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Exercise Forest Light begins

Col. John E. Kasperski and Col. Tomoyuki Hagi speak to Marines, Japan Ground Self-Defense Force members and local media outlets during the opening ceremony of Exercise Forest Light 12-2 here March 4. The purpose of Forest Light 12-2 is to enhance the interoperability of Marines and JGSDF members while increasing individual and unit readiness in a cold weather environment. Kasperski is the commanding officer for Combat Logistics Regiment 37, 3rd Marine Logistics Group, III Marine Expeditionary Force . Hagi is the commanding officer for 4th Infantry Regiment, 5th Brigade, JGSDF.



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This work, Exercise Forest Light begins [Image 2 of 4], by 1LT Jean-Scott Dodd, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:03.04.2012

Date Posted:03.23.2012 00:14

Photo ID:546833

VIRIN:120304-M-OP939-178

Resolution:4179x3134

Size:3.22 MB

Location:YAUSUBETSU TRAINING AREA, HOKKAIDO, JP

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