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Marine Corps Base Camp Smedley D. Butler

Definition/Scope: Marine Corps Base Camp Smedley D. Butler (MCB Butler) is the base support command for United States (US) Marine Corps ground forces on Okinawa and at Camp Fuji on Honshu Island, Japan. MCB Butler is unique and complex, consisting of numerous sub-installations of varying size and mission: Camp Courtney, Camp Hansen, Camp McTureous, Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Futenma just to name a few. The total acreage of the MCB Butler facilities and training areas is 45,276 acres. MCB Butler provides training in various environmental habitats: from a subtropical rain forest in northern Okinawa, Jungle Warfare Training Center (JWTC), home for over 20 threatened and endangered species protected under the Japanese Environmental Governing Standards, to coastal eco-systems, home for approximately three threatened and endangered species. There are over 3,000 species of flora and fauna, of which approximately 260 are rare, threatened or endangered, which can be found on MCB Butler.



Acronym:

MCB Butler

Broader Terms:

Okinawa
USMC

Narrower Terms:

3rd Marine Logistics Group
Jungle Warfare Training Center
training

Related Terms:

III Marine Expeditionary Force
Japan


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