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Camp Kinser
Okinawa, Japan
CampKinserBarracks.png
Barracks buildings on Camp Kinser.
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 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.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 26°15′09″N 127°41′51″E / 26.252528°N 127.697396°E / 26.252528; 127.697396



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5 news items

 
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 ...
 
DVIDS (press release) (registration)
Tue, 14 Oct 2014 22:37:30 -0700

Marines salute during the playing of the “The Star Spangled Banner” as part of a redesignation ceremony Sept. 30 on Camp Kinser. Combat Logistics Regiment 37 was redesignated to Headquarters Regiment to signify the unit's refocus toward command and ...
 
US Department of State (press release)
Mon, 20 Oct 2014 09:30:00 -0700

As part of these efforts, the Government of Japan is to continue and strengthen its efforts to accelerate implementation of the land return process, in particular at Camp Kinser, in close coordination with the U.S. Government. The two governments ...
 
Stars and Stripes
Thu, 09 Oct 2014 04:40:47 -0700

Japanese Defense Minister Akinori Eto, center, visits Okinawa's Camp Kinser for the 1st time Sept. 22, 2014, escorted by Kinser commander Col. Edmund J. Bowen. Matthew Manning/U.S. Marine Corps ...
 
DVIDS (press release) (registration)
Thu, 25 Sep 2014 18:30:00 -0700

The venue was Camp Kinser, known locally as Makiminato Hokyuchi, located along part of the westernmost coast of Urasoe City, in southern-central Okinawa Prefecture. Approximately 110 local residents, including several dozen children affiliated with a ...
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