2/8 and JGSDF Conduct Live-Fire Defense

U.S. Marines with 2d Battalion, 8th Marines fire 81mm mortars while conducting live-fire defense training with the 39th Infantry Regiment, Japan Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF), during Resolute Dragon 21 at Iwate, Japan, Dec. 10, 2021. RD21 is the largest bilateral field training exercise between the U.S. Marine Corps and the JGSDF since 2013 and the largest ever in Japan. RD21 is designed to strengthen the defensive capabilities of the U.S.-Japan Alliance by exercising integrated command and control, targeting, combined arms, and maneuver across multiple domains. 2/8 is forward deployed in the Indo-Pacific under 4th Marines, 3d Marine Division. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Scott Aubuchon)
U.S. Marines with 2d Battalion, 8th Marines fire 81mm mortars while conducting live-fire defense training with the 39th Infantry Regiment, Japan Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF), during Resolute Dragon 21 at Iwate, Japan, Dec. 10, 2021. RD21 is the largest bilateral field training exercise between the U.S. Marine Corps and the JGSDF since 2013 and the largest ever in Japan. RD21 is designed to strengthen the defensive capabilities of the U.S.-Japan Alliance by exercising integrated command and control, targeting, combined arms, and maneuver across multiple domains. 2/8 is forward deployed in the Indo-Pacific under 4th Marines, 3d Marine Division. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Scott Aubuchon)

U.S. Marines with 2d Battalion, 8th Marines fire 81mm mortars while conducting live-fire defense training with the 39th Infantry Regiment, Japan Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF), during Resolute Dragon 21 at Iwate, Japan, Dec. 10, 2021. RD21 is the largest bilateral field training exercise between the U.S. Marine Corps and the JGSDF since 2013 and the largest ever in Japan. RD21 is designed to strengthen the defensive capabilities of the U.S.-Japan Alliance by exercising integrated command and control, targeting, combined arms, and maneuver across multiple domains. 2/8 is forward deployed in the Indo-Pacific under 4th Marines, 3d Marine Division. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Scott Aubuchon)

U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Alexander Potochniak, an anti-tank missileman with 2d Battalion, 8th Marines, and a soldier with the 39th Infantry Regiment, Japan Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF), conduct live-fire defense training during Resolute Dragon 21 at Iwate, Japan, Dec. 10, 2021. RD21 is the largest bilateral field training exercise between the U.S. Marine Corps and the JGSDF since 2013 and the largest ever in Japan. RD21 is designed to strengthen the defensive capabilities of the U.S.-Japan Alliance by exercising integrated command and control, targeting, combined arms, and maneuver across multiple domains. 2/8 is forward deployed in the Indo-Pacific under 4th Marines, 3d Marine Division.  Potochniak is a native of Mystic, Connecticut. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Scott Aubuchon)
U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Alexander Potochniak, an anti-tank missileman with 2d Battalion, 8th Marines, and a soldier with the 39th Infantry Regiment, Japan Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF), conduct live-fire defense training during Resolute Dragon 21 at Iwate, Japan, Dec. 10, 2021. RD21 is the largest bilateral field training exercise between the U.S. Marine Corps and the JGSDF since 2013 and the largest ever in Japan. RD21 is designed to strengthen the defensive capabilities of the U.S.-Japan Alliance by exercising integrated command and control, targeting, combined arms, and maneuver across multiple domains. 2/8 is forward deployed in the Indo-Pacific under 4th Marines, 3d Marine Division. Potochniak is a native of Mystic, Connecticut. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Scott Aubuchon)

U.S. Marines with 2d Battalion, 8th Marines, and soldiers with the 39th Infantry Regiment, Japan Ground Self-Defense Force (JSDF), conduct live-fire sniper training during Resolute Dragon 21 at Iwate, Japan, Dec. 10, 2021. RD21 is the largest bilateral field training exercise between the U.S. Marine Corps and the JGSDF since 2013 and the largest ever in Japan. RD21 is designed to strengthen the defensive capabilities of the U.S.-Japan Alliance by exercising integrated command and control, targeting, combined arms, and maneuver across multiple domains. 2/8 is forward deployed in the Indo-Pacific under 4th Marines, 3d Marine Division. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Scott Aubuchon)
U.S. Marines with 2d Battalion, 8th Marines, and soldiers with the 39th Infantry Regiment, Japan Ground Self-Defense Force (JSDF), conduct live-fire sniper training during Resolute Dragon 21 at Iwate, Japan, Dec. 10, 2021. RD21 is the largest bilateral field training exercise between the U.S. Marine Corps and the JGSDF since 2013 and the largest ever in Japan. RD21 is designed to strengthen the defensive capabilities of the U.S.-Japan Alliance by exercising integrated command and control, targeting, combined arms, and maneuver across multiple domains. 2/8 is forward deployed in the Indo-Pacific under 4th Marines, 3d Marine Division. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Scott Aubuchon)

U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Nicholas Spinner, a rifleman with 2d Battalion, 8th Marines, and soldiers with the 39th Infantry Regiment, Japan Ground Self-Defense Force (JSDF), conduct live-fire defense training during Resolute Dragon 21 at Iwate, Japan, Dec. 10, 2021. RD21 is the largest bilateral field training exercise between the U.S. Marine Corps and the JGSDF since 2013 and the largest ever in Japan. RD21 is designed to strengthen the defensive capabilities of the U.S.-Japan Alliance by exercising integrated command and control, targeting, combined arms, and maneuver across multiple domains. 2/8 is forward deployed in the Indo-Pacific under 4th Marines, 3d Marine Division. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Scott Aubuchon)
U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Nicholas Spinner, a rifleman with 2d Battalion, 8th Marines, and soldiers with the 39th Infantry Regiment, Japan Ground Self-Defense Force (JSDF), conduct live-fire defense training during Resolute Dragon 21 at Iwate, Japan, Dec. 10, 2021. RD21 is the largest bilateral field training exercise between the U.S. Marine Corps and the JGSDF since 2013 and the largest ever in Japan. RD21 is designed to strengthen the defensive capabilities of the U.S.-Japan Alliance by exercising integrated command and control, targeting, combined arms, and maneuver across multiple domains. 2/8 is forward deployed in the Indo-Pacific under 4th Marines, 3d Marine Division. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Scott Aubuchon)

U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. William Harris, a machine gunner with 2d Battalion, 8th Marines fires a Mark 19 grenade launcher during live-fire defense training with the 39th Infantry Regiment, Japan Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF) during Resolute Dragon 21 at Iwate, Japan, Dec. 10, 2021. RD21 is the largest bilateral field training exercise between the U.S. Marine Corps and the JGSDF since 2013 and the largest ever in Japan. RD21 is designed to strengthen the defensive capabilities of the U.S.-Japan Alliance by exercising integrated command and control, targeting, combined arms, and maneuver across multiple domains. 2/8 is forward deployed in the Indo-Pacific under 4th Marines, 3d Marine Division. Harris is a native of Greensboro, North Carolina. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Scott Aubuchon)
U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. William Harris, a machine gunner with 2d Battalion, 8th Marines fires a Mark 19 grenade launcher during live-fire defense training with the 39th Infantry Regiment, Japan Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF) during Resolute Dragon 21 at Iwate, Japan, Dec. 10, 2021. RD21 is the largest bilateral field training exercise between the U.S. Marine Corps and the JGSDF since 2013 and the largest ever in Japan. RD21 is designed to strengthen the defensive capabilities of the U.S.-Japan Alliance by exercising integrated command and control, targeting, combined arms, and maneuver across multiple domains. 2/8 is forward deployed in the Indo-Pacific under 4th Marines, 3d Marine Division. Harris is a native of Greensboro, North Carolina. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Scott Aubuchon)

U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. William Harris, a machine gunner with 2d Battalion, 8th Marines fires a Mark 19 grenade launcher during live-fire defense training with the 39th Infantry Regiment, Japan Ground Self-Defense Force (JSDF) during Resolute Dragon 21 at Iwate, Japan, Dec. 10, 2021. RD21 is the largest bilateral field training exercise between the U.S. Marine Corps and the JGSDF since 2013 and the largest ever in Japan. RD21 is designed to strengthen the defensive capabilities of the U.S.-Japan Alliance by exercising integrated command and control, targeting, combined arms, and maneuver across multiple domains. 2/8 is forward deployed in the Indo-Pacific under 4th Marines, 3d Marine Division. Harris is a native of Greensboro, North Carolina. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Scott Aubuchon)
U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. William Harris, a machine gunner with 2d Battalion, 8th Marines fires a Mark 19 grenade launcher during live-fire defense training with the 39th Infantry Regiment, Japan Ground Self-Defense Force (JSDF) during Resolute Dragon 21 at Iwate, Japan, Dec. 10, 2021. RD21 is the largest bilateral field training exercise between the U.S. Marine Corps and the JGSDF since 2013 and the largest ever in Japan. RD21 is designed to strengthen the defensive capabilities of the U.S.-Japan Alliance by exercising integrated command and control, targeting, combined arms, and maneuver across multiple domains. 2/8 is forward deployed in the Indo-Pacific under 4th Marines, 3d Marine Division. Harris is a native of Greensboro, North Carolina. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Scott Aubuchon)

U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Alexander Potochniak, an anti-tank missileman with 2d Battalion, 8th Marines, and a soldier with the 39th Infantry Regiment, Japan Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF), conduct live-fire defense training during Resolute Dragon 21 at Iwate, Japan, Dec. 10, 2021. RD21 is the largest bilateral field training exercise between the U.S. Marine Corps and the JGSDF since 2013 and the largest ever in Japan. RD21 is designed to strengthen the defensive capabilities of the U.S.-Japan Alliance by exercising integrated command and control, targeting, combined arms, and maneuver across multiple domains. 2/8 is forward deployed in the Indo-Pacific under 4th Marines, 3d Marine Division.  Potochniak is a native of Mystic, Connecticut. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Scott Aubuchon)
U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Alexander Potochniak, an anti-tank missileman with 2d Battalion, 8th Marines, and a soldier with the 39th Infantry Regiment, Japan Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF), conduct live-fire defense training during Resolute Dragon 21 at Iwate, Japan, Dec. 10, 2021. RD21 is the largest bilateral field training exercise between the U.S. Marine Corps and the JGSDF since 2013 and the largest ever in Japan. RD21 is designed to strengthen the defensive capabilities of the U.S.-Japan Alliance by exercising integrated command and control, targeting, combined arms, and maneuver across multiple domains. 2/8 is forward deployed in the Indo-Pacific under 4th Marines, 3d Marine Division. Potochniak is a native of Mystic, Connecticut. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Scott Aubuchon)

U.S. Marines with 2d Battalion, 8th Marines fire 81mm mortars while conducting live-fire defense training with the 39th Infantry Regiment, Japan Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF), during Resolute Dragon 21 at Iwate, Japan, Dec. 10, 2021. RD21 is the largest bilateral field training exercise between the U.S. Marine Corps and the JGSDF since 2013 and the largest ever in Japan. RD21 is designed to strengthen the defensive capabilities of the U.S.-Japan Alliance by exercising integrated command and control, targeting, combined arms, and maneuver across multiple domains. 2/8 is forward deployed in the Indo-Pacific under 4th Marines, 3d Marine Division. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Scott Aubuchon)
U.S. Marines with 2d Battalion, 8th Marines fire 81mm mortars while conducting live-fire defense training with the 39th Infantry Regiment, Japan Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF), during Resolute Dragon 21 at Iwate, Japan, Dec. 10, 2021. RD21 is the largest bilateral field training exercise between the U.S. Marine Corps and the JGSDF since 2013 and the largest ever in Japan. RD21 is designed to strengthen the defensive capabilities of the U.S.-Japan Alliance by exercising integrated command and control, targeting, combined arms, and maneuver across multiple domains. 2/8 is forward deployed in the Indo-Pacific under 4th Marines, 3d Marine Division. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Scott Aubuchon)

U.S. Marines with 2d Battalion, 8th Marines fire 81mm mortars while conducting live-fire defense training with the 39th Infantry Regiment, Japan Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF), during Resolute Dragon 21 at Iwate, Japan, Dec. 10, 2021. RD21 is the largest bilateral field training exercise between the U.S. Marine Corps and the JGSDF since 2013 and the largest ever in Japan. RD21 is designed to strengthen the defensive capabilities of the U.S.-Japan Alliance by exercising integrated command and control, targeting, combined arms, and maneuver across multiple domains. 2/8 is forward deployed in the Indo-Pacific under 4th Marines, 3d Marine Division. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Scott Aubuchon)
U.S. Marines with 2d Battalion, 8th Marines fire 81mm mortars while conducting live-fire defense training with the 39th Infantry Regiment, Japan Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF), during Resolute Dragon 21 at Iwate, Japan, Dec. 10, 2021. RD21 is the largest bilateral field training exercise between the U.S. Marine Corps and the JGSDF since 2013 and the largest ever in Japan. RD21 is designed to strengthen the defensive capabilities of the U.S.-Japan Alliance by exercising integrated command and control, targeting, combined arms, and maneuver across multiple domains. 2/8 is forward deployed in the Indo-Pacific under 4th Marines, 3d Marine Division. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Scott Aubuchon)

U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Alexander Potochniak, an anti-tank missileman with 2d Battalion, 8th Marines conducts live-fire defense training with the 39th Infantry Regiment, Japan Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF) during Resolute Dragon 21 at Iwate, Japan, Dec. 10, 2021. RD21 is the largest bilateral field training exercise between the U.S. Marine Corps and the JGSDF since 2013 and the largest ever in Japan. RD21 is designed to strengthen the defensive capabilities of the U.S.-Japan Alliance by exercising integrated command and control, targeting, combined arms, and maneuver across multiple domains. 2/8 is forward deployed in the Indo-Pacific under 4th Marines, 3d Marine Division.  Potochniak is a native of Mystic, Connecticut. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Scott Aubuchon)
U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Alexander Potochniak, an anti-tank missileman with 2d Battalion, 8th Marines conducts live-fire defense training with the 39th Infantry Regiment, Japan Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF) during Resolute Dragon 21 at Iwate, Japan, Dec. 10, 2021. RD21 is the largest bilateral field training exercise between the U.S. Marine Corps and the JGSDF since 2013 and the largest ever in Japan. RD21 is designed to strengthen the defensive capabilities of the U.S.-Japan Alliance by exercising integrated command and control, targeting, combined arms, and maneuver across multiple domains. 2/8 is forward deployed in the Indo-Pacific under 4th Marines, 3d Marine Division. Potochniak is a native of Mystic, Connecticut. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Scott Aubuchon)

U.S. Marines with 2d Battalion, 8th Marines, and soldiers with the 39th Infantry Regiment, Japan Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF), conduct live-fire defense training during Resolute Dragon 21 at Iwate, Japan, Dec. 10, 2021. RD21 is the largest bilateral field training exercise between the U.S. Marine Corps and the JGSDF since 2013 and the largest ever in Japan. RD21 is designed to strengthen the defensive capabilities of the U.S.-Japan Alliance by exercising integrated command and control, targeting, combined arms, and maneuver across multiple domains. 2/8 is forward deployed in the Indo-Pacific under 4th Marines, 3d Marine Division. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Scott Aubuchon)
U.S. Marines with 2d Battalion, 8th Marines, and soldiers with the 39th Infantry Regiment, Japan Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF), conduct live-fire defense training during Resolute Dragon 21 at Iwate, Japan, Dec. 10, 2021. RD21 is the largest bilateral field training exercise between the U.S. Marine Corps and the JGSDF since 2013 and the largest ever in Japan. RD21 is designed to strengthen the defensive capabilities of the U.S.-Japan Alliance by exercising integrated command and control, targeting, combined arms, and maneuver across multiple domains. 2/8 is forward deployed in the Indo-Pacific under 4th Marines, 3d Marine Division. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Scott Aubuchon)

U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. William Harris, a machine gunner with 2d Battalion, 8th Marines fires a Mark 19 grenade launcher during live-fire defense training with the 39th Infantry Regiment, Japan Ground Self-Defense Force (JSDF) during Resolute Dragon 21 at Iwate, Japan, Dec. 10, 2021. RD21 is the largest bilateral field training exercise between the U.S. Marine Corps and the JGSDF since 2013 and the largest ever in Japan. RD21 is designed to strengthen the defensive capabilities of the U.S.-Japan Alliance by exercising integrated command and control, targeting, combined arms, and maneuver across multiple domains. 2/8 is forward deployed in the Indo-Pacific under 4th Marines, 3d Marine Division. Harris is a native of Greensboro, North Carolina. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Scott Aubuchon)
U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. William Harris, a machine gunner with 2d Battalion, 8th Marines fires a Mark 19 grenade launcher during live-fire defense training with the 39th Infantry Regiment, Japan Ground Self-Defense Force (JSDF) during Resolute Dragon 21 at Iwate, Japan, Dec. 10, 2021. RD21 is the largest bilateral field training exercise between the U.S. Marine Corps and the JGSDF since 2013 and the largest ever in Japan. RD21 is designed to strengthen the defensive capabilities of the U.S.-Japan Alliance by exercising integrated command and control, targeting, combined arms, and maneuver across multiple domains. 2/8 is forward deployed in the Indo-Pacific under 4th Marines, 3d Marine Division. Harris is a native of Greensboro, North Carolina. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Scott Aubuchon)

U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Dominic Petrucci, a rifleman with 2d Battalion, 8th Marines loads a M107 .50-caliber Special Applications Scoped Rifle during live-fire defense training with the 39th Infantry Regiment, Japan Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF) during Resolute Dragon 21 at Iwate, Japan, Dec. 10, 2021. RD21 is the largest bilateral field training exercise between the U.S. Marine Corps and the JGSDF since 2013 and the largest ever in Japan. RD21 is designed to strengthen the defensive capabilities of the U.S.-Japan Alliance by exercising integrated command and control, targeting, combined arms, and maneuver across multiple domains. 2/8 is forward deployed in the Indo-Pacific under 4th Marines, 3d Marine Division. Petrucci is a native of Newark, Deleware. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Scott Aubuchon)
U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Dominic Petrucci, a rifleman with 2d Battalion, 8th Marines loads a M107 .50-caliber Special Applications Scoped Rifle during live-fire defense training with the 39th Infantry Regiment, Japan Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF) during Resolute Dragon 21 at Iwate, Japan, Dec. 10, 2021. RD21 is the largest bilateral field training exercise between the U.S. Marine Corps and the JGSDF since 2013 and the largest ever in Japan. RD21 is designed to strengthen the defensive capabilities of the U.S.-Japan Alliance by exercising integrated command and control, targeting, combined arms, and maneuver across multiple domains. 2/8 is forward deployed in the Indo-Pacific under 4th Marines, 3d Marine Division. Petrucci is a native of Newark, Deleware. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Scott Aubuchon)

U.S. Marines with 2d Battalion, 8th Marines and soldiers with the 39th Infantry Regiment, Japan Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF), fire 81mm mortars while conducting live-fire defense training during Resolute Dragon 21 at Iwate, Japan, Dec. 10, 2021. RD21 is the largest bilateral field training exercise between the U.S. Marine Corps and the JGSDF since 2013 and the largest ever in Japan. RD21 is designed to strengthen the defensive capabilities of the U.S.-Japan Alliance by exercising integrated command and control, targeting, combined arms, and maneuver across multiple domains. 2/8 is forward deployed in the Indo-Pacific under 4th Marines, 3d Marine Division. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Scott Aubuchon)
U.S. Marines with 2d Battalion, 8th Marines and soldiers with the 39th Infantry Regiment, Japan Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF), fire 81mm mortars while conducting live-fire defense training during Resolute Dragon 21 at Iwate, Japan, Dec. 10, 2021. RD21 is the largest bilateral field training exercise between the U.S. Marine Corps and the JGSDF since 2013 and the largest ever in Japan. RD21 is designed to strengthen the defensive capabilities of the U.S.-Japan Alliance by exercising integrated command and control, targeting, combined arms, and maneuver across multiple domains. 2/8 is forward deployed in the Indo-Pacific under 4th Marines, 3d Marine Division. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Scott Aubuchon)

U.S. Marines with 2d Battalion, 8th Marines fire 81mm mortars while conducting live-fire defense training with the 39th Infantry Regiment, Japan Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF), during Resolute Dragon 21 at Iwate, Japan, Dec. 10, 2021. RD21 is the largest bilateral field training exercise between the U.S. Marine Corps and the JGSDF since 2013 and the largest ever in Japan. RD21 is designed to strengthen the defensive capabilities of the U.S.-Japan Alliance by exercising integrated command and control, targeting, combined arms, and maneuver across multiple domains. 2/8 is forward deployed in the Indo-Pacific under 4th Marines, 3d Marine Division. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Scott Aubuchon)
U.S. Marines with 2d Battalion, 8th Marines fire 81mm mortars while conducting live-fire defense training with the 39th Infantry Regiment, Japan Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF), during Resolute Dragon 21 at Iwate, Japan, Dec. 10, 2021. RD21 is the largest bilateral field training exercise between the U.S. Marine Corps and the JGSDF since 2013 and the largest ever in Japan. RD21 is designed to strengthen the defensive capabilities of the U.S.-Japan Alliance by exercising integrated command and control, targeting, combined arms, and maneuver across multiple domains. 2/8 is forward deployed in the Indo-Pacific under 4th Marines, 3d Marine Division. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Scott Aubuchon)

U.S. Marines with 2d Battalion, 8th Marines fire 81mm mortars while conducting live-fire defense training with the 39th Infantry Regiment, Japan Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF), during Resolute Dragon 21 at Iwate, Japan, Dec. 10, 2021. RD21 is the largest bilateral field training exercise between the U.S. Marine Corps and the JGSDF since 2013 and the largest ever in Japan. RD21 is designed to strengthen the defensive capabilities of the U.S.-Japan Alliance by exercising integrated command and control, targeting, combined arms, and maneuver across multiple domains. 2/8 is forward deployed in the Indo-Pacific under 4th Marines, 3d Marine Division. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Scott Aubuchon)
U.S. Marines with 2d Battalion, 8th Marines fire 81mm mortars while conducting live-fire defense training with the 39th Infantry Regiment, Japan Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF), during Resolute Dragon 21 at Iwate, Japan, Dec. 10, 2021. RD21 is the largest bilateral field training exercise between the U.S. Marine Corps and the JGSDF since 2013 and the largest ever in Japan. RD21 is designed to strengthen the defensive capabilities of the U.S.-Japan Alliance by exercising integrated command and control, targeting, combined arms, and maneuver across multiple domains. 2/8 is forward deployed in the Indo-Pacific under 4th Marines, 3d Marine Division. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Scott Aubuchon)

U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Miguel Arcos, a mortarman with 2d Battalion, 8th Marines loads a M252 81mm mortar system with the 39th Infantry Regiment, Japan Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF), during live-fire defense training during Resolute Dragon 21 at Iwate, Japan, Dec. 10, 2021. RD21 is the largest bilateral field training exercise between the U.S. Marine Corps and the JGSDF since 2013 and the largest ever in Japan. RD21 is designed to strengthen the defensive capabilities of the U.S.-Japan Alliance by exercising integrated command and control, targeting, combined arms, and maneuver across multiple domains. 2/8 is forward deployed in the Indo-Pacific under 4th Marines, 3d Marine Division. Arcos is a native of Savannah, Georgia. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Scott Aubuchon)
U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Miguel Arcos, a mortarman with 2d Battalion, 8th Marines loads a M252 81mm mortar system with the 39th Infantry Regiment, Japan Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF), during live-fire defense training during Resolute Dragon 21 at Iwate, Japan, Dec. 10, 2021. RD21 is the largest bilateral field training exercise between the U.S. Marine Corps and the JGSDF since 2013 and the largest ever in Japan. RD21 is designed to strengthen the defensive capabilities of the U.S.-Japan Alliance by exercising integrated command and control, targeting, combined arms, and maneuver across multiple domains. 2/8 is forward deployed in the Indo-Pacific under 4th Marines, 3d Marine Division. Arcos is a native of Savannah, Georgia. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Scott Aubuchon)

U.S. Marines with 2d Battalion, 8th Marines and soldiers with the 39th Infantry Regiment, Japan Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF), hike from a live-fire defense training during Resolute Dragon 21 at Iwate, Japan, Dec. 10, 2021. RD21 is the largest bilateral field training exercise between the U.S. Marine Corps and the JGSDF since 2013 and the largest ever in Japan. RD21 is designed to strengthen the defensive capabilities of the U.S.-Japan Alliance by exercising integrated command and control, targeting, combined arms, and maneuver across multiple domains. 2/8 is forward deployed in the Indo-Pacific under 4th Marines, 3d Marine Division. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Scott Aubuchon)
U.S. Marines with 2d Battalion, 8th Marines and soldiers with the 39th Infantry Regiment, Japan Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF), hike from a live-fire defense training during Resolute Dragon 21 at Iwate, Japan, Dec. 10, 2021. RD21 is the largest bilateral field training exercise between the U.S. Marine Corps and the JGSDF since 2013 and the largest ever in Japan. RD21 is designed to strengthen the defensive capabilities of the U.S.-Japan Alliance by exercising integrated command and control, targeting, combined arms, and maneuver across multiple domains. 2/8 is forward deployed in the Indo-Pacific under 4th Marines, 3d Marine Division. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Scott Aubuchon)

U.S. Marines with 2d Battalion, 8th Marines and soldiers with the 39th Infantry Regiment, Japan Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF), hike from a live-fire defense training during Resolute Dragon 21 at Iwate, Japan, Dec. 10, 2021. RD21 is the largest bilateral field training exercise between the U.S. Marine Corps and the JGSDF since 2013 and the largest ever in Japan. RD21 is designed to strengthen the defensive capabilities of the U.S.-Japan Alliance by exercising integrated command and control, targeting, combined arms, and maneuver across multiple domains. 2/8 is forward deployed in the Indo-Pacific under 4th Marines, 3d Marine Division. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Scott Aubuchon)
U.S. Marines with 2d Battalion, 8th Marines and soldiers with the 39th Infantry Regiment, Japan Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF), hike from a live-fire defense training during Resolute Dragon 21 at Iwate, Japan, Dec. 10, 2021. RD21 is the largest bilateral field training exercise between the U.S. Marine Corps and the JGSDF since 2013 and the largest ever in Japan. RD21 is designed to strengthen the defensive capabilities of the U.S.-Japan Alliance by exercising integrated command and control, targeting, combined arms, and maneuver across multiple domains. 2/8 is forward deployed in the Indo-Pacific under 4th Marines, 3d Marine Division. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Scott Aubuchon)

U.S. Marines with 2d Battalion, 8th Marines and soldiers with the 39th Infantry Regiment, Japan Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF), hike from a live-fire defense training during Resolute Dragon 21 at Iwate, Japan, Dec. 10, 2021. RD21 is the largest bilateral field training exercise between the U.S. Marine Corps and the JGSDF since 2013 and the largest ever in Japan. RD21 is designed to strengthen the defensive capabilities of the U.S.-Japan Alliance by exercising integrated command and control, targeting, combined arms, and maneuver across multiple domains. 2/8 is forward deployed in the Indo-Pacific under 4th Marines, 3d Marine Division. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Scott Aubuchon)
U.S. Marines with 2d Battalion, 8th Marines and soldiers with the 39th Infantry Regiment, Japan Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF), hike from a live-fire defense training during Resolute Dragon 21 at Iwate, Japan, Dec. 10, 2021. RD21 is the largest bilateral field training exercise between the U.S. Marine Corps and the JGSDF since 2013 and the largest ever in Japan. RD21 is designed to strengthen the defensive capabilities of the U.S.-Japan Alliance by exercising integrated command and control, targeting, combined arms, and maneuver across multiple domains. 2/8 is forward deployed in the Indo-Pacific under 4th Marines, 3d Marine Division. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Scott Aubuchon)

U.S. Marines with 2d Battalion, 8th Marines and soldiers with the 39th Infantry Regiment, Japan Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF), hike from a live-fire defense training during Resolute Dragon 21 at Iwate, Japan, Dec. 10, 2021. RD21 is the largest bilateral field training exercise between the U.S. Marine Corps and the JGSDF since 2013 and the largest ever in Japan. RD21 is designed to strengthen the defensive capabilities of the U.S.-Japan Alliance by exercising integrated command and control, targeting, combined arms, and maneuver across multiple domains. 2/8 is forward deployed in the Indo-Pacific under 4th Marines, 3d Marine Division. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Scott Aubuchon)
U.S. Marines with 2d Battalion, 8th Marines and soldiers with the 39th Infantry Regiment, Japan Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF), hike from a live-fire defense training during Resolute Dragon 21 at Iwate, Japan, Dec. 10, 2021. RD21 is the largest bilateral field training exercise between the U.S. Marine Corps and the JGSDF since 2013 and the largest ever in Japan. RD21 is designed to strengthen the defensive capabilities of the U.S.-Japan Alliance by exercising integrated command and control, targeting, combined arms, and maneuver across multiple domains. 2/8 is forward deployed in the Indo-Pacific under 4th Marines, 3d Marine Division. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Scott Aubuchon)

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