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U.S. Navy Lt. j. g. Brian Bort, a chaplain assigned to Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Futenma, gives remarks before the 43rd Annual Ginowan Safety Relay starts at MCAS Futenma, Okinawa, Japan, Jan. 18, 2020. The relay race was held to raise awareness for road safety and to build the relationship between the U.S. military and local Okinawa communities. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Zachary R. Larsen)
U.S. Marine Corps Col. David Steele, Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Futenma commanding officer, and Col. Vincent J. Ciuccoli, Headquarters and Support Battalion commanding officer, gather with participants for a photo before the 43rd Annual Ginowan Safety Relay at MCAS Futenma, Okinawa, Japan, Jan. 18, 2020. The relay race was held to raise awareness for road safety and to build the relationship between the U.S. military and local Okinawa communities. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Zachary R. Larsen)
From left to right, Cindy Kirkman, area programs manager of the United Service Organizations (USO) on Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Futenma, Sgt. Maj. Jason L. Kappen, sergeant major of MCAS Futenma, and Col. David M. Steele, commanding officer of MCAS Futenma, pose for photo during a ceremony at the MCAS Futenma USO, Okinawa, Japan, Jan. 16, 2020. The USO on Futenma held the event to announce the grand re-opening of its center. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Kayla V. Staten)
U.S. Marines and members of the United Service Organizations (USO) cut a ribbon during a ceremony at the Marine Corps Air Station Futenma USO office, Okinawa, Japan, Jan. 16, 2020. The Futenma USO held the event to announce the grand re-opening of its center. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Kayla V. Staten)
U.S. Marines with Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Futenma gather around Col. David Steele, commanding officer, for the opening remarks on MCAS Futenma, Okinawa, Japan, Dec. 6, 2019. The Jingle Bell challenge is a time for Marines who are far away from home to build unit morale during the holiday season. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Sarah  Stegall)
U.S. Marines with Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Futenma watch the relay runners during the Jingle Bell Challenge on MCAS Futenma, Okinawa, Japan, Dec. 6, 2019. The Jingle Bell challenge is a time for Marines who are far away from home to build unit morale during the holiday season. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Sarah  Stegall)
U.S. Marine Corps Col. David Steele, commanding officer of Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Futenma takes a group photo with journalists during a base visit on Nov. 7, 2019. MCAS Futenma held the function for journalists visiting from the Republic of Korea to help build and foster friendly relations. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Kindo Go)
U.S. Marine Corps Col. David Steele, commanding officer of Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Futenma gives a brief to journalists during a base visit on Nov. 7, 2019. MCAS Futenma held the function for journalists visiting from the Republic of Korea to help build and foster friendly relations. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Kindo Go
Marines with Headquarters and Headquarters Squadron, Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Futenma, carries the Marine Corps colors during a 24-hour motivational run celebrating the Marine Corps birthday, Nov. 7, 2019. During the run, Marines throughout the squadron reserved time to run with the Marine Corps colors to make up a collective 244 miles. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Kindo Go)
A Marine with Headquarters and Headquarters Squadron, Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Futenma, pass the Marine Corps colors during a 24-hour motivational run celebrating the Marine Corps birthday, Nov. 7, 2019. During the run, Marines throughout the squadron reserved time to run with the Marine Corps colors to make up a collective 244 miles. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Kindo Go)
U.S. service members with Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 369, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing (MAW) unload a U.S. Marine Corps AH-1Z Cobra from a U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III at Marine Corps Air Station Futenma in Okinawa, Japan, Nov. 11, 2019. The C-17 delivered the cobra as part of a MAW semi-annual aircraft swap within the unit deployment program. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Savannah Mesimer)
U.S. service members with Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 369, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing (MAW) unload a U.S. Marine Corps AH-1Z Cobra from a U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III at Marine Corps Air Station Futenma in Okinawa, Japan, Nov. 11, 2019. The C-17 delivered the cobra as part of a MAW semi-annual aircraft swap within the unit deployment program. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Savannah Mesimer)
Senior Marine Corps leaders participated in a cultural awareness presentation on Marine Corps Air Station Futenma, Nov. 13, 2019. The presentation gave an opportunity for the leaders to have discussions with Japanese and U.S. subject matter experts specializing in Asian and Security Affairs. The topics discussed included: Japanese National Security Policy, the Japan - U.S. alliance, joint use of military facilities in Okinawa, understanding the regional threat, United States Forces Japan and the current status of forces issues. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Karis Mattingly)
Senior Marine Corps leaders participated in a cultural awareness presentation on Marine Corps Air Station Futenma, Okinawa, Japan, Nov. 13,

2019. The presentation gave an opportunity for the leaders to have discussions with Japanese and U.S. subject matter experts specializing in

Asian and Security Affairs. The topics discussed included: Japanese National Security Policy, the Japan - U.S. alliance, joint use of military facilities

in Okinawa, understanding the regional threat, United States Forces Japan and the current status of forces issues.
Senior Marine Corps leaders participated in a cultural awareness presentation on Marine Corps Air Station Futenma, Nov. 13, 2019. The presentation gave an opportunity for the leaders to have discussions with Japanese and U.S. subject matter experts specializing in Asian and Security Affairs. The topics discussed included: Japanese National Security Policy, the Japan - U.S. alliance, joint use of military facilities in Okinawa, understanding the regional threat, United States Forces Japan and the current status of forces issues. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Karis Mattingly)
Four CH-53E Super Stallion with Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 462 depart from MCAS Futenma. Marine Aircraft Group 36 conduct a rapid deployment exercise on Oct. 23, 2019 in Okinawa, Japan and the Indo-Pacific region. This type of realistic training is used to highlight an active posture of a ready force and is essential to maintaining the readiness needed to uphold our commitments to our allies and surrounding nations. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Madeline Jones)
Four MV-22 Osprey's from Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 262 depart from MCAS Futenma. Marine Aircraft Group 36 conduct a rapid deployment exercise on Oct. 23, 2019 in Okinawa, Japan and the Indo-Pacific region. This type of realistic training is used to highlight an active posture of a ready force and is essential to maintaining the readiness needed to uphold our commitments to our allies and surrounding nations. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Madeline Jones)
Six MV-22 Osprey from Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 265 prepare for departure. Marine Aircraft Group 36 conduct a rapid deployment exercise on Oct. 23, 2019 in Okinawa, Japan and the Indo-Pacific region. This type of realistic training is used to highlight an active posture of a ready force and is essential to maintaining the readiness needed to uphold our commitments to our allies and surrounding nations. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Madeline Jones)
U.S. Air Force Tech Sgt. Ryan Edison, military police officer with 18th Wing Security Forces, competes in the biking portion of the 2019 Futenma Triathlon on Marine Corps Air Station Futenma, Okinawa, Japan, Oct. 6, 2019. The triathlon is held in order to strengthen the relationship between U.S. service members and residents of Okinawa through athletic events. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Samuel Brusseau)
Runners consisting members of the U.S. and local communities begin the running portion of the 2019 Futenma Triathlon on Marine Corps Air Station Futenma, Okinawa, Japan, Oct. 6, 2019. The triathlon is held in order to strengthen the relationship between U.S service members and residents of Okinawa through athletic events. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Samuel Brusseau