Air Assault Exercise at Iron Fist 2020

200211-N-ZZ513-1048 PACIFIC OCEAN (Feb. 11, 2020) An MV22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft flies above the flight deck of Harpers Ferry-class dock landing ship USS Pearl Harbor (LSD 52) for an air assault demonstration as part of Iron Fist 2020, Feb. 11. Iron Fist is an annual exercise designed to enhance the U.S. and Japanese forces’ ability to plan, communicate and conduct combined amphibious operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Natalie M. Byers)
200211-N-ZZ513-1048 PACIFIC OCEAN (Feb. 11, 2020) An MV22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft flies above the flight deck of Harpers Ferry-class dock landing ship USS Pearl Harbor (LSD 52) for an air assault demonstration as part of Iron Fist 2020, Feb. 11. Iron Fist is an annual exercise designed to enhance the U.S. and Japanese forces’ ability to plan, communicate and conduct combined amphibious operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Natalie M. Byers)

200211-N-ZZ513-1048 PACIFIC OCEAN (Feb. 11, 2020) An MV22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft flies above the flight deck of Harpers Ferry-class dock landing ship USS Pearl Harbor (LSD 52) for an air assault demonstration as part of Iron Fist 2020, Feb. 11. Iron Fist is an annual exercise designed to enhance the U.S. and Japanese forces’ ability to plan, communicate and conduct combined amphibious operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Natalie M. Byers)

200211-N-ZZ513-1132 PACIFIC OCEAN (Feb. 11, 2020) Soldiers from Japanese Ground Self-Defense Force Amphibious Rapid Deployment Regiment load into an MV22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft on the flight deck of Harpers Ferry-class dock landing ship USS Pearl Harbor (LSD 52) for an air assault demonstration as part of Iron Fist 2020, Feb. 11. Iron Fist is an annual exercise designed to enhance the U.S. and Japanese forces’ ability to plan, communicate and conduct combined amphibious operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Natalie M. Byers)
200211-N-ZZ513-1132 PACIFIC OCEAN (Feb. 11, 2020) Soldiers from Japanese Ground Self-Defense Force Amphibious Rapid Deployment Regiment load into an MV22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft on the flight deck of Harpers Ferry-class dock landing ship USS Pearl Harbor (LSD 52) for an air assault demonstration as part of Iron Fist 2020, Feb. 11. Iron Fist is an annual exercise designed to enhance the U.S. and Japanese forces’ ability to plan, communicate and conduct combined amphibious operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Natalie M. Byers)

200211-N-ZZ513-1083 PACIFIC OCEAN (Feb. 11, 2020) Soldiers from Japanese Ground Self-Defense Force Amphibious Rapid Deployment Regiment prepare for an air assault demonstration aboard Harpers Ferry-class dock landing ship USS Pearl Harbor (LSD 52) as part of Iron Fist 2020, Feb. 11. Iron Fist is an annual exercise designed to enhance the U.S. and Japanese forces’ ability to plan, communicate and conduct combined amphibious operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Natalie M. Byers)

200211-N-ZZ513-1048 PACIFIC OCEAN (Feb. 11, 2020) An MV22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft flies above the flight deck of Harpers Ferry-class dock landing ship USS Pearl Harbor (LSD 52) for an air assault demonstration as part of Iron Fist 2020, Feb. 11. Iron Fist is an annual exercise designed to enhance the U.S. and Japanese forces’ ability to plan, communicate and conduct combined amphibious operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Natalie M. Byers)

200211-N-ZZ513-1029 PACIFIC OCEAN (Feb. 11, 2020) Soldiers from Japanese Ground Self-Defense Force Amphibious Rapid Deployment Regiment load into an MV22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft on the flight deck of Harpers Ferry-class dock landing ship USS Pearl Harbor (LSD 52) for an air assault demonstration as part of Iron Fist 2020, Feb. 11. Iron Fist is an annual exercise designed to enhance the U.S. and Japanese forces’ ability to plan, communicate and conduct combined amphibious operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Natalie M. Byers)

200211-N-ZZ513-1021 PACIFIC OCEAN (Feb. 11, 2020) Soldiers from Japanese Ground Self-Defense Force Amphibious Rapid Deployment Regiment load into an MV22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft on the flight deck of Harpers Ferry-class dock landing ship USS Pearl Harbor (LSD 52) for an air assault demonstration as part of Iron Fist 2020, Feb. 11. Iron Fist is an annual exercise designed to enhance the U.S. and Japanese forces’ ability to plan, communicate and conduct combined amphibious operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Natalie M. Byers)

200211-N-ZZ513-1011 PACIFIC OCEAN (Feb. 11, 2020) An MV22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft lands on the flight deck of Harpers Ferry-class dock landing ship USS Pearl Harbor (LSD 52) as part of Iron Fist 2020, Feb. 11. Iron Fist is an annual exercise designed to enhance the U.S. and Japanese forces’ ability to plan, communicate and conduct combined amphibious operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Natalie M. Byers)

200209-N-ZZ513-1038 PACIFIC OCEAN (Feb. 9, 2020) A Landing Craft Air Cushion transits into the well deck of Harpers Ferry-class dock landing ship USS Pearl Harbor (LSD 52) as part of Iron Fist 2020, Feb. 9. Iron Fist is an annual exercise designed to enhance the U.S. and Japanese forces’ ability to plan, communicate and conduct combined amphibious operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Natalie M. Byers)

200209-N-ZZ513-1028 PACIFIC OCEAN (Feb. 9, 2020) A Landing Craft Air Cushion transits into the well deck of Harpers Ferry-class dock landing ship USS Pearl Harbor (LSD 52) as part of Iron Fist 2020, Feb. 9. Iron Fist is an annual exercise designed to enhance the U.S. and Japanese forces’ ability to plan, communicate and conduct combined amphibious operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Natalie M. Byers)

200209-N-ZZ513-1012 PACIFIC OCEAN (Feb. 9, 2020) Japanese Ground Self-Defense Force Amphibious Rapid Deployment Regiment soldier applies face paint before a drill aboard Harpers Ferry-class dock landing ship USS Pearl Harbor (LSD 52) as part of Iron Fist 2020, Feb. 9. Iron Fist is an annual exercise designed to enhance the U.S. and Japanese forces’ ability to plan, communicate and conduct combined amphibious operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Natalie M. Byers)

200208-N-ZZ513-2067 PACIFIC OCEAN (Feb. 8, 2020) Private First Class Justin Sour, from 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, speaks with a soldier from Japanese Ground Self-Defense Force during a command barbeque on the flight deck of Harpers Ferry-class dock landing ship USS Pearl Harbor (LSD 52) as part of Iron Fist 2020, Feb. 8. Iron Fist is an annual exercise designed to enhance the U.S. and Japanese forces’ ability to plan, communicate and conduct combined amphibious operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Natalie M. Byers)

200208-N-ZZ513-2055 PACIFIC OCEAN (Feb. 8, 2020) Private First Class Cole Jordan, from 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, gives a soldier from Japanese Ground Self-Defense Force a shirt during a command barbeque on the flight deck of Harpers Ferry-class dock landing ship USS Pearl Harbor (LSD 52) as part of Iron Fist 2020, Feb. 8. Iron Fist is an annual exercise designed to enhance the U.S. and Japanese forces’ ability to plan, communicate and conduct combined amphibious operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Natalie M. Byers)

200208-N-ZZ513-2038 PACIFIC OCEAN (Feb. 8, 2020) Private First Class Andy Perez, from 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, speaks with a soldier from Japanese Ground Self-Defense Force during a command barbeque on the flight deck of Harpers Ferry-class dock landing ship USS Pearl Harbor (LSD 52) as part of Iron Fist 2020, Feb. 8. Iron Fist is an annual exercise designed to enhance the U.S. and Japanese forces’ ability to plan, communicate and conduct combined amphibious operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Natalie M. Byers)

200208-N-ZZ513-2027 PACIFIC OCEAN (Feb. 8, 2020) Sailors, Marines from 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit and soldiers from Japanese Ground Self-Defense Force enjoy a command barbeque on the flight deck of Harpers Ferry-class dock landing ship USS Pearl Harbor (LSD 52) as part of Iron Fist 2020, Feb. 8. Iron Fist is an annual exercise designed to enhance the U.S. and Japanese forces’ ability to plan, communicate and conduct combined amphibious operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Natalie M. Byers)

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