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United States Marine Corps Captain (CPT) Floyd C. Kirkpatrick. Shown here beside his F4U Corsair, on Okinawa. Official Portrait

The Fleet That Came To Stay

The Fleet That Came To Stay
The Fleet That Came To Stay

7th Infantry Division

7th Infantry Division
7th Infantry Division

World War II (WWII) era photograph of US Marine Corps (USMC) First Lieutenant (1LT) Williams L. Hood, standing on the wing of a US Navy (USN) F4U"CORSAIR"aircraft at Okinawa, Japan, 1945. 1LT Hood is an Ace Pilot credited with 5 kills. (Exact date shot unknown)

"B" Co., 1st Bn., Move up to Reinforce "A" Co. Okinawa, Bob Bailey

Marines Pinned Down By Japanese Fire

Treasure House of Oriental Literature

Okinawa: Bastion in the Pacific

Okinawa: Bastion in the Pacific
Okinawa: Bastion in the Pacific

AS07-07-1831 - Apollo 7 - Apollo 7 Mission, Okinawa

SSGT David Brandonberg of the 33rd Air Rescue Squadron, Kadena Air Base, Japan, prepares a flare for a routine practice flare drop from an HH-53 Jolly Green giant helicopter

A ground crewman directs an RF-4C Phantom II aircraft into a parking spot while on a rest stop during Operation Coronet Hook, the redeployment of 22 F-4 and RF-4C Phantom II aircraft from Udorn Royal Thai Air Force Base, Thailand, and Kadena Air Base, Okinawa, to the United States because of a reduction in forces

The pharmacy storage and supply area at the U.S. Army Hospital, Camp Kuwae

The primary ambulance, equipped with litters, emergency ambulance bag, radio, oxygen, oxygen masks, suction machine and OB pack, at the U.S. Army Hospital, Camp Kuwae

The inpatient pharmacy manufacturing area where prescriptions are filled for wards and clinics at the U.S. Army Hospital, Camp Kuwae

The autoclave room in the Centralized Material Section, where specific items are loaded into an autoclave for sterilization at the U.S. Army Hospital, Camp Kuwae

An aerial view of the east side of the U.S. Army Hospital, Camp Kuwae

The Medical Memorial Chapel on the second floor if the U.S. Army Hospital, Camp Kuwae

A staff nurse on duty checks to see how a patient is feeling at the U.S. Army Hospital, Camp Kuwae

An aerial view of the north side of the U.S. Army Hospital, Camp Kuwae, showing the helipad

The Red Cross lounge for patients at the U.S. Army Hospital, Camp Kuwae

The main trauma room, which is used for major suturing, minor surgery, dressing changes and initial treatment of minor to major trauma at the U.S. Army Hospital, Camp Kuwae

An orthopedics AN orthopedics technician repairs a Milwaukee brace, which is used in the treatment of scoliosis, in the brace shop at the U.S. Army Hospital, Camp Kuwae

A patient undergoes a brain scan on the Scintillation camera to detect a tumor, blood flow and placement, abscesses, etc., in the Radio Isotope Clinic at the U.S. Army Hospital, Camp Kuwae

An aerial view of the south side of the U.S. Army Hospital, Camp Kuwae

An orthopedics specialist places scaphoid arch pads in the shoes of an infant in the brace shop at the U.S. Army Hospital, Camp Kuwae

The Centralized Materials Section work area where instruments, solution bowls, dressing sets and linen are prepared for steam sterilization at the U.S. Army Hospital, Camp Kuwae

An EKG technician prepares and takes readings of a patient on the composite electrocardiograph in the EKG Clinic, U.S. Army Hospital, Camp Kuwae

A team of doctors uses a view box to look at the X-rays of a patient in the Radiology Clinic at the U.S. Army Hospital, Camp Kuwae

The cardiac arrest room, where the Cardiac Arrest Life Pack II is used to monitor heart beats at the U.S. Army Hospital, Camp Kuwae

The primary ambulance, equipped with litters, emergency ambulance bag, radio, oxygen, oxygen masks, suction machine and OB pack, at the U.S. Army Hospital, Camp Kuwae

STAFF nurses administer medication intravenously to a patient at the U.S. Army Hospital, Camp Kuwae

A technician milks off technetium using a shielded radiation hood to obtain isotopes for treatment in the Radio Isotope Clinic at the U.S. Army Hospital, Camp Kuwae

The pharmacy sterile products room where al sterile medications are prepared in the Laminar Air Flow Hood (clean air center) at the U.S. Army Hospital, Camp Kuwae

An optometrist examines a patient using the Phoropter to determine the refractive powers of the eye in the Optical Clinic at the U.S. Army Hospital, Camp Kuwae

The outpatients records and waiting room at the U.S. Army Hospital, Camp Kuwae

A staff therapist assists a patient in an exercise routine to strengthen his leg following the surgery to remove his knee cap in the Orthopedic Clinic at the U.S. Army Hospital, Camp Kuwae

An aerial view of the west side of the U.S. Army Hospital, Camp Kuwae

Doctors perform oral surgery at the Dental Clinic at the U.S. Army Hospital, Camp Kuwae

The dining area at the U.S. Army Hospital, Camp Kuwae, which serves four full meals a day to Army, Air Force, Navy and Marine patients, military dependents, hospital staff and civilian federal employees

The outpatient pharmacy dispensing area where all patient prescriptions are filled at the U.S. Army Hospital, Camp Kuwae

An X-ray technician prepares a patient for a series of X-rays in the Radiology Clinic at the U.S. Army Hospital, Camp Kuwae

An optical laboratory specialist fits and adjusts eye glasses for a patient at the Optical Clinic at the U.S. Army Hospital, Camp Kuwae

A pharmacy specialist fills prescriptions using the Baker Cell Medication Counting and Dispensing Unit at the U.S. Army Hospital, Camp Kuwae

An air-to-air right front view of an HH-53C Super Jolly Green Giant helicopter from the 33rd Aerospace Rescue and Recovery Squadron

SGT Virgil Dwyer of Co. L, 3rd Bn., 5th Marines, looks through the sight of an M-72A2 light anti-tank weapon that has a pellet gun device mounted on its right side. This device saves the 5th Marines $95.00 each time it is fired during training

During 3rd Combat Engineer Battalion's mass casualty field training at the Central Training Area, serious casualties are transported from the field aid station by CH-46 Sea Knight helicopter to the 3rd Medical Battalion Dispensary at Camp Hansen

A Marine CH-46 Sea Knight helicopter prepares to land during an arrival vertical envelopment assault exercise

SGT Michael K. Lahammer is a member of Headquarters and Headquarters Squadron 18 and has the job of tracking all approaching aircraft by using a headset and equipment with a status display screen

One of the many jobs that PFC Robert W. Cook has with Headquarters and Headquarters Squadron 18, is the posting of flight times on a glass display panel

GYSGT Jim Coombs of Lima Company, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marines, sights through an M-72A2 light anti-tank weapon that has a pellet gun device mounted on its right side. This device saves the 5th Marines $95.00 each time it is fired during training

During 3rd Combat Engineer Battalion's mass casualty field training at the Central Training Area, LCPL Pete Leyva is one of the make believe casualties with a fractured leg. PFC Russell Boyes tends to Leyva's leg by using his rifle as a splint

LCPL Terry Jackson keeps a record of the minefield his company is laying during their field training at the Central Training Area

A Soviet Union AKM rifle (bottom) is compared to a United States M-16A1 rifle. The AKM bullet has 123 grains of gun powder in it and has a velocity of 2400 feet-per-second. The bullet for the M-16A1 is 25 percent smaller and its velocity is 35 percent faster

SGT Virgil Dwyer of Co. L, 3rd Bn., 5th Marines, displays the pellet gun device mounted on the side of an M-72A2 light anti-tank weapon he is holding. This device saves the 5th Marines $95.00 each time it is fired during training

A United States M-16A1 rifle (top) is compared to a Soviet Union AKM rifle. The two rifles are disassembled into groups

An M-48 tractor attached to a flatbed trailer is covered with a large camouflage net during Marine training at the Central Training Area. The Marines are a part of the 3rd Marine Division

During 3rd Combat Engineer Battalion's mass casualty field training at the Central Training Area, one of the casualties is placed on a stretcher and taken to the field aid station

During 3rd Combat Engineer Battalion's mass casualty field training at the Central Training Area, LCPL Pete Goodson is one of the "casualties" with a chest wound. He is attended to by Hospitalman Ray Werts of Charlie Company

SGT Aguus R. Keydeniers gives SGT Robert C. Bunce a helping hand at loading a pallet of 50-gallon drums onto a C-130 Hercules aircraft

Chaplain LTC William Barr, USAF, with his mannequin named Willie, entertains guests. Bi-monthly Aerospace Audio Visual Service PHOTO Contest, B&W Entry, Jul. 1980

Marines from part of the Battalion Landing Team stationed aboard the amphibious assault ship USS OKINAWA (LPH-3), the flag ship of the 31st Marine Amphibious Unit, do physical exercise on the dock next to the ship

The equipment is staged and the Marines are waiting for the signal to start loading aboard the flagship, USS OKINAWA (LPH-3). The 31st Marine Amphibious Unit is now formed and the Marines are preparing for maneuvers in the Indian Ocean

A Marine sergeant reads the Stars and Stripes newspaper while he sits on the back of a truck. In the background is the amphibious assault ship, USS OKINAWA (LPH-3), the flagship of the 31st Marine Amphibious Unit. The Marines are here from the 1ST Marine Division which is located in Hawaii

A ground crewman, using illuminated wands, marshals a C-141 Starlifter aircraft into a parking position. The aircraft, from the 438th Tactical Airlift Wing, is returning troops from exercise Team Spirit '80. Bi-monthly Aerospace Audio Visual Service PHOTO Contest, B&W Entry, Jul. 1980, "Night Block"

A group of children known as the Sunshine Singers perform at the Rally Day picnic

An elevated view of the runway approach

Members of the 33rd Aerospace Rescue and Recovery Squadron, in the cockpit of an HC-130 Hercules aircraft, assist in the search for targets previously dropped about 80 miles off the coast of Okinawa, Japan. The men and aircraft are involved in Operation Cope Angel

A view of an H-46 helicopter, an HH-53 Super Jolly helicopter and an F-15 Eagle aircraft during Operation Cope Angel

Targets float in the water about 80 miles off the coast of Okinawa, Japan, during Operation Cope Angel

MAJ Liesch briefs Japanese personnel assigned to the Rescue Coordination Center at the start of Operation Cope Angel, held off the coast of Okinawa, Japan

Prior to a scramble order during Operation Cope Angel, some "survivors" are placed in the water off the coast of Okinawa, Japan

A right side view of a parked HH-53D Super Jolly helicopter. The helicopter is taking part in Operation Cope Angel

A right side view of an HH-53 Super Jolly helicopter and two H-46 helicopters in flight during Operation Cope Angel

Right side view of two H-46 helicopters from the Japanese Air Self Defense Force in flight during Operation Cope Angel

A member of the 33rd Aerospace Rescue and Recovery Squadron drops targets into the water approximately 80 miles off the coast of Okinawa, Japan, during Operation Cope Angel

A right side view of a Japanese-built KV10711 helicopter. The helicopter is taking part in Operation Cope Angel

A view of Chapel No. 1

A group of youths sing during a Rally Day picnic at Shilling Park

Technicians install the equipment used for the testing of the F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft in its permanent location

BGEN Brown (right), bids farewell to LTC R. Turczynski, 1ST Special Operations Squadron commander, as he prepares to leave for Clark Air Base, Philippines

A TSGT checks circuits on the equipment used for the testing of the F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft, after its installation in its permanent location

Crewmen monitor control panels aboard an E-3A Sentry Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) aircraft during Exercise Team Spirit

Crewmen monitor control panels aboard an E-3A Sentry Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) aircraft during Exercise Team Spirit

Crewmen monitor control panels aboard an E-3A Sentry Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) aircraft during Exercise Team Spirit

Crewmen debark an E-3A Sentry Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) aircraft during Exercise Team Spirit

A right side view of an E-3A Sentry Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) aircraft landing during Exercise Team Spirit

Front view of an E-3A Sentry Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) aircraft taxiing into parking position during Exercise Team Spirit

A crewman monitors a radar scope aboard an E-3A Sentry Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) aircraft during Exercise Team Spirit

Right side view of an E-3A Sentry Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) aircraft takes off during Exercise Team Spirit

COL Leland E. Maines, vice commander, Air Force Commissary Service, speaks at the grand opening of the Kadena Commissary

SRA Carolyn Liddiard directs a Japanese Air Self Defense Force F-15 Eagle aircraft onto the runway apron

A1C Vickie M. Green assists SRA Louise M. Cortez in masking an area on a Japanese Air Self Defense Force F-15 Eagle aircraft wing

TSGT Ronald J. Breemen removes the masking on a Japanese Air Self Defense Force F-15 Eagle aircraft wing

Interior view of the new base commissary

S05-37-824 - STS-005 - Earth observations taken during STS-5 mission

S43-608-045 - STS-043 - STS-43 earth observations

An aerial view of the runway approach

SSGT Ronald Moore from Kadena Air Base, Okinawa, demonstrates current rescue methods for the F-15 Eagle aircraft to his Japanese counterparts, during Exercise Cope North '81-3

SSGT Ronald Moore from Kadena Air Base, Okinawa, demonstrates current rescue methods for the F-15 Eagle aircraft to his Japanese counterparts, during Exercise Cope North '81-3

SSGT Ronald Moore from Kadena Air Base, Okinawa, demonstrates current rescue methods for the F-15 Eagle aircraft to his Japanese counterparts, during Exercise Cope North '81-3