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The first group of 200 U.S. Marines have arrived in tropical northern Australia for their annual rotation despite the coronavirus pandemic border closures.


2,000 Marines from Southern California deploy to the Middle East as crisis response force

In all, the deployment includes about 2,000 Marines and sailors. About 200 will make up the task force’s command element, which plans and executes operations during a mission.


DOD contractor on Okinawa arrested for alleged bar slap

Barry Ray Ellis, 41, was taken into custody at a bar in the Uechi neighborhood in Okinawa city at approximately 1:50 p.m. after arguing with a 20-year-old local woman and allegedly slapping her, an Okinawa Police spokesman said Monday.

Masks on Leatherneck Square: Virus changes Marine training

In ways big and small, the virus is impacting training at the Marine Corps' Parris Island Recruit Depot and across the military. And defense leaders say some of the adjustments are proving beneficial and could become permanent.


Marine airfield relocation on Okinawa to take 16 years longer and $5.4 billion more than originally projected

The relocation of Marine Corps Air Station Futenma to Camp Schwab, which had been set for completion in 2014 by bilateral agreement, has been pushed to 2030, said a spokesman for the Okinawa Defense Bureau.


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