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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.
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.
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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.
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.
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, 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)