roles as ambassadors to Japan, and demonstrate the deepest sympathies for the victim and her family. Nicholson, from Toronto, Canada, is the Okinawa Area Coordinator and commanding general for III Marine Expeditionary Force. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Jessica N. Etheridge/Released) - Lt. Gen. Lawrence D. Nicholson announces a 30-day period of unity and mourning for all U.S. military and Status of Forces Agreement personnel on Okinawa, at a press conference on Camp Foster, Okinawa, Japan, May 28, 2016. Out of respect for the people of Okinawa, Nicholson chose to demonstrate the solidarity of the U.S. service members here and the people of Okinawa by honoring the recent loss of an Okinawan female. The period of unity and mourning was directed to all U.S. military, and Nicholson also highly encouraged all SOFA-status members to partake, as this period will serve as a time to reflect on personal conduct, to consider their roles as ambassadors to Japan, and demonstrate the deepest sympathies for the victim and her family. Nicholson, from Toronto, Canada, is the Okinawa Area Coordinator and commanding general for III Marine Expeditionary Force. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Jessica N. Etheridge/Released)

Master Sgt. Leroy A. Forbes reads off names for accountability for Task Force Koa Moana at Tengan Pier, Okinawa, Japan on May 18, 2016. The task force is responsible for conducting a series of bilateral, multi-national exercises involving a company-sized element of Marines and Sailors from different units within III Marine Expeditionary Force. They will be traveling to countries in the Asia-Pacific region aboard the USNS Sacagawea (T-AKE 2), a Marine Prepositioning Force ship. The ship is normally a mobile warehouse for Marines’ supplies; however, during this exercise, it will serve to transport personnel to multiple nations, where they will conduct basic military training and cultural exchange to increase relations and interoperability between participating nations. Forbes, from Hartford, Conn., is a combat engineer with 9th Engineer Support Battalion, 3rd Marine Logistics Group, III Marine Expeditionary Force, and is the task force’s senior enlisted in charge for the series of exercises. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. William Hester/ Released) - Master Sgt. Leroy A. Forbes reads off names for accountability for Task Force Koa Moana at Tengan Pier, Okinawa, Japan on May 18, 2016. The task force is responsible for conducting a series of bilateral, multi-national exercises involving a company-sized element of Marines and Sailors from different units within III Marine Expeditionary Force. They will be traveling to countries in the Asia-Pacific region aboard the USNS Sacagawea (T-AKE 2), a Marine Prepositioning Force ship. The ship is normally a mobile warehouse for Marines’ supplies; however, during this exercise, it will serve to transport personnel to multiple nations, where they will conduct basic military training and cultural exchange to increase relations and interoperability between participating nations. Forbes, from Hartford, Conn., is a combat engineer with 9th Engineer Support Battalion, 3rd Marine Logistics Group, III Marine Expeditionary Force, and is the task force’s senior enlisted in charge for the series of exercises. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. William Hester/ Released)

CAMP HANSEN, Okinawa, Japan – The III Marine Expeditionary Force Band performed their Spring Concert for the Okinawan community and distinguished guests May 7, 2016 at Tedako Hall, Okinawa, Japan. III MEF Commander Lt. Gen. Lawrence Nicholson, Ginowan City Mayor Atsushi Sakima, Ministry of Foreign Affairs Ambassador Masashi Mizukami and many other distinguished visitors attended the concert. The III MEF Band is the only expeditionary force band in the Marine Corps, exhibiting diverse musical capabilities and proficiency in a wide variety of settings. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Tiffany Edwards) - CAMP HANSEN, Okinawa, Japan – The III Marine Expeditionary Force Band performed their Spring Concert for the Okinawan community and distinguished guests May 7, 2016 at Tedako Hall, Okinawa, Japan. III MEF Commander Lt. Gen. Lawrence Nicholson, Ginowan City Mayor Atsushi Sakima, Ministry of Foreign Affairs Ambassador Masashi Mizukami and many other distinguished visitors attended the concert. The III MEF Band is the only expeditionary force band in the Marine Corps, exhibiting diverse musical capabilities and proficiency in a wide variety of settings. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Tiffany Edwards)

A Japan Ground Self-Defense Force member visiting the annual Training Expo on Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan, tests out the Instrumental Tactical Evaluation Simulated System, April 29, 2016. This recently updated system works almost like the popular game, "laser tag," where a laptop traces the marksmanship of the shooter. This training can be recorded and handed back to the unit on a CD to evaluate performance. (U.S. Marine photo by LCpl. Amaia Unanue/Released) - A Japan Ground Self-Defense Force member visiting the annual Training Expo on Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan, tests out the Instrumental Tactical Evaluation Simulated System, April 29, 2016. This recently updated system works almost like the popular game, "laser tag," where a laptop traces the marksmanship of the shooter. This training can be recorded and handed back to the unit on a CD to evaluate performance. (U.S. Marine photo by LCpl. Amaia Unanue/Released)