Okinawa, Japan bases

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Discussion Forum

Travelling to Okinawa

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Okinawa, Japan bases News Articles

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Typhoon Season 2015

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UDP (Unit Deployment Program)

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Futenma Families

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American Military University

Started by Cheysproudmom (Jessie) Jun 11. 0 Replies

Tokyo to okinowa

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

care packages to Okinawa

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

Short-timing in Oki?

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

Squad Leader Development Program (SLDP)

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

Planning a trip to see my Marine! Help:)

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Camp Hansen

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Amazon shipping right?

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amazon shipping

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Visiting son in Tokyo

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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,
Comment by alex2toes on October 1, 2015 at 11:52am

As far as I know, this should be a temporary arrangement. He can go to his Command with his complaints.

Comment by Erin on October 1, 2015 at 9:14am
I am very concerned with the current living conditions of my newly stationed Marine. The building they placed him in is suppose to be condemned because of black mold. His orders are for two years on camp Kinser and he is to live with the black mold growing in his bathroom. This is by far unacceptable! I would like some thoughts of others on what should be done to rectify this situation.
Comment by SQpasmm (Susan) on August 16, 2015 at 10:55am

Got an update from my son this morning - he arrived safely at Okinawa! Erin, my son got 23 days of leave, but similar to alex2toes, others in his MOS had different lengths. As she said, you just never know in this military life. We learned the hard way that we simply cannot plan vacations/events around when we think our Marine will have a graduation, be on leave, etc.!!!   Our son had an extension of time after boot (the entire company was given RA duty for 2 weeks!!) and then after his MCT had a one month wait at the base to get classed up. He is one happy Marine to finally be at his PDS. 

Comment by alex2toes on August 16, 2015 at 6:43am

hi Erin, yeah he should have it on his orders. He should have a pretty good idea by know how much he is getting. My son got 10 days, some in his MOS got none. I have read on here that there are some that have gotten up to 30 days. You just never know in this military life do you?

Comment by 1~Keri (HCC) on August 15, 2015 at 11:09pm
If he received his orders to Okinawa the date he is to report should be listed on his orders. I have read where some have had 30 days leave but it really depends if/when they are needed at their PDS.
Have him check his orders for a date.
Comment by Erin on August 15, 2015 at 10:13pm
Hi there, my marine received orders to Okinawa. I was curious at their leave time looks like from MOS school to their PDS?
Comment by angels4dkp on August 15, 2015 at 7:07am
Hello alex2toes yes she got the orders to Okinawa. And thank you
I'm loving having her here. It's defiantly different her being active duty here then a defendant... But we are all getting use to it. I'm just thankful to have all 4 of my kiddos here back together again. :)
Comment by alex2toes on August 15, 2015 at 6:33am

Way to go Susan. Send them off with a happy heart & it makes their time easier.


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