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    U.S. Marines and Japan Defense Forces Execute Keen Sword 21 [Image 9 of 9]

    U.S. Marines and Japan Defense Forces Execute Keen Sword 21

    JAPAN

    11.01.2020

    Photo by Lance Cpl. Scott Aubuchon 

    3rd Marine Division   

    U.S. Marines teamed up with Japan’s Amphibious Rapid Deployment Brigade to conduct an amphibious assault on Gaja Jima, a small island off the coast of mainland Japan, as part of Keen Sword Nov. 1, 2020. Japan Self-Defense Force CH-47JA Chinooks touched down delivering streams of ARDB troops while U.S. Marines hit the beach via small boats briskly navigating over the horizon from the USS Ashland. ARDB members took point alongside Marines with 1 Battalion, 3d Marine Regiment arriving from the air and sea in the amphibious operation. This mission showcased a combined ability to seize territory threatened by an adversary, defend key maritime terrain, and establish expeditionary advanced bases for follow-on operations through swift, integrated, and lethal action. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Scott Aubuchon)

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    Date Taken: 11.01.2020
    Date Posted: 11.04.2020 01:33
    Photo ID: 6412555
    VIRIN: 201101-M-CG913-1305
    Resolution: 4891x3261
    Size: 13.43 MB
    Location: JP

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