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    Rising Thunder brings balance to the force



    Photo by Sgt. Camacho Roberts 

    211th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment

    Soldiers from the 33rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, Illinois Army National Guard, pull security while their counterparts from the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force bound ahead toward their objective during Rising Thunder 19 at Yakima Training Center, Yakima, Washington, Sept. 5.
    The mission today had both Japanese and American troops mounting and assaulting on an urban village. There were multiple elements playing various parts of the mission, which included teams on foot, teams providing suppressive fire from vehicles, engineers breaching doors, and radio operators directing the order and movement of the attacks.
    The execution of the mission prioritized safety, which required proper coordination between the U.S. and Japanese troops and repeated rehearsals. These measures contributed strongly to the success of the training.
    Rising Thunder 2019 is an annual exercise between the U.S. Army and the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF) and is part of Pacific Pathways 19-3. RT19 is a USARPAC-sponsored capstone event. U.S. Army Units participating include the 7th Infantry Division and the Illinois Army National Guard's 108th Sustainment Brigade and 33rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team. The exercise consists of company/platoon unilateral and bilateral training events in two phases, culminating with a bilateral live-fire exercise. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Camacho Roberts) (Photo Credit: Sgt. Camacho Roberts)



    Date Taken: 09.05.2019
    Date Posted: 09.09.2019 20:34
    Photo ID: 5734044
    VIRIN: 190905-A-HY684-0003
    Resolution: 5472x3648
    Size: 8.14 MB
    Location: YAKIMA, WA, US 

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