Okinawa, Japan bases

For Marines and family members whose PDS is on Okinawa, Japan on the OpSEC compliant, Inc. Marine Family Network Community.



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Any parents with a Marine at Camp Kinser?

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Typhoon Season 2014.

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UDP (Unit Deployment Program)

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what is the record...

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Camp Foster

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Flying out of LAX

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Camp Foster

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Futenma Families

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Daughter headed to Japan!

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Camp Hansen

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Okinawa, Japan bases News Articles

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Babies born in Okinawa Naval Hospital

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Staying in Japan

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Camp Schwab

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Camp Zip Codes

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Curious Quirk of Air Lines

Started by 1~alex2toes(Dianne). Last reply by Liberty Belle Apr 24. 8 Replies

New to MCAS Futenma

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Comment by 1~steel_walk42 (Denita) on Saturday
Hi everyone !
Please check out this link to vote for a Sgt. in the Marine Corps for American Hero of the Year. The deadline for voting is just a few days (Sept. 6) from now. The Sgt. is one of five finalists for American Hero of the Year and the only Marine::
Thank you!

Denita (1~steel_walk42)
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VPMM of LCpl. Vincent
Comment by Pattymom on Thursday

Thanks, Dianne! I will check it out!

Comment by 1~alex2toes(Dianne) on Thursday

Pattymom, how exciting for him! I know that my son really enjoyed his time on the 31st MEU. Have you found that page yet? And OPSEC is very important, you are so right about that, especially on a MEU.

Comment by Beanpole's Mom on Thursday

1~iansdad-  The luggage limitations on my sons orders to fly Alaska airlines and Patriot Express were crazy as to how limited they were.  I laugh about your disclaimer " (and they should know it)".  Wouldn't you think they'd learn after the first time their luggage didn't arrive with them at a postage stamp airport, to always be prepared?  Ha ha ha.  I keep telling my son, you're a Marine, not a Boy Scout, but even they know to be prepared!  Great list; now if we could just get them to follow it....can you hear the maniacal laughter?

Comment by Pattymom on Wednesday

Just want to send out a gentle reminder to worried parents. My son is getting ready for his first "float". I have been texting him and started kind of teasing him last night about him not having any info and that this momma needs to know stuff! The conversation ended with him getting a little sharp with me and I stopped. He stopped, too. But this morning, after I knew he was awake, I apologized. I explained that I understand he is stressed out. That I am excited for him and happy that he is able to see the world. 

I forget sometimes that he isn't even 20 yet. He is doing the job of a grown man. He has serious responsibilities. Most of his friends at home are worried about what to do this weekend. The average age of these men and women is probably about 25 or younger. It's my job to be understanding and caring. I can't be adding stress to his already full plate. 

Long story, I know. But this was the lesson that I learned today. I love my "boy". But he is a man.

Comment by 1~alex2toes(Dianne) on August 24, 2014 at 6:34am

grunt rolls do not take up much room

Comment by 1~iansdad (Jeff) on August 23, 2014 at 9:15pm

5 things that should always go in their carry-on (and they should know it).

1. Orders and records packet.

2. Toiletries for travel day(s) + 3 extra days

3. Complete set of the specified "Report Wearing" uniform (normally Bravos or Chucks, but could be Alphas). 

4. Complete set of Utes and Boots.

5. 4 days underwear.

That way if luggage is lost enroute, they have the uniforms to report in with and wear for the 1st couple of days, plus personnel hygiene until they can get to the exchange or store. The orders and records are obvious (you would think, duh, but are often luggage packed).

Comment by Liberty Belle on August 23, 2014 at 12:23pm

LOL  It worked! :)

Comment by tuffenuf on August 23, 2014 at 12:18pm

there was no way he was gonna miss this training, it was gonna bring him back home, so he was stubborn about it, lol

Comment by Liberty Belle on August 23, 2014 at 12:13pm

tuff-- So glad your son got that sorted out.  Plus, thanks for sharing how he did it.  That's helpful info. 


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