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Marines perform fireman carries during a Warrior Games event at Marine Corps Air Station Futenma, Okinawa, Oct. 25, 2018.
Marines perform fireman carries during a Warrior Games event at Marine Corps Air Station Futenma, Okinawa, Oct. 25, 2018. (Carlos Vazquez/Stars and Stripes)

MARINE CORPS AIR STATION FUTENMA, Okinawa — Marines stationed in Hawaii and across Japan recently engaged in some friendly competition aimed at boosting comradery and maintaining physical fitness.

A Warrior Games event — hosted Thursday by the 1st Marine Aircraft Wing at MCAS Futenma’s sports field — featured more than 200 Marines from Marine Corps Base Hawaii, MCAS Iwakuni in mainland Japan and Okinawa. They competed in Marine-focused physical challenges such as an obstacle-course relay, a pull-up challenge, a Medium Tactical Vehicle Replacement, or MTVR, pull and an elite warrior competition.

First-place winning individuals and teams were presented with medals, trophies and special 72-hour liberty awards.

vazquez.carlos@stripes.comTwitter: @StripesCarlos

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