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Camp Kinser
Okinawa, Japan
CampKinserBarracks.png
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
Past
commanders
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.

External links[edit]



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165 news items

 
DVIDS (press release) (registration)
Tue, 17 Feb 2015 17:52:30 -0800

Community residents exit gate five of Camp Kinser during the 14th annual Tedako Walk Feb. 8. The two-day event consisted of a 10-kilometer course Feb. 7 and 20-kilometer and 30-kilometer courses Feb. 8. The walk promoted friendship, healthy living and ...

Marines.mil (press release)

Marines.mil (press release)
Tue, 30 Dec 2014 05:44:06 -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 ...
 
DVIDS (press release) (registration)
Tue, 23 Dec 2014 19:25:06 -0800

Christopher D. Majewski, center, talks about the Battle of Okinawa to members of the U.S. Consulate General Naha and local museum curators and employees Dec. 18 at the Camp Kinser Battle of Okinawa Historical Exhibit. Majewski and the consulate ...
 
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 ...
 
DVIDS (press release) (registration)
Wed, 18 Feb 2015 20:17:29 -0800

Communities in northern Okinawa around Camp Hansen and southern Okinawa around Camp Kinser have similar agreements. The communities regularly rehearse disaster drills with Okinawa residents walking through the bases to reach higher ground.
 
DVIDS (press release) (registration)
Wed, 17 Dec 2014 22:03:45 -0800

Marines, Okinawa community members and their families huddle around a Christmas tree when it was lit during the 2014 Camp Kinser Tree Lighting Ceremony and Holiday Parade November 28 here. Approximately 300 people attended the event and ...
 
DVIDS (press release) (registration)
Tue, 28 Oct 2014 02:56:15 -0700

Tetsuji Matsumoto, foreground, speaks to Okinawan residents who live near Camp Kinser and civilian air ambulance staff, as Maj. Gen. Charles L. Hudson, left background and Alfred Magleby, left background and other visitors at Exercise Constant ...
 
Sourdough Sentinel
Wed, 23 Nov 2011 09:46:33 -0800

The Japanese Imperial flag, signed by members of the Fifth Marine Regiment, captured at Shuri Castle during the Battle of Okinawa, May 29,1945. The flag is part of an exhibit that has been located on Camp Kinser since 1994 and has more than 1,000 World ...
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