Okinawa, Japan bases

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Typhoon Season 2014.

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Okinawa, Japan bases News Articles

Started by 1~sandyr, MFN VO & VPMM. Last reply by 1~Keri (HCC) on Saturday. 50 Replies


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UDP (Unit Deployment Program)

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what is the record...

Started by Mattinct. Last reply by 1~alex2toes(Dianne) Aug 24. 11 Replies

Camp Foster

Started by JakesMom. Last reply by AJ'smom25 Jul 26. 142 Replies

Flying out of LAX

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Camp Foster

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Futenma Families

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Daughter headed to Japan!

Started by Sarah75. Last reply by Mattinct Jul 15. 11 Replies

Camp Hansen

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Babies born in Okinawa Naval Hospital

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Staying in Japan

Started by mjmorones. Last reply by Liberty Belle Jun 4. 9 Replies

Camp Schwab

Started by pam. Last reply by Delana May 14. 82 Replies

Camp Zip Codes

Started by pam. Last reply by Liberty Belle Apr 30. 11 Replies

Curious Quirk of Air Lines

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

New to MCAS Futenma

Started by Barry & Lisa. Last reply by Barry & Lisa Apr 20. 5 Replies

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Comment by 1~alex2toes(Dianne) on Saturday

I see that Keri posted a news article giving you your Holiday mailing deadlines. I am kind of at lose not having to shop for his gifts already. NO, No I'm not. lol 

Comment by USMCwife&mom on Friday

Beanpole's Mom, I have seen fliers and information from the USO for Okinawa and Yokosuka but nothing for Iwakuni. It is done through the USO. I might research to see if Iwakuni has a local branch then reach out to them directly.

Comment by 1~alex2toes(Dianne) on Friday

Beanpole's Momm, I googled USO Operation Birthday Cake & It looks like they might. Try it & See what you think.

Comment by Beanpole's Mom on Friday

Does anyone know if there is a similar USO birthday cake operation for Marines on mainland Japan- MCAS Iwakuni?  And the note about contacting Fro ONLY  works if you actually have that info.  We don't.  Nothing on emarine, nothing but an automated response with no progress.

Comment by Athena1 on September 23, 2014 at 12:24pm

Thanks, will do!   I did not even know about the birthday cake option... will definitely be sending one next year!

Comment by 1~iansdad (Jeff) on September 23, 2014 at 11:04am

Athena1, why don't you friend ProudBuckeyeMom and then you can PM her with the address.

Just click on her photo and you will be taken to her home page, then click on "Add as Friend" on the left side below her photo.

Comment by ProudBuckeyeMom on September 23, 2014 at 9:09am

Thanks so much for all of your help, especially the link Keri. Wow Athena1. It's nice to meet another parent whose Marine is in the same group. If it is ok to pass on the building information that would be great or I'll go for the FRO.

My family and I so appreciate Operation Birthday Cake. This is my Marines second birthday celebration away from home so I can't thank  USO Okinawa enough!

Comment by Athena1 on September 23, 2014 at 7:24am

Thanks, Keri, for the link.  So grateful to have this information:)  My son is also in the MALS 36 Aviation Ordnance group.  He told me the building number.  Is it OK to post?

Comment by 1~Keri (HCC) on September 22, 2014 at 7:57pm
Here's the Aviation group that includes MALS 36. (So you can follow that group too. The Aviation groups are a little quiet. Maybe not too many families know about these groups). :)
An address is included in the UIP (Unit Information Page) if this will help. No building number though.

But your FRO would be a good source as Dianne has said. :)
1~Keri (HCC)
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Comment by 1~alex2toes(Dianne) on September 22, 2014 at 11:45am

Ask your FRO


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