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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. Marine Corps Sgt. Jose Gonzalez, an explosive ordnance disposal technician with Headquarters and Support Battalion, Marine Corps Installations Pacific, utilizes a Novo X-ray system to examine a projectile from an M136 Light Anti-Tank weapon during a range exercise on Camp Schwab, Okinawa, Japan, Oct. 26, 2021. Picatinny Arsenal and the Expeditionary Systems Engineering Division came to the bomb exploitation range to give a period of instruction to U.S military combat engineers and EOD technicians regarding insight on exploitation theory, with different logistical perspectives. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Jonathan Beauchamp)
U.S. Marine Corps Col. Jeffery L. Hammond, commanding officer of Headquarters and Support Battalion, Marine Corps Installations Pacific, members of the school education board, officials from the local community, and students of Edward C. Killin Elementary School participate in the cutting of the ribbon during an official ribbon cutting ceremony of EC Killin Elementary on Camp Foster, Okinawa, Japan, Nov. 10, 2021. This commemoration celebrates a new opening of a replacement building with a 21st century design to promote the demands of new education learning for the incoming students. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Faith Rose)
Retired U.S. Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Teodoro Harris, supervisor of supply and safety technician with Communication Strategy and Operations, Marine Corps Installations Pacific, poses for an environmental portrait on Camp Foster, Okinawa, Japan, Nov. 8, 2021. In 1999, Harris joined the Marine Corps as an aviation ordnance technician. Throughout his career, retiring in 2015 as the supply chief with 3rd Maintenance Battalion, 3rd Marine Logistics Group, he was stationed multiple times in Okinawa, once in Texas, and deployed to Afghanistan twice with 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marines. Harris is a native of Richmond, California. (U.S. Marine Corps photo illustration by Lance Cpl. Alex Fairchild)
CAMP SCHWAB, OKINAWA, Japan – Okinawa residents play on a Combat Rubber Raiding Craft static display during an open-gate festival at Camp Schwab, Okinawa, Japan, Nov. 7, 2021. The festival was the first open-gate event hosted on Marine Corps installations in Okinawa in over a year due to COVID-19. (U.S. Marine Corps Photo by Matthew Manning)
The Commandant of the Marine Corps approved changes to the Marine Corps policy regulating tattoos. Key policy changes can be found in Marine Corps Bulletin 1020, uploaded here: https://www.marines.mil/Portals/1/Publications/MCBUL%201020%20DTD%2029OCT21%20(TATTOO%20POLICY).pdf?ver=bPNiDV5I4_3d9l39tJSMOg%3d%3d&linkId=100000079919803

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Marine Corps Installations Pacific