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The United States Marine Corps operate the large Camp Smedley D. Butler where Camp Courtney is currently a part of. Just like Camp Butler which was named after a legendary marine, Camp Courtney also got its name from Major Henry A. Courtney, Jr. who died during the fight against Okinawa invasion. The base is situated in Uruma City where the III Marine Expeditionary Force headquarters and the 3rd Marine Division Headquarters, after it was transferred from Camp McGill, are housed.

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Camp Tengan was the first and original name for what is currently known as Camp Courtney. It was established as a US Marine Base in January 1956 housing the first original units including the Headquarters Battalion, truck battalion and the Division Band occupying huts that were made of concrete with cables strings securing it to the ground, a strategic set up against typhoons that frequent the region particularly the Ryuku Islands. Camp Courtney continues to be the home for many military families who enjoys nearby establishments such as restaurants, movie theaters, chapel, bank and clinics.

As an international criminal defense law firm, Gonzalez & Washington, LLC offers wide and varied legal services for service members in the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps and the Coast Guard providing years of combined experience fighting court-martial cases, administrative proceedings, and military separations, and non-judicial punishment.

We have a team of military defense lawyers who are capable and qualified to assist and represent former service members who served at Camp Courtney. Among the legal services we provide for clients in Japan as well as throughout the  United States, Europe (Germany, Italy, England, Spain, Cypress, Belgium, Turkey), the Middle East (including Bahrain, Kuwait, Afghanistan, Qatar), and the Pacific Rim (Korea, Guam, Hawaii) are the following:

  • Court martial cases
  • Pre charging investigation and representation
  • UCMJ Article 120 sexual assault
  • Show cause boards
  • Administrative separation boards
  • Article 15s and non-judicial punishment (NJP)
  • Article 32 investigations
  • Appeals
  • Discharge upgrades
  • Correction of military records
  • Administrative proceedings
  • And letter of reprimand rebuttals

Camp Courtney, Japan

The Okinawa Stock Exchange offers branded clothing from one of the largest furniture stores and organizations in Camp Foster, multiple branded fast food options, delivery to select locations, service options for your cleaning needs, flower options, new cars sales, motorcycles, local vendors, school meals and much more. We also specialize in delivering local gift baskets from Camp Courtney Japan APO and FPO to over 1,000 cities worldwide.

Camp Courtney is one of the few military facilities operated in Japan by the Marine Corps. The facility is home to one of three global naval expeditionary forces. The impact of the delivery on a single naval program and the recovery needs of the base are very significant.

Camp Courtney is located on the island of Okinawa, near Uruma City. The base was originally called Base Camp Smedley D. Butler and is operated by the Marine Corps.

It opened in January 1956 as a US Naval base when selected units of the 3rd Marine Division were transferred from Camp McGill to Yokosuka, Kanagawa, Japan. The installation is named after Henry A. Courtney Jr., who was killed during World War II’s most important amphibious action at the Battle of the Pacific during World War II, Okinawa. The land was taken from local Okinawans, and Camp Courtney opened as a US naval base in January.

With Camp McGill overcrowded, the US Marine Corps decided it was time to set up another facility. Camp Lester was renamed in honor of Fred Faulkner Lester, one of the heroic Marines who fought in the Battle of Okinawa. The original unit at Camp Tengan was the Band of Truck Battalions Staff Battalion.

Camp Courtney is a US naval base in Uremia City, Okinawa Prefecture, Japan. Although it is best known as part of the largest naval base Camp Medley D. Butler, it is also home to the III Marine Force Headquarters and the Third Marine Division Headquarters.

There is also an Okinawa museum dedicated to the Battle of Okinawa, which shows how local life changed after the war. Okinawa Prefectural Museum of Art Museum Okinawa Museum dated to 1945 when two US Navy officials opened the museum in a private home.

If you want to explore the city of Uruma (also known as Gushikawa in Okinawa Prefecture, Japan) and its surroundings outside Camp Courtney, you have a lot to offer. This stadium is also known as Naha City Ohnoyama Baseball Stadium, a multi-purpose stadium in Naha, Okinawa.

Camp Gonsalves is one of the largest US military bases in Japan under Japanese law. There are nine other facilities on Okinawa Island, of which Camp Hansen is part of Camp Butler. Surveillance cameras are installed in some barracks, but they are not used because the Marine Corps does not fund the cameras.

The health of the barracks is of particular concern for Marine families on Okinawa, where the second wave of new coronavirus cases (COVID-19) forced many into mandatory quarantine in July, including Marines 2 and 4. Naval sources say their leaders at Camp Hansen took the outbreak very seriously, requiring them to wear face coverings and restricting the use of shops, gyms, and communal areas at the base. The Marines say they are in constant contact with the Japanese central government and Okinawa prefectural government.

The U.S. Marine Corps facilities located on the other side of the Pacific Ocean said that 52 cases were identified at Camp Hansen in the city of Kin and 20 at Marine Corps Air Station Futenma in the city of Ginowan. A day earlier, the senior leadership at nearby Camp Courtney ordered all troops arriving on Okinawa to be quarantined for two weeks.

On Monday, workers were repairing water pipes in the building’s third-floor ceiling, the Navy said. Justin Griffis, Marine, Marine Air Control Group 18, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, snorkeling on the beach of Camp Foster in Okinawa, Japan, heard desperate screams from a woman and saw her 7-year-old sons limping on a beach near Camp Foster. Griffis and a nurse from the Marine Emergency Room at a nearby Navy hospital underwent resuscitation. Then, they took the boy to a surf specialist for life-saving treatment using a defibrillator.

At Courtney, the camp and the Marines had torn apart when Japanese troops formed 100 yards up the front slope and attacked them with grenades and handguns, forcing the survivors to buckle and ruling out any possibility of flooding the naval line. Only about half of the CourtneAccording to US military history, only men survived, and the climb was not definitively taken until May 18, according to the US military housing forward to his snorkeling trip when he went into the water with five other friends on April Saturday at Oku Beach, Okinawa, Japan. The new arrivals and the unannounced dismissal caused brief consternation. But Camp Foster’s days of distraction turned into a moment of panic that would end in tragedy.

Marine Major Henry Courtney Jr. was awarded the Medal of Honor for leading a bold attack on Okinawa’s Sugar Loaf during the Battle of Okinawa in May 1945. But, unfortunately, stories of near-drowning are the worst part of beach life in the waters of Okinawa, Japan. At least, that seems to be the unofficial mantra of the Marines living at Camp Hansen on Okinawa, a facility that, according to recent Task and Purpose photos, appears to be infested with mold.

The Battle of Okinawa killed more than 14,000 Americans, 110,000 Japanese soldiers, and at least 140,000 Okinawan civilians, although the total civilian death toll may never be known.

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