Video: Ceremony Marks Beginning of Exercise Iron Fist
Video by Lance Cpl. Harold Johnson
Major General Melvin G. Spiese, deputy commanding general of the 1st Marine Expeditionary Force welcomes Col. Akira Kurosawa, commanding officer of the Western Infantry Unit (WIR) during the opening ceremony for Exercise Iron Fist on Camp Pendleton, Calif. February 8, 2011. The soldiers and Marines with the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit and the WIR will participate in bilateral training beginning today.