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III MEF Band participates in international carnival

The III Marine Expeditionary Force Band performs during the International Carnival in Okinawa City Nov. 30 in Koza Music Town. During the concert, the band played the Japan National Anthem, the Star Spangled Banner and other musical selections. Photo by Lance Cpl. Diamond N. Peden



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This work, III MEF Band participates in international carnival [Image 2 of 3], by LCpl Diamond Peden, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:11.30.2013

Date Posted:12.05.2013 01:49

Photo ID:1066140

VIRIN:131130-M-PJ295-003

Resolution:5616x3744

Size:9.91 MB

Location:KADENA AIR BASE, OKINAWA, JPGlobe

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  • Children from the Chimugukuru Center dance to the music played by the III Marine Expeditionary Force Band at a carnival held in celebration of the Month of the Military Child on Camp Foster, April 27.

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