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Mission Statement

Our mission is to exercise command and control, oversight, and budgetary guidance over the Marine Corps’ network of Advanced Naval Bases in the Indo-Pacific in order to: (1) secure and protect our capabilities, (2) strengthen our alliances, and (3) expand the capabilities of forward-deployed naval expeditionary forces.
U.S. Marine Corps Pfc. Victor Magana, a motor transportation technician with 3d Transportation Battalion, 3d Marine Logistics Group, fills a sandbag on Camp Foster, Okinawa, Japan, July 19, 2021. In preparation for Typhoon In-Fa, Camp Foster Camp Services provide units with MRE’s, base preparation services, sandbags, and bulk trash storage to keep service members safe and prepared during typhoon season in Okinawa. Magana is a native of Santa Paula, California. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Alex Fairchild)
Xavier Taylor, left, and Kayla Maholy, center, environmental protection assistants with Marine Corps Installations Pacific (MCIPAC), Marine Corps Base Camp Smedley D. Butler (MCBB) and U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Cameron Whitman, right, a hazardous waste technician with Headquarters & Support Battalion, MCIPAC-MCBB, draw perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) Effluent Treatment System (PETS) treated water samples on Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Futenma, Okinawa, Japan, July 19, 2021. MCIPAC and MCAS Futenma hosted visitors from the Okinawa Prefectural Government (OPG), Ginowan City, the Okinawa Defense Bureau (ODB) and the Ministry of Environment to observe MCIPAC environmental branch personnel draw PETS treated water samples. Samples were provided to the OPG and ODB to enable them to test the water to demonstrate the effectiveness and safety of PETS. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Isaac W. Munce)
A Master Labor Contractor with Marine Corps Installations Pacific receives the second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at the U.S. Naval Hospital Okinawa on Camp Foster, Okinawa, Japan, July 16, 2021. Vaccinating host nation employees will contribute to the prevention of further spread of COVID-19 in Japan and will protect the resilience of the alliance. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Alex Fairchild)
Max, a military working dog (MWD) with Marine Corps Base Camp Smedley D. Butler Provost Marshal Office, plays with his toy on Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan, June 23, 2021. MWDs are trained to conduct vehicle searches, searches of open areas, buildings, vehicles and other locations for the detection of explosives or illegal drugs. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Brennan J. Beauton)
U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Michael Auvaa, the inbound personnel first-stage noncommissioned officer-in-charge at the Installation Personnel Administration Center (IPAC), poses for an environmental portrait at the IPAC on Camp Foster, Okinawa, Japan, May 18, 2021. The month of May represents and pays tribute to Asian-American and Pacific-Islander heritage, and recognizes the contribution and influences their cultures made which play an instrumental part in the past, present and future success of the United States of America. Auvaa grew up in A’asu, a village on the north coast of Tutuila Island, American Samoa, and moved to Anchorage, Alaska when he was 16 years-old, and became a Marine two years later in 2018. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Alex Fairchild)

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