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Okinawa, Japan bases News Articles

Started by 1~sandyr, MFN VO & VPMM. Last reply by 1~Keri (HCC) May 14. 88 Replies


Started by mmc671. Last reply by alex2toes Nov 29, 2016. 67 Replies

Typhoon Season 2016

Started by 1~iansdad (Jeff). Last reply by willow Oct 2, 2016. 49 Replies

Typhoon Season 2015

Started by Liberty Belle. Last reply by Liberty Belle May 27, 2016. 160 Replies

MPs in Okinawa?

Started by marinecorpsgf123. Last reply by marinecorpsgf123 May 2, 2016. 3 Replies

Okinawa per diem reduction

Started by slimman. Last reply by alex2toes Apr 4, 2016. 5 Replies

UDP (Unit Deployment Program)

Started by 1~iansdad (Jeff). Last reply by 1~Keri (HCC) Jan 31, 2016. 63 Replies


Started by gabluebonnet. Last reply by alex2toes Jan 26, 2016. 92 Replies

Futenma Families

Started by Mom of Andrew. Last reply by raisedhimright Jan 5, 2016. 266 Replies

Travelling to Okinawa

Started by shabangu. Last reply by sandradeee Nov 3, 2015. 36 Replies

care package ideas/ decorating usps box

Started by Ginnyb98. Last reply by jllmom Jun 23, 2015. 16 Replies

Traveling to okinawa for the first time?

Started by Ginnyb98. Last reply by davisflo Jun 12, 2015. 8 Replies

American Military University

Started by Cheysproudmom (Jessie) Jun 11, 2015. 0 Replies

Tokyo to okinowa

Started by Ginnyb98. Last reply by Ginnyb98 Jun 7, 2015. 4 Replies

care packages to Okinawa

Started by alex2toes. Last reply by alex2toes Jun 5, 2015. 642 Replies

Short-timing in Oki?

Started by Liberty Belle. Last reply by Liberty Belle May 1, 2015. 23 Replies

Squad Leader Development Program (SLDP)

Started by 1~Keri (HCC). Last reply by 1~Keri (HCC) Mar 24, 2015. 1 Reply

Planning a trip to see my Marine! Help:)

Started by SemperFi_Princess. Last reply by Athena1 Mar 9, 2015. 2 Replies

Camp Hansen

Started by prayn4daylite. Last reply by alex2toes Feb 28, 2015. 107 Replies

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Comment by alex2toes on March 17, 2017 at 4:59pm

just thought you might like to see a barracks.

Comment by 1~Keri (HCC) on February 23, 2017 at 7:52am

Four Reasons to Join the Single Marine Program

Whether you’re single or a geographic bachelor, the Single Marine Program (SMP) provides a place to bond with other Marines while having fun and making a difference.

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Comment by 1~Keri (HCC) on August 20, 2016 at 9:06pm

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 Michael's Mom (Linda) on January 5, 2016 at 12:59pm
Thank you ladies, we have talked about that very same thing, how did folks in the past cope without the internet. We are a very blessed generation for sure. My son and I talked on cam this morning for almost two hours and I am so grateful that we can. My son loves it there also and he looked so good. Being able to see him helps. This was our second Christmas apart, he was in boot for the first, but we did get to spend Thanksgiving with him before he left for Oki. Blessings to y'all and God be with our Marines.
Comment by SQpasmm (Susan) on December 30, 2015 at 9:45pm

Hello Michael's Mom,

Our son is also in Okinawa - it's been a few months now. We, too, find Skype a wonderful tool. This was our first year apart for Christmas, and Skype helped us feel that we were still together. I can't help but think about all the Moms from past servicemen & women - those who had to endure before such tools were available. God bless them all!

Comment by Athena1 on December 30, 2015 at 9:04pm

Hello, Michael's Mom,

              We are from Florida as well.  My son requested Okinawa because it never gets really cold there; he loves the seafood there and does not mind the typhoons.  In fact, he is somewhat disappointed when the typhoon is downgraded before coming on shore, go figure!  He loves it there. This is his second year, and he has extended his duty there another year.  We are planning to visit before the start of his third year.  Our son is stationed at Futenma.  Face-timing and Skyping make it bearable.  We were blessed to see him stateside recently when he came for training at Yuma, AZ, and had some leave time to come home before heading back to Okinawa. 

Comment by Michael's Mom (Linda) on December 30, 2015 at 5:47pm
Hello, MoM from Florida here, our Marine is in Okanawa. He has been there almost a month, still adjusting.
Comment by alex2toes on October 7, 2015 at 5:11am

just thought I'd toss this out here , it is from n article I was reading, called MCCS Okinawa Tours+. They offer low cost tours to military stationed in Okinawa. I thought that there were a number of "free" tours avaialable but Zack says they are paid for by dues collected by the Bn. No dues, no tours. This is an alternative to mention to your Marine.

Comment by 1~Keri (HCC) on October 1, 2015 at 10:25pm
So sorry for your Marine's plight but like most Marines, they know how to adapt to any situation. Maybe he can get ahold of some hydrogen peroxide in a spray bottle and tackle the mold to at least make the most of his time spent there.

My thoughts with prayers through this time,

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