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Camp Kinser
Okinawa, Japan
Barracks buildings on Camp Kinser.
Coordinates 26°15′09″N 127°41′51″E / 26.252528°N 127.697396°E / 26.252528; 127.697396Coordinates: 26°15′09″N 127°41′51″E / 26.252528°N 127.697396°E / 26.252528; 127.697396
Type Military base
Site information
Controlled by United States Marine Corps
Garrison information
Colonel John E. Kasperski

Camp Kinser is a United States Marine Corps base in Okinawa, Japan. It is named for Sergeant Elbert L. Kinser, who was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor for actions during the Battle of Okinawa during World War II. It is a major logistics base for Marine Corps Forces on Okinawa. Its flagship command is the 3rd Marine Logistics Group. It sits adjacent to the East China Sea in the city of Urasoe, and just a few kilometers away from Naha.

Camp Kinser is the most southern of nine Marine Corps bases on Okinawa which make up Marine Corps Base Camp Smedley D. Butler. Another military installation (Naha Port) is located south of Camp Kinser, but it belongs to the U.S. Army.

Camp Kinser is equipped with a DeCA Commissary, AAFES Shopette, and an AAFES PX, which also houses a food court with notable eateries such as Subway, Pizza Hut, and Taco Bell. It is also equipped with a Bowling Alley, Enlisted Club, Fitness Center, and Mess Hall.

Resident Commands[edit]

Briefing session for Operation Red Hat, May 11, 1971, a demonstration for Japanese press of actions that would be taken in the event a chemical munition was found to be leaking during transport. Retrograde chemicals from Vietnam are in background.

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143 news items

Marines.mil (press release)

Marines.mil (press release)
Mon, 29 Dec 2014 22:45:00 -0800

Urasoe Police Department Officers search a suspect before taking him into custody Dec. 24 during an anti-terrorism force protection exercise at Camp Kinser. The police officers, with the Urasoe Police Department, and the Marines and Japanese security ...
Stars and Stripes
Wed, 07 Jan 2015 07:22:04 -0800

The two male teenagers were trying to evade police after driving without a license plate on Highway 58 in Urasoe when they sped past a guard at Kinser's Gate 4 about 2:15 a.m., according to Okinawa prefectural police in Urasoe City, where Camp Kinser ...

Marines.mil (press release)

Marines.mil (press release)
Tue, 28 Oct 2014 02:56:15 -0700

The exercise, which included personnel assigned to the Japan Self-Defense Force, Marine Corps Installations Pacific-Marine Corps Base, Camp Butler Japan, Urasoe City, Camp Kinser emergency services, Department of Defense Dependents Schools, and ...
Thu, 27 Jun 2013 22:30:26 -0700

MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP SMEDLEY D. BUTLER — The only commissary on Marine Corps Base Camp Smedley D. Butler to be effected by furloughs caused by sequestration is the Camp Kinser commissary, which is scheduled to close on Tuesdays, ...

Marine Corps Times

Marine Corps Times
Fri, 08 May 2015 09:18:45 -0700

A second Marine in recent weeks was found unresponsive in a barracks room and later declared dead, officials say. The Corps is investigating the death of a female Marine who was assigned to 9th Engineer Support Battalion, based out of Okinawa, Japan, ...
Thu, 21 Jul 2011 19:08:24 -0700

Service members and members of the Okinawan community begin the 5-kilometer run during the 6th Annual Camp Kinser Open Triathlon July 17. More than 230 people participated in the triathlon, which was sponsored by The Marine Corps Community ...

Marine Corps Times

Marine Corps Times
Mon, 11 May 2015 09:52:30 -0700

Another Okinawa-based Marine, Lance Cpl. Michael A. Tuttle, was discovered dead in his Camp Kinser barracks in November. Taylor is survived by her mother, Janice, and brother, Joseph, according to a news release. Email: dperkins@marinecorpstimes.
DVIDS (press release) (registration)
Thu, 18 Dec 2014 03:43:35 -0800

Kinser Elementary School 4th graders do ammo-can lifts Dec. 10 during Warrior Day on Camp Kinser. “The purpose of the Warrior Day is to provide the students of Kinser Elementary School an opportunity to conduct training similar to what their parents do ...

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