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Marines from Hawaii, Japan face off in Warrior Games on Okinawa

Marines perform fireman carries during a Warrior Games event at Marine Corps Air Station Futenma, Okinawa, Oct. 25, 2018.

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By CARLOS M. VAZQUEZ II | STARS AND STRIPES Published: October 29, 2018

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.

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Marines compete in a relay race during a Warrior Games event at Marine Corps Air Station Futenma, Okinawa, Oct. 25, 2018.
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Marines compete in a relay race during a Warrior Games event at Marine Corps Air Station Futenma, Okinawa, Oct. 25, 2018.
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Marines pull a Medium Tactical Vehicle Replacement, or MTVR, during a Warrior Games event at Marine Corps Air Station Futenma, Okinawa, Oct. 25, 2018.
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A Marine runs an obstacle course during a Warrior Games event at Marine Corps Air Station Futenma, Okinawa, Oct. 25, 2018.
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Maj. Gen. Thomas Weidley, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing commander, congratulates a Marine for his second first-place medal during the Warrior Games at Marine Corps Air Station Futenma, Okinawa, Oct. 25, 2018.
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A Marine shows off his first-place medal after the Warrior Games at Marine Corps Air Station Futenma, Okinawa, Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018.
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Marines pull a Medium Tactical Vehicle Replacement, or MTVR, during a Warrior Games event at Marine Corps Air Station Futenma, Okinawa, Oct. 25, 2018.
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