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Corpsmen, airmen embrace jungle to learn medical techniques

By Lance Cpl. Brittany A James | July 30, 2014

The sun is high in the sky, but the jungle is dark with shadows of thick vines and trees as corpsmen and airmen trudge down hills and through streams. Sweat runs down their brows as they navigate to the next meeting area with medical bags containing supplies needed to save their fellow service members from potential environmental threats. MORE
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JGSDF experience Marine Corps aircraft maintenance JGSDF experience Marine Corps aircraft maintenance

By Lance Cpl. Tyler Ngiraswei | July 30, 2014

Japan Ground Self-Defense Force officers attended a display of the MV-22B Osprey tiltrotor aircraft and machinery used for maintenance on the Marine Corps’ aircraft July 18 at Marine Corps Air Station Futenma.   The JGSDF officers who attended were pilots and maintenance workers that deal with similar aircraft and responsibilities.   “They have the MORE
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Marines’ preparation spares installation typhoons wrath

By Lance Cpl. Devon Tindle | July 30, 2014

Just before Typhoon Neoguri made landfall, most inhabitants of Okinawa were waiting it out in their residences. Yet some Marines braved the wind and rain to prepare Camp Foster facilities and provide safety and security for the duration of the storm.   Marines with Camp Services and military law enforcement units assigned to III Marine MORE
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Training enhances Marine Corps chemical defense Training enhances Marine Corps chemical defense

By Lance Cpl. Abbey Perria | July 29, 2014

Marines with various units assigned to III Marine Expeditionary Force attended Reconnaissance Survey Detection Decontamination training July 14-18 at Marine Corps Air Station Futenma.   The main function of the training is chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear hazard prediction and defense. After completing the training, Marines are MORE
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Vertical assault prepares MEU Marines for upcoming deployment Vertical assault prepares MEU Marines for upcoming deployment

By Cpl. Adam B. Miller | July 29, 2014

Training for an upcoming deployment, Marines participated in a vertical assault scenario July 18 at the Central Training Area, Okinawa, Japan, during an ongoing Marine Expeditionary Unit exercise.  The scenario incorporated the 31st MEU’s air and ground combat elements to test their capabilities in a seize-and-capture response situation which MORE
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