Okinawa Marine News
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General reinforces core values during reflection October 25, 2012 — Lt. Gen. Kenneth J. Glueck Jr. conducted an all-hands reflection brief with Marines at Marine Corps Air Station Futenma Oct. 24 in response to recent alleged incidents by service members on Okinawa.Although the latest high-profile incident does not involve Marines, Glueck, the III Marine Expeditionary Force commanding general, is using it as an MORE
Amphibious Landing Exercise 2013 ends October 25, 2012 — U.S. and Philippine forces concluded the bilateral Amphibious Landing Exercise 2013 with a closing ceremony at Subic Bay International Airport Oct. 18.Throughout the exercise, members of the armed forces of the Philippines and U.S. Marines and sailors with 3rd Marine Expeditionary Brigade provided medical and dental care to hundreds of local MORE
Services work together during rescue training October 25, 2012 — Marines, sailors and Air Force personnel worked together during a search and rescue exercise at the Jungle Warfare Training Center at Camp Gonsalves Oct. 18.The exercise was unique as an Air Force helicopter provided aerial support for a search and rescue exercise at the center, according to Capt. Thomas A. Carpenter, the operations officer with MORE
ROK, US Marines conduct mountain warfare training October 25, 2012 — Republic of Korea and U.S. Marines participated in a weeklong mountain warfare training exercise at the ROK Marine Corps Mountain Warfare Training Center Oct. 15-19.The ROK Marines are with 33rd Battalion, 1st ROK Marine Division. The U.S. Marines are with Weapons Company, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine MORE
Marines, French, British forces clear objectives October 25, 2012 — The enemy never stood a chance as three different countries' elite forces closed in from the air and ground, eliminating anything that stood in their path by displaying seamless integration of their collective efforts into one multilateral company.Platoons of U.S. Marine infantrymen, French Marine paratroopers and British Army soldiers conducted a MORE
Snipers train to provide precise support from above October 25, 2012 — As a gentle breeze swayed the grass from side to side, the sound of buzzing insects echoed through the training grounds. However, these sounds were soon overcome by the sound of an incoming helicopter.This was the scene as an Air Force HH-60 Pave Hawk helicopter landed to pick up Marine snipers at Camp Hansen Oct. 15.Marines with Special Operations MORE
Marines complete joint fire observer course October 25, 2012 — Twenty Marines completed a joint fire observer course taught by instructors of the Marine detachment at Fort Sill, Okla., Oct. 5-19 at Camp Hansen to become certified JFOs. The Marines attending the course, hosted by 5th Air Naval Gunfire Liaison Company, III Marine Expeditionary Force Headquarters Group, III MEF, were assigned to various units MORE
Marines hone skills, strengthen cohesion October 25, 2012 — Among a dizzying array of antennas, radio chatter could be heard as Marines with Company A, 7th Communication Battalion, strengthened their knowledge of satellite and radio communications.The battalion's communicators, assigned to III Marine Expeditionary Force Headquarters Group, III MEF, took part in a company-level communication exercise at Camp MORE
Marines hone efficient embarkation abilities October 25, 2012 — Marine Wing Support Squadron 172 concluded its annual mobility exercise at Camp Foster Oct. 19.The squadron's annual exercise simulates a contingency deployment and is designed to improve support to operations including humanitarian assistance and disaster relief.Readiness was the focus of the exercise, and all Marines with MWSS-172, a part of MORE
Service members volunteer time, help at Henoko October 25, 2012 — Typhoon Jelawat's violent winds and rain ripped through parts of the Henoko community Sept. 29, destroying Reiko Tokuda's family's home and belongings. However, Tokuda believes that every dark tunnel has a light at the end of it.The light to her catastrophe appeared on a rainy, chilly day when Marines and sailors with Combat Assault Battalion, 3rd MORE

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