• American dance with Japanese locals to honor ancestors
    Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni residents joined hands with Japanese locals as they honored the spirits of their ancestors during the Bon-Odori festival at Kinjuen nursing home in Iwakuni, Japan, Aug. 14, 2017, as part of a Cultural Adaptation trip.

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  • Marine returns Japanese WWII flag to original family
    Deep within the mountains of Gifu Prefecture, in a small farming village hidden away from the fast-paced city life, the family of a fallen Japanese soldier eagerly waited for the return of a precious heirloom.

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  • Marine Corps Force Reconnaissance Company: The Clandestine Long Range Insertion Specialist
    This was a common scene for Marines with the Force Reconnaissance Company, III Marine Expeditionary Force, stationed at Camp Schwab in Okinawa, Japan, who conducted high altitude high opening (HAHO) sustainment training at IDIS-Corp facility in Parker, Ariz., from July 12 to August 1, 2017.

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  • Marine aids in rescue of 7-year old Japanese boy, inspired to make a difference
    Cries of a desperate mother and the sight of a child’s limp body on the beach alarmed Capt. Justin Griffis, who up until that point was spending a normal day snorkeling with his family at Maeda Flats in Okinawa, Japan, July 23, 2017.

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  • Marine Commandant Orders Operational Reset for Aviation Units
    General Robert B. Neller, Commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps, directed U.S. Marine Corps aviation units to conduct an operational reset for a 24 hour-period where no flight operations will take place but no operational commitments will be impacted.
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  • Northern Viper kicks off for the first time ever
    For the first time, more than 2,000 U.S. Marines joined with approximately 1,500 service members with the Japan Self-Defense Force to support the first iteration of Exercise Northern Viper 2017, at Misawa Air Base and the island of Hokkaido, Japan, August 10-28, 2017.

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  • Selected Marine Corps Reserve and air officer retention bonus
    Marine Administrative Message 429/17 announces the eligibility, application and reporting procedures for the fiscal year 2018 Selected Marine Corps Reserve, Reserve Officer Retention Bonus and the Forward Air Controller/Air Officer Retention Bonus.
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  • ‘Untouchables’ rise to the occasion during ITX 5-17
    The Aviation Combat Element, or ACE, plays an invaluable role within the Marine Air Ground Task

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  • MWSS-271 detects IEDs at Lejeune
    The Marines slowly made their way down the long, dirt road, that seemingly went on for miles with no discernible features. Doing their best to not fall victim to a complacency that can have devastating effect, the Marines take their time, ensuring no rock is left unturned. “At first it’s like a small panic,” said Pfc. Mark Brigham… BOOM! And smoke fills the air.

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  • Marine Corps Force Reconnaissance Company: The Clandestine Long Range Insertion Specialist
    This was a common scene for Marines with the Force Reconnaissance Company, III Marine Expeditionary Force, stationed at Camp Schwab in Okinawa, Japan, who conducted high altitude high opening (HAHO) sustainment training at IDIS-Corp facility in Parker, Ariz., from July 12 to August 1, 2017.

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