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Marine Corps Installations Pacific
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Mission statement

Our mission is to exercise command and control, oversight, and budgetary guidance over the Marine Corps’ network of Advanced Naval Bases in the Indo-Pacific in order to: (1) secure and protect our capabilities, (2) strengthen our alliances, and (3) expand the capabilities of forward-deployed naval expeditionary forces.

U.S. Marines conduct an underwater gear shed during the Water Survival Basic (WSB) course on Camp Foster, Okinawa, Japan, May 28, 2021. Every Marine is required to complete the WSB swim qualification every two years and have a follow-on opportunity to attempt the advanced Water Survival Intermediate course. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Alex Fairchild)
U.S. Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Jonathan Sutton, a hospital corpsman with the operational stress control and readiness training team, 3d Marine Division, interacts with Toshiko Nakama, a Okinawa resident, during an English class at the Camp Hansen West Chapel on Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan, May 11, 2021. The English discussion provides U.S. Marines and Okinawa residents with an opportunity to come together, learn each other’s language and share their culture in an interactive classroom setting. The discussion is held every Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. at the Camp Hansen West Chapel. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Alex Fairchild)
U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Michael Auvaa, the inbound personnel first-stage noncommissioned officer-in-charge at the Installation Personnel Administration Center (IPAC), poses for an environmental portrait at the IPAC on Camp Foster, Okinawa, Japan, May 18, 2021. The month of May represents and pays tribute to Asian-American and Pacific-Islander heritage, and recognizes the contribution and influences their cultures made which play an instrumental part in the past, present and future success of the United States of America. Auvaa grew up in A’asu, a village on the north coast of Tutuila Island, American Samoa, and moved to Anchorage, Alaska when he was 16 years-old, and became a Marine two years later in 2018. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Alex Fairchild)
U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Kenlong Nguyen, a patrolman with the Provost Marshal’s Office, Headquarters and Support Battalion, Marine Corps Base Smedley D. Butler, poses for a photo on Camp Foster, Okinawa, Japan, May 5, 2021. In the month of May, the achievements and contributions of Asian American and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) are celebrated and recognized throughout the military community. On October 23, 1992, AAPI Heritage Month was permanently designated after Congress passed Public Law 102-450. The 2021 observance theme for AAPIHM is “Advancing Leaders." Nguyen is a first generation Vietnamese-American from San Jose, California. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Terry Wong)
U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Elizabeth Adams, a metal worker with 3d Maintenance Battalion, 3d Marine Logistics Group, collects trash to be discarded properly at the Earth Day cleanup on Kaa-Mii-Jii, Okinawa, Japan, May 7, 2021. Hosted by the Single Marine Program, weekly cleanups allow service members the opportunity to maintain cleanliness on and off base, and to help strengthen the U.S.-Japan alliance to protect the force and keep the Okinawan environment clean. The cleanup, postponed twice due to inclement weather, was hosted to raise awareness for Earth Day. Adams is a native of Jones, Alabama. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Alex Fairchild)

Marine Corps Installations Pacific

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Marine Corps Installations Pacific