Col. Andrew C. Gainey, 17th Field Artillery Brigade commander and Col. Masateru Kabemura, Japanese Ground Self-Defense Force, speak during Yama Sakura 71, Camp Kengun, Japan, Dec. 4, 2016. Yama Sakura is an annual simulation-driven, bilateral command-post exercise that is co-hosted by U.S. Army Pacific and the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force (U.S. Army photo by Maj. Tim Lynch, 17th Field Artillery Brigade).
Taken: 12.04.2016 | Photo by Sgt. Jacob Kohrs
Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.- Members of the 17th Field Artillery Brigade and the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force trained together during Yama Sakura 71, an annual bilateral-exercise, at Camp Kengun, Kumamoto, Japan December 6-11. This multi-domain exercise brought a large contingent of U.S. Soldiers to Japan and saw even more participating digitally from bases in the United States. "The 17th FA Brigade, in conjunction with our Japanese counterparts, is responsible for directing fire support and shaping efforts for I Corps and provided additional capabilities for Japan’s Western Army during the exercise," said Maj. Carson Davis, an operations officer with the 17th FA Brigade. From the 17th FA Brigade tactical operations...
12.13.2016 | HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA, US | Story by Sgt. Jacob Kohrs