A soldier from 16th Japan Ground Self-Defense Force Regimental Combat Team, 4th Division, holds miniature U.S. and Japanese flags following the opening ceremony for Operation Rising Thunder Sept. 4 at the Yakima Training Center. The exercise aims to improve the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force and the 7th Infantry Division's combat readiness as a combined task force. This year marks the 20th anniversary of training between U.S and Japanese forces. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Corey Ray, 5th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)
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YAKIMA TRAINING CENTER, WA, US
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