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    U.S. Marines, Japan Ground Self-Defense Force begin Exercise Forest Light Western Army [Image 2 of 11]

    U.S. Marines, Japan Ground Self-Defense Force begin Exercise Forest Light Western Army

    CAMP OYANOHARA, AICHI, JAPAN

    01.18.2020

    Photo by Lance Cpl. Ethan LeBlanc 

    31st Marine Expeditionary Unit     

    U.S. Marine Corps Col. Robert Brodie, commanding officer of the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, and Japan Ground Self-Defense Force Col. Kouki Watanabe, commanding officer of the JGSDF 12th Infantry Regiment, stand before the formations of U.S. Marines with Battalion Landing Team 1st Battalion, 5th Marines, 31st MEU, and Japan Ground Self-Defense Force Service Members with the 12th Infantry Regiment, 8th Division, Western Army, during the opening ceremony for Exercise Forest Light Western Army at Camp Oyanohara, Kyushu, Japan, Jan. 18, 2020. The exercise will consist of field training events including basic infantry skills, vertical assaults integrated with MV-22B Osprey flight operations, and combined-arms – enhancing the collective defense capabilities of the U.S.-Japanese alliance. The 31st MEU, the Marine Corps' only continuously forward-deployed MEU, provides a flexible and lethal force ready to perform a wide range of military operations as the premier crisis response force in the Indo-Pacific region. (Official Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Ethan M. LeBlanc)

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    Date Taken: 01.18.2020
    Date Posted: 01.18.2020 22:44
    Photo ID: 6030442
    VIRIN: 200118-M-XJ088-1445
    Resolution: 3000x2000
    Size: 4.47 MB
    Location: CAMP OYANOHARA, AICHI, JP

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