- This article is about a U.S. Marine Corps base. For other uses, see Camp Butler (disambiguation).
Marine Corps Base Smedley D. Butler Okinawa, JapanMCB Butler logo Type Military base Coordinates Latitude:
Built 1955 In use 1955-present Controlled by USMC 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 US Army troops left Okinawa, and the base was transferred to the USMC.
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 Bulter complex, shares many resources with it. Other Marine installations in Japan include Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni and Camp Fuji.
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