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“Marine Corps Community Services always puts on a really great triathlon and swim program for the kids here in Okinawa.” Two more trikids and women's only triathlons are scheduled for Camp Foster and Camp Kinser later this summer. For more information visit www.mccsokinawa.com/aquatics/.
Camp Foster, Okinawa, Japan - When Sergeant Ryan Van Gosen enlisted in the Marine Corps nearly four years ago, he knew he would be playing the piano as part of a traveling military band, and little else. With only one week separating his audition and enlistment from embarking the bus to Parris Island, ...

The Marine Corps has launched an investigation after a sign at a base movie theater was altered to spell out a racial slur, Military.com reports. A sign advertising a 3 p.m. showing of Black Panther at a Camp Foster in Okinawa, Japan was altered to read: “Phat Black N*gger.” A Facebook fanpage titled "Air ...
CAMP FOSTER, Okinawa – Japanese officials want the U.S. military to provide information about an antenna that fell from an Okinawa-based fighter jet late last month. An F-15 from Kadena Air Base lost the part during a flight on Feb. 27, according to a spokesman from Japan's Defense Ministry.
The Marine found deceased in his Camp Foster barracks room in Okinawa, Japan, on Saturday, March 3, 2018, has been identified as Lance Cpl. Kumakani Tadius Natyro Lee-Ubedei, 20, of Hilo. Lee-Ubedei was attached to the Provost Marshal's Office with Marine Corps Base Camp Butler Headquarters ...
CAMP FOSTER, OKINAWA, Japan -- Camp Foster hosted the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society Annual Active Duty Fund Drive kickoff Feb. ... Paul Rock Jr, the commanding general of Marine Corps Installations Pacific, Marine Corps Base Camp Butler, Japan, Marines and sailors take care of their own.

CAMP FOSTER, Okinawa — The Marine Corps is investigating after a racial slur was posted to a base theater marquee on Okinawa. The incident happened Sunday at Camp Hansen — home to 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, 9th Engineer Support Battalion and 12th Marine Regiment — Marine officials ...
CAMP FOSTER, Okinawa — Japan may deploy surface-to-ship missiles to Okinawa's main island in response to Chinese maritime aggression, according to local media reports. Japan is already moving forward with plans for anti-ship missiles on Miyako and Ishigaki islands, which are part of Okinawa ...
CAMP FOSTER, Okinawa —An Imperial Japanese Navy vessel that took part in the attack on Pearl Harbor has been found submerged off Japan's southern coast. The destroyer Isokaze was discovered in spring 2016 by Fukada Salvage & Marine Works, said Tadaaki Hanato, survey leader and assistant ...
Something's Afoot promises to be a great night out with friends and family, get your tickets now, before they disappear for good. POPs community theatre is committed to providing quality live theatre experiences for all SOFA members on Okinawa. For more information about our shows or to volunteer visit ...
American servicemembers stationed around Okinawa have donated 55 pints of blood and 15 pints of blood plasma for Cobra Gold drills underway in Thailand. The vital body fluids – collected during recent donation drives at bases on Japan's southern island prefecture – are intended for U.S. troops in case ...
CAMP FOSTER, Okinawa — Former Soviet Union leader Mikhail Gorbachev is backing Okinawa's fervent anti-base movement, according to the southern ... In 2016, the Defense Department admitted that “nuclear weapons were deployed on Okinawa prior to Okinawa's reversion to Japan on May 15, 1972,” ...
An MV-22B Osprey with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 262 flies over Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan, Nov. 28, 2017. ... CAMP FOSTER, Okinawa — No injuries or damage has been reported after a large piece from a Marine Corps aircraft was lost this week off the coast of Okinawa. Part of an air intake ...
CAMP FOSTER, OKINAWA, Japan – Marine Corps Community Services hosted an open gate Food Truck Fair Feb. ... be on base for us to try,” said Cpl. Codey Puttkamer, a printer repairer with Headquarter and Support Battalion, Marine Corps Installation Pacific - Marine Corps Base Camp Butler, Japan.
CAMP FOSTER, OKINAWA, Japan - A father comforts his child with an American flag before a naturalization ceremony Jan. 31 aboard Camp Foster, Okinawa, Japan. Families and friends gathered to support their loved ones in taking their final step towards becoming U.S. citizens. Eleven candidates from ...
Camp Foster Girl Scout Troop #422 will host the Cookie Kick-Off FUN RUN Sunday, Feb. 4 from 7:30 -11 a.m. The 5K will kick off at 8:30 a.m. at Camp Foster Parade Deck. “This is great opportunity for physical activity and to celebrate the Girls Scout cookie season which happens once every year,” says ...
Jared Mason, the officer in charge of EOD, Headquarters and Support Battalion, MCIPAC-Marine Corps Base Camp Butler-Japan, this tour was a way to increase interoperability and understanding between MCIPAC and ... CAMP FOSTER, OKINAWA, Japan – Japan Group Self-Defense Force Lt. Col.

CAMP FOSTER, Okinawa — The Japanese government will send inspectors to Marine Corps bases on Okinawa to verify the safety of U.S. aircraft after a ... Called an “information exchange” by USFJ officials, the plan involves dispatching Japan Ground Self-Defense Force aircraft maintenance specialists to ...
You've probably seen food trucks here and there on island. But have you ever seen them all in the same place right here on Camp Foster?! You will at our first-ever Food Truck Fair! Local food trucks, Bulldogs Burgers and Hickory House will be parked and ready to serve up portable food all day long.
The month of February is the ADA's (American Dental Association) Children's Dental Health Month and their National slogan for 2018 is, “Brush your teeth with fluoride toothpaste and clean between your teeth for a healthy smile.” Here in Okinawa, 3d Dental Battalion/U.S. Naval Dental Center Okinawa also ...
U.S. Marine Corps servicemen salute while Japanese and U.S. flags are lowered at the evening colors ceremony at Camp Foster, near Futenma air base in Ginowan, Okinawa prefecture, Japan, on November 14, 2014. Okinawa is home to more than half of the 47,000 U.S. service personnel stationed in the ...
CAMP FOSTER, Okinawa — An Okinawa-based Marine was arrested over the weekend after allegedly assaulting a worker at an off-base hotel. Sgt. James Cliffe III, 28, of Marine Corps Air Station Futenma, is suspected of punching the employee in the face at about 10:35 p.m. Saturday inside a hotel in the ...
CAMP FOSTER, Okinawa — Marine Corps aviation had a “horrible” safety record last year but is on the rebound despite a slew of recent incidents on Okinawa, the service's top official told a bipartisan think tank Thursday. ... Robert Neller travels in a UH-1Y Huey during a visit to Okinawa, Japan in 2015.
CAMP FOSTER, Okinawa – With just more than a week before the Far East wrestling championships are set to take place, Daegu senior Hunter Lane – and hundreds of other Pacific high school student-athletes – now have to wonder whether such events will happen. Practices and regular-season ...
CAMP FOSTER, OKINAWA, Japan – Lance Cpl. Abdul Zhaiya poses for a picture Jan. 10 aboard Camp Foster, Okinawa, Japan. Abdul Zhaiya, a Mosul, Iraq, native, pulls from his childhood in Iraq and death of his cousin to continue to better himself as a water support technician and Marine. Zhaiya's goal is ...
CAMP FOSTER, OKINAWA, Japan -- Military families gathered at the Ocean Breeze Jan. ... allows a good community atmosphere,” said Sgt. Joseph Sanchez, a combat production specialist with Headquarters and Support Battalion, Marine Corps Installations Pacific-Marine Corps Base Camp Butler, Japan.
Japan accuses US military of flying over school where helicopter window fell ... CAMP FOSTER, Okinawa — Japanese government officials have chastised their U.S. allies after Marine Corps helicopters reportedly flew over an Okinawan elementary school where a CH-53E ... Okinawa's anti-base Gov.
CAMP FOSTER, OKINAWA, Japan – The Armed Services Blood Bank Center plays a critical role in the Pacific region's mission readiness by supplying blood to all aspects of the military in the Pacific. Since 1962, the Armed Services Blood Program has been the sole provider of blood for medical use to the ...
CAMP FOSTER, OKINAWA, Japan -- “I did everything to become an officer and I was set on it,” explained Nathan Nguyen, a Riverside, California native, ... and an administrative specialist with Headquarters and Support Battalion, Marine Corps Installations Pacific-Marine Corps Base Camp Butler, Japan.
Just ask the coffee shop's owner, Yoshiyuki Nakamura who recently was named the best coffee roaster in the country after winning the Japan Coffee ... The shop, located in Takahara Okinawa City, about a 20 minute drive from Camp Foster, and Kadena Air Base, has a variety of different coffee to offer, but ...
12, 2018 during a dinner hosted at the Butler Officer's Club, Camp Foster, Okinawa, Japan. “When you work hard, it always feels good to know that someone is paying attention,” Tineoferreiras said. A native of the Dominican Republic, Tineoferreiras earned her citizenship during Marine Corps boot camp in ...
CAMP FOSTER, OKINAWA, Japan -- The Single Marine Program hosts the Armed Services Blood Program blood drive Jan.11 at the SMP building aboard Camp Foster. The blood drive was hosted to collect pints of O- and O+ blood for Cobra Gold. “We supple all the operations that the military conducts in ...
CAMP FOSTER, Okinawa — Japan has complained to China after a pair of the country's vessels sailed this week near disputed islands in the East China Sea. Vice Foreign Minister Shinsuke Sugiyama lodged protests Thursday and Friday to China's ambassador to Japan, a Ministry of Foreign Affairs ...
While it is true that no bulls are sacrificed at the mercy of matador's sword on Okinawa, that doesn't mean that the game is stranger to the same thrill and ... It all came down to five seconds - the little guy beat the big guy, which is kind of cool,” said David Carrera from Camp Foster, as he expressed his ...
CAMP FOSTER, Okinawa — Japan has complained to China after a Chinese ship and an unidentified submarine sailed this week near disputed islands in the East China Sea. Vice Foreign Minister Shinsuke Sugiyama lodged the protest Thursday to China's ambassador to Japan, a Ministry of Foreign ...
CAMP FOSTER, Okinawa — No injuries or damage was reported Monday after a Marine Corps helicopter — the second in three days — was brought down on Okinawa because of an ... The Marines said in a statement that the helicopter had been repaired and would return to base as quickly as possible.
CAMP FOSTER, Okinawa — Hairstylist Chikako McMaster had struggled with abandonment issues for more than a half-century because she never knew her father, an American servicemember. He was in a relationship with her Japanese mother during the 1960s and, for whatever reason, left Okinawa ...
CAMP FOSTER, Okinawa — The family of an Okinawan taxi driver brutally assaulted by two Marines in 2008 is reportedly suing his attackers, saying they failed to pay appropriate compensation under bilateral agreements. A suit seeking nearly $164,000 in damages was filed Wednesday with a branch of ...
CAMP FOSTER, Okinawa — The Japanese government has finalized the reversion of the largest swath of land from U.S. to Japanese control since 1972. ... The land, which was once part of the U.S. military's Northern Training Area, was included in the approximately 18,640 acres given back to Japan in ...
“Camp Foster is the busiest post office in the Marine Corps,” said Sgt. Montonio Kenan, a postal clerk with Headquarters and Support Battalion, Marine Corps Installation Pacific-Marine Corps Base Camp Butler, Japan. “Okinawa is the busiest station. In the states, there isn't as much mail because they can ...
A Marine prepares to steer a CH-53E Super Stallion off the coast of Okinawa, Japan, July 31, 2017. ... CAMP FOSTER, Okinawa — Okinawa's governor has demanded that all U.S. military aircraft be grounded on the island for safety checks after a Marine Corps helicopter lost a window over an elementary ...
CAMP FOSTER, OKINAWA, Japan -- Headquarters and Support Battalion, Marine Corps Installations Pacific-Marine Corps Base Camp Butler, Japan hosted an annual holiday party at the Foster Fieldhouse Dec. 5 aboard Camp Foster. The party brought Marines and their families together for a night of ...
CAMP FOSTER, Okinawa — Okinawan protesters took to the streets Thursday night after a part that may have come from a U.S. military aircraft fell from the sky ... The aircraft had departed Yokota on the morning of Dec.1 and made stops at Misawa Air Base, Japan, and Osan Air Base, South Korea, before ...
CAMP FOSTER, Okinawa — The movement to halt the relocation of Marine air operations within Okinawa prefecture suffered a major setback Sunday when Nago's anti-base mayor was defeated by an independent candidate backed by Tokyo. Taketoyo Toguchi, a 56-year-old former Nago assemblyman ...
CAMP FOSTER, OKINAWA, Japan -- Runners gathered for the girl scout Cookie Kick-Off Run Feb. 4 at the parade deck aboard Camp Foster. Camp Foster Girl Scout Troop 422 hosted the event to promote the beginning of their cookie sale season, giving a box of cookies to each participant who registered ...
CAMP FOSTER, Okinawa — For the first time, Japan has defended U.S. military aircraft under security legislation passed in 2016 allowing its Self-Defense Forces to aid American ... A member of the Japan Air Self-Defense Force prepares for a mission at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, in December.
CAMP FOSTER, Okinawa — No injuries or damage were reported Tuesday evening after a Marine Corps helicopter made an emergency landing on Okinawa for the third time this month. ... Marine aviation in Japan has come under the microscope after a series of mishaps and incidents in recent months.
CAMP FOSTER, OKINAWA, Japan— New year, new mess halls; Marine Corps Installation Pacific Mess Halls leadership is proud to announce the changes to ... Every year MCIPAC leadership gathers Marines from each base aboard Camp Foster, evaluating the meals, taking Marine's feedback and ...
CAMP FOSTER, OKINAWA, Japan – -- style="margin: 0in 0in 10pt;">Camp Foster USO hosted a holiday dinner for service members Dec. 28 at the USO. The dinner was a way for service members who worked through the holidays to enjoy a get together with friends and family. The dinner was a home ...
CAMP FOSTER, Okinawa — Japanese prosecutors are reportedly requesting a prison sentence of two and a half years with hard labor for the anti-U.S. base protest leader whose recent five-month detention drew international attention and condemnation from human-rights groups. Hiroji Yamashiro, 64 ...


 

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