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[Image
1: Marine Corps
Historical
Collection. The
3d Tank Battalion,
here leading
the column
of M-48 tanks
in a combat
review at Camp
Hansen, was
one of the
many units
housed at this
largest Marine
camp on Okinawa.]

[Image
2: Marine Corps
Historical
Collection.
Forming up
for a predeployment
inspection
at Camp Hansen,
Okinawa, are
the ground
combat and
combat service
support elements
of the 31st
Marine Amphibious
Unit. After
1973, all units
before deploying
would undergo
a four-phased
BLT readiness
program.]

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