Military March 25, 2019

By Dashiell Coleman: 74 Years Later, North Carolina Marines Remember Iwo Jima
By Matthew M. Burke and Aya Ichihashi: Intruder Detonates Gas Canisters near Japanese Office at Okinawa Marine Base
“This incident is currently under investigation by both the USMC Criminal Investigation Division, and the Okinawa Prefectural Police,” Marine Corps Installations Pacific spokesman Maj. Andrew Aranda told Stars and Stripes in an email. “It would be premature to comment on any details at this time.”

The incident happened just days after Japanese Defense Minister Takeshi Iwaya announced that new landfill work would begin Monday for a controversial runway at Camp Schwab in the northern part of the island. The runway being built into Oura Bay will one day allow for the closure of Marine Corps Air Station Futenma and the relocation of Marine air assets to Schwab.

The issue has been contentious for over a decade as Tokyo pushes ahead with construction despite opposition from a majority of Okinawan voters. Seventy-two percent of voters who turned out for a referendum on the project last month voted against it.
Tennessee Senator Marsha Blackburn visits Tennessee Army National Guard Soldiers stationed in Poland
Kirk Douglas (born Issur Danielovitch Demsky, December 9, 1916)
Douglas first wanted to be an actor after he recited the poem The Red Robin of Spring while in kindergarten and received applause.[23] He enlisted in the United States Navy in 1941, shortly after the United States entered World War II, where he served as a communications officer in anti-submarine warfare aboard USS PC-1137.[1] He was medically discharged for war injuries in 1944 sustained from the accidental dropping of a depth charge.[24]