Images: Operation Rising Thunder Opening Ceremony [Image 5 of 6]
Photo by Spc. Nathan Goodall
Soldiers with 1st Battalion, 377th Field Artillery Regiment, 17th Fires Brigade, join with units across Joint Base Lewis McChord and Japan Ground Self Defense Force soldiers during the Operation Rising Thunder opening ceremony at Yakima Training Center here Sept. 4, 2012. The 1-377 Field Artillery Battalion soldiers are providing artillery support in combined training exercises with Japanese allies to develop and hone the war fighting skills of leaders, soldiers and their formations.