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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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178 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 ...

Havelock News

Stars and Stripes
Wed, 19 Nov 2014 01:10:58 -0800

Lance Cpl. Michael Tuttle, 21, of Fountaintown, Ind., was unresponsive when found in his barracks room at Camp Kinser Tuesday morning and was later pronounced dead at U.S. Naval Hospital Okinawa. No other details were available and cause of death is ...
DVIDS (press release) (registration)
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 ...
Mon, 21 Apr 2014 01:03:45 -0700

Ichino Kuba, left, explains the role of Marines stationed at Camp Kinser April 4 during a guided tour for new employees of the Urasoe City Office. The tour familiarizes new employees with Camp Kinser and the relationship between the camp and Okinawa ...
Wed, 23 Jul 2014 17:22:30 -0700

Chief Warrant Officer Stephen S. Grant, left, educates Urasoe City Mayor Tetsuji Matsumoto, second from left, and members of the Urasoe City assembly about the capabilities of a storage building July 3 on Camp Kinser during a tour. The city ...
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 ...
Mainichi Daily News
Mon, 17 Nov 2014 01:22:30 -0800

A: The U.S. Marines Corps is concentrated within Okinawa Prefecture. In addition to air units at the Futenma base, there are land troops in areas including Camp Schwab, as well as rear-echelon support troops located at Camp Kinser in Makiminato district.
US Department of State (press release)
Mon, 20 Oct 2014 09:31:11 -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 ...

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