Marine Corps Installations Pacific

 

Marine Corps Installations Pacific

Competitors in the Futenma Mess Hall Chef of the Month competition pose for photos with the senior enlisted judges after receiving awards for their performance July 22 on Marine Corps Air Station Futenma, Okinawa, Japan. The monthly competition is an opportunity for the Marines who are performing well in the workplace and seeking opportunities to better themselves through merit boards and other events. During the competition, the contestants must plan a full multi-course meal, cook the dishes and serve it to a panel of judges who evaluate their meal based on taste, appearance, originality and the Marines’ oral presentations explaining each course.
Fueled to Fight: Futenma Mess Hall Marines cook up hefty helping of competition
Competitors in the Futenma Mess Hall Chef of the Month competition pose for photos with the senior enlisted judges after receiving awards for their performance July 22 on Marine Corps Air Station Futenma, Okinawa, Japan. The monthly competition is an opportunity for the Marines who are performing well in the workplace and seeking opportunities to better themselves through merit boards and other events. During the competition, the contestants must plan a full multi-course meal, cook the dishes and serve it to a panel of judges who evaluate their meal based on taste, appearance, originality and the Marines’ oral presentations explaining each course.
Maj. Gen. Joaquin F. Malavet gives his remarks during a change of command ceremony July 12 on Combined Arms Training Center Camp Fuji, Shizuoka, Japan. Col. Todd R. Finley relinquished command of CATC Camp Fuji to Col. Christopher R. Escamilla as commanding officer. “Col. Finley commanded with true love for Japan and the Marine Corps, and with true compassion for his Marines. I have no doubt that Col. Escamilla will take it to the next level,” said Malavet. Malavet is the commanding general of Marine Corps Installations Pacific-Marine Corps Base Camp Butler, Japan.
CATC Camp Fuji bids farewell to Finley, welcomes Escamilla
Maj. Gen. Joaquin F. Malavet gives his remarks during a change of command ceremony July 12 on Combined Arms Training Center Camp Fuji, Shizuoka, Japan. Col. Todd R. Finley relinquished command of CATC Camp Fuji to Col. Christopher R. Escamilla as commanding officer. “Col. Finley commanded with true love for Japan and the Marine Corps, and with true compassion for his Marines. I have no doubt that Col. Escamilla will take it to the next level,” said Malavet. Malavet is the commanding general of Marine Corps Installations Pacific-Marine Corps Base Camp Butler, Japan.
Col. William L. DePue exchanges business cards with Masaharu Noguni, July 22 in Chatan, Okinawa, Japan. The exchange was part of a courtesy visit to Noguni, the mayor of Chatan town, which is adjacent to Camp Foster and Camp Lester. DePue is the commanding officer of Headquarters and Support Battalion, Marine Corps Installations Pacific-Marine Corps Base Camp Butler, Japan. (U.S. Marine Corps Photo By Cpl. Douglas D. Simons/Released)
Camp commander visits mayor of Chatan Town
Col. William L. DePue exchanges business cards with Masaharu Noguni, July 22 in Chatan, Okinawa, Japan. The exchange was part of a courtesy visit to Noguni, the mayor of Chatan town, which is adjacent to Camp Foster and Camp Lester. DePue is the commanding officer of Headquarters and Support Battalion, Marine Corps Installations Pacific-Marine Corps Base Camp Butler, Japan. (U.S. Marine Corps Photo By Cpl. Douglas D. Simons/Released)
Col. William L. DePue, bottom right, speaks with Masaharu Noguni, bottom left, July 22 in Chatan, Okinawa, Japan. The meeting was part of a courtesy visit to Noguni, the mayor of Chatan town, which is adjacent to Camp Foster and Camp Lester. DePue is the commanding officer of Headquarters and Support Battalion, Marine Corps Installations Pacific-Marine Corps Base Camp Butler, Japan. (U.S. Marine Corps Photo By Cpl. Douglas D. Simons/Released)
Camp commander visits mayor of Chatan Town
Col. William L. DePue, bottom right, speaks with Masaharu Noguni, bottom left, July 22 in Chatan, Okinawa, Japan. The meeting was part of a courtesy visit to Noguni, the mayor of Chatan town, which is adjacent to Camp Foster and Camp Lester. DePue is the commanding officer of Headquarters and Support Battalion, Marine Corps Installations Pacific-Marine Corps Base Camp Butler, Japan. (U.S. Marine Corps Photo By Cpl. Douglas D. Simons/Released)
Col. William L. Depue poses with members of the Japan Institute of Architects July 6 aboard Camp Foster, Okinawa, Japan. The old naval hospital, aboard Camp Lester, was one of four building in Okinawa selected for documentation and conservation of buildings, sites and neighborhoods of the modern movement (DOCOMOMO). The United States Armed Forces have worked hand in hand with local architects on and off base for 16 years. Depue is the Camps Foster and Lester camp commander.
Old naval hospital recognized by Japanese architectural committee
Col. William L. Depue poses with members of the Japan Institute of Architects July 6 aboard Camp Foster, Okinawa, Japan. The old naval hospital, aboard Camp Lester, was one of four building in Okinawa selected for documentation and conservation of buildings, sites and neighborhoods of the modern movement (DOCOMOMO). The United States Armed Forces have worked hand in hand with local architects on and off base for 16 years. Depue is the Camps Foster and Lester camp commander.
Okinawan librarians explore learning programs for children at the Camp Foster Library July 12. The visit was part of an exchange program between the American and Okinawan librarians. The librarians toured the Okinawa Collection and Study Guides section, which every American library on Okinawa contains. Once the tour was finished, the librarians ate lunch together, laughing and discussing their different views.
Okinawan librarians visit, exchange at Camp Foster library
Okinawan librarians explore learning programs for children at the Camp Foster Library July 12. The visit was part of an exchange program between the American and Okinawan librarians. The librarians toured the Okinawa Collection and Study Guides section, which every American library on Okinawa contains. Once the tour was finished, the librarians ate lunch together, laughing and discussing their different views.
Marines perform maintenance on an M777 Howitzer July 11 aboard Combined Arms Training Facility Camp Fuji, Shizuoka, Japan. The howitzer will be used in an upcoming field training exercise by 1st Battalion, 12th Marine Regiment. CATC Camp Fuji allows artillery units to utilize the 21 artillery gun positions available on over 34,000 acres of field space. The Marines are with 1st Battalion, 12th Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division. (U.S. Marine Corps Photo By Cpl. Douglas D. Simons/Released)
Fuji Marines perform maintenance on M777 Howitzers, 120mm mortars
Marines perform maintenance on an M777 Howitzer July 11 aboard Combined Arms Training Facility Camp Fuji, Shizuoka, Japan. The howitzer will be used in an upcoming field training exercise by 1st Battalion, 12th Marine Regiment. CATC Camp Fuji allows artillery units to utilize the 21 artillery gun positions available on over 34,000 acres of field space. The Marines are with 1st Battalion, 12th Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division. (U.S. Marine Corps Photo By Cpl. Douglas D. Simons/Released)
An Okinawa elementary student poses for a photo while exploring an MV-22 Osprey July 18 during a tour of Marine Corps Air Station Futenma, Okinawa, Japan. The tour strengthened the bilateral relationship between Marines and Okinawa residents by allowing them to see what Marines do on a daily basis and their day-to-day responsibilities in the workplace. During the visit, guests enjoyed a meal at the Habu Pit, toured the mess hall and explored various static displays on the flight line.
Okinawa residents explore flight line on Marine Corps Air Station Futenma
An Okinawa elementary student poses for a photo while exploring an MV-22 Osprey July 18 during a tour of Marine Corps Air Station Futenma, Okinawa, Japan. The tour strengthened the bilateral relationship between Marines and Okinawa residents by allowing them to see what Marines do on a daily basis and their day-to-day responsibilities in the workplace. During the visit, guests enjoyed a meal at the Habu Pit, toured the mess hall and explored various static displays on the flight line.
Lt. Gen. Lawrence Nicholson, right, greets Marines attending the 2016 Okinawa Memorial services June 23 at Okinawa Peace Memorial Park, Itoman, Okinawa, Japan. The ceremony brought Okinawa residents and Status of Forces Agreement members together to honor those whose lives were lost in the Battle of Okinawa. During the ceremony, distinguished guest speakers gave speeches to honor the fallen in the Battle of Okinawa and laid wreaths at the memorial walls, on which the names of the fallen were engraved. Attendees, in turn, took a moment of silence and paid tribute to the fallen heroes.  Nicholson is the III Marine Expeditionary Force commanding general and the Okinawa Area Coordinator.
Never forgotten: Okinawa residents, Status of Forces Agreement members gather for Okinawa Memorial Day services
Lt. Gen. Lawrence Nicholson, right, greets Marines attending the 2016 Okinawa Memorial services June 23 at Okinawa Peace Memorial Park, Itoman, Okinawa, Japan. The ceremony brought Okinawa residents and Status of Forces Agreement members together to honor those whose lives were lost in the Battle of Okinawa. During the ceremony, distinguished guest speakers gave speeches to honor the fallen in the Battle of Okinawa and laid wreaths at the memorial walls, on which the names of the fallen were engraved. Attendees, in turn, took a moment of silence and paid tribute to the fallen heroes. Nicholson is the III Marine Expeditionary Force commanding general and the Okinawa Area Coordinator.
U.S. Marines stand to honor the fallen during the 2016 Okinawa Memorial services June 23 at Peace Memorial Park, Itoman, Japan. The ceremony brought Okinawa residents and Status of Forces Agreement members together to honor those whose lives were lost in the Battle of Okinawa. During the ceremony, distinguished guest speakers gave speeches to honor the fallen in the Battle of Okinawa and laid wreaths at the memorial walls, on which the names of the fallen were engraved. Attendees, in turn, took a moment of silence and paid tribute to the fallen heroes.
Never forgotten: Okinawa residents, Status of Forces Agreement members gather for Okinawa Memorial Day services
U.S. Marines stand to honor the fallen during the 2016 Okinawa Memorial services June 23 at Peace Memorial Park, Itoman, Japan. The ceremony brought Okinawa residents and Status of Forces Agreement members together to honor those whose lives were lost in the Battle of Okinawa. During the ceremony, distinguished guest speakers gave speeches to honor the fallen in the Battle of Okinawa and laid wreaths at the memorial walls, on which the names of the fallen were engraved. Attendees, in turn, took a moment of silence and paid tribute to the fallen heroes.
Cpl. Katheryn Jones performs an ammunition can carry while competing in a High Intensity Tactical Training competition June 17 aboard Camp Foster, Okinawa, Japan. Marines battled to see who could get the best time on three challenging events, which consisted of exercises such as kneeling power ball throws, kettlebell carries and burpees. The top male and female participants from the competition will travel to Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, California to compete in the HITT Championship to claim the title “Ultimate Tactical Athlete.” Jones in a meteorology and oceanography analyst forecaster with Headquarters and Headquarters Squadron, Marine Corps Air Station Futenma, Marine Corps Installations Pacific. (U.S. Marine Corps Photo by Cpl. Douglas Simons/Released)
Marines participate in High Intensity Tactical Training Tactical Athlete competition
Cpl. Katheryn Jones performs an ammunition can carry while competing in a High Intensity Tactical Training competition June 17 aboard Camp Foster, Okinawa, Japan. Marines battled to see who could get the best time on three challenging events, which consisted of exercises such as kneeling power ball throws, kettlebell carries and burpees. The top male and female participants from the competition will travel to Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, California to compete in the HITT Championship to claim the title “Ultimate Tactical Athlete.” Jones in a meteorology and oceanography analyst forecaster with Headquarters and Headquarters Squadron, Marine Corps Air Station Futenma, Marine Corps Installations Pacific. (U.S. Marine Corps Photo by Cpl. Douglas Simons/Released)
Ambassador to Japan Caroline Kennedy poses with Lt. Col James G. Sweeney, Mr. Taketsugu Miyasato, Mr. Yukio Miyagi, and Munekatsu Kayo June 22 aboard Camp Schwab, Okinawa, Japan. For the past 14 years, Marines aboard Camp Schwab have been teaching children and young adults basic grammar and commonly used words for communication. The English class is just one of over 500 community relations programs that Marines all over Okinawa participate in every year. From Camp Gonsalves in the North, to Camp Kinser in the South, Marines stationed in Okinawa are deeply invested in the surrounding communities that they call home. Sweeney is the executive officer for 4th Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force. Miyasato, Miyagi and Kayo are the district mayors of Kushi, Toyohara. and Henoko, respectively.
An hour for a lifetime: Ambassador Kennedy visits Marines during weekly outreach event with Henoko, Okinawa community
Ambassador to Japan Caroline Kennedy poses with Lt. Col James G. Sweeney, Mr. Taketsugu Miyasato, Mr. Yukio Miyagi, and Munekatsu Kayo June 22 aboard Camp Schwab, Okinawa, Japan. For the past 14 years, Marines aboard Camp Schwab have been teaching children and young adults basic grammar and commonly used words for communication. The English class is just one of over 500 community relations programs that Marines all over Okinawa participate in every year. From Camp Gonsalves in the North, to Camp Kinser in the South, Marines stationed in Okinawa are deeply invested in the surrounding communities that they call home. Sweeney is the executive officer for 4th Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force. Miyasato, Miyagi and Kayo are the district mayors of Kushi, Toyohara. and Henoko, respectively.
Ambassador to Japan Caroline Kennedy and Lance Cpl. Keven Romero interact with students during a service member-taught English class June 22 aboard Camp Schwab, Okinawa, Japan. For the past 14 years, Marines aboard Camp Schwab have been teaching children and young adults basic grammar and commonly used words for communication. According to Romero, they not only learned from and taught their Okinawan neighbors, but they continue to build on a bond 71 years in the making. Romero is a warehouse clerk with Combat Assault Battalion, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force.
An hour for a lifetime: Ambassador Kennedy visits Marines during weekly outreach event with Henoko, Okinawa community
Ambassador to Japan Caroline Kennedy and Lance Cpl. Keven Romero interact with students during a service member-taught English class June 22 aboard Camp Schwab, Okinawa, Japan. For the past 14 years, Marines aboard Camp Schwab have been teaching children and young adults basic grammar and commonly used words for communication. According to Romero, they not only learned from and taught their Okinawan neighbors, but they continue to build on a bond 71 years in the making. Romero is a warehouse clerk with Combat Assault Battalion, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force.
Mission
Marine Corps Installations Pacific strengthens and enables force projection in the Indo-Asia-Pacific with our allies and partners to protect and defend the territory of the United States, its people, and its interests. Our camps and installations, arrayed across the region with purposeful designs, clearly set theater-strategic conditions for partnered presence, logistics throughput, command and control, and military readiness. Our utility, resiliency and strategic design represent the requisite and foundational support to the power of U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Pacific.

Okinawa Marines
A single mother who grew up at an orphanage is striving to learn English By Ike Hirayasu | July 18, 2016
An hour for a lifetime: Ambassador Kennedy visits Marines during weekly outreach event with Henoko, Okinawa community By Sgt. Royce Dorman | June 28, 2016
Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni
Ready Group lands Down Under By Cpl. Nicole Zurbrugg | July 27, 2016
Ready Group lands Down Under By Cpl. Nicole Zurbrugg | July 26, 2016
Combined Arms Training Center Camp Fuji
CLC-36 improves service members’ combat readiness By Cpl. Carlos Cruz Jr. | August 4, 2015
MCCS supports Marines in Exercise Dragon Fire 2015 By Lance Cpl. Carlos Cruz Jr. | July 20, 2015
Marine Corps Base Hawaii
"Kings of Fury" unleash Spartan Fury By Lance Cpl. Jesus Sepulveda Torres | June 2, 2016
Devils, Dogs Demonstrate Daily Duties By Lance Cpl. Jesus Sepulveda Torres | March 29, 2016
Camp Mujuk, South Korea
Marine Camp Provides Vital Platform on Korean Peninsula By Sgt. Royce Dorman | March 27, 2016
Korean native, U.S. Marine’s journey back home By Cpl. Daniel JeanPaul | March 23, 2016

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