U.S. Marine Corps, Japan Reunion at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall (Virginia)

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U.S. Marine Corps, Japan Reunion at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall (Virginia)

September 15, 2017 , 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

USMC and JGSDF color guards in Iwo To, Japan, March 19, 2016. Image source: III MEF.

Marines who have been stationed in Japan had the opportunity to reunite at an event hosted at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall.

The event, hosted by the Defense Attaché office of the Embassy of Japan in the United States, was held Friday, Sept. 15 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Fort Myer Officers Club, and welcomed guests with a reception, traditional Okinawan dance, Karate performance by Okinawa-kai, and standing buffet-style dinner. Distinguished guests shared memories from their time serving in Japan, and the Japan-US Military Program (JUMP) also gave a brief presentation, informing all in attendance how the program allows veterans to continue to stay engaged with the U.S.-Japan alliance.

Details

When: Friday, September 15 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Where: Officer’s Club at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, 214 Jackson Ave, Fort Myer, VA 22211
Dress: Service C or business casual (no jacket or tie required)

Program

• Reception
• Remarks from the host and distinguished guests
• JUMP Briefing from LtCol. (Ret.) James Kendall, Fellow, Sasakawa Peace Foundation USA and JUMP
• Eisaa (traditional Okinawan dance) and karate performance by Okinawa-kai
• Remarks from Marines reflecting on their memories in Japan

 

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