Marine Corps Installations Pacific

 

Marine Corps Installations Pacific

Col. David L. Odom, right, passes the 4th Marine Regiment colors to Col. Kevin A. Norton, left, June 16 at the theater on Camp Schwab.
Camp Schwab change of command
Col. David L. Odom, right, passes the 4th Marine Regiment colors to Col. Kevin A. Norton, left, June 16 at the theater on Camp Schwab.
CAMP COURTNEY, Okinawa, Japan - U.S. Marine Col. Eric M. Mellinger, right, receives a certificate of appreciation and a Defense Cooperation Medal from Japanese Ground Self-Defense Force Col. Shusei Hotta on behalf of Gen. Kiyofumi Iwata, June 13, 2016, at Camp Courtney, Okinawa, Japan. Mellinger was awarded for significantly contributing to increased training opportunities for the JGSDF by advancing co-use of Marine Corps training facilities on Okinawa and expanding III Marine Expeditionary Force efforts to participate in alliance/bilateral exercises. Hotta is the deputy chief of Policy and Programs Division, Ground Staff Office, JGSDF. Iwata is JGSDF chief of staff. Mellinger is III MEF chief of staff.
Japanese Ground Self-Defense Force, U.S. Marine Corps Continue Partnership
CAMP COURTNEY, Okinawa, Japan - U.S. Marine Col. Eric M. Mellinger, right, receives a certificate of appreciation and a Defense Cooperation Medal from Japanese Ground Self-Defense Force Col. Shusei Hotta on behalf of Gen. Kiyofumi Iwata, June 13, 2016, at Camp Courtney, Okinawa, Japan. Mellinger was awarded for significantly contributing to increased training opportunities for the JGSDF by advancing co-use of Marine Corps training facilities on Okinawa and expanding III Marine Expeditionary Force efforts to participate in alliance/bilateral exercises. Hotta is the deputy chief of Policy and Programs Division, Ground Staff Office, JGSDF. Iwata is JGSDF chief of staff. Mellinger is III MEF chief of staff.
Col. Sean M. McBride, right, passes the III MEF Headquarters Group colors to Col. Brian M. Howlett, left, June 9 at Parade deck on Camp Hansen.
III MEF Headquarters Group CO passes unit colors, bids farewell
Col. Sean M. McBride, right, passes the III MEF Headquarters Group colors to Col. Brian M. Howlett, left, June 9 at Parade deck on Camp Hansen.
Col. George G. Malkasian, the camp commander of Camp Courtney and Camp McTureous, mourns this tragic incident deeply and gives a speech to the members of the Camp Courtney Chapel on June 5, 2016.
Black ribbons and butterflies symbolize our shared mourning and unity
Col. George G. Malkasian, the camp commander of Camp Courtney and Camp McTureous, mourns this tragic incident deeply and gives a speech to the members of the Camp Courtney Chapel on June 5, 2016.
The members of Camp Courtney Chapel give a moment of silence for the tragic loss of a beautiful, young, Okinawan lady who was our neighbor, during the mourning service at the Camp Courtney Chapel on June 5, 2016.
Black ribbons and butterflies symbolize our shared mourning and unity
The members of Camp Courtney Chapel give a moment of silence for the tragic loss of a beautiful, young, Okinawan lady who was our neighbor, during the mourning service at the Camp Courtney Chapel on June 5, 2016.
President Barack Obama addresses service members and their families at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, May 27, 2016. Obama is scheduled to visit the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park and will be the highest ranking U.S. government official to do so in history. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Justin Fisher/Released)
President Obama visits MCAS Iwakuni
President Barack Obama addresses service members and their families at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, May 27, 2016. Obama is scheduled to visit the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park and will be the highest ranking U.S. government official to do so in history. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Justin Fisher/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 GySgt Jeremy Vought/Released)
Okinawa Area Coordinator Press Conference Discussing Period of Unity and Mourning
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 GySgt Jeremy Vought/Released)
President Barack Obama poses with Capt. Tessa Snow, a MV-22B Osprey pilot with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 265, May 27, 2016. Obama recognized Snow in his speech for her actions during the Kumamoto earthquake relief efforts. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Justin Fisher/Released)
President Obama visits MCAS Iwakuni
President Barack Obama poses with Capt. Tessa Snow, a MV-22B Osprey pilot with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 265, May 27, 2016. Obama recognized Snow in his speech for her actions during the Kumamoto earthquake relief efforts. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Justin Fisher/Released)
President Barack Obama addresses service members and their families at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, May 27, 2016. Obama is scheduled to visit the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park and will be the highest ranking U.S. government official to do so in history. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Justin Fisher/Released)
President Obama visits MCAS Iwakuni
President Barack Obama addresses service members and their families at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, May 27, 2016. Obama is scheduled to visit the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park and will be the highest ranking U.S. government official to do so in history. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Justin Fisher/Released)
Hajime Nakama, the Kin Mayor, shakes hands with Col. Sean McBride, the commanding officer of III Marine Headquarters Group May 14 at the Nature Mirai in Kin Town. McBride joined Nakama for a BBQ and Yakosoba lunch. The two discussed the good relationships between the local community and service members in Kin Town.
Kin Town Mayor welcomes Camp Hansen Commander
Hajime Nakama, the Kin Mayor, shakes hands with Col. Sean McBride, the commanding officer of III Marine Headquarters Group May 14 at the Nature Mirai in Kin Town. McBride joined Nakama for a BBQ and Yakosoba lunch. The two discussed the good relationships between the local community and service members in Kin Town.
Col. Christopher Snyder, MCIPAC Chief of Staff, Col. David Odom, the commanding officer of Camp Schwab, and Munakastu Kayo, the Henoko Mayor talk during the Camp Schwab's Commander Social May 14. Local community leaders were invited to discuss the good relationships between their communities and Marine Corps Installations Pacific.
Camp Schwab's Commander Social
Col. Christopher Snyder, MCIPAC Chief of Staff, Col. David Odom, the commanding officer of Camp Schwab, and Munakastu Kayo, the Henoko Mayor talk during the Camp Schwab's Commander Social May 14. Local community leaders were invited to discuss the good relationships between their communities and Marine Corps Installations Pacific.
Col. David Odom, the commanding officer of Camp Schwab, participates in the Dragon Boat Races May 15 with his team. The races is a great way to experience the rich cultural history of Okinawa while having fun and making new friends.
Henoko Dragon Boat Race
Col. David Odom, the commanding officer of Camp Schwab, participates in the Dragon Boat Races May 15 with his team. The races is a great way to experience the rich cultural history of Okinawa while having fun and making new friends.
Col. David Odom, the commanding officer of Camp Schwab, participates in the Dragon Boat Races May 15 with his team. The races is a great way to experience the rich cultural history of Okinawa while having fun and making new friends.
Henoko Dragon Boat Race
Col. David Odom, the commanding officer of Camp Schwab, participates in the Dragon Boat Races May 15 with his team. The races is a great way to experience the rich cultural history of Okinawa while having fun and making new friends.
Camp Schwab SMP Marines and the Henoko senior citizen's association worked together to clean the beach in preparation for the Dragon Boat Race this Sunday. Camp Schwab commander Col. David L. Odom and SgtMaj. Mario P. Fields came to greet Marines and Henoko senior citizen to share their support of community relation activities on May 12, 2016.
Schwab SMP and Henoko residents worked together.
Camp Schwab SMP Marines and the Henoko senior citizen's association worked together to clean the beach in preparation for the Dragon Boat Race this Sunday. Camp Schwab commander Col. David L. Odom and SgtMaj. Mario P. Fields came to greet Marines and Henoko senior citizen to share their support of community relation activities on May 12, 2016.
Mount Fuji watches over the Fuji Friendship Festival May 7 aboard Combined Arms Training Center Fuji, Gotemba, Japan. The festival included fun and games for all ages, such as bounce houses, face painting and live music from local artists and the U.S. 7th Fleet Band’s Orient Express. The festival also had numerous displays of weapon systems along with aircraft and vehicles. Among them were Japanese tanks, a UH60 Black Hawk and the MV-22B Osprey.
Camp Fuji hosts 2016 Fuji Friendship Festival
Mount Fuji watches over the Fuji Friendship Festival May 7 aboard Combined Arms Training Center Fuji, Gotemba, Japan. The festival included fun and games for all ages, such as bounce houses, face painting and live music from local artists and the U.S. 7th Fleet Band’s Orient Express. The festival also had numerous displays of weapon systems along with aircraft and vehicles. Among them were Japanese tanks, a UH60 Black Hawk and the MV-22B Osprey.
Pemberton Aerosports executed a flag jump during the Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni Friendship Day 2016 Air Show, Japan, May 5, 2016. Since 1973, MCAS Iwakuni has conducted a single-day air show and open house specifically designed to foster positive relationships between the air station and our Japanese hosts, and the event traditionally draws more than 200,000 visitors and participants. This year is the 40th Friendship Day, offering a culturally enriching experience that displays the mutual support that the U.S. and Japan share. This annual event showcases a variety of static displays, aviation performances and demonstrations, and provides food and entertainment for guests of the largest single-day event in Iwakuni.  (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Douglas Simons/Released)
40th MCAS Iwakuni Friendship Day 2016 Air Show demonstrates U.S.-Japan alliance
Pemberton Aerosports executed a flag jump during the Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni Friendship Day 2016 Air Show, Japan, May 5, 2016. Since 1973, MCAS Iwakuni has conducted a single-day air show and open house specifically designed to foster positive relationships between the air station and our Japanese hosts, and the event traditionally draws more than 200,000 visitors and participants. This year is the 40th Friendship Day, offering a culturally enriching experience that displays the mutual support that the U.S. and Japan share. This annual event showcases a variety of static displays, aviation performances and demonstrations, and provides food and entertainment for guests of the largest single-day event in Iwakuni. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Douglas Simons/Released)
MCB Camp Foster opens its gates to Japanese employees’ family members for the annual MLC appreciation day on April 29, 2016. Col. Thomas Pecina gave a welcome speach to Japanese audience at the Camp Foster theater and participated in photo session with Japanese employees and their families.
Camp Foster hosts MLC's appreciation day
MCB Camp Foster opens its gates to Japanese employees’ family members for the annual MLC appreciation day on April 29, 2016. Col. Thomas Pecina gave a welcome speach to Japanese audience at the Camp Foster theater and participated in photo session with Japanese employees and their families.
Col. George G. Malkasian, Camp Courtney commanding officer, thanks Cpl. Cristina Rivera for the contribution to build friendship with local community and handed her the letter of appreciation.
A Marine recieves the LOA from Okinawan mothers and children family support center.
Col. George G. Malkasian, Camp Courtney commanding officer, thanks Cpl. Cristina Rivera for the contribution to build friendship with local community and handed her the letter of appreciation.
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
Period of unity and mourning set to end June 28

By | June 24, 2016

On behalf of all U.S. forces, we continue to stand united with the people of Okinawa during this time of mourning. Our prayers, thoughts and condolences are offered to the family, friends and loved ones who lost their family member tragically. Our current liberty posture during the period of unity and mourning will continue until the morning of 28 June. After this time, established U.S. Forces Japan liberty policies will continue in effect with a few modifications. We will continue to communicate with all fifty-thousand Americans on Okinawa, especially our young servicemen and women, emphasizing the importance of their roles and responsibilities as ambassadors and being productive, helpful, and law-abiding members of our local communities. MORE
Black ribbons and butterflies symbolize our shared mourning and unity

By Ike Hirayasu | June 6, 2016

Col. George G. Malkasian, the camp commander of Camp Courtney and Camp McTureous, took this tragic incident in which a Uruma city’s young lady was victimized very seriously and addressed the messages to the Camps familiy. MORE
Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni
Marine pursues a life of physical fitness for himself and others

By Sgt. jessica Quezada | June 27, 2016

As the recently deceased world heavyweight boxing legend, American Olympian and social activist once MORE
US Marine proves himself to mother, gains life experience

By Lance Cpl. Donato Maffin | June 21, 2016

Every U.S. Marine joins the Marine Corps for various reasons. For one it may be a family history of MORE
Combined Arms Training Center Camp Fuji
CLC-36 improves service members’ combat readiness

By Cpl. Carlos Cruz Jr. | August 4, 2015

Since 1775, the Marines Corps is America’s first line of defense, meaning Marines need to respond MORE
MCCS supports Marines in Exercise Dragon Fire 2015

By Lance Cpl. Carlos Cruz Jr. | July 20, 2015

Out in the field where Marines may lack showers, laundry mats or even mess halls, Marine Corps MORE
Marine Corps Base Hawaii
"Kings of Fury" unleash Spartan Fury

By Lance Cpl. Jesus Sepulveda Torres | June 2, 2016

Marines with 1st Battalion, 12th Marine Regiment’s, “Kings of Battles,” conducted live-fire MORE
Devils, Dogs Demonstrate Daily Duties

By Lance Cpl. Jesus Sepulveda Torres | March 29, 2016

MARINE CORPS TRAINING AREA BELLOWS – Marines and civilian officers with the Provost Marshal’s Office Military Working Dogs Unit from Marine Corps Base Hawaii took time from their day to give a demonstration with their military dogs for a Cub Scout Pack aboard Marine Corps Training Area Bellows, March 5, 2016. MORE
Camp Mujuk, South Korea
Marine Camp Provides Vital Platform on Korean Peninsula

By Sgt. Royce Dorman | March 27, 2016

Camp Mujuk is a vital installation that allows operational units a forward staging area in close MORE
Korean native, U.S. Marine’s journey back home

By Cpl. Daniel JeanPaul | March 23, 2016

Unlike the other Marines stationed on Camp Mujuk, Cpl. Dana Paek is not thousands of miles away from MORE

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