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

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

    CAMP OYANOHARA, KUMAMOTO, 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, shake hands 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 21:02
    Photo ID: 6030465
    VIRIN: 200118-M-XJ088-1617
    Resolution: 3000x2000
    Size: 3.88 MB
    Location: CAMP OYANOHARA, KUMAMOTO, JP

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