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This photo illustration depicts Lance Cpl. Benjamin Ferry and his Grandfather, Richard T. Ferry, side-by-side while each was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 5th Marines. Coincidentally, both Benjamin and Richard were assigned the same unit with more than 60 years’ difference in service time. Richard served with 3/5 during the Korean War, fighting in Inchon and at the Chosin Reservoir before being evacuated with two wounds suffered in combat. Benjamin is an automatic rifleman and is currently deployed aboard the USS Peleliu (LHA 5) with India Company, Battalion Landing Team 3/5, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit
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Kieko Yamashiro, right, accepts a certificate on behalf of the 243 U.S. Forces Japan employees who work with the Marine Corps on Okinawa from Michael E. Kampsen and Kazunori Inoue Oct. 15 at the Okinawa Convention Center here. The presentation was a part of the 2014 Length of Service Ceremony for USFJ employees, which recognized employees who reached their 10th, 20th, 30th or 40th year of service for USFJ. A total of 855 employees were recognized for their service with the Marine Corps, Army, Air Force, Navy and Army and Air Force Exchange Service. USFJ employees are Japanese citizens hired by the Government of Japan to work for USFJ in various capacities, from interpreters to medical technicians. Yamashiro is a telephone operator with G-6, communications, Marine Corps Installations Pacific-Marine Corps Base Camp Butler. Kampsen is the chief of staff for MCIPAC, and Inoue is the director general for the Okinawa Defense Bureau.
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Army Col. David W. Detata expresses his gratitude toward master labor contract and indirect hire agreement employees at the 2014 Length of Service Awards Ceremony for U.S. Forces Japan employees Oct. 15 at the Okinawa Convention Center in Ginowan, Okinawa. He, along with representatives from the other branches of service, helped recognize 855 MLCs and IHA hires who have reached 10, 20, 30 and 40 years of service for USFJ. Out of the 855, 243 individuals were recognized for their service with the Marine Corps in Okinawa. USFJ employees are Japanese citizens hired by the Government of Japan to work for USFJ in various capacities, from interpreters to medical technicians. Detata is the chief of Okinawa Area Field Office, USFJ.
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Kieko Yamashiro, right, accepts a certificate on behalf of the 243 U.S. Forces Japan employees who work with the Marine Corps on Okinawa from Michael E. Kampsen and Kazunori Inoue Oct. 15 at the Okinawa Convention Center here. The presentation was a part of the 2014 Length of Service Ceremony for USFJ employees, which recognized employees who reached their 10th, 20th, 30th or 40th year of service for USFJ. A total of 855 employees were recognized for their service with the Marine Corps, Army, Air Force, Navy and Army and Air Force Exchange Service. USFJ employees are Japanese citizens hired by the Government of Japan to work for USFJ in various capacities from interpreters to medical technicians. Yamashiro is a telephone operator with G-6, communications, Marine Corps Installations Pacific-Marine Corps Base Camp Butler. Kampsen is the chief of staff for MCIPAC, and Inoue is the director general for the Okinawa Defense Bureau.
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A CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter flies with a Humvee attached to it Oct. 7 here. The CH-53E is able to lift a max weight of 73,500 pounds, which includes its own weight, and is able to lift not only vehicles, but expeditionary bridges and even other aircraft. The CH-53E is with Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 361, currently assigned to Marine Aircraft Group 36, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, III MEF, under the unit deployment program.
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A CH-53E Super Stallion lifts a Humvee Oct. 7 at Landing Zone Dodo during external lift training. The CH-53E is able to lift a max weight of 73,500 pounds, which includes its own weight, and is able to lift not only vehicles, but expeditionary bridges and even other aircraft. The helicopter is with Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 361, currently assigned to Marine Aircraft Group 36, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, III Marine Expeditionary Force, under the unit deployment program.
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Marines attach hooks from a CH-53E Super Stallion to a Humvee Oct. 7 here. The external-lift training allows the pilot and crew of the CH-53E, and the landing support specialists to hone their skills. To conduct the training, the aircraft was brought to a hover above the Humvee. The Marines below attached the hooks to the harness around the vehicle, allowing the pilot to then lift the heavy load with the aircraft. The Marines are landing support specialists with Combat Logistics Battalion 4, Combat Logistics Regiment 3, 3rd Marine Logistics Group, III Marine Expeditionary Force. The aircraft is with Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 361, currently assigned to Marine Aircraft Group 36, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, III MEF, under the unit deployment program.
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Marines grab a hook hanging from a CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter to attach to a Humvee Oct. 7 here. The training, known as external-lift training, was completed by the pilot and crew of the CH-53E, and the landing support specialists. To conduct the training, the aircraft was brought to a hover above the Humvee, allowing the Marines below to attach hooks to the harness around the vehicle. The Marines are landing support specialists with Combat Logistics Battalion 4, Combat Logistics Regiment 3, 3rd Marine Logistics Group, III Marine Expeditionary Force. The aircraft is with Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 361, currently assigned to Marine Aircraft Group 36, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, III MEF, under the unit deployment program.
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U.S. Marines participating in T-AKE 14-2 transport Humvees using components of an Improved Ribbon Bridge pushed by Bridge Erection Boats while executing ship-to-shore transport operations Sept. 24 in logistical support of Amphibious Landing Exercise 2015 in Subic Bay, Philippines. The operation proved the concept that IRB components can be used in conjunction with BEBs on the open ocean as a ship-to-shore connector for transporting supplies and equipment to Marines on shore. PHIBLEX is an annual bilateral training exercise conducted by the Armed Forces of the Philippines alongside U.S. Marine and Navy forces. The Marines are combat engineers with 9th Engineer Support Battalion, 3rd Marine Logistics Group, III Marine Expeditionary Force, currently assigned to Combat Logistics Detachment 379, Headquarters Regiment, 3rd MLG, III MEF. T-AKE 14-2 is a maritime pre-positioned force, multi-country theater security cooperation event that deployed from Okinawa aboard the USNS Sacagawea to participate in training exercises throughout the Asia-Pacific area of operations. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Drew Tech/Released)
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Lance Cpl. Bobby Tyler, a plane captain with Marine All-Weather Fighter Attack Squadron 533, signals to an F/A-18 Hornet during the Korean Marine Exchange Program 14-13, Oct. 13, 2014, on Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea. KMEP 14-13 is a multinational exercise that will focus on the integration of aviation and ground assets within the construct of a traditional Combined Arms Live Fire Exercise. Supporting units include, but are not limited to, Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron 12 and Marine Wing Support Squadron 171.
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Lance Cpl. Bobby Tyler, a plane captain with Marine All-Weather Fighter Attack Squadron 533, signals to an F/A-18 Hornet during the Korean Marine Exchange Program 14-13, Oct. 13, 2014, on Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea. KMEP 14-13 is a multinational exercise that will focus on the integration of aviation and ground assets within the construct of a traditional Combined Arms Live Fire Exercise. Supporting units include, but are not limited to, Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron 12 and Marine Wing Support Squadron 171.
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Private First Class Gerald Tompkins, a powerline mechanic with Marine All-Weather Fighter Attack Squadron 533, signals to an F/A-18 Hornet during the Korean Marine Exchange Program 14-13, Oct. 13, 2014, on Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea. KMEP 14-13 is a multinational exercise that focuses on the integration of aviation and ground assets within the construct of a traditional Combined Arms Live Fire Exercise. Supporting units include, but are not limited to, Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron 12 and Marine Wing Support Squadron 171.
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Private First Class Gerald Tompkins, a powerline mechanic with Marine All-Weather Fighter Attack Squadron 533, signals to an F/A-18 Hornet during the Korean Marine Exchange Program 14-13, Oct. 13, 2014, on Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea. KMEP 14-13 is a multinational exercise that focuses on the integration of aviation and ground assets within the construct of a traditional Combined Arms Live Fire Exercise. Supporting units include, but are not limited to, Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron 12 and Marine Wing Support Squadron 171.
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Private First Class Gerald Tompkins, a powerline mechanic with Marine All-Weather Fighter Attack Squadron 533, signals to an F/A-18 Hornet during the Korean Marine Exchange Program 14-13, Oct. 13, 2014, on Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea. KMEP 14-13 is a multinational exercise that focuses on the integration of aviation and ground assets within the construct of a traditional Combined Arms Live Fire Exercise. Supporting units include, but are not limited to, Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron 12 and Marine Wing Support Squadron 171.
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Cpl. Nicholas Cochran, a powerline mechanic with Marine All-Weather Fighter Attack Squadron 533, conducts pre-flight checks on an F/A-18 Hornet during the Korean Marine Exchange Program 14-13, Oct. 13, 2014, on Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea. KMEP 14-13 is a multinational exercise that will focus on the integration of aviation and ground assets within the construct of a traditional Combined Arms Live Fire Exercise. Supporting units include, but are not limited to, Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron 12 and Marine Wing Support Squadron 171.
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Sgt. Jeffrey Failing, a powerline mechanic with Marine All-Weather Fighter Attack Squadron 533, conducts a maintenance check on an F/A-18 Hornet during the Korean Marine Exchange Program 14-13, Oct. 13, 2014, on Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea. KMEP 14-13 is a multinational exercise that focuses on the integration of aviation and ground assets within the construct of a traditional Combined Arms Live Fire Exercise. Supporting units include, but are not limited to, Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron 12 and Marine Wing Support Squadron 171.
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