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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. Aenoi Luangxay ,right, a squad leader with Combat Engineering Company, 3rd Combat Assault Battalion, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force, receives a challenge coin July 7, 2017, in Okinawa, Japan, from Maj. Gen. Craig Timberlake, the 3rd Marine Division commanding officer, for winning the outstanding squad leader award while participating in the 2nd annual Marine Corps Combat Engineer Sapper competition held in Camp Pendleton, California. Luangxay was one of four squad leaders to be in the running for the award. - Sgt. Aenoi Luangxay ,right, a squad leader with Combat Engineering Company, 3rd Combat Assault Battalion, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force, receives a challenge coin July 7, 2017, in Okinawa, Japan, from Maj. Gen. Craig Timberlake, the 3rd Marine Division commanding officer, for winning the outstanding squad leader award while participating in the 2nd annual Marine Corps Combat Engineer Sapper competition held in Camp Pendleton, California. Luangxay was one of four squad leaders to be in the running for the award.

Master Sgt. Victor Garcia, the operations chief of Henoko Ammunitions Supply Point, speaks with Marines while conducting a movement of unserviceable ammunition, July 11, 2017, from the Ammunition Supply Point on Camp Schwab, Okinawa, Japan to a United States Naval Ship at Tengan Pier, Okinawa, Japan. The Marines with Ammunition Company, 3d Supply Battalion, Combat Logistics Regiment 35, 3d Marine Logistics Group, III Marine Expeditionary Force loaded up approximately 130 pallets of ammunition at the ASP to be transported and returned to the Naval Munitions Command on Sasebo Navy Base, Japan, for proper disposal. The experience of a ship-to-shore ammo movement is unique to the Marines with III MEF and benefits their forward deployed capabilities by simulating a realistic scenario that could happen during an operation. - Master Sgt. Victor Garcia, the operations chief of Henoko Ammunitions Supply Point, speaks with Marines while conducting a movement of unserviceable ammunition, July 11, 2017, from the Ammunition Supply Point on Camp Schwab, Okinawa, Japan to a United States Naval Ship at Tengan Pier, Okinawa, Japan. The Marines with Ammunition Company, 3d Supply Battalion, Combat Logistics Regiment 35, 3d Marine Logistics Group, III Marine Expeditionary Force loaded up approximately 130 pallets of ammunition at the ASP to be transported and returned to the Naval Munitions Command on Sasebo Navy Base, Japan, for proper disposal. The experience of a ship-to-shore ammo movement is unique to the Marines with III MEF and benefits their forward deployed capabilities by simulating a realistic scenario that could happen during an operation.

A Republic of Korea Marine attempts to break through a riot control line during riot control training, at Pohang, South Korea, June 22, 2017. ROK Marines simulated rioters by attempting to break through the riot control line as defenders subdued the aggressors. U.S. and ROK Marines practice their non-lethal force tactics during Korean Marine Exchange Program 17-7. KMEP 17-7 is just one of the many opportunities made possible for ROK and U.S. Marines to learn and train with one another. The U.S. Marines are military policemen with Bravo Company, 3rd Law Enforcement Battalion, III Marine Expeditionary Force. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Andy Martinez) - A Republic of Korea Marine attempts to break through a riot control line during riot control training, at Pohang, South Korea, June 22, 2017. ROK Marines simulated rioters by attempting to break through the riot control line as defenders subdued the aggressors. U.S. and ROK Marines practice their non-lethal force tactics during Korean Marine Exchange Program 17-7. KMEP 17-7 is just one of the many opportunities made possible for ROK and U.S. Marines to learn and train with one another. The U.S. Marines are military policemen with Bravo Company, 3rd Law Enforcement Battalion, III Marine Expeditionary Force. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Andy Martinez)

U.S. Marine Cpls. Otto Thiele (center left), Eric Goodman (center), and Christopher Ehms (far right) and Lance Cpls. Antonio Martinez (far left) and Avelardo Guevara Osuna (center right) came together to assist a local Japanese woman during their hike on Mount Fuji, Japan, July 3, 2017. The woman, Oda Moe, was found lying on the ground, hyperventilating and struggling to breathe when the Marines came to her assistance. Together, they created a makeshift stretcher to carry her down approximately two miles to get to medical assistance. The Marines are with Electronics Maintenance Company, 3d Maintenance Battalion, Combat Logistics Regiment 35, 3d Marine Logistics Group, III Marine Expeditionary Force. - U.S. Marine Cpls. Otto Thiele (center left), Eric Goodman (center), and Christopher Ehms (far right) and Lance Cpls. Antonio Martinez (far left) and Avelardo Guevara Osuna (center right) came together to assist a local Japanese woman during their hike on Mount Fuji, Japan, July 3, 2017. The woman, Oda Moe, was found lying on the ground, hyperventilating and struggling to breathe when the Marines came to her assistance. Together, they created a makeshift stretcher to carry her down approximately two miles to get to medical assistance. The Marines are with Electronics Maintenance Company, 3d Maintenance Battalion, Combat Logistics Regiment 35, 3d Marine Logistics Group, III Marine Expeditionary Force.