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Latest Activity: Sep 14, 2016

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Your Volunteer Moderator for this MFN group is 1~HCC_proud mom (Keri).  If you have questions or concerns about the group, please add Keri as a friend so you can talk with her directly, or ask in the forum below.

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III MEF News Articles

Started by 1~sandyr, MFN VO & VPMM. Last reply by 1~Keri (HCC) Sep 14, 2016. 30 Replies

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Comment by 1~Keri (HCC) on August 20, 2016 at 9:03pm

4 Reasons Why Marines Are Stationed at Okinawa Japan

Published on Aug 19, 2016

III MEF Marines has been active since 1942 and was located at Okinawa, Japan, in 1971. Today, Okinawa has more than 26,000 U.S. service members.

Comment by RoxieBonnie on November 30, 2014 at 9:15am

Thank you all!!! :) I'll be checking it all out.

Comment by 1~Keri (HCC) on November 30, 2014 at 8:27am
Mattinct, I see you are already following the Okinawa forum... great!!

There's a discussion on Amazon and shipping and a topic on online stores that ship to Okinawa too:

Our Marines say they 'got it' but I manage to slip a few items to him anyway. lol... I love his independence but I'm sure he appreciates a little gift now and then. :)
Comment by 1~Keri (HCC) on November 30, 2014 at 8:14am
Hi RoxieBonnie! Thanks to Semper Gumby to keep you moving around here from group to group. :) My congrats to your Marine in her new MOS assignment.
Dianne left you a comment (on your profile) with some very good information on Okinawa. Do join the Okinawa group. There's lots to learn there and many helpful members too. :)

And check out the discussion on Christmas on the Okinawa forum too.

There's a care packages discussion too and the link is even in the information box above the other discussions. :)

1~Keri (HCC)
MFN Marine groups mgr. &
co-mgr. of Online Support Services
VPP of Sgt. M - 1MEF/1LEBn
Isaiah 41:10
Comment by RoxieBonnie on November 29, 2014 at 9:35pm

Hello Keri and other Marine Parents! Keri, I've seen you before on other MOS boards. :) Thought my Marine was Meteorology, she switched to MAGTF Planner, now we believe she's headed to the III MEF in Okinawa in January. Any advice from anyone here on items to be sure to take with her? Or Christmas gift ideas for her? Thank you!

Comment by 1~Keri (HCC) on July 5, 2014 at 9:17am
Check the link above (click here for III MEF Unit information) in the information box to view the Official USMC FB III MEF website link. (Scroll down to Other Helpful Web Sites).

A great video and Ode to Independence Day!... plus, updates on Neoguri.
1~Keri (HCC)
Marine groups moderator/mgr
VPP of Cpl. M - 1MEF/1LE Bn deployed
Isaiah 41:10
Comment by Proud Mama 121012 on December 24, 2013 at 11:17am

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all of my fellow Marine Parents!

May God bless each of you and watch over you and your Marines and keep them safe and protected and may you have the pleasant surprise to see them sooner than you thought you would - safe and sound! =D Thank you to each of you for providing support, a shoulder and words of great advice! God bless and Semper Fi! <3 

Comment by 1~Keri (HCC) on December 10, 2013 at 12:01pm
You're welcome! So happy to help! :)
Comment by Proud Mama 121012 on December 10, 2013 at 6:54am

Thank you Keri and Sandy, for starting this group! :)

Comment by 1~Keri (HCC) on December 5, 2013 at 10:28am
The link posted below will direct you to the III MEF Battalion page.
Located under family is the FRO info:

1~Keri (HCC)
MFN Marine Groups Moderator/mgr
VPP of Cpl. M - 1MEF/1LE Bn
Isaiah 41:10

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