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Camp Kinser
Okinawa, Japan
Barracks buildings on Camp Kinser.
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 aboard 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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Coordinates: 26°15′09″N 127°41′51″E / 26.252528°N 127.697396°E / 26.252528; 127.697396

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Tue, 09 Dec 2014 23:41:15 -0800

Justin Constantine, from Arlington, Virginia, gives a presentation Dec. 4 to Marines at Camp Kinser about Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and emotional wellness in the Marine Corps. Constantine was wounded in Iraq in 2006. After a drastic recovery from ...

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Marine Corps Times
Wed, 19 Nov 2014 09:09:23 -0800

Tuttle, assigned to the 3rd Maintenance Battalion, Combat Logistics Regiment 35, was taken to U.S. Naval Hospital Okinawa after he was discovered in his barracks at Camp Kinser, officials said. Doctors declared him dead at 6:40 a.m. the same day.
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Wed, 03 Dec 2014 22:45:00 -0800

Gunnery Sgt. Shane R. Bertrand, from Ontario, Oregon, helps children put together paper pilgrim and American Indian hats Nov. 23 during the second annual Thanksgiving celebration with Tai Chu En Children's Home at the Camp Kinser Chapel. This was ...


Thu, 20 Nov 2014 14:00:33 -0800

The Marine Corps identified Tuttle as a soldier who died after being found unresponsive in his barracks room at Camp Kinser Tuesday morning. He was later pronounced dead at U.S. Naval Hospital Okinawa. The cause of death remains under investigation.
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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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Thu, 06 Nov 2014 18:03:41 -0800

Lance Cpl. Tyler J. Burgoyne, left, and Cpl. Zakarre C. Markley assemble the M249B squad automatic weapon system during a fundamental's day Oct. 30 on Camp Kinser. The day consisted of a three-mile conditioning hike, gas chamber training, and land ...
Thu, 21 Jul 2011 19:07:55 -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 ...

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