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    U.S. Marines, Japan Ground Self-Defense Force begin Exercise Forest Light Western Army [Image 1 of 5]

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

    KUMAMOTO, JAPAN

    01.18.2020

    Photo by Sgt. Audrey Rampton 

    31st Marine Expeditionary Unit     

    Col. Robert Brodie, left, commanding officer of the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, stands with Japan Ground Self-Defense Force Col. Kouki Watanabe, commanding officer of the JGSDF 12th Infantry Regiment after 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, and enhances 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 Sgt. Audrey M. C. Rampton)

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    Date Taken: 01.18.2020
    Date Posted: 01.18.2020 20:49
    Photo ID: 6030486
    VIRIN: 200118-M-IP473-1165
    Resolution: 5760x3840
    Size: 11.23 MB
    Location: KUMAMOTO, JP

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