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AH-1Z Vipers soar through the skies over Osaka Castle, Osaka, Japan, March 12, 2017. Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 267 validated the long-range capability of the auxiliary fuel tanks on their H-1 platform helicopters by flying 314 nautical miles during one leg of the journey, March 10. These aircrafts’ extended range is crucial to maintaining a stronger, more capable forward-deployed force in the Asia-Indo-Pacific region. The Marines in the aircraft are with HMLA-267, currently assigned to Marine Aircraft Group 36, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, III Marine Expeditionary Force through the unit deployment program. The squadron is based out of Camp Pendleton, California. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Andy Martinez) - AH-1Z Vipers soar through the skies over Osaka Castle, Osaka, Japan, March 12, 2017. Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 267 validated the long-range capability of the auxiliary fuel tanks on their H-1 platform helicopters by flying 314 nautical miles during one leg of the journey, March 10. These aircrafts’ extended range is crucial to maintaining a stronger, more capable forward-deployed force in the Asia-Indo-Pacific region. The Marines in the aircraft are with HMLA-267, currently assigned to Marine Aircraft Group 36, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, III Marine Expeditionary Force through the unit deployment program. The squadron is based out of Camp Pendleton, California. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Andy Martinez)

Cpl. Jessica Goldman and Lance Cpl. Scottlyn Arnold receive a certificate of appreciation from the Nago City Board of Education, at the Uruma City Ishikawa District Community Center, in Nago City, Okinawa, Japan, March 7, 2017. The certificate was presented as a thank you for their volunteer efforts during the Nago English Camp. Volunteers at the camp spent the majority of their time teaching Okinawan children how to read and write in English. Goldman, from Newtown, Pennsylvania, is a motor transportation mechanic. Arnold, from Potomac, Montana, is a motor transportations operator. Goldman and Arnold are both with Truck Company, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force. (U.S. Marine Corps Photo by Lance Cpl. Jonah Baase) - Cpl. Jessica Goldman and Lance Cpl. Scottlyn Arnold receive a certificate of appreciation from the Nago City Board of Education, at the Uruma City Ishikawa District Community Center, in Nago City, Okinawa, Japan, March 7, 2017. The certificate was presented as a thank you for their volunteer efforts during the Nago English Camp. Volunteers at the camp spent the majority of their time teaching Okinawan children how to read and write in English. Goldman, from Newtown, Pennsylvania, is a motor transportation mechanic. Arnold, from Potomac, Montana, is a motor transportations operator. Goldman and Arnold are both with Truck Company, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force. (U.S. Marine Corps Photo by Lance Cpl. Jonah Baase)

Lt. Gen. Lawrence D. Nicholson and U.S. Consul General Mr. Joel Ehrendreich, spoke with approximately 18 Okinawan and mainland Japan media representatives on March 8, 2017, at Camp Foster, Okinawa, Japan. The media round table was held to answer questions concerning the purpose and reach of the new Okinawa Orientation Overview brief given to newcomers, the actions taken to advance the U.S. and Japanese alliance, and flight policies set in place for U.S. military aircraft operating in and around Okinawa. Nicholson, from Toronto, Canada is the commanding general for III Marine Expeditionary Force. Ehrendreich is the consul general at the U.S. Consulate, Naha. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Joshua Pinkney) - Lt. Gen. Lawrence D. Nicholson and U.S. Consul General Mr. Joel Ehrendreich, spoke with approximately 18 Okinawan and mainland Japan media representatives on March 8, 2017, at Camp Foster, Okinawa, Japan. The media round table was held to answer questions concerning the purpose and reach of the new Okinawa Orientation Overview brief given to newcomers, the actions taken to advance the U.S. and Japanese alliance, and flight policies set in place for U.S. military aircraft operating in and around Okinawa. Nicholson, from Toronto, Canada is the commanding general for III Marine Expeditionary Force. Ehrendreich is the consul general at the U.S. Consulate, Naha. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Joshua Pinkney)