3d Marine Division


3d Marine Division

The Fightin' Third

Okinawa, Japan
Unit Leaders




 Commanding General 3d Marine Division
Major General H. Stacy Clardy, III

Assistant Division Commander 3d Marine Division
Colonel Richard D. Hall

Sergeant Major 3d Marine Division
Sergeant Major Paul G. McKenna




Caltrap Moving Pictures

Once Enemies, Now Friends.

World War II veterans visit Iwo Jima for the 70th anniversary Mar. 21 in commemoration of the end of World War II.

Long Range Raid - Air-Ground Team in Action.

Marines with 1st Battalion, 1st Marines, currently assigned to 4th Marine Regiment as part of the Unit Deployment Program, board MV-22B Osprey tiltrotor aircraft Mar. 10 at Camp Hansen to maneuver towards Ie Shima Training Facility to take over three target objectives during a long range raid training exercise.

CALTRAP Marines honoring the fallen with our ROK allies.

ROK Marines with Battalion Landing Team 32 and U.S. Marines with 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment honor the lives of 40 U.S. Marines, 1 U.S. Navy sailor and 11 ROK Marines that died in three separate helicopter crashes in 1984 and 1989.

Caltrap News Snapshot
12th Marine Regiment Maneuvers Through Dragon Fire Exercise 15-2

By Lance Cpl. William Hester | March 9, 2015

Rain falls for 18 hours straight onto the rocky, uninhabitable terrain in the Pohakuloa Training MORE
Japan Ground Self-Defense Force Officer joins US Marines for ITX

By Cpl. Thor Larson | March 5, 2015

After three years in the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force, 1st Lt. Ryota Hasebe finally got his MORE
US Marines operate ROK weapons

By Cpl. Tyler Giguere | February 24, 2015

Marines step forward onto the firing range, leveling their sites on their targets, they await the MORE
US, ROK Marines ruck over mountains

By Cpl. Tyler Giguere | February 24, 2015

U.S. Marines prepare for a 35- km hike by going through a 10- km looped course every day for a week. MORE
Battalion Assault Course: Culminating Event for ITX 2-15

By Lance Cpl. William Hester | February 23, 2015

Marines from Japan, Hawaii and every corner of the United States have spent countless, draining MORE
On the Desert Floor - 4th Marines at ITX
On order, as a multi-role ground combat element (GCE) for III MEF, deploy and conduct expeditionary operations across the range of military operations in support of national security objectives.  Be prepared to execute forcible entry, as an amphibious landing force, and conduct sustained land operations ashore.


3d Marine Division-Team Caltrap

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