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U.S. Marines with 3d Battalion, 12th Marines are tough, disciplined and combat ready forces who live up to artillery’s name as the “King of Battle." 3/12 is the only permanently forward-deployed artillery battalion in Okinawa, ready to respond to crisis in support of a free and open Indo-Pacific.
U.S. Navy Corpsmen treat simulated casualties for a medical evacuation drill during Artillery Relocation Training Program 23.1 at Ojojihara Maneuver Area, Miyagi, Japan, May 23, 2023. ARTP provides Marines the opportunity to rehearse live-fire operations across a range of climates and conditions, providing combat ready forces in the Indo-Pacific. The Corpsmen and Marines are currently deployed with 3d Battalion, 12th Marines, 3d Marine Division. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Michael Taggart)
Jamin Davis, a linebacker for the Washington Commanders, runs with U.S. Marines from 3d Battalion, 12th Marines, 3d Marine Division on Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan, March 10, 2023. Davis’ visit with the Marines included a physical training session and a tour of the regiment's facilities. Davis said the experience deepened his appreciation of our country's service members. “Marines go through so much on a daily basis. It just makes you respect them that much more. Every chance I get I’m going to step up and say, ‘thank you.’” (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Jennifer Andrade)
U.S. Marines assigned to 3d Battalion, 12th Marines, and U.S. Airmen with the 353rd Special Operations Wing load an M142 High Mobility Artillery Rocket System onto a U.S. Air Force MC-130J Commando II at Kadena Air Base on Okinawa, Japan for a HIMARS Rapid Infiltration in support of exercise Freedom Shield in the Republic of Korea, March 19, 2023. Freedom Shield 23 is a defense-oriented exercise designed to strengthen the ROK-U.S. Alliance, enhance combined defense posture, and strengthen security and stability on the Korean peninsula. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Abrey D. Liggins)
U.S. Marines with 3d Battalion, 12th Marines fire an M777 towed 155 mm howitzer while conducting night live-fire training during Artillery Relocation Training Program 22.4 at the Yausubetsu Maneuver Area, Hokkaido, Japan, Jan. 30, 2023. The skills developed at ARTP increase the proficiency and readiness of the only permanently forward-deployed artillery unit in the Marine Corps, enabling them to provide precision indirect fires. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Jaylen Davis.)
Lieutenant Colonel Boada enlisted in the Marine Corps in December of 1997 and attended recruit training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, S.C. in June 1998. Upon completion of follow-on training as a 3531, Motor Transport Operator he served as both a Motor Transport Operator and Primary...
Sergeant Major Minter enlisted in the Marine Corps on 18 September 2002. He completed recruit training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, SC, in December 2002 and was meritoriously promoted to Private First Class before transferring to Marine Combat Training in Jacksonville, NC. Upon...
S-2 Intel Officer
Motor Transport Officer
Career Retention Specialist
Deployment Readiness Coordinator