MARINES TEST OUT M-203 pg. 8 HARMONY IN HENOKO pg. 12 May 26, 2006 Camp Smedley D. Butler, Okinawa, Japan www.okinawa.usmc.mil Okinawa, military police rely on cooperation The Thais that bind STORY AND PHOTO BY Okinawan counterparts,” LANCE CPL. W. ZACH GRIFFITH Troutman said. “We have to. COMBAT CORRESPONDENT We have service members who get involved in incidents CAMP FOSTER — Former off base, and Okinawans who FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover get involved with incidents on once said, “Cooperation is the base. We need a lot of coordi- backbone of police work.” nation to handle these cases Following in the spirit of that properly.” advice, police ofﬁcers from the Troutman began the event by Okinawa Police Department giving a presentation about the and military policemen from the basics of PMO. He explained Camp Butler Provost Marshal’s the organization, operations Ofﬁce, gathered at the Butler Of- and special units such as the ﬁcers’ Club to share operational Special Response Team and know-how May 19. Criminal Investigations Team. Camp Butler Provost Mar- After the short presentation, shal Lt. Col. John D. Troutman’s the attendees mingled. intent for the meeting was to The event was also effective continue the close-working as a social gathering, accord- relationship between the PMO ing to Kazumune Namizato, and the Okinawan Prefecture the foreign cases investigator Police Department. for the Okinawa Police De- “We have always maintained partment. a close relationship with our See POLICE on page 6 UTAPHO, Thailand | U.S. Navy Seaman Jonathon Laster is arrested and flexi-cuffed by a Royal Thai Marine May 21 during a noncombatant evacuation operation exercise as part Lt. Naoya Teruya (left) and Pvt. Aaron Borcherding work together of Exercise Cobra Gold 2006. In preparation of the NEO exercise, instructors with the at an accident investigation scene. The relationship between the Marine Expeditionary Unit Service Support Group 31 trained more than 50 Thai Marines Okinawan and military police is a long-standing tradition in the local on the proper procedures of planning and execution of a hasty and deliberate evacu- community. Teruya is a police ofﬁcer with the Okinawa Prefecture ation control center. Marine and sailors of the 31st MEU (Special Operations Capable) Police Department and Borcherding is a military policeman with the have been training with the Thai Marines in a variety of MEU specific capabilities. Laster Camp Butler Provost Marshal’s Ofﬁce. is a corpsman with MSSG. Photo by Lance Cpl. Kamran Sadaghiani SMOOTH WATERS BACKYARD BRAWL Americans and Okinawans Members of the Kadena participate in the annual PASSING GRADE Air Base Banyan Tree INSIDE Henoko Dragon Boat The water supply of military family and Awase Meadows Race. The event is a housing areas and quarters on Okinawa Golf Courses faced off in 40-year long tradition was recently tested for lead content and a friendly rivalry as part between Camp Schwab was found safe to drink. of the 2006 Home and and the city of Henoko. pg. 14 Home Challenge. pg. 13 pg. 17 2 OKINAWA MARINE | NEWS | MAY 26, 2006 MARINE CORPS AIR GROUND COMBAT CENTER TWENTYNINE PALMS, Calif. | Marines and sailors battle the 100-degree Mojave Desert heat May 12 during a CorpS 12-mile battalion hike. The service members are with 3rd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division. Photo by Lance Cpl. Michael S. Cifuentes Around the To read these stories and others, visit http://www.usmc.mil MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C | Twenty Marines and sailors with Battalion Landing Team, 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, receive their Purple Heart Medals May 11 for wounds sustained in Iraq. The wounded were de- ployed to Iraq with the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (Special Operations Capable) earlier this year. Photo by Sgt. Richard D. Stephen ZAIDON, Iraq | Cpl. Scott Ostrom teaches Iraqi chil- dren how to shoot a slingshot during a “knock-and-talk” patrol. Ostrom and his team of Marines performed the mission to gain a better insight to trouble spots, eventually un- covering a buried weapons cache after a tip from a WASHINGTON | Maj. John L. Arsenault prepares to make the first local Iraqi. Ostrom charcoal rubbing of Hans J. R. Lorenz’s name May 17. Lorenz is the is assigned to B 313th name to be added to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial since its Company, 2nd Re- dedication Nov. 13, 1982. The names of three Marines and one sol- connaissance Bat- dier were added to the memorial during a series of wall inscriptions talion, Regimental May 16-18. Arsenault will present the rubbing to Lorenz’s mother, Combat Team 5. who was unable to attend the event, during a memorial ceremony Photo by Gunnery at a later date. Arsenault is a reserve Marine currently on active Sgt. Mark Oliva duty and served in Vietnam as a squad leader with 1st Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, in 1968. Photo by Sgt. Clinton Firstbrook OKINAWA MARINE | OPINION & EDITORIAL | MAY 26, 2006 3 Reality, truth: ‘Hardcore Zen’ SGT. MIKE CAMACHO can’t get reality out of my head. That were, it’s still the same place we night my view of the world changed, Sgt. tried to escape. I was in the bookstore looking for and the view of my world changed. I see now that it’s what you do Taoist poems to get my mom for her birthday. I curiously picked I’m not one to preach. Anytime I hear someone else come at me Mike right with every moment of every day that can honestly change anything in up a book about Zen, skimmed with a preachy exchange of ideas, Camacho yourself or the world. Have you ever through it, and couldn’t get the ﬁrst I shut it out. I think this is why this noticed what a genuine smile from a words I read out of my mind. book made sense. The author, Brad stranger does to you? “What is this place? This existence Warner, never once says you MUST same thing your wife, friend or 3. Lastly, the ﬁlth of humanity is – the very fact of believe what I have to say. While brother does. Reality is undeniable within each and every one of us. my being – what he does clearly communicate his and there is a difference between Deny it if you want, but it’s true. But is this? Who am opinionated views, Warner continu- belief and reality. so is divine goodwill. We know what’s I? What is this ally urges you to doubt and question 2. The past and future are not right in our relations with other hu- thing, this body everything he says. He also encour- real; they are ideas. History is mans. And even the smallest good we …” ages you to ﬁnd truth for yourself. recorded facts. That world doesn’t do impacts our world. It wasn’t the I have no need or inclination to exist anymore. While future planning These three things he wrote about first time I had change anyone’s view of religion. is necessary in order to successfully felt right to me. I’m compelled to this idea come There are countless religions and function in society, the future does share them. There are other more into my head. various sects in the world for a rea- not exist. However, I always assumed abstract ideas. If you’re interested in It was just the son. I simply found valuable tools for that these fantasy worlds were real. the three I presented, you can ﬁnd first time some- anyone to use, and these tools are my This idea, that it’s all some place you the others easily. body else was reason for writing this review. Here can never be, shook me because it’s I’m no expert on Zen Buddhism saying it. are three examples of what resonated the truth. or any other religion. I read the As I ﬁnished the book, “Hardcore within me: I say (and hear others say): if book and that’s it. The only reason Zen: Punk Rock, Monster Movies and 1. Human belief is inescapable. only I was back home, if only I I’m even writing this is because I the Truth About Reality” (silly title, Everyone has beliefs. It’s the founda- could get this job, if only I had a had a lot of pain in my heart. After I know), I continued to get goose tion of human nature. And every- million dollars; or I wish I could go reading the book, I felt a tremen- bumps for hours. Not since I can one’s belief is different. Whether back to when I had this girlfriend, dous lift of that pain. It’s still there, remember, have I laughed so hard you go to the same church, school, that car, those grades; then every- but for the ﬁrst time things make or been so profoundly impacted by listen to the same music, or have thing would be all right and I would much more sense. something someone else had to say. any other similarities, it’s impossible be content. Most of the time, when Sgt. Camacho is the northern bu- I couldn’t sleep that night, and I still to believe or experience the exact we do get to the place we wish we reau chief for the Okinawa Marine. Facing trials makes us stronger MARINE CORPS FACT CHECK LT. GLEN ALAN FLEMING puriﬁed by the trials we experience. Suffering causes us COMBAT UTILITY to let go of the dross in our lives and to enjoy the pure W e have all experienced hardships in life. We try to avoid them, seeing gold that is ours. This puriﬁcation process helps us to recognize the things of lasting value in our lives. During hard times we gain a new appreciation for our faith in UNIFORM – SOCKS Q: them as something bad and God and for our loved ones. What color boot socks are au- hurtful. Certainly the trials of life In Psalms 90:12, Moses writes, “Teach us to number thorized for wear in cammies? are never enjoyable while we are our days aright, that we may gain a heart of wisdom.” going through them. The key to A: How do we learn to number our days aright? It is Coyote brown. Beginning facing trials with renewed cour- through the difﬁculties that we learn things of lasting 2 0 0 4 , t h e c oyo te b r ow n age and strength is to remember value; we gain a new appreciation cushion sole socks replaced that the very things we dread are for the simple, yet priceless trea- CHAPLAIN’S the black and green cushion being used by God to mold us sures. The trials of life sift us and CORNER sole socks. Black and green and to make us. leave us with new priorities. socks purchased before this The difﬁcult physical training required of a Marine is The trials cause us to realize anew our need for the date may be worn until no painful and challenging, but it equips him to complete presence and power of God in our lives. It is as we hum- longer serviceable at which demanding missions. The strongest steel is that hardened bly submit ourselves to the wisdom and will of God that time they must be replaced by exposure to ﬁre. The ﬁre that destroys wood hardens we learn His grace is sufﬁcient for every situation in our with the regulation brown steel, making it more useful. It is the same in life. The lives. We also begin to see that God uses hardships in our soc k s . More information trials that we experience are not to destroy us, but rather lives to His glory and for our good. May we rest in God’s may be found in paragraph to give us strength and endurance that we would not power and rejoice that His ways are not like our ways. 3029 of Marine Corps Order otherwise know. His ways are higher and His ways are for our good. P1020. 34G , Marine Corps Fire also puriﬁes and reﬁnes. When gold is put to Chaplain Fleming is assigned to 3rd Transportation Sup- Uniform Regulations. ﬁre, the impurities separate from the pure gold and ﬂoat port Battalion, 3rd Marine Logistics Group, and periodically to the top where they can be removed. Our lives are leads worship at Camp Foster Chapel Sundays at 8:30 a.m. TO SUBMIT AN OPINION OR EDITORIAL, E-MAIL US AT EDITOR@MCBBUTLER.USMC.MIL Corps Community Services of the products and services advertised. Commanding General..........................................................Brig. Gen. Joseph V. 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Butler or Marine 35002, FPO AP 96373-5002. 4 OKINAWA MARINE | NEWS | MAY 26, 2006 NJP REPORT Marines raid Thai shores during exercise ALCOHOL-RELATED NONJUDICIAL PUNISHMENTS A petty oﬃcer second class with 3rd Reconnaissance Battalion, 3rd Marine Division, was found guilty at battal- ion-level NJP of drunken or reckless operation of a vehicle, aircraft or vessel. Punishment: reduction to the pay grade of E-4 and restriction for 30 days. A lance corporal with 7th Communications Battalion, III Marine Expeditionary Force, was found guilty at battalion-level NJP of underage drinking. Punishment: forfeiture of $797 pay for two months, restriction and extra duties for 45 days. BRIEFS FITNESS REPORT REMINDERS Warrant oﬃcer and chief warrant oﬃcer FitRep reporting period ended April 30. Reports are due to HQMC by May 31. Captain, major, lieutenant colonel and colonel FitRep report- ing period ends May 31. Reports are due to HQMC by June 30. STAFF NCO ACADEMY Future Okinawa Staﬀ Noncommissioned Oﬃcer Academy resident course information: • Sergeant’s Course Class 6-06: Aug. 9 – Sept. 27 • Career Course Class 6-06: Aug. 10 – Sept. 28 HAT YAO BEACH, Thailand | A U.S. Marine conducts a rush tactic while the remainder of his squad • Advanced Course provides security May 19 during a combined amphibious raid conducted by the 31st Marine Expedi- Class 6-06: Aug. 11 – Sept. 29 tionary Unit (Special Operations Capable) and the Royal Thai Marine Corps as part of Exercise Cobra Gold 2006. The Marines came ashore in assault amphibious vehicles from the USS Harpers Ferry and a VOLUNTEERS NEEDED Thai tank landing ship. The U.S. Marines are with E Company, 2nd Battalion, 5th Regiment, currently Volunteers are needed to support the Special Olympics serving as the 31st MEU’s Battalion Landing Team. Photo by Lance Cpl. Kamran Sadaghiani held at Kadena Air Base June 24. For more information, call 622-5802. emergency contact telephone numbers. For emergency as- OPEN AUDITIONS sistance while on military installations on Okinawa, dial POLICE continued from page 1 The Paciﬁc Okinawa Players will hold open auditions for the 911. To contact emergency personnel on Marine Corps bases “If we know each other better, in more play “Nunsense” May 31-June 1 from 7-9 p.m. at the Camp Foster from oﬀ base or from a cell phone, dial (098) 893-7911. To friendly circumstances, we can do our jobs Community Theater. You must be 18 or older to audition for the contact emergency personnel on Kadena Air Base from oﬀ better,” Namizato said. “If we don’t know show, which will be held in October. For more information, visit base or from a cell phone dial, (098) 934-5911. Both English- anything about each other, working together http://pops-okinawa.org. and Japanese-speaking dispatchers are available. PMO urges on our investigations will be much more callers who live oﬀ base to have their exact address ready difﬁcult.” SPORTS OFFICIALS SOUGHT when calling. The relationship helps keep Marines from The Okinawa Athletic Oﬃcials’ Association is seeking feeling abandoned if they get into a situation or members. Those interested in sports oﬃciating may contact GOLF TOURNAMENT trouble off base, according to Troutman. Al Harrison at 633-7043. The American Society of Military Comptrollers will host a “If a Marine gets in trouble while he’s off golf tournament at the Banyan Tree Golf Course on Kadena Air base, he can be comforted in the knowledge III MEF CONCERT Base June 9. For more information, call 634-8277. that PMO and the Okinawan police will work The III Marine Expeditionary Force Band will hold its annual closely to appropriately handle the incident,” summer concert May 26 at the Okinawa Convention Center in EOD PROGRAM SEEKS MARINES Troutman said. “Or if the Marine needs help Ginowan City at 7 p.m. For more information, call 645-3919. The Explosive Ordnance Disposal Program is looking for when he’s out in town, he should know that qualiﬁed Marines who desire a lateral move into a challenging the Okinawan police will contact us and we CHARITY ART AUCTION ﬁeld. Lance corporals who are 21 years old and have two years can help that Marine.” The Hospital Corps Birthday Ball Committee will host a time-in-service, and corporals and sergeants with a maximum The teamwork between PMO and the local charity art auction sponsored by Kanda’s Gallery Bachelor of two years time-in-grade are qualiﬁed to apply. In addition, police will show the Okinawan people that Oﬃcers’ Quarters May 27 at the Kadena Oﬃcers’ Club. Viewing applicants must have a GT score of 110 or higher and must not incidents that occur between them and Status and pre-sale will begin at 5:30 p.m., and the auction will start at be color blind or claustrophobic. To set up an interview, call your of Forces Agreement personnel are easily 7 p.m. For more information, call 645-4282. unit’s career retention specialist. handled, according to Hiromichi Ishigaki, the senior superintendent of the Okinawa MOVING WITH PETS CRIMINAL INVESTIGATORS SOUGHT Prefecture Police Department. Air Mobility Command’s Patriot Express service from The U.S. Army’s Criminal Investigation Command, com- “No resident wants to see an accident Okinawa was recently reduced to one ﬂight per week, resulting monly known as CID, is seeking qualiﬁed applicants from all happen between them and someone from in a reduction of allocated pet spaces. Commercial transporta- branches of the military to become criminal investigators. For the military,” Ishigaki said. “When some- tion is currently used to oﬀset the reduction in AMC ﬂights. For more information or to apply, visit http://www.cid.army.mil. thing does happen though, they want to see information about traveling with pets, travelers are required to it resolved. By working together, (PMO) and contact the airlines. Also, only pet kennels with a maximum SOCIETY OF MILITARY COMPTROLLERS local police can grant that wish.” height of eight inches will be allowed in the cabin on AMC The American Society of Military Comptrollers will host its With Okinawans standing guard at gates ﬂights.A complete list of airlines and animal transportation next meeting at the Kadena Oﬃcers’ Club Wednesday, May 31 from and acting as liaisons between PMO and local information may be found at http://www.usarj.army.mil/or- 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. For more information, call 634-8277. police, all people play an intricate part of the ganization/vet/c_trans.htm. For further information, contact relationship, according to Troutman. Animal Quarantine Service at Naha International Airport at TO S U B M I T A B R I E F , s e n d a n e - m a i l t o “Everyone, from the young MP or Okinawan (098) 857-4468 or the AMC terminal at DSN 632-6487. email@example.com or fax your request to 645- police ofﬁcer on patrol or handling a trafﬁc 3803. The Okinawa Marine accepts briefs from nonproﬁt accident to the senior leaders, plays an in- EMERGENCY DIALING INSTRUCTIONS organizations only. The deadline for submitting a brief volved and important role in how smoothly The Marine Corps Base Provost Marshal’s Oﬃce would is noon every Friday. The Okinawa Marine reserves the we work together,” Troutman said. like to remind service members on Okinawa about current right to edit all submitted material. FOR A COMPLETE DINING FACILITY SCHEDULE, CHECK OUT THE QUICK LINKS COLUMN AT HTTP://WWW.OKINAWA.USMC.MIL OKINAWA MARINE | NEWS | MAY 26, 2006 5 Children ﬁnd fun side of ﬁtness STORY BY LANCE CPL. W. ZACH GRIFFITH AND diseases beyond obesity, according to Grifﬁth. LANCE CPL. JUAN D. ALFONSO Diabetes, high blood pressure and choles- COMBAT CORRESPONDENTS terol can often be prevented by exercise and a proper diet. CAMP FOSTER — “To get your kids to do “People like to take medicine for their anything, you have to make it fun,” said Mar- ailments,” Grifﬁth said. “However, with medi- garet Baffa, a ﬁtness coordinator for Marine cine come side effects. Getting outside and Corps Community Services Okinawa. “You active with your kids is a good way to have a have to make cleaning their room fun, school good time and avoid bad health at the same has to be fun, eating has to be fun. The same time.” goes for staying ﬁt.” Simply running around with your kids is Keeping this in mind, MCCS ﬁtness per- a good way get some good exercise, prevent sonnel designed the ﬁrst Fit Family Fun Day, some diseases and help maintain a good fam- according to Dr. Bert Grifﬁth, the Health Pro- ily relationship, according to Grifﬁth. motion Program Manager. Families gathered “Kids inﬂuence their parents more than in the Camp Foster Field House May 20 to people think,” he said. “When a family spends participate and learn how to avoid sometimes time together, they are happier.” life-threatening problems associated with With today’s technological entertainments, inactivity. keeping kids interested in activates beyond “There is a huge problem with childhood cartoons and video games can be difﬁcult, obesity in the states,” Grifﬁth said. “We want according to Baffa. to instill a sense of ﬁtness in these kids at a “It’s up to parents to make sure their kids young age and avoid this problem.” stay healthy and active,” she said. “Show them To help ensure the children don’t associ- how much fun you can have without sitting in ate exercise with the drudgery of chores, a front of the T.V.” variety of fun activities were provided for the Sometimes it may take more inventive children. These activities ranged from sack means to get your kids interested in having races to an obstacle course. fun while staying active, but it’ll be worth it, “We want to make sure families get the according to Baffa. LANCE CPL. JUAN D. ALFONSO point that they can stay ﬁt, but have fun with “My dad tricked me into coming here,” Angelina H. Millette tosses a water balloon during the it,” Grifﬁth said. “It doesn’t have to be a tradi- said 7-year-old Czaja Warnack, a second- Marine Corps Community Services’ Fit Families Fun Day tional, boring run. You can get out in the back grade pupil with Kinser Elementary School. May 20 at the Camp Foster Field House. “I throw it at yard and have a good time with your kids.” “I don’t really know about being healthy, but daddy,” Millette said. “He should of got it.” Proper exercise is also a way to prevent I like running around a lot.” USNH screens CDC for early vision problems STORY AND PHOTO BY CPL. SARAH M. MAYNARD COMBAT CORRESPONDENT CAMP FOSTER — If detected early enough, child- hood vision problems can be corrected or prevented from getting worse. The Camp Foster Child Develop- ment Center and doctors from U.S. Naval Hospital Okinawa have taken steps toward detecting vision problems before children reach school-age. The doctors screened the eyes of 66 children May 11 for a wide variety of eyesight problems includ- ing nearsightedness, longsightedness, lazy eye and colorblindness. Tests included child-friendly vision charts that Four-year-old Michael Telfeyan focuses on the point of Lt. Cmdr. Ken Uyesugi’s pen, a simple test for lazy replaced letters with familiar shapes and color eye May 11 during a vision test at the Child Development Center on Camp Foster. Doctors from U.S. Naval tests. These tests have been specially developed Hospital Okinawa visited the center to screen 66 children for early-developing vision problems. Children for young patients, catering to their attention spans were checked for a wide variety of vision problems including nearsightedness, longsightedness, lazy eye and and fears. colorblindness. Uyesugi is an optometrist with the USNH. “Children are a challenge in terms of screening,” said Navy Lt. Jared Anderson, a staff optometrist with of 7 or 8 it is too late to correct it,” Laurent said. ten, ﬁrst, fourth and seventh grades,” Laurent said. the USNH. “Sometimes their eyes won’t focus on a “The earlier you intervene with vision problems, “Every child that attends DoDDS is seen by an op- point long enough to test their vision. We have to the better. If that same child had been put in glasses tometrist at least once every three years.” make it fun.” by age 3 or 4, he might have had perfectly normal Camp Foster’s CDC is not the only center con- According to one patient, 3-year-old Austin New, vision at age 7.” ducting vision screening this month, according to they succeeded. Identifying vision problems can also cut back on Cynthia Stewart, a community health nurse with the “Big boys take (the test),” New proclaimed, after learning difﬁculties, according to Anderson. About Children, Youth and Teen Programs, Marine Corps successfully completing his vision test. “I liked the 40 to 50 percent of learning disabilities and read- Community Services. one with the road and the balloon.” ing difﬁculty can be traced back to an uncorrected “We want to help as many children as possible,” It is important to catch vision problems early in vision problem. Stewart said. “We hope to make these screenings a child’s development, explained Cmdr. John M. Department of Defense Dependents Schools are an annual event.” Laurent, an optometrist with the USNH. also on the offensive to ﬁnd early vision problems. The next CDC screening is scheduled for June 8 “If a child’s lazy eye isn’t identiﬁed until the age “DoDDS runs annual vision tests in kindergar- in Camp Kinser. 6 OKINAWA MARINE | NEWS | MAY 26, 2006 Marines and sailors use M-203 40 mm grenade launchers to ﬁre rounds May 16 in Central Training Area. More than 60 Marines and sailors took part in a training evolution aimed at providing the headquarters element with familiarization of the M-203. The service members are with Headquarters Battery, 12th Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division. 12th Marines get feel for M-203 grenade launcher STORY AND PHOTOS BY “We have these weapons that a big fan of blowing stuff up. I LANCE CPL. SCOTT M. BISCUITI most of our Marines haven’t loved it.” COMBAT CORRESPONDENT shot, so I said we need to go out Marines in combat military and blow stuff up and approve occupational specialties con- CENTRAL TRAINING AREA these weapons,” he said. “The stantly use weapons like the M- — Thump, thump, thump, M-203 is an individual weapon 203, according to Brookshire. echoed across the ﬁring line and it’s in every Marine unit. However, headquarters ele- as more than 60 Marines and It’s important to know how to ments rarely get the opportunity sailors ﬁred 40 mm grenades at use it.” to get out and train with many targets marked for destruction The Marines ﬁred two kinds weapons systems. May 16 at Range 7 in Central of rounds. They used M-781 40 “You have to ﬁnd the bal- Training Area. mm practice rounds and M-433 ance of combat readiness and The training evolution was High Explosive Dual Purpose 40 providing regimental command aimed at providing Headquar- mm grenades. ability like controlling (commu- ters Battery, 12th Marine Regi- “We used the practice rounds nications), (motor transporta- ment, 3rd Marine Division, with to get our bearing with the tion) and radar, which are just familiarization of the M-203 40 weapon and get on target,” said a few things this unit does,” mm grenade launcher, accord- Lance Cpl. Ryan Wright, a ﬁeld Brookshire said. “It was good ing to Chief Warrant Ofﬁcer 3 artillery ﬁre control man with training.” James Brookshire, command- Headquarters Battery. “Then For most of the Marines in ing ofﬁcer, Headquarters Bat- we used the HEDP rounds. I’m the unit, the training evolution tery, 12th Marines. was the ﬁrst time any of them “These Marines might ﬁnd ﬁred live M-203 rounds. themselves using this weapon in “I’ve never fired (HEDP) a combat environment,” Brook- rounds before this. But if I had shire said. “They put live rounds to use the M-203 in combat, I down range, and now I know would be comfortable with it,” they can employ it properly.” said Lance Cpl. Benjamin Gris- Brookshire said the idea for wold, an artillery meteorological the M-203 live ﬁre came during man with Headquarters Battery. a trip to the armory where he Marines and sailors use “The most important part is A cloud of smoke erupts after a Marine sends an M-433 High discovered M-203’s that were bandoliers holding HEDP rounds learning to use (the weapon) ef- Explosive Dual Purpose 40 mm grenade down range. not yet mounted on riﬂes. during the training. fectively to save Marines lives.” OKINAWA MARINE | FEATURE | MAY 26, 2006 7 New AAFES mall under construction on Hansen STORY AND PHOTO BY ties are inadequate to fully support lie’s Steakery, Pizza Hut and Taco Currently, AAFES has many proj- LANCE CPL. WARREN PEACE the mission there,” he said. “AAFES Bell in addition to the new base ects in progress across Okinawa COMBAT CORRESPONDENT has a commitment to continuously exchange. Also, the two-level facility such as another mall on Camp improve facilities that enhance the will house a barbershop and dry Schwab and renovations to the M arines and sailors sit and wait at the bus stop every weekend in Camp Hansen, hoping for a spot on the next bus for a ride to the Camp Foster exchange. quality of life of our valued custom- ers. The new consolidated facility will be state of the art with all new programs and efﬁciencies to better serve the customers in a bright, cleaning services. The existing facilities will be de- molished to make room for a larger parking area. Camp Kinser and Camp Courtney malls. The McTureous Military Fam- ily Housing Shoppette renovation is already complete. Construction workers are work- friendly environment.” ing on a building that will make the Currently, residents here travel shopping trip unnecessary in the to Camp Foster to purchase many future. goods unavailable on Camp Hansen, In an effort to improve the ame- according to Little. nities on Camp Hansen, the Army & “It’s a huge hassle to go to Camp Air Force Exchange Service is build- Foster to buy stuff,” said Lance Cpl. ing a mall scheduled for completion Neelam Vadgama, a Camp Hansen in October. resident and an electrician with The new facility will house an Marine Corps Base Camp Butler’s expanded Post Exchange, food court Facilities Engineer Division. “If I and military clothing store within want to buy something big like a a 55,000 square-foot building in 30-inch TV, it’s a pain to carry it order to better serve Camp Hansen on the Green Line back to Hansen. customers, according to Robert Some things I want from the Foster Little, the general manager of AAFES exchange won’t even fit on the Okinawa Exchange. bus.” “Camp Hansen has a large A food court will offer a larger A new 55,000-square foot mall on Camp Hansen, which is scheduled to open in population, and our AAFES facili- selection of restaurants like Char- October, will house an exchange, food court and military clothing store. Chaplain of Marine Corps visits Okinawa STORY AND PHOTO BY an opportunity to get out, have some free LANCE CPL. SCOTT M. BISCUITI food and have fun,” said Cmdr. Manuel A. COMBAT CORRESPONDENT Biadog, the chaplain for III MEF Headquar- ters Group. T he 15th Chaplain of the Marine Corps Rear Admiral Robert F. Burt visited Okinawa from May 17–22 to meet with religious ministry teams in the area and motivate Marines, sailors and their families During Burt’s stop at the West Chapel, he shared stories from his time as an enlisted sailor and a recent deployment to Iraq. “To look into the eyes of the 18-, 19-, 20-year-old men, and see the focus and the by giving speeches and thanking them for mission mindset that they have is amazing,” their service. Burt said about the Marines and sailors he “I salute you and honor you for what spoke with in Iraq. you do,” Burt said during a speech May Cpl. William Skinner, a motor vehicle 21 at Camp Hansen’s West Chapel. “I am operator with Combat Assault Battalion, 3rd so proud to be the Chaplain of the Marine Marine Division, served as Burt’s driver dur- Corps.” ing his stay on Okinawa. He said Burt was Out of the 860 chaplains serving in the the most honest and respectful person he Navy Chaplain Corps, 275 are dedicated to has ever driven for. the Marine Corps. Burt, who’s been a chap- “He’s a great guy,” Skinner said. “I think lain for 25 years, oversees all the chaplains being former enlisted makes a difference in serving with Marine units. his attitude. He can relate to everyone.” “We have someone as Chaplain of the This attitude is echoed with everyone Marine Corps to watch out over the ap- who meets him, according to Biadog. proximately one third of our Navy Chaplain “Chaplain Burt is a motivator,” Corps who serve with the nation’s ﬁnest,” Biadog said. “He is a great Chaplain of Burt said. “My job is to hear their issues, the Marine corps because he truly loves what their concerns are and what kind of the Marines and sailors serving with the help they need from Headquarters Marine Marine Corps.” Corps.” The trip to Okinawa will be Burt’s last Throughout Burt’s stay here, he met one as Chaplain of the Marine Corps. In with the various commanders from local June, he will be assuming responsibility as units, attended meetings with chaplains and the U.S. Navy Chief of Chaplains. religious program specialists, and spoke to Burt left young service members on congregations at base chapels. Okinawa with a ﬁnal thought before depart- To celebrate Burt’s visit, the Camp ing. Hansen USO and Camp Hansen West Chapel “Sometimes when you’re 17, 18 or 19 hosted a party May 21 with free a barbecue, years of age, you don’t see the impact that a performance from the III Marine Expe- your job has on the big picture,” Burt said. ditionary Force Party Band, and sporting “So I would just encourage these young Ma- events. rines and sailors to make spiritual growth a The Chaplain of the Marine Corps Rear Admiral Robert F. Burt preaches to “The purpose of the event was to give priority in their lives. You have to be disci- a congregation at Camp Hansen’s West Chapel May 21. service members that live in the barracks plined. You have to make it a priority.” 8 OKINAWA MARINE | FEA Cpl. Richard Hunter bites into a freshly skinned king cobra May 20 during jungle survival training instructed by the Royal Thai Marines as part of Exercise Cobra Gold 2006. In preparation for jungle operations, Royal Thai Marine instructors spent the day training more than 40 Marines and sailors with the Marine Expeditionary Unit Service Support Group 31 and G Company, 2nd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, currently serving as the 31st MEU’s Battalion Landing Team. Hunter is a rapid request chief with MSSG. ABOVE | A Royal Thai reconnaissance Marine (left) assists U.S. Marine Cpl. Matthew McDaid on how to catch a king cobra with bare hands during jungle survival training. McDaid is scout sniper with the 31st MEU’s BLT. RIGHT | Marines with the 31st MEU try various fruits and vegetables found in the jungles of Thailand during jungle survival training. ATURE | MAY 26, 2006 9 31st MEU Marines taste Cobra Gold Royal Thai Marines teach value of jungle survival skills STORY AND PHOTOS BY LANCE CPL. KAMRAN SADAGHIANI COMBAT CORRESPONDENT T hroughout the U.S. Marine Corps’ history, Marines have fought in every clime and place. Those places ranged from Montezu- A Royal Thai reconnaissance Marine (left) assists a U.S. Marine on how to skin and ma to Vietnam and now Iraq and Af- gut a chicken with bare hands during jungle survival training. ghanistan, but the need for surviving in a jungle environment still remains jungle plants, collecting fresh water, pass on our experience and we hope a key battle skill. During Exercise Co- building ﬁres, cooking, killing and they learned something that they can bra Gold 2006, Marines and sailors skinning wild animals, and handling apply in the future,” Boonjang said. of the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit snakes. The U.S. and Royal Thai Marines (Special Operations Capable) were “Most of the training we focus on will continue to strengthen their provided that skill by their Royal Thai is ﬁghting in urban and desert envi- interoperability by conducting nu- counterparts in Phramachedsadrajao ronments because our situation in merous training events throughout Camp, Thailand, May 20. Iraq,” explained Sgt. Roger Baez, the Cobra Gold. In preparation for jungle opera- 3rd Platoon guide with G Co. “This tions, Royal Thai Marine instructors was a good refresher to emphasize spent the day training more than 40 the different methods used in jungle Marines and sailors with MEU Service survival and a lot of what was taught Support Group 31 and G Company, today was helpful.” 2nd Battalion, Some of the 5th Marine Regi- demonstrations ment, currently Marines and serving as the “It’s not every day you get sailors witnessed 31st MEU’s Bat- put expressions talion Landing to see king cobras within a of shock and Team, tech- awe on their niques to survive few feet away from you.” faces, according in jungle terrain. NAVY SEAMAN JONATHON LASTER A CORPSMAN WITH THE MSSG to Navy Seaman “We wanted Jonathon Laster, the U.S. Ma- a corpsman with rines to know as the MSSG. much about the jungle as possible “It’s not every day you get to see because in the future we might ﬁght king cobras within a few feet away next to each other in jungle warfare, from you,” said Laster. “I even got so they may have to eat and survive to participate in drinking the king in the jungles around here,” said cobra’s blood. It’s a part of their Royal Thai Marine Chief Petty Ofﬁcer tradition here and I was glad to be a Royal Thai Marine Chief Petty Ofﬁcer Pranom Yodrug, a jungle survival part of it. It was an experience of a Suriya Tuy instructs Marines and sailors instructor. “I feel it’s my duty to lifetime.” of the 31st MEU on how to make a train them, and working with the The training was conducted to ﬁre with gunpowder and chemicals Marines is something we all look share important survival skills be- during jungle survival training. Tuy is a forward to.” tween both countries, according to reconnaissance Marine. The Marines were given demon- Royal Thai Marine Cmdr. Sumruay strations and classes on a number Boonjang, the Thai reconnaissance of topics regarding jungle sur- battalion commander. vival: introduction to survival, eating “We are proud and honored to 10 OKINAWA MARINE | FEATURE | MAY 26, 2006 Maj. Thomas Smith struggles to avoid his back hitting the ground of a Okinawa sumo pit May 20 while wrestling Daiki Shimabukuro during the Annual Okinawa Sumo Wrestling Tournament in Henoko. The District Mayor of Henoko Yasumasa Oshiro invited service members from Camp Schwab not only to watch, but also to join in the tournament. Smith is the Camp Schwab deputy commander and Shimabukuro is a resident of Henoko. Solidarity through sumo STORY AND PHOTOS BY mayors before me invited the people of Camp LANCE CPL. WARREN PEACE Schwab to join us for the sumo tournament,” said COMBAT CORRESPONDENT Yasumasa Oshiro, the Henoko district mayor. “Our relationship is strong and their participa- L ment champion May 21 in the Henoko Athletic Field. aughter and cheers surrounded a sand pit as Americans and Okinawans competed for the title of Annual Okinawa Sumo Tourna- tion in the tournament is a great example of the long lasting relationship between us.” Okinawa Sumo is a combination of Western wrestling, judo and traditional Japanese sumo. A wrestler receives one point when he places his The Henoko Young Men’s Association spon- opponent’s back on the ground like in Western sored the event that featured a children’s tour- wrestling. To win, wrestlers must earn two points. nament, friendly exhibition matches and the “It is one of the most powerful competitions in championship tournament. Okinawa,” explained Ritsu Miyagi, a competitor “Not only my generation, but generations of in the championship tournament. “No one can Americans and Okinawans gather at the Henoko say exactly when it began, but we believe it has Athletic Field Okinawa Sumo Wrestling Tournament. been around for thousands of years.” The tournament featured a children’s tournament, The ﬁrst event began as the sun set. Okinawan friendship matches and a championship match. and American children competed for prizes rang- ing from candy to a bicycle. came more serious as the championship tourna- Immediately following the children’s tourna- ment began. ment, Oshiro challenged Yasuya Nakazono to a Fifteen competitors, including one Marine, friendship match. Nakazono, the head of Naha Lance Cpl. Sean Weaver, entered the pit for the Defense Facilities Administration Bureau, Govern- introduction of the ﬁghters. ment of Japan, suffered a defeat in the lightheart- “I am half the size of the (Okinawan wres- ed competition. tlers),” said Weaver, a ground communications The Americans didn’t hesitate to join in the organizational repairer with Combat Assault fun. Lead by Lt. Col. Battalion, 3rd Marine Steve Terrell, the camp Division. “I don’t think commander of Camp I stand a chance, but Schwab, a ﬁve-man team of Americans “Our relationship is strong and their how many Americans can say they sumo challenged a team of Henoko residents to a participation in the tournament is wrestled in Japan?” Weaver’s thoughts bout. The Americans quickly realized their a great example of the long lasting were correct as Futoshi Miyagi eliminated him lack of experience in relationship between us.” in his ﬁrst match. Okinawa sumo wres- Shyogo Gishitomi, tling as the Okinawans YASUMASA OSHIRO HENOKO DISTRICT MAYOR the defending cham- humbled them with a pion, ravaged the defeat. competition by tossing “Participating in lo- and pinning every op- cal events helps Marines understand the commu- ponent that stood in his way. Gishitomi won the nity off base,” said Maj. Thomas Smith, a member championship for the second year in a row. of the American sumo team and the deputy camp After the competition, Oshiro invited every Dominic Aurelio (blue shirt) competes against Yuya Kohagura May 20 in a children’s tournament, which commander of Camp Schwab. “The Okinawans one to the Annual Henoko Dragon Boat Race at offered a new bicycle as grand prize. Kohagura tend to be more relaxed (than Americans). They Matsuda-no-hama Beach in Henoko. is a Henoko resident and Aurelio is the 6-year-old are just as friendly if not friendlier. They show a “We believe Camp Schwab and Henoko have son of 1st Sgt. George Aurelio, the ﬁrst sergeant lot of respect for their families and have a very a very unique relationship,” said Oshiro. “The of Headquarters and Services Company, 3rd strong community.” Marines are more than welcome to attend the Reconnaissance Battalion, 3rd Marine Division. After the friendship matches, the audience be- event next year.” OKINAWA MARINE | FEATURE | MAY 26, 2006 11 fast S The annual Henoko Dragon Boat Race featured 11 teams called sections representing the 11 districts of Henoko May 21 at Matsuma-no- hama Beach. Camp Schwab is the 11th District of Henoko. FRIEND Section 11, comprised of 3rd Reconnaissance Battalion service members, near the ﬁnish line during the second round of the Henoko Dragon Boat Race May 21 at Matsuma- no-hama Beach. Riley’s team was ineligible to win the championship trophy, but did earn prizes for their participation. The battalion is with 3rd Marine Division. Dragon boat race keeps community relationship aﬂoat STORY AND PHOTOS BY While Camp Schwab is ineligible to tries raced a straight route to a ﬂag 250 some sort of prize.” LANCE CPL. WARREN PEACE win the championship, Henoko resi- meters off the shore where the teams Wrapping up the events, the ﬁnal COMBAT CORRESPONDENT dents still consider the camp a part of made a 180-degree turn and returned round of Henoko entries had the crowd their society. to beach. in an uproar. Section 8 took the early H undreds of Okinawans and Americans covered the sands of Matsuda-no-hama Beach May 21 to root for their favorite dragon boat team. “This event is not only for Henoko, it is for the Marines of Camp Schwab,” Oshiro said. “Marines are welcome to participate and help develop this community.” Each dragon boat team was made of 10 crew members, consisting of nine oars men who rowed to the beat of a drummer. After the ﬁrst round, the guest entries lead and didn’t let go. Fans beat drums, waved ﬂags and cheered as the team reached the shore and claimed the championship. The event ofﬁcially ended when The annual Henoko Dragon Boat Camp Schwab Marines appreciate entered the water to show what they are Oshiro presented the prizes. The Ameri- Race followed the Okinawa Sumo Wres- the opportunity the local community made of. The Marines tasted reality as cans and Okinawans took advantage of tling Tournament as a part of the annual presents to them. they learned the difﬁculties of operating the sunny weather and spent the rest of festival in Henoko that brings Americans “We are the only camp to be adopted a dragon boat. All three of the Marine the day relaxing on the beach. and Okinawans together, according to by a neighboring city,” said Lt. Col. Steve teams capsized their boats during the “Most communities are full of Yasumasa Oshiro, the Henoko district Terrell, the camp commander of Camp round, but didn’t walk away empty individuals,” said retired Sgt. Maj. Sam mayor. The event is a 40-year long tradi- Schwab. “They take care of us and we handed. Eperson, the ﬁrst foreign, honorary tion between the two cultures. have an open dialogue. The residents are “The Henoko community is very gen- citizen of Henoko, while speaking of the The race featured 11 teams named so gracious they will give you the shirt off erous,” said Fumio Iha, the community similarities of the Marine Corps and the after the districts of Henoko they repre- their back.” relation specialist with Camp Schwab. local community. “In the Corps, it’s a sented. One team, Camp Schwab, also The races began at 10 a.m. and “First place gets a considerable amount family and Henoko is one big family. It’s known as District 11, is the only camp in consisted of three competitive rounds. of cash and prizes with a beautiful tro- conducive to friendship, harmony and Okinawa that is a district of a city. During the ﬁrst round, the Henoko en- phy, and everyone who participates gets contentment.” 12 OKINAWA MARINE | FEATURE | MAY 26, 2006 H20 IS GOOD TO GO Military family housing water supply passes lead test STORY AND PHOTO BY potentially be a health concern, CPL. SARAH M. MAYNARD particularly for small children.” COMBAT CORRESPONDENT There are steps that resi- dents can take to alleviate any CAMP FOSTER — The blaz- concern they may have about ing heat and stiﬂing humidity of the chemical content of their another Okinawan summer is water. quickly approaching, and with “When drinking water has it comes a greater need for been standing in the plumbing Pfc. Ian A. Miller (left) completes a lay-up during an English physical education class May water – speciﬁcally, drinking system for more than six hours, 19 at Hamagawa Elementary School. Pupils played sports with Marines while learning water. or overnight, ﬂush the tap for English. Marine volunteers visited the school to teach English through athletics, such as In anticipation of higher 10-15 seconds, or until the basketball and kickball. Miller is a supply administration and operations clerk with Marine water consumption, Facilities water runs cooler, prior to con- Aircraft Group 36, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing. Engineer Environmental Branch sumption,” Barron explained. with Marine Corps Base Camp “This will ensure that any stag- Volunteers put spin Butler and the Bioenvironmen- nant water has been ﬂushed out tal Flight with 18th Medical of the pipes.” Group, 18th Wing from Kadena The temperature of the water Air Base, recently tested all wa- will also make a difference in ter supplies for military family lead content, explained Barron. on English education housing areas and quarters on “The warmer the water, the the island for lead content. easier it is for lead to dissolve “Based on the sample into it,” Barron said. “Hot water results, all family housing has more potential for higher areas on Marine Corps instal- lead content. We recommend lations are in compliance with using only cold tap water for STORY AND PHOTOS BY U.S. Environmental Protection cooking and drinking.” LANCE CPL. ERIC D. ARNDT Agency and local Department of This may seem like a lot of COMBAT CORRESPONDENT Defense standards for permis- wasted running water to con- sible lead content,” said Burt servationists, but there are ways W hen someone refers to putting Williams, the water program to save water and still reduce spin, or “English,” on a basket- engineer for the environmental lead-content concerns. ball, they probably have no idea branch. “In other words, the “For good water conserva- that Marine volunteers on Okinawa have water is safe to drink.” tion, residents can collect the taken the concept literally. Although the water has been water they ﬂush out of their Eight Marine volunteers visited proven safe, problems may pipes and use it to water house Hamagawa Elementary School May 19 arise when water sits in pipes plants or for use in the wash- Miller and Jane C. Uriu speak with sixth-grade for an extended period of time, ing machine,” Williams said. to teach pupils English in an uncommon pupils at Hamagawa Elementary School. way: through basketball and kickball. according to Sean Barron, the “Following these rules will Marine volunteers meet at the school about The Marines helped the children com- once a month to teach students English. Uriu director of Engineering and conserve water and ensure that municate in English through their sport- is an English support assistant language Science with the environmental your drinking water is the best ing interactions and pre-game conversa- teacher at Hamagawa Elementary School. branch. possible quality.” tions. “The longer water sits in With summer coming, the The sixth-grade pupils formed groups people,” Matsuda said. “It’s good that pipes, the more potential there environmental branch under- before the games, introducing them- we can play with Americans.” is for chemical changes to stands the importance of staying selves and expressing their desire to Hertz said that no matter what activity occur in the water, such as an hydrated. become friends with their Marine team the Marines do with the students, every- increase in the lead content,” “We want families to have members. one seems to enjoy themselves. Barron said. “While the tests the best quality water possible,” The Marines explained the rules to “(The Marines) get to go back to that have been conducted Barron said. “We test water and the pupils before the games, demonstrat- a time they may not have had growing indicate that the water is safe, we meet all the standards. These ing not to hit or shove, and encouraging up,” Hertz said. “They also get to learn stagnant water can potentially are just some ways to alleviate good sportsmanship. The volunteers a little about the culture. It’s deﬁnitely a contain higher, although still any remaining water-quality also instructed children on the scoring cultural experience they’ll never forget. minimal, levels of lead. This can concerns.” system. I think that’s why we get so many people The pupils, who were divided into coming back.” teams with red or white caps, played Taking the chance to come out and ﬁve-minute games while talking to their volunteer with the kids was deﬁnitely new friends in English. worth it, according to ﬁrst-time vol- The Marines, then went outside with unteer Lance Cpl. Bon M. Morales, an another group of children for a game of administrative clerk with the 3rd Trans- kickball. Afterward they returned to the portation Support Battalion, 3rd Marine gym for one more game of basketball Logistics Group. before bidding farewell to the pupils. “It was amazing just looking at them “Sometimes (the children) request having so much fun,” Morales said. some of the Marines by name because “They express themselves really well.” they had such a good time,” said Mi- There’s a reason the children love chael Hertz, the assistant language teach- to see the Marines come out time after er of Hamagawa Elementary School. “We time, explained Hertz. hear a lot more English in the hallway “It’s a beneﬁt to everyone: they all after (the Marines) have been here.” love it,” Hertz said. “It shows a different The water in military family housing areas and quarters on Okinawa The pupils had a good time playing side of (the military). The news always were recently tested for lead content. The water was found to be safe basketball with the Marines, according seems to show the bases negatively, and for drinking. Although tests indicated minimal traces of lead, simple to 11 year-old Karen Matsuda. the volunteers take that idea away from steps such as ﬂushing water out of the pipes for 10-15 seconds before “Usually we just play with Japanese the kids.” drinking or cooking with cold water can reduce any exposure. OKINAWA MARINE | SPORTS | MAY 26, 2006 13 Turf wars Kadena Banyan Tree members claim Home Golfers make their way down the fairway at Awase Meadows Golf Course May 20 during the 2006 Home and Home Challenge. Teams from Awase and the Banyan Tree Golf Courses played one day at each course. and Home Challenge stroke play was declared the winner. Though Banyan Tree defeated Awase by 67 strokes, the main objective of the friendly and competitive tournament STORY AND PHOTOS BY was to play golf with some new people and have fun. To LANCE CPL. TERENCE L. YANCEY do this, two golfers from Awase Meadows and two from COMBAT CORRESPONDENT Banyan Tree were placed together into a foursome. Stan Bielizna, Jeremy Morris, Joe Sweeney and George T he 2006 Annual Home and Home Challenge exploited traditional service rivalry between the Marine Corps and the Air Force by pitting golfers from Awase Meadows Golf Club and Banyan Tree Golf Club against each other in the 11th annual links match Mahanna were among more than 30 foursomes in the tournament. After shaking hands and engaging in some casual conversation on the ﬁrst tee, the links rivals dis- covered they were all Massachusetts natives. For them, home not only meant a golf course on Okinawa, but May 20-21. memories of another sport. Kadena Air Base Banyan Tree members trounced “It gave us something to talk about during the compe- Awase Meadows’ members, 8,060 strokes to 8,127, earn- tition, especially since we are all (Boston) Red Sox fans,” ing bragging rights and a trophy to display at their course. Mahanna said. “It was pretty cool to learn we had all Golfers played at both courses – one each day. The grown up in the same place.” team with the lowest combined score of 36 holes of Not all of the golfers had this stroke of luck, but some felt they did not need it. Some golfers came ready to defend their home turf with their new drivers and putters, enjoying the competitive side of the tournament. “It’s fun because it puts the Air Force against the Marine Corps.” said Anthony Russell, a member of Awase Meadows, who has been golﬁng for eight years. The best overall golfer was Awase’s Russell Spratt Anthony Russell, an Awase golfer, with a 145. watches his drive ﬂy towards the green In the 11 years the tournament has taken place, Ban- at Awase Meadows Golf Course during yan Tree has won seven times and Awase has won four. the challenge. HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER Threepeat! Kadena girls claim Class AA soccer title — again THRICE AS NICE | American School in Japan’s goalie, Carly Baird, winces as she blocks a power shot delivered by Kadena Panther Dianne Abel during the Far East Girls Class AA Soccer Champion- ship May 19 in Camp Foster. The goal attempt was unsuccessful but didn’t stop Abel from scoring two of Kadena’s eight goals. The Kadena squad stomped American School in Japan’s team, 8-1. Photo by Sgt. Mike Camacho 14 OKINAWA MARINE | MARKETPLACE | MAY 26, 2006 IN THEATERS MAY 26-JUNE 1 Start times are subject to change without notice. Call in advance to confirm showtimes. 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