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Yakima takes on international training role

Japanese soldiers fire mortar rounds during a live-fire range at Yakima Training Center, Wash., Sept. 17. The Soldiers were conducting a number of training events at YTC throughout September during the annual Exercise Rising Thunder.



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This work, Yakima takes on international training role [Image 13 of 18], by SGT Stephen Proctor, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:09.18.2009

Date Posted:09.28.2009 17:31

Photo ID:207150

VIRIN:090918-A-#####-424

Resolution:2232x3334

Size:4.76 MB

Location:YAKIMA TRAINING CENTER, WA, USGlobe

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