Video: Marines, JGSDF begin Iron Fist with opening ceremony
Video by Staff Sgt. Thomas Lew
U.S. Marines and sailors and Japanese soldiers participate in the opening ceremony of Exercise Iron Fist 2014 aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., Jan. 23, 2014. Iron Fist 2014 is an amphibious exercise that brings together Marines and sailors from the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, other I Marine Expeditionary Force units, and soldiers from the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force, to promote military interoperability and hone individual and small-unit skills through challenging, complex and realistic training. (U.S. Marine Corps video by Staff Sgt. Thomas Lew/Released) Available in High Definition.