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31st MEU welcomes Japanese soldiers for exchange program

Lieutenant Col. Troy Roesti, executive officer of the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, greets soldiers of 12th Infantry Regiment, 8th Division, Western Army, Japanese Ground Self Defense Forces, during their arrival here, May 29. As part of the Japanese Observer Exchange Program, the soldiers will live alongside Marines and Sailors of the 31st MEU while observing approximately three weeks of amphibious operations. By sharing small unit concepts and tactics for amphibious operations, the two forces aim to increase interoperability and strengthen bilateral response to future challenges.



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This work, 31st MEU welcomes Japanese soldiers for exchange program [Image 3 of 4], by Cpl Codey Underwood, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:05.29.2013

Date Posted:05.31.2013 23:32

Photo ID:945013

VIRIN:130529-M-FF989-129

Resolution:2405x1545

Size:723.06 KB

Location:CAMP HANSEN, OKINAWA, JP

Hometown:SHERWOOD, OH, US

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