Marine Corps Base Camp Smedley D. Butler

MCB Camp Butler
Okinawa, JP 9040117



MCB CAMP BUTLER, Japan (or simply Butler Marine Base) is a United States Marine Corps base located in the Japanese prefecture of Okinawa. It was named after 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.


MCB Camp S. D. Butler located 300 miles due south of mainland Japan on the island of Okinawa. Perhaps the most unique characteristic about Okinawa is that unlike most duty stations, MCB Camp Butler is physically separated throughout the island into a number of different camps.

Okinawa is home to MCB Camp S. D. Butler, which includes: Camp Kinser; MCAS Futenma; Camp Foster; Camp Courtney; Camp Hansen; Camp Schwab; and Camp Gonsalves. Okinawa is also home to four other USMC major subordinate commands: (1) III Marine Expeditionary Force; (2) 3rd Marine Logistics Group; (3) 3rd Marine Division; and (4) 1st Marine Aircraft Wing.

Navy presence on Okinawa includes Commander Fleet Activities, Okinawa with its tenant commands and the U.S. Naval Hospital on Camp Foster. Naval facilities are physically located throughout Okinawa (on Kadena Air Base, Camp Shields and White Beach Naval Facility). There is also a significant Air Force and Army presence on Okinawa located at Kadena Air Base and Torii Station. The base operator’s phone number is 011-81-98-911-5111/5112 or DSN 315-911-5111/5112.

Quick Reference

American Red Cross -Camp Foster
Second Floor, Bldg 5674,
Camp Foster, JPN

Behavioral Health Substance Abuse
Bldg 439, 2nd floor

Evans Branch Medical Clinic
Bldg 449,
Camp Foster, JPN

Naval Hospital-Camp Foster
Bldg 449,
MCB Camp Foster, JPN

Base Surroundings

Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium
424 Ishikawa, Motobu, Kunigami District,
Okinawa Prefecture 905-0206, Japan
+81 980-48-3748

Shuri Castle
1 Chome-2 Shurikinjocho, Naha,
Okinawa Prefecture 903-0815, Japan
+81 98-886-2020

Okinawa Prefectural Peace Memorial Museum
Japan, 〒901-0333
Okinawa Prefecture, Itoman, Mabuni, 614−1

Okinawa Prefectural Museum
3 Chome-1-1 Omoromachi, Naha,
Okinawa Prefecture 900-0006, Japan
+81 98-941-8200

Okinawa Children’s World Zoo and Museum
Japan, 〒904-0021 Okinawa Prefecture,
Okinawa, Goya, 5 Chome−7番1号
+81 98-933-4190

Medical Care

Naval Hospital-Camp Foster
The Naval Hospital at Camp Foster is the largest Naval hospital overseas. The hospital provides health and emergency services for active duty, dependents, and retirees. Services offered at the Naval Hospital include emergency care, immunizations, primary care and specialty clinics. Individuals who plan to PCS to Okinawa should contact the Naval Hospital for information regarding the overseas health screening. The hospital information desk is open 24/7 and can be reached at 646-7555 (DSN) or 098-971-7555 (local phone).

MCB Camp Foster – Bldg 449, MCB Camp Foster, JPN
Foster Naval Hospital Information DSN

Foster Naval Hospital Information Phone

Foster Naval Hospital Emergency Phone

Foster Family Medicine Clinic Phone

Base Listings

The numbers for Fairchild Air Force Base have low accuracy due to its unique utilization. Entire companies are rotated through on a regular basis, so large portions of the phone directory are subject to change without notice. Please contact the base operator at (509) 247-1212 if you experience any difficulty reaching your desired contact.

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