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Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps Sgt. Maj. Ronald L. Green speaks to Marines March 26 during a visit to Okinawa. The commandant, Gen. Joseph F. Dunford, and the sergeant major traveled to the Marine bases on Okinawa from March 24-26 to talk with Marines about their expectations for the Marines and the Corps. “My priorities are to make sure we have the warfighting capabilities we need, to address the maturity of our leaders and to make sure they have the training, education and the experience that they need to be successful on the battlefield,” said Dunford. - Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps Sgt. Maj. Ronald L. Green speaks to Marines March 26 during a visit to Okinawa. The commandant, Gen. Joseph F. Dunford, and the sergeant major traveled to the Marine bases on Okinawa from March 24-26 to talk with Marines about their expectations for the Marines and the Corps. “My priorities are to make sure we have the warfighting capabilities we need, to address the maturity of our leaders and to make sure they have the training, education and the experience that they need to be successful on the battlefield,” said Dunford.

Col. Thomas A. Pecina, left, and Michelle McBride, right, pose for a photo as they cut a cake March 16 at the Camp Foster Community Center during an event commemorating the start of the Okinawa 2015 Active Duty Fund Drive for the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society. The NMCRS provides financial relief to active duty and retired Marines and sailors as well as their eligible surviving family members through interest-free loans and grants. A large portion of those loans and grants are raised through the ADFD, which gives active duty military a chance to donate and help their fellow service members in need. Pecina is the commanding officer of Headquarters and Support Battalion, Marine Corps Installations Pacific-Marine Corps Base Camp Butler, Japan, and McBride is the director of the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society, Okinawa office. - Col. Thomas A. Pecina, left, and Michelle McBride, right, pose for a photo as they cut a cake March 16 at the Camp Foster Community Center during an event commemorating the start of the Okinawa 2015 Active Duty Fund Drive for the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society. The NMCRS provides financial relief to active duty and retired Marines and sailors as well as their eligible surviving family members through interest-free loans and grants. A large portion of those loans and grants are raised through the ADFD, which gives active duty military a chance to donate and help their fellow service members in need. Pecina is the commanding officer of Headquarters and Support Battalion, Marine Corps Installations Pacific-Marine Corps Base Camp Butler, Japan, and McBride is the director of the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society, Okinawa office.

Hailey J. Day, right, Kaori Miyanishi, center, and Allen Balabis, practice wrapping a simulated wound during a class sponsored by the American Red Cross in the education center April 22 on Camp Foster, Okinawa. The class certified Marines and Master Labor Contractors in adult, child and infant CPR, use of an automated external defibrillator and basic first aid. Day is a financial official with G-6 communications, Marine Corps Installations Pacific-Marine Corps Base Camp Butler, Japan. Miyanishi is the community relations specialist with the Okinawa field office, U.S. Forces Japan, Balabis is the regional director of emergency management for MCIPAC. - Hailey J. Day, right, Kaori Miyanishi, center, and Allen Balabis, practice wrapping a simulated wound during a class sponsored by the American Red Cross in the education center April 22 on Camp Foster, Okinawa. The class certified Marines and Master Labor Contractors in adult, child and infant CPR, use of an automated external defibrillator and basic first aid. Day is a financial official with G-6 communications, Marine Corps Installations Pacific-Marine Corps Base Camp Butler, Japan. Miyanishi is the community relations specialist with the Okinawa field office, U.S. Forces Japan, Balabis is the regional director of emergency management for MCIPAC.

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