More than 4,000 Marines are moving from Okinawa to Guam starting in 2024
Matthew M. Burke Stars and Stripes The transfer of Marines from Okinawa to Guam could begin as early as October 2024 and take 18 months to complete, according to a report by Japan’s Kyodo News service that cites a Marine Corps official on the U.S. Pacific island territory. The... Read more
III MEF commander nominated for Washington post after less than a year in Japan
Matthew M. Burke Stars and Stripes The III Marine Expeditionary Force’s commander will likely soon depart Okinawa after a short tenure marked by loosened liberty restrictions and an apparent slaying-suicide perpetrated by a servicemember. Lt. Gen. Eric Smith was nominated by President Donald Trump last week to serve as... Read more

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