Japan’s new prime minister won’t stop MCAS Futenma relocation on Okinawa
Japan’s new leader vowed to push ahead with relocating Marine Corps air operations on Okinawa, dealing a blow to the prefectural governor and other activists who oppose the move.
Japanese police arrest US Marine on suspicion of drunken driving in weekend crash
A Marine’s car struck a guardrail, several parked cars and a streetlight, police said.
Marines will overhaul recruiting and retention in shift away from a young, 'replaceable' force, general says
The commandant of the Marine Corps said he sees no alternative but to pivot away from a system that through multiple wars has prioritized massing a ‘young, physically tough, replaceable force’ that was ‘not all that highly skilled.’
Japan Coast Guard rescues snorkeling Marines captured by Okinawa rip current
A spokesman said five Marines from Camp Schwab were snorkeling when three were swept away from shore. The incident began shortly before 3:25 p.m. Saturday just off Sosu Beach on the northeastern tip of Okinawa. 
In a first, US and Japanese troops practice disaster response together on Okinawa
This year’s Remote Island Disaster Exercise, or RIDEX, involved about 200 Marines and airmen from the III Marine Expeditionary Force and Kadena Air Base, along with 400 troops from the Japan Self-Defense Force, Air Force Capt. Matthew Wilson, the 353rd Special Operations Wing’s director of medical operations, told Stars and Stripes this week.
‘Where we came from’: Uniform pageant in Japan marks Marine Corps’ upcoming birthday
Attended by more than 200 spectators, the event at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni displayed the evolution of Marine uniforms over the years, accompanied by a narrator who described key moments of Corps history.
Ingalls successfully completes first round of sea trials for USS Fort Lauderdale
The 208.5-foot ship’s primary mission is to embark, transport and land U.S. Marine Corps landing forces in a variety of expeditionary and special operations missions, while providing command and control, communications connectivity and medical services.
US Marines hit the beach in Israel as CENTCOM solidifies ties with longtime ally
Some 500 U.S. Marines staged a beach-storming exercise in Israel during some of the first bilateral military drills since a major Pentagon realignment for the longtime allies.
Marine Corps ends ban on ‘sleeve tattoos’ but cracks down on extremist ink
Marines are once again allowed to cover most of their arms and legs with so-called “sleeve tattoos” under a revised policy.
Safety pilot program proposed in name of 1st Lt. Conor McDowell, who died in training accident at Camp Pendleton
A pilot program to make the big, heavy military vehicles safer for Marines and soldiers to ride in was recently introduced in Congress; it is named for 1st Lt. Conor McDowell, who died when the vehicle he was in overturned during training at Camp Pendleton.