Images: US, Japan join in Hellfire exercise [Image 2 of 4]
Photo by Staff Sgt. Bryan Lewis
U.S. Col. Paul A. Mele, 16th Combat Aviation Brigade commander (left), and U.S. Maj. Gen. Stephen L. Lanza, 7th Infantry Division commander (right), talk to the Japanese 3rd Anti-tank Helicopter Battalion commander during a joint Apache exercise between the U.S. AH-64E Apache and the Japanese AH-64D Apache at the Yakima Training Center Sept. 10. The exercise was part of Operation Rising Thunder, hosted by 7th Infantry Division, to test their interoperability.