U.S. Marines based at Okinawa's Camp Foster have sparked a viral internet craze with a rendition of the summer hit song "U.S.A." by Japanese hip-hop band Da Pump, raising hopes of improving the image of U.S. forces in Japan.

In a video posted Thursday on Facebook, 10 junior marines and a Master Labor Contractor from Marine Corps Installations Pacific bend and twist in an attempt to mimick Da Pump's sharp moves while adding few steps of their own as they dance to the song's chorus, "C'mon baby, America."

"Our hope is that this video allows viewers to see a different side of the U.S. Marines living on Okinawa," a Marine Corps spokesperson said Monday in an email.