3rd Battalion, 12th Marines (3/12)

"Warriors of the Pacific"
3rd Marine Division ~ 12th Marine Regiment

Unit Information

The 3/12 is a unique command, which incorporates creative training, in Artillery Support using Unit Deployed Marines (UDP) for a six month period.

At times it may have four Batteries on station within 3/12. These firing batteries come from Hawaii, California, and North Carolina. During the UDP cycle (typically six months) these Batteries can find themselves training on the northern island of Hokkaido all the way down to the lower island of Honshu.

MCB Okinawa, Japan

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Family Readiness Information

The primary source of unit/battalion information for spouses AND parents is the FRO (Family Readiness Officer) and Unit Hotline. The FRO will work with FR Assistants, FR Advisors and FR Volunteers along with the senior command members to make up the new Family Readiness Command Team.

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Natalie Shook Email: 3-12.familyreadiness@usmc.mil


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3rd Battalion, 12th Marines (3/12) Mailing Addresses


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3rd Battalion, 12th Marines (3/12) Postal Facility

If you need assistance finding a mailing address for a Marine, please contact the postal facility of the last known state-side duty station. The postal facility will not give out mailing addresses to non-family members. Family members need to be prepared to provide identifying information for their Marine. The following is contact information for the postal facility that handles 3/12 mail:

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Information on 3/12 last updated 6/11/2013 9:51:33 PM GMT.

Attention Unit FRO and/or Senior Command Elements of the 3/12:
To request changes to the 3/12 Unit Information Page™, please contact the Marine Parents office at 573-449-2003 or via email mp@marineparents.com. Office staff will make the changes immediately.

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