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Marine Corps Installations Pacific

Okinawa, Japan

MCB Butler, MCB Hawaii, MCAS Futenma, MCAS Iwakuni, CATC Camp Fuji, Camp Mujuk
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U.S. Marines wait in line while food service specialists sauté Mongolian entrée selections on the grill during Mongolian Bar Wednesday in the R.G. Robinson Mess Hall at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, Feb. 8, 2017. Mongolian Bar Wednesday was started in an effort to attract more patrons to the mess halls by offering specialty meals such as the Mongolian Bowl. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Carlos Jimenez.)
An F/A-18D Hornet with Marine All-Weather Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) – 225 begins its ascent during exercise Cope North at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, Feb. 9, 2017. The Marines loaded live air intercept missile – 120 advanced medium-range air-to-air missiles (AIM-120 AMRAAM) to F/A-18D Hornets to be fired at decoys down range. (U.S. Marine Corps photos by Cpl. Nathan Wicks)
U.S. Marine Corps Capt. Bryan Boer, pilot and embarkation officer with VMFA (AW)-225, inspects an F/A-18D Hornet prior to his departure during exercise Cope North at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, Feb. 9, 2017. The Marines loaded live air intercept missile – 120 advanced medium-range air-to-air missiles (AIM-120 AMRAAM) to F/A-18D Hornets to be fired at decoys down range. (U.S. Marine Corps photos by Cpl. Nathan Wicks)
U.S. Marine Corps Master Sgt. Marcos Martinez, expeditionary fire rescue staff noncommissioned officer in charge with Marine Wing Support Squadron (MWSS) 171, right, poses for a photo with his opponent during the Duamau Tournament, a jiu jitsu competition at the TK Training Center in Hiroshima, Japan, Feb. 5, 2017. Jiu jitsu is a sport that teaches competitors to respect their opponents and build on the differences. Martinez trains among other Marines at the Iron Works North gym on Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Joseph Abrego)
U.S. Navy Sailors with Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 135 performed maintenance on E/A-18G Growlers at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, to support exercise Cope North, which is scheduled for Feb. 8 – March 8, 2017. The maintenance performed by the Sailors allows the pilots to continue operating their aircraft and participating in the exercise. (U.S. Marine Corps photos by Cpl. Nathan Wicks)
Students and staff, service members and civilian personnel cut ribbons during the Matthew C. Perry High School ribbon-cutting ceremony at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, Feb. 3, 2017. The new 165,000 square foot high school is located next to the Kawashimo housing area provides improved security, resources and opportunities for students and staff. U.S. Marine Corps Col. Richard F. Fuerst, commanding officer of MCAS Iwakuni, Lorenzo Brown, principal of M.C. Perry High School, Jeffrey Carr, assistant principal of M.C. Perry High School, Yoshihiko Fukuda, mayor of Iwakuni City, and Iwakuni officials conducted the ribbon-cutting ceremony, signifying the grand opening of the new facility. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Aaron Henson)
A U.S. Navy E-2D Advanced Hawkeye with Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 125, lands at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, Feb. 2, 2017. VAW-125 arrived at MCAS Iwakuni from Naval Station Norfolk, Va. The E-2D Advanced Hawkeye is equipped with the most advanced airborne radar in the world, possessing systems which increase the capabilities to defend Japan and provide security in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Aaron Henson)
Five U.S. Navy E-2D Advanced Hawkeyes with Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 125, land at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, Feb. 2, 2017. VAW-125 arrived at MCAS Iwakuni from Naval Station Norfolk, Va. The E-2D Advanced Hawkeye is equipped with the most advanced airborne radar in the world, possessing systems which increase the capabilities to defend Japan and provide security in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Jacob A. Farbo)
Honored guests cut the ribbon during the United Service Organization Iwakuni grand opening at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, Jan. 31, 2017. A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held to signify the official opening. Sponsors and guests toured the facility after the ceremony while enjoying complimentary snacks and refreshments. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Gabriela Garcia-Herrera)
U.S. Marines with Marine Wing Support Squadron 171 secure quadcon shipping containers to the bed of a seven-ton medium tactical vehicle replacement during exercise Kamoshika Wrath 17-1 at Haramura Maneuver Area, Hiroshima, Japan, Jan. 27, 2017. The Marines worked through inclement weather conditions and a short timeline to build a 96-foot by 96-foot vertical takeoff and landing pad. The exercise is a biannual, unit-level training exercise that is primarily focused on establishing a forward operating base and providing airfield operation services. MWSS-171 trains throughout the year completing exercises like Kamoshika Wrath to enhance their technical skills, field experience and military occupational specialty capability. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Donato Maffin)
U.S. Marines with Marine Wing Support Squadron (MWSS) 171 move a flood light through the mud during exercise Kamoshika Wrath 17-1 at Japan Ground Self-Defense Force’s Haramura Maneuver Area in Hiroshima, Japan, Jan. 22, 2017. The exercise is a biannual, unit-level training exercise that is primarily focused on establishing a forward operating base and providing airfield operation services. MWSS-171 trains throughout the year completing exercises like Kamoshika Wrath 17-1 to enhance their technical skills, field experience and military occupational specialty capability. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Donato Maffin)
Maj. Gen. Joaquin F. Malavet signs the Military Saves Proclamation Jan. 24 aboard Camp Foster, Okinawa, Japan. Although traditionally a week-long event, Marine Corps Community Services financial advisors extend Military Saves in an effort to stress the importance of saving money and managing finances. Malavet stated that financial stability is a crucial aspect of taking care of Marines and their families. To learn more about saving and investing visit www.militarysaves.org. Malavet is the commanding general of Marine Corps Installations Pacific and Marine Corps Base Camp Butler.
MARINE CORPS AIR STATION FUTENMA, OKINAWA, Japan – Marines pose for a group photo Jan. 21 after the Ginowan City Traffic Safety Relay Race at Marine Corps Air Station Futenma. The 14-kilometer race around the perimeter of MCAS Futenma was an effort by Ginowan City to raise awareness about traffic safety. The Ginowan City fire department took first and second place, with the Marines coming in third.
Matthew C. Perry Elementary School students hold up signs at the seventh annual mikan presentation at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, Jan. 19, 2017. The host nation class’s signs read “Thank you for the delicious mikans!” in Japanese, English and Spanish. Local farmers presented the sweet, easy-to-peel citrus fruit, which is similar to Mandarin oranges, to students expanding their experience of Japanese cultures. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Gabriela Garcia-Herrera)
An F-35B Lightning II with Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 121, lands at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, Jan. 18, 2017. VMFA-121 conducted a permanent change of station to MCAS Iwakuni, from MCAS Yuma, Ariz., and now belongs to Marine Aircraft Group 12, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, III Marine Expeditionary Force. The F-35B Lightning II is a fifth-generation fighter, which is the world’s first operational supersonic short takeoff and vertical landing aircraft. The F-35B brings strategic agility, operational flexibility and tactical supremacy to III MEF with a mission radius greater than that of the F/A-18 Hornet and AV-8B Harrier II in support of the U.S. – Japan alliance. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Joseph Abrego)
Mysael Santolaja explains the benefits of enrolling in the Exceptional Family Member Program during a Marine Corps Family Team Building pre-marital seminar Jan. 13 aboard Camp Foster, Okinawa, Japan. The seminar allows service members and their future spouses to learn about the required steps of military marriage in the U.S. and overseas and their entitlements. During the seminar, representatives from military family support organizations informed attendees of the many services available to help keep families happy, healthy and stable. Santolaja is a Los Angeles, California, native. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Marine Cpl. Janessa K. Pon)
Shoppers peruse household items in the housewares section of the Marine Thrift Shop Jan. 10 aboard Camp Foster, Okinawa, Japan. The thrift shop is a non-profit store that makes a wide variety of low-priced housewares, clothing and other items available to military families stationed on Okinawa. Service members are allotted up to five free uniform items per month, which are redeemable with a military ID card. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Janessa K. Pon)
Four U.S. Marines and two Sailors instinctively responded alongside local residents when a vehicle with five passengers fell from the fifth story of a parking garage in Yokosuka, Dec. 31, 2016. Once the Marines arrived on scene, the group collectively flipped the car in order to remove the passengers prior to Japanese Emergency Medical Services arriving. The Marines are assigned to 3rd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment and forward deployed to 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force based in Okinawa, Japan. The Sailors are assigned to Commander Fleet Activities Yokosuka. Pictured left to right: Petty Officer 1st Class Garrett Osborne, Lance Cpl. James Flores, Lance Cpl. Manaure Arellano, Pfc. Jacob Boerner, Lance Cpl. Raheem Gilliam and Petty Officer 2nd Class Derhon Finch.
Four U.S. Marines receive Navy Achievement Medals during a battalion formation Jan. 9, 2017, aboard Combined Arms Training Center Camp Fuji, Japan, for their instinctive response when a vehicle with five passengers fell from the fifth story of a parking garage in Yokosuka, a city in the Greater Tokyo Area, Dec. 31, 2016. Once the Marines arrived on scene, the group flipped the car in order to remove the passengers prior to Japanese Emergency Medical Services arriving. The Marines are riflemen assigned to 3rd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment and forward-deployed to 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force, based in Okinawa, Japan. U.S. Marines pictured left to right: Lance Cpl. Manaure Arellano, Lance Cpl. James Flores, Lance Cpl. Raheem Gilliam and Pfc. Jacob Boerner.
Children from Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni and Japanese local children practice calligraphy with the help of instructors in Waki Town, Japan, Jan. 7, 2017.  The children learned how to write their goals in Kanji for the new year. Similar to the American tradition of New Year’s resolutions, the Japanese use calligraphy to write their goals at the beginning of every new year.   (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Joseph Abrego)