Marine Corps Installations Pacific
Forward Deployed. Forward Engaged.
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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. Marine Corps Col. Jeffrey L. Hammond, commanding officer of Headquarters and Support (H&S) Battalion, Marine Corps Installations Pacific (MCIPAC), and Sgt. Maj. Brian Drechsler, the sergeant major of H&S Battalion, MCIPAC, and volunteers with the Okinawa Prefecture Welfare Center and Women’s of Wings organizations pose for a photo at the Camp Foster Chapel, Okinawa, Japan, April 9, 2021. The Okinawa Prefecture Welfare Center and Women’s of Wings organizations received a charitable donation from the Camp Foster Chapel congregation in support of their mission. The organization volunteers then presented service members and civilians with a Certificate of Appreciation thanking them for their efforts. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Karis Mattingly)
U.S. Marines with Headquarters and Headquarters Squadron (H&HS), Marine Corps Installations Pacific, conduct a turret drill with an Oshkosh P-19R Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting Vehicle on Marine Corps Air Station Futenma, Okinawa, Japan, April 7, 2021.  EFR specialist Marines with H&HS provide aircraft rescue and firefighting services in support of airfield operations and respond to any fire-related emergencies and situations with a maximum response time of five minutes. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Alex Fairchild)
U.S. Marine Corps Brig. Gen. William Bowers, Marine Corps Installations Pacific commanding general, meets with Shigeru Sugawara, the mayor of Kesennuma, at Kesennuma, Japan, March 11, 2021. The meeting discussed the preparations of the 10 year anniversary ceremony of the 2011 Great East Japan earthquake and tsunami disaster in Kesennuma. The U.S. response, Operation Tomodachi, would become the largest Japan-U.S. bilateral operation, involving nearly 25,000 U.S. service members that assisted with aid efforts across the affected areas of Japan. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Alex Fairchild)
(From left) U.S. Navy Capt. Paul Tremblay, the III Marine Expeditionary Force (MEF) chaplain, Most Reverend William Muhm, auxiliary bishop of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese with the Military Services United States of America, and Capt. John Logan, the command chaplain of Marine Corps Installations Pacific (MCIPAC), pose for a group photo on Camp Foster, Okinawa, Japan, Feb. 26, 2021. Muhm visited Okinawa to meet with III MEF and MCIPAC chaplains and to lead Catholic Confirmation. Muhm will be attending mass at the Camp Foster Chapel on Feb. 26, at 11:45 a.m., and the Camp Courtney Chapel on Feb. 27, at 12:00 p.m. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Alex Fairchild)
U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Avery Luengo, the platoon sergeant for G-6 Customer Service Branch, conducts weapons of opportunity engagement during a Marine Corps Martial Arts Program course on Camp Foster, Okinawa, Japan, Feb. 4, 2020. Luengo remains proactive with his Marines and his own duties by being a force multiplier and exceeding the standard of a noncommissioned officer by earning several awards and certifications through various demanding billets. Luengo is a native of Reynosa, Mexico, and McAllen, Texas. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Karis Mattingly)

Marine Corps Installations Pacific

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Marine Corps Installations Pacific