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16

Jan

2015

Futenma Marines rehearse arrested landing safety procedures

Lance Cpl. Janessa K. Pon, III MEF/MCIPAC Consolidated Public Affairs Office

Marines executed arrested landing safety training Jan. 9 on Marine Corps Air Station Futenma.The Marines are expeditionary airfield systems technicians with Headquarters & Headquarters Squadron, MCAS Futenma, Marine Corps Installations Pacific-Marine Corps Base Camp Butler, Japan.In an arrested landing, either a safety barrier or other equipment,




14

Jan

2015

Fight Tonight; HQ Regiment is always ready

Lance Cpl. William Hester, III MEF/MCIPAC Consolidated Public Affairs Office

Units like Headquarters Regiment from 3rd Marine Logistics Group make it possible for the Marine Corps to be ready at a moments’ notice.For their actions, Headquarters Regiment, 3rd Marine Logistics Group, III Marine Expeditionary Force won the maintenance readiness awards each quarter of 2014 and the fiscal year award.“I’m very excited and proud




14

Jan

2015

Marines hold night training for raid force

Cpl. Drew Tech, III MEF/MCIPAC Consolidated Public Affairs Office

Marines with Expeditionary Operations Training Group set up and instructed a Realistic Urban Training Exercise for the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit’s Maritime Raid Force Jan. 10 on Camp Courtney. The Marines with the 31st MEU and the raid force performed a night raid on an objective using a helicopter insertion, an explosive entry, and simulated




13

Jan

2015

Special Reaction Team refine special weapons, tactics training

Cpl. Royce Dorman, III Marine Expeditionary Force

The sky is overcast and a brisk wind sends a chill across flat, featureless terrain. Men dressed in flak jackets and Kevlar helmets ready themselves to engage targets downrange.“Threat!” barked a tall, broad-shouldered man in green coveralls. His voice carried a thick southern accent that echoed through the air. The five men on the firing line




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Dec

2014

Rodeo rounds up Motor T

Lance Cpl. William Hester, III MEF/MCIPAC Consolidated Public Affairs Office

Musty diesel fumes fill the air as 7-ton trucks maneuver through an obstacle course. Meanwhile, sweaty, greasy Marines work hard to change the tires on a Humvee as others rush to disassemble and reassemble the rear of a 7-ton. Marines with 3rd Marine Logistics Group, organized a truck rodeo for multiple motor transport units stationed on Okinawa




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Dec

2014

Urasoe police, Camp Kinser law enforcement participate in training

Lance Cpl. Royce Dorman, III MEF/MCIPAC Consolidated Public Affairs Office

Police officers and security guards participated in anti-terrorism force protection training here Dec. 24.The police officers, with the Urasoe Police Department, and the Marines and Japanese security guards with the Camp Kinser Provost Marshal’s Office coordinated during a mock scenario in which they worked together to apprehend suspicious persons




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Dec

2014

Forest Light 15-1 marked success at closing ceremony

Cpl. Drew Tech, III Marine Expeditionary Force

Japan Ground Self-Defense Force members and U.S. Marines closed out Forest Light 15-1 with a ceremony Dec. 12 at Camp Kita Kumamoto in Kumamoto, Kumamoto prefecture, Japan.Forest Light is a routine, semi-annual exercise designed to enhance the U.S. and Japan military partnership, solidify regional security agreements and improve individual and




22

Dec

2014

Air Support: US Marines, JGSDF look to sky for Forest Light’s culminating event

Cpl. Drew Tech, III Marine Expeditionary Force

U.S. Marines and Japan Ground Self-Defense Force troops simulated a movement to contact and assault on an objective, Dec. 9-10, while participating in Forest Light 15-1 at the Oyanohara Training Area in Yamato, Japan. Forest Light is a routine, semi-annual exercise designed to enhance the U.S. and Japan military partnership, solidify regional




16

Dec

2014

Air Support: U.S. Marines, JGSDF look to sky for Forest Light’s culminating event

Cpl. Drew Tech, III Marine Expeditionary Force

U.S. Marines and Japan Ground Self-Defense Force troops simulated a movement to contact and assault on an objective Dec. 9-10 while participating in Forest Light 15-1 at the Oyanohara Training Area in Yamato, Japan.Forest Light is a routine, semi-annual exercise designed to enhance the U.S. and Japan military partnership, solidify regional security




16

Dec

2014

Marines, JGSDF rapidly respond to simulated contaminations

Story by Lance Cpl. Tyler Giguere, III MEF/MCIPAC Consolidated Public Affairs Office

A field and an abandoned structure sustain an unknown, potentially dangerous, contamination leak. U.S. Marines and Japan Ground Self-Defense Force service members hastily suit up in Mission Oriented Protective Posture gear in preparation for their mission. They rushed off to the contaminated zone to save lives and contain the leak, requiring both





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