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Marine Corps Air Station Futenma

 

Marine Corps Air Station Futenma

Okinawa Youth Wrestling League competes against the Gladiator Wrestlers League in the Okinawa Open Championship
Lance Cpl. Ryan Koernr, right, explains the rules to wrestlers during the Okinawa Open Championship May 13 on Marine Corps Air Station Futenma, Okinawa, Japan. The Okinawa Open Championship is the largest youth wrestling tournament in Okinawa. Each league practices with a different fighting style: folk and freestyle. Lumpkin volunteers as a referee for the Gladiator Wrestling League. (U.S Marine photo by Lance Corporal Tayler P. Schwamb)
Okinawa Youth Wrestling League competes against the Gladiator Wrestlers League in the Okinawa Open Championship
Cpl. Tylan Davis, left, coaches a wrestler on his team during the Okinawa Open Championship May 13 on Marine Corps Air Station Futenma, Okinawa, Japan. Approximately 100 wrestlers from the Okinawa Youth Wrestler League competed alongside 70 wrestlers from the Gladiator Wrestling League. The Okinawa Open Championship is the largest youth wrestling tournament in Okinawa. Lumpkin volunteers as a coach for the Gladiator Wrestling League. (U.S Marine photo by Lance Corporal Tayler P. Schwamb)
Pensacola native receives national award for excellence
U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Justin Tyler Johnson receives the Jack W. Demmond Aviation Ground Marine of the Year award at Marine Corps Air Station Futenma, Okinawa, Japan, April 21, 2017. The Marine Corps Aviation Association awarded Johnson for his efforts in transporting Marines and their gear to and from locations by air, land, and sea. “I was excited,” said Johnson. “I wasn’t really expecting it. I just do my job the best way I can.” Johnson, a native of Pensacola, Florida, is an embarkation chief with Marine Medium Tilt Rotor Squadron 262, Marine Aircraft Group 36, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, III Marine Expeditionary Force.
JMSDF officer candidates visits MCAS Futenma
MCAS FUTENMA, OKINAWA, Japan – Marines and officer candidates pose for a group photo March 24 on Marine Corps Air Station Futenma, Okinawa, Japan. The candidates with the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force received a brief on the cooperation between Marines and the Japan Self-Defense Force and the crucial role MCAS Futenma plays. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Jessica Collins)
St. Louis Marine receives aviation award for excellence
U.S. Marine Corps Gunnery Sgt. Clinton John DuClos receives the James Maguire Exceptional achievement award at Marine Corps Air Station Futenma, Okinawa, Japan, April 21, 2017. The Marine Corps Aviation Association awarded Duclos for leading, mentoring, and training Marines to become subject matter experts and be fully qualified in the airframes job field. “I’m just doing my job to the best of my ability,” said DuClos. “I’m very humbled and appreciative of it.” DuClos, a native of St. Louis, is a MV-22 Osprey airframes division chief with Marine Medium Tilt Rotor Squadron 262, Marine Aircraft Group 36, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, III Marine Expeditionary Force.
JMSDF officer candidates visits MCAS Futenma
MCAS FUTENMA, OKINAWA, Japan – Lt. Col. Bob Sweginnis, left, receives a plaque from Capt. Hiroyuki Habuchi March 24 on Marine Corps Air Station Futenma, Okinawa, Japan. Officer candidates with the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force visited the air station to learn about the cooperation between the Marines and Japan Self-Defense Force. Habuchi is the commander of the 1st Training Submarine Division, JMSDF. Sweginnis is the executive officer of MCAS Futenma. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Jessica Collins)
JMSDF officer candidates visits MCAS Futenma
MCAS FUTENMA, OKINAWA, Japan –Lt. Col. Bob Sweginnis gives a brief to officer candidates with Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force March 24 on Marine Corps Air Station Futenma, Okinawa, Japan. The brief covered the cooperation between Marines and the Japan Self-Defense Force and the crucial role MCAS Futenma plays in the relationship. Sweginnis is the executive officer of MCAS Futenma. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Jessica Collins)
A WWII Veteran's Journey | Through Hell and back to tell about it
Donald Irwin, a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, shakes Lance Cpl. Hui Xue’s hand, April 7, 2017, on Marine Corps Air Station Futenma, Okinawa, Japan. Irwin, who served aboard a number of ships during World War II, fought at Midway and Guadalcanal and survived the sinking of the USS Colhoun during the Battle of Okinawa. Irwin returned to Okinawa and exchanged stories with the Marines and Sailors stationed on the island. Irwin is a San Jose, California native, and Xue, a native of New York, is an aviation life support system technician with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 265, Marine Aircraft Group 36, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, III Marine Expeditionary Force.
A WWII Veteran's Journey | Through Hell and back to tell about it
Donald Irwin, a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, shakes 1st Lt. Lauren Campbell’s hand, April 7, 2017, on Marine Corps Air Station Futenma, Okinawa, Japan. Irwin, who served aboard a number of ships during World War II, fought at Midway and Guadalcanal and survived the sinking of the USS Colhoun during the Battle of Okinawa. Irwin returned to Okinawa and exchanged stories with the Marines and Sailors stationed on the island. Irwin is a native of San Jose, California, and Campbell, a native of Redwood City, California, is a material control officer with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 265, Marine Aircraft Group 36, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, III Marine Expeditionary Force.
H&HS receives 2016 NDTA Military Unit of the Year Award
MCAS FUTENMA, OKINAWA, Japan— Lt. Col. Henry Dolberry stands at the head of a formation March 29 during an award ceremony on Marine Corps Air Station Futenma. Headquarters and Headquarters Squadron received the 2016 National Defense Transportation Association Military Unit of the Year Award for their outstanding service in the field of transportation and logistics. H&HS went head-to-head against the other branches of service for this award and came out on top. Dolberry is the commanding officer of H&HS, MCAS Futenma, Marine Corps Installations Pacific. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Jessica Collins)
H&HS receives 2016 NDTA Military Unit of the Year Award
MCAS FUTENMA, OKINAWA, Japan— Maj. Gen. Malavet, left, gives a coin to Cpl. Alexis Goodwyn March 29 during an award ceremony on Marine Corps Air Station Futenma. During the ceremony, Headquarters and Headquarters Squadron received the 2016 National Defense Transportation Association Military Unit of the Year Award for their outstanding service in the field of transportation and logistics. H&HS went head-to-head against the other branches of service for this award and came out on top. Malavet is the commanding general for Marine Corps Installations Pacific and Marine Corps Base Camp Butler-Japan. Goodwyn is the operations chief for H&HS, MCAS Futenma, Marine Corps Installations Pacific. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Jessica Collins)
H&HS receives 2016 NDTA Military Unit of the Year Award
MCAS FUTENMA, OKINAWA, Japan— Headquarters and Headquarters Squadron poses for a group photo March 29 after an award ceremony on Marine Corps Air Station Futenma. During the ceremony, Headquarters and Headquarters Squadron received the 2016 National Defense Transportation Association Military Unit of the Year Award for their outstanding service in the field of transportation and logistics. H&HS went head-to-head against the other branches of service for this award and came out on top. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Jessica Collins)
MCAS Futenma commanding officer recognized by Ginowan police chief
Ginowan Police Chief Motoki Haneji presents a letter of appreciation presented to Col. Peter N. Lee Feb. 28 on Marine Corps Air Station Futenma, Okinawa, Japan. As commanding officer of MCAS Futenma, Lee oversaw various programs to help Marines embody the motto ‘protect what you’ve earned.’ “Please continue your contribution to Okinawa, the United States, Japan and the world,” said Haneji.
BayStars visit MCAS Futenma, tour MV-22B Osprey, dine with Marines, Ginowan City Mayor
Marines and Yokohama DeNA BayStars baseball team pose in front of an MV-22B Osprey Feb. 23 on Marine Corps Air Station Futenma, Okinawa, Japan. The BayStars players and staff had the opportunity to tour an Osprey and dine at the Habu Pit. “Events like this enhance the already strong community relations MCAS Futenma enjoys with the surrounding City of Ginowan,” said Lt. Col. Bob Sweginnis, the executive officer of MCAS Futenma. “This event in particular allowed those who live and work aboard MCAS Futenma to meet and interact with professional baseball players from a prominent Japanese Big League team that conducts spring training every year in here Ginowan City, just outside the gates of Futenma.” (U.S. Marine Corps Photo by Cpl. Jessica Collins)
BayStars visit MCAS Futenma, tour MV-22B Osprey, dine with Marines, Ginowan City Mayor
AYokohama DeNA BayStars hat sits on a table Feb. 24 at the Habu Pit on Marine Corps Air Station Futenma, Okinawa, Japan. The Yokohama DeNA BayStars baseball team had the chance to tour an MV-22B Osprey and visit with Marines while on MCAS Futenma. “Events like this enhance the already strong community relations MCAS Futenma enjoys with the surrounding City of Ginowan,” said Lt. Col. Bob Sweginnis, the executive officer of MCAS Futenma. “This event in particular allowed those who live and work aboard MCAS Futenma to meet and interact with professional baseball players from a prominent Japanese Big League team that conducts spring training every year in here Ginowan City, just outside the gates of Futenma.” (U.S. Marine Corps Photo by Cpl. Jessica Collins)
Service Members compete in Ginowan Traffic Safety Relay Race
MARINE CORPS AIR STATION FUTENMA, OKINAWA, Japan – Marines pose for a group photo Jan. 21 after the Ginowan City Traffic Safety Relay Race at Marine Corps Air Station Futenma. The 14-kilometer race around the perimeter of MCAS Futenma was an effort by Ginowan City to raise awareness about traffic safety. The Ginowan City fire department took first and second place, with the Marines coming in third.
Service Members compete in Ginowan Traffic Safety Relay Race
MARINE CORPS AIR STATION FUTENMA, OKINAWA, Japan – Marines pose with a local resident Jan. 21 prior to the Ginowan City Traffic Safety Relay Race at MCAS Futenma. Thirty-five teams from Ginowan City and teams from MCAS Futenma and the U.S Naval Hospital Okinawa participated in the yearly event. Teams from Ginowan City Fire Department placed first and second with the Marines coming in third, sparking a friendly competition for next years race.
Service Members compete in Ginowan Traffic Safety Relay Race
MARINE CORPS AIR STATION FUTENMA, OKINAWA, Japan – Runners take off Jan. 21 at the start of the Ginowan City Traffic Safety Relay Race at Marine Corps Air Station Futenma. Participants of the 14-kilometer race obeyed all crosswalk and traffic signals in an effort to raise awareness about traffic safety. Events like this get Marines out in to the community and strengthen the U.S-Japan alliance.
Service Members compete in Ginowan Traffic Safety Relay Race
MARINE CORPS AIR STATION FUTENMA, OKINAWA, Japan – A local resident poses Jan. 21 prior to the Ginowan City Traffic Safety Relay Race at MCAS Futenma. Participants followed crosswalk and traffic signals during the 14-kilometer race in an effort to raise awareness for traffic safety. Thirty-seven teams in total participated in the event including Marines and sailors.
Vipers on the move: HMLA-267 deploys to Okinawa
Marines with Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 267 prepare to load AH-1Z Vipers onto a C-17 Globemaster III at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, Calif., Nov. 10, 2016. HMLA-267 deployed to MCAS Futenma, Okinawa, Japan, in November.
Vipers on the move: HMLA-267 deploys to Okinawa
An AH-1Z Viper with Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron (HMLA) 267 is prepared to be transported on a C-17 Globemaster III aboard Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, Calif., Nov. 10. HMLA-267 deployed to MCAS Futenma, Okinawa, Japan, in November.
MCAS Futenma hosts Japanese language class for service members, families
Takaatsu Sueyoshi demonstrates Japanese writing styles, which are referred to as kana, during a Survival Japanese Language class Nov. 29 on Marine Corps Air Station Futenma, Okinawa, Japan. The monthly class teaches basic principles of spoken and written Japanese in order to enrich the experiences of service members while stationed on Okinawa. The students learned about the three forms of kana, which are called hiragana, katakana and kanji and practiced writing and pronouncing the characters out loud. Sueyoshi is a library technician and the instructor of the Survival Japanese Language class. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Janessa K. Pon)
MCAS Futenma hosts Japanese language class for service members, families
A student practices writing Japanese hiragana characters on a whiteboard during a Survival Japanese Language Class Nov. 29 on Marine Corps Air Station Futenma, Okinawa, Japan. The class taught students the basic principles of spoken and written Japanese. During the lesson, students practiced reading and writing the three forms of Japanese writing called hiragana, katakana and kanji. After the reading and writing practice, students practiced speaking basic everyday Japanese words and phrases. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Janessa K. Pon)
MCAS Futenma hosts Japanese language class for service members, families
Students study Japanese characters during a Survival Japanese Language Class Nov. 29 on Marine Corps Air Station Futenma, Okinawa, Japan. The class provided students with the opportunity to learn to speak, read and write basic Japanese words, phrases and characters. The lesson covered the three basic Japanese forms of writing called hiragana, katakana and kanji. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Janessa K. Pon)
MCAS Futenma hosts Japanese language class for service members, families
Takaatsu Sueyoshi, right, instructs students on Japanese pronunciation during a Survival Japanese Language Class Nov. 29 on Marine Corps Air Station Futenma, Okinawa, Japan. The class taught students basic speech, reading and writing skills to enrich their experience while stationed on Okinawa. During the class, the instructor demonstrated the three basic writing styles called hiragana, katakana and kanji. After the demonstration, participants practiced reading, writing and speaking basic Japanese words and phrases. Sueyoshi is a library technician and the instructor of the Survival Japanese Language class.
Marine’s four-legged friend receives award for actions in Operation Iraqi Freedom
U.S. Marine Corps military working dog, Patti is presented a U.S. Military Working Dog Services Award during an award ceremony in her honor on Marine Corps Air Station Futenma, Okinawa, Japan, Oct. 24, 2016. During her deployment, Patti served as a combat tracking dog, and suffered grave injuries in the line of duty. (U.S Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Janessa Pon)
Marine’s four-legged friend receives award for actions in Operation Iraqi Freedom
Lt. Col. Robert T. Sweginnis reads a citation honoring retired military working dog, Patti during an award ceremony Oct. 24 on Marine Corps Air Station Futenma, Okinawa, Japan. The award ceremony honored Patti, who served as a combat tracking dog during Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2007. Patti served alongside her handler, James Altman, who was a staff sergeant at the time, and was injured in the line of duty. Her injuries left her paralyzed and the two worked together through her six-month rehabilitation period and have been inseparable ever since. Altman permanently adopted Patti in 2008, continuing their partnership even after the mission was complete. Patti received a medal and a citation from the U.S. War Dogs Association, stating, “The United States War Dogs Association presents this award to military canines who have served in the Armed Forces of the United States of America with honor, courage and loyalty in time of conflict, so that we may live in freedom.”
Marine’s four-legged friend receives award for actions in Operation Iraqi Freedom
Patti sports a medal presented during an award ceremony in her honor Oct. 24 on Marine Corps Air Station Futenma, Okinawa, Japan. The ceremony was held on behalf of U.S. War Dogs Association to honor her service in 2007 during Operation Iraqi Freedom. During her deployment, Patti served as a combat tracking dog, and suffered grave injuries in the line of duty. Patti’s handler, James Altman, stayed by her side through more than six months of rehabilitation before retiring her and adopting her into his own home. Officers and other Marine officials attended the ceremony to honor Patti and Altman’s accomplishments during their time in service. Today, Patti lives happily with Altman, a Sebring, Florida, native, who serves as the installation chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear defense protection officer on Marine Corps Air Station Futenma.
Futenma Flight Line Fair features food, fun for family
Kimberly Perry, the lead vocalist of The Band Perry, sings onstage Sept. 24 during the Flight Line Fair at Marine Corps Air Station Futenma, Okinawa, Japan. MCAS Futenma opened its flight line to Status of Forces Agreement Personnel and Okinawa residents as they enjoyed local vendors, games and a performance by The Band Perry. The Band Perry is an American country group featuring siblings Kimberly, Neil and Reid Perry. Perry thanked the audience for their sacrifices overseas and said she felt honored to be able to perform for them.

                                  


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Mission Statement

Operate, maintain, and sustain the Air Station in support of Marine Corps Forces Pacific and follow-on U.S., joint, combined, and allied forces in order to respond to contingencies and deter aggression. Strengthen and enable force projection in the Indo-Asia-Pacific with our allies and partners to defend the interests of the U.S. by providing services, support, and facilities for training and combat readiness.

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