Images: Japanese Army conducts boat training at Coronado [Image 1 of 4]
Photo by Cpl. John Robbart III
Gunnery Sgt. Sione Kefu, the director of the coxswain’s course at Expeditionary Warfare Training Group Pacific, explains the importance of properly attaching gear to the combat rubber raid craft to a Japanese soldier with the Western Army Infantry Regiment, Japanese Ground Self Defense Force, while conducting amphibious training at Naval Amphibious Base Coronado, Jan. 22. The JGSDF are here to participate in Exercise Iron Fist with the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, a unique training opportunity for both services. Boats are one of many amphibious means the Marine Corps uses to move troops ashore in an expeditionary manner. Marine Expeditionary Units are responsible to our nation as a 911 force in readiness.
Date Posted:01.23.2012 16:55
Location:NAVAL AMPHIBIOUS BASE CORONADO, CA, US