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USARPAC hosts opening ceremony for Yama Sakura 64 planning conference

U.S. Soldiers assigned to 1st Corps, U.S. Army Pacific, and Japan Ground Self-Defense Force soldiers stand in formation during the opening ceremony for the Yama Sakura 64 planning conference at Fort Shafter, Honolulu, Hawaii, June 15, 2013. Yama Sakura is an annual bilateral command post exercise that uses computer simulations to hone readiness and interoperability between the U.S. and Japan. (U.S. Army Photo by Staff Sgt. Richard Colletta/Released)



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This work, USARPAC hosts opening ceremony for Yama Sakura 64 planning conference [Image 3 of 4], by SSG Richard Colletta, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:06.15.2013

Date Posted:06.20.2013 16:30

Photo ID:957780

VIRIN:130615-A-XN199-002

Resolution:2500x1667

Size:1.62 MB

Location:HONOLULU, USGlobe

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