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3d Marine Division

The Fighting Third

Okinawa, Japan
3d Marine Division Leaders

Sergeant Major Dennis M. Bradley
Sergeant Major

Colonel Michael L. Kuhn
Assistant Division Commander

Major General Craig Q. Timberlake
Commanding General
CALTRAP In the Media

Trio saves life of fellow Marine injured helping Okinawa crash victims

Matt Burke | Stars and Stripes | December 1, 2017

CAMP FOSTER, Okinawa - Marine Sgt. Justin Erler came across a nightmarish scene of twisted metal, broken glass, flipped automobiles and severely injured people on the Okinawa Expressway during the wee hours of Dec. 1. 


 US, Malaysia Hold Military Exercise Tiger Strike 2017

Prashanth Parameswaran | The Diplomat | November 22, 2017

(The Diplomat) - Over the weekend, the United States and Malaysia kicked off another iteration of a key bilateral exercise focused on amphibious operations. The holding of the drills was yet another demonstration of continued cooperation on the defense side under the new U.S. administration led by President Donald Trump.


A floating 'military city': Life aboard the USS Ashland

Ivan Watson, Rebecca Wright and Hidetaka Sato| CNN | November 5, 2017

(CNN)-Five minutes before six, when the first glow of dawn has barely touched the horizon over the Pacific Ocean, the power guitar chords of a song by the band Three Doors Down suddenly crackles to life over the ship's loudspeakers.



Caltrap News Snapshot
1/3 conducts CAAT mounted patrol during Exercise Bougainville I By Lance Cpl. Eric Tso | March 16, 2018
On order, 3d Marine Division conducts amphibious, forcible entry operations or sustained, combined arms land operations with strategic partners and allies as an integral part of III MEF within the Pacific Theater Area of Operations (AO) in support of national security objectives.
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