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Soldiers partner with Japanese Forces

Japanese tankers from the 3rd Combat Team of the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force assault enemy positions during a live fire training exercise Sept. 22, 2012 at the Yakima Training Center. Japanese soldiers of the JGSDF partnered with soldiers from Bravo Troop, 3rd Squadron, 38th Cavalry Regiment, 201st Battlefield Surveillance Brigade out of Joint Base Leiws-McChord during the exercise, which was the culminating training event of Operation Rising Thunder.

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This work, Soldiers partner with Japanese Forces [Image 3 of 3], by SSG Adam Keith, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:09.22.2012

Date Posted:10.02.2012 16:17

Photo ID:675117



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