Marine Corps Base Camp Smedley D. Butler

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Marine Corps Base Smedley D. Butler
Okinawa, Japan
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MCB Butler logo
Type Military base
Site information
Controlled by USMC
Site history
Built 1955
In use 1955–present
Garrison information
Garrison III MEF

Marine Corps Base Camp Smedley D. Butler (or Butler Marine Base to natives) is a United States Marine Corps base located in the Japanese prefecture of Okinawa. It was named for legendary Marine Smedley D. Butler.


Camp Smedley D. Butler is actually a collection of facilities and satellite installations spread throughout Okinawa. Camp Smedley D. Butler was formerly called Camp or Fort Buckner, named for Army General Simon Bolivar Buckner, Jr., who commanded ground forces in the invasion of Okinawa and was killed in the last days of the battle. The renaming of Buckner to Butler occurred after most U.S. Army troops left Okinawa, and the base was transferred to the USMC.

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Camp Location
Camp Gonsalves Kunigami and Higashi
Camp Schwab Nago
Camp Hansen Kin
Camp McTureous Uruma
Camp Courtney Uruma
White Beach Uruma
Camp Shields Okinawa City
Camp Foster, formerly Camp Zukeran (1980) Ginowan
Camp Lester, formerly Camp Kuwae (1980) Chatan
Camp Kinser Urasoe

Additionally, Marine Corps Air Station Futenma (including satellite Yomitan Auxiliary Airfield) and Marine Wing Liaison Kadena, while not part of the Camp Butler complex, shares many resources with it. Other Marine installations in Japan include Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni and Camp Fuji.

See also

External links and references

  • Butler's web site
  • Camp S D Butler,
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Coordinates: 26°17′50″N 127°46′59″E / 26.297360°N 127.782983°E / 26.297360; 127.782983

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