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U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Jazmine Gonzalez, a food service specialist with Headquarters and Support Battalion, Marine Corps Installations Pacific, prepares food during the chef of the quarter competition on Marine Corps Air Station Futenma, Okinawa, Japan, Sept. 2, 2021. The food service specialist competition is a quarterly event that gives food service Marines an opportunity to highlight their culinary skills. The two-day competition kicked off with a written and oral examination that tests competitors’ military appearance, knowledge, and bearing, and the second portion of the event was focused on an evaluation of the Marines’ culinary, sanitation and nutritional skills. Gonzalez is a native of Waterbury, Connecticut. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Jonathan A. Beauchamp) - U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Jazmine Gonzalez, a food service specialist with Headquarters and Support Battalion, Marine Corps Installations Pacific, prepares food during the chef of the quarter competition on Marine Corps Air Station Futenma, Okinawa, Japan, Sept. 2, 2021. The food service specialist competition is a quarterly event that gives food service Marines an opportunity to highlight their culinary skills. The two-day competition kicked off with a written and oral examination that tests competitors’ military appearance, knowledge, and bearing, and the second portion of the event was focused on an evaluation of the Marines’ culinary, sanitation and nutritional skills. Gonzalez is a native of Waterbury, Connecticut. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Jonathan A. Beauchamp)

Takeshi Tsuhako, the battalion training chief with Marine Corps Installations Pacific Fire and Emergency Services, supervises a performance evaluation on Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan, Aug. 25, 2021. On a daily basis, Tsuhako is responsible for regulating effective training that ensures all station personnel conduct emergency and nonemergency operations in a safe, effective, and efficient manner. In addition to this, he trains new firefighting personnel and evaluates each engine company’s fire suppression capability and their ability to maintain and improve their performance on a quarterly basis. Tsuhako is a native of Yonabaru, Okinawa, Japan. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Alex Fairchild) - Takeshi Tsuhako, the battalion training chief with Marine Corps Installations Pacific Fire and Emergency Services, supervises a performance evaluation on Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan, Aug. 25, 2021. On a daily basis, Tsuhako is responsible for regulating effective training that ensures all station personnel conduct emergency and nonemergency operations in a safe, effective, and efficient manner. In addition to this, he trains new firefighting personnel and evaluates each engine company’s fire suppression capability and their ability to maintain and improve their performance on a quarterly basis. Tsuhako is a native of Yonabaru, Okinawa, Japan. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Alex Fairchild)

U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Madison Shoemaker, a transmission system operator with G-6 communications, Headquarters and Support Battalion, and Lance Cpl. Miguel Ceja, the central office maintainer pose for a photo on Camp Foster, Okinawa, Japan, Aug. 18, 2021 Radio maintenance Marines ensure Marine Corps Installations Pacific first responders, and base dispatches consistently have working communication equipment throughout Okinawa by repairing or programming radios, and managing radio data. Shoemaker is a native of Saint Cloud, Florida, and Ceja is a native of Tustin, California. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Jonathan A. Beauchamp) - U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Madison Shoemaker, a transmission system operator with G-6 communications, Headquarters and Support Battalion, and Lance Cpl. Miguel Ceja, the central office maintainer pose for a photo on Camp Foster, Okinawa, Japan, Aug. 18, 2021 Radio maintenance Marines ensure Marine Corps Installations Pacific first responders, and base dispatches consistently have working communication equipment throughout Okinawa by repairing or programming radios, and managing radio data. Shoemaker is a native of Saint Cloud, Florida, and Ceja is a native of Tustin, California. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Jonathan A. Beauchamp)

U.S. Marine Corps 1st Lt. Ashleigh Fairow, the Communication Strategy and Operations officer with Headquarters and Support Battalion, Marine Corps Installations Pacific, examines a photo of her family on Camp Foster, Okinawa, Japan, Aug. 27, 2021. A native of Jacksonville, North Carolina, Fairow became a commissioned officer in 2019 after earning a Bachelor of Science in English Studies and graduating from the U.S. Naval Academy at the age of 23. Her grandfather, retired Sgt. Ivor Griffin, enlisted in the Marine Corps in 1945, making history as he became one of the 20,000 African-Americans trained to become Marines at Montford Point Camp, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Alex Fairchild) - U.S. Marine Corps 1st Lt. Ashleigh Fairow, the Communication Strategy and Operations officer with Headquarters and Support Battalion, Marine Corps Installations Pacific, examines a photo of her family on Camp Foster, Okinawa, Japan, Aug. 27, 2021. A native of Jacksonville, North Carolina, Fairow became a commissioned officer in 2019 after earning a Bachelor of Science in English Studies and graduating from the U.S. Naval Academy at the age of 23. Her grandfather, retired Sgt. Ivor Griffin, enlisted in the Marine Corps in 1945, making history as he became one of the 20,000 African-Americans trained to become Marines at Montford Point Camp, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Alex Fairchild)

U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Timothy Allen, an explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) technician with Marine Corps Base Camp Butler EOD, utilizes a shock-tube to remotely detonate a drop-charge during a demolition range on Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan, Aug. 18, 2021. EOD technicians conducted a demolition range to increase proficiency in using nonstandard demolition techniques including drop-charge detonations, time-fuse setups and a robotics platform to remotely emplace charges. Allen is a native of Warsaw, Missouri. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Alex Fairchild) - U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Timothy Allen, an explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) technician with Marine Corps Base Camp Butler EOD, utilizes a shock-tube to remotely detonate a drop-charge during a demolition range on Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan, Aug. 18, 2021. EOD technicians conducted a demolition range to increase proficiency in using nonstandard demolition techniques including drop-charge detonations, time-fuse setups and a robotics platform to remotely emplace charges. Allen is a native of Warsaw, Missouri. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Alex Fairchild)

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