A Japan Ground Self-Defense Force assault amphibious vehicle lands on the beach during an amphibious assault as part of Exercise Iron Fist 2020 on Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, Feb. 12. Capable maritime forces help ensure stability and prosperity around the world. Exercises like Iron Fist enhance the ability of U.S. allied forces to quickly deploy sea-based assets and provide military forces anywhere in the world. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Britany Rowlett)
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Iron Fist 2020: Japan Ground Self-Defense Force soldiers PHIBLEX

A Japan Ground Self-Defense Force assault amphibious vehicle lands on the beach during an amphibious assault as part of Exercise Iron Fist 2020 on Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, Feb. 12. Capable maritime forces help ensure stability and prosperity around the world. Exercises like Iron Fist enhance the ability of U.S. allied forces to quickly deploy sea-based assets and [Read More …]

U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Joseph Murray, a joint fires observer with 1st Air Naval Gunfire Liaison Company, looks through a laser target designator during Exercise Iron Fist 2020 on San Clemente Island, California, Feb. 5. Iron Fist is an annual, bilateral training exercise between U.S. and Japanese forces that builds their combined ability to conduct amphibious and land-based contingency operations. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Patrick Crosley)
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Iron Fist 2020: 1st ANGLICO and JGSDF call for fire on San Clemente Island

U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Joseph Murray, a joint fires observer with 1st Air Naval Gunfire Liaison Company, looks through a laser target designator during Exercise Iron Fist 2020 on San Clemente Island, California, Feb. 5. Iron Fist is an annual, bilateral training exercise between U.S. and Japanese forces that builds their combined ability to conduct amphibious and land-based contingency operations. [Read More …]

Japan Ground Self-Defense Force soldiers drive an assault amphibious vehicle with Amphibious Rapid Deployment Brigade onto the beach for an amphibious assault during Exercise Iron Fist 2020 on Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, Feb. 12. Exercises like Iron Fist enhance the ability of U.S. allied forces to quickly deploy sea-based assets and provide military forces anywhere in the world. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Kassie L. McDole)
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Iron Fist 2020: JGSDF PHIBLEX

Japan Ground Self-Defense Force soldiers drive an assault amphibious vehicle with Amphibious Rapid Deployment Brigade onto the beach for an amphibious assault during Exercise Iron Fist 2020 on Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, Feb. 12. Exercises like Iron Fist enhance the ability of U.S. allied forces to quickly deploy sea-based assets and provide military forces anywhere in the world. [Read More …]

A Japan Ground Self-Defense Force soldier with Amphibious Rapid Deployment Brigade posts security for an aerial assault during Exercise Iron Fist 2020 on Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, Feb. 11. Iron Fist is an annual, bilateral training exercise between U.S. and Japanese forces that builds their combined ability to conduct amphibious and land-based contingency operations. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Patrick Crosley)
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Iron Fist 2020: JGSDF and 1st ANGLICO Conduct Aerial Assault

A Japan Ground Self-Defense Force soldier with Amphibious Rapid Deployment Brigade posts security for an aerial assault during Exercise Iron Fist 2020 on Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, Feb. 11. Iron Fist is an annual, bilateral training exercise between U.S. and Japanese forces that builds their combined ability to conduct amphibious and land-based contingency operations. (U.S. Marine Corps photo [Read More …]

U.S. Marines with 1st Battalion, 25th Marine Regiment, and members of the 5th Brigade, Japan Ground Self-Defense Force, conduct a ceremony concluding the end of exercise Northern Viper on Yausubetsu Training Area, Hokkaido, Japan, Feb. 8, 2020. Northern Viper is a regularly scheduled training exercise that is designed to enhance the interoperability of the U.S. and Japan Alliance by allowing Marine Air-Ground Task Forces from III Marine Expeditionary Force to maintain their lethality and proficiency in MAGTF Combined Arms Operations in cold weather environments. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Jackson Dukes)
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Closing Ceremony Northern Viper 2020

U.S. Marines with 1st Battalion, 25th Marine Regiment, and members of the 5th Brigade, Japan Ground Self-Defense Force, conduct a ceremony concluding the end of exercise Northern Viper on Yausubetsu Training Area, Hokkaido, Japan, Feb. 8, 2020. Northern Viper is a regularly scheduled training exercise that is designed to enhance the interoperability of the U.S. and Japan Alliance by allowing [Read More …]

U.S. Marines with Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron (VMGR) 152 prepare for takeoff in a KC-130J Super Hercules from Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, AK, Dec. 13, 2019. VMGR-152 traveled from Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan to support the local Toys For Tots effort, dropping off personnel and supplies to deliver Christmas to remote areas of Alaska. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Seth Rosenberg)
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VMGR-152 improves readiness while supporting Toys for Tots Alaska

U.S. Marines with Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron (VMGR) 152 prepare for takeoff in a KC-130J Super Hercules from Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, AK, Dec. 13, 2019. VMGR-152 traveled from Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan to support the local Toys For Tots effort, dropping off personnel and supplies to deliver Christmas to remote areas of Alaska. (U.S. Marine Corps photo [Read More …]

U.S. Marines with Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron 152 (VMGR-152) conduct initial training for assualt landing zones during DYESS Horizon 2020 at Dyess Air Force Base in Abilene, Texas, on January 15, 2020. Dyess Horizon is a training opportunity to perform exercises in aerial delivery, low level tactical flying, and threat reaction and division flights using assets and training facilities that are unique to the United States. This training ensures the highest levels of readiness and the ability to respond at a moment’s notice to any threat, crisis, or humanitarian disaster within the Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. J’Vonnta Taylor)
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DYESS Horizon 2020

U.S. Marines with Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron 152 (VMGR-152) conduct initial training for assualt landing zones during DYESS Horizon 2020 at Dyess Air Force Base in Abilene, Texas, on January 15, 2020. Dyess Horizon is a training opportunity to perform exercises in aerial delivery, low level tactical flying, and threat reaction and division flights using assets and training facilities [Read More …]

Sgt. Jonah A. Geligoff, a section leader with 2nd Low Altitude Air Defense Battalion, Marine Air Control Group 28, assumes a kneeling position to engage targets during a live-fire and maneuver range in Fort Greely, Alaska, Feb. 11, 2020. Marines participating in the training will gain the knowledge and skills necessary to maintain readiness in arctic regions. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Christopher W. England)
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SPMAGTF-AE: Marines Conduct LFAM Range in Alaska

Sgt. Jonah A. Geligoff, a section leader with 2nd Low Altitude Air Defense Battalion, Marine Air Control Group 28, assumes a kneeling position to engage targets during a live-fire and maneuver range in Fort Greely, Alaska, Feb. 11, 2020. Marines participating in the training will gain the knowledge and skills necessary to maintain readiness in arctic regions. (U.S. Marine Corps [Read More …]

Lance Cpl. Boris J. Floresfarfan, a warehouse clerk with 7th Engineer Support Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, engages a target with his M4 carbine during a combat marksmanship program qualification course at Fort Greely, Alaska, Feb. 10, 2020. The sub-arctic climate of Alaska presents many variables Marines must conquer to support homeland defense operations. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Jose Gonzalez)
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SPMAGTF-AE: 1st MLG Marines participate in combat marksmanship program qualification course

Lance Cpl. Boris J. Floresfarfan, a warehouse clerk with 7th Engineer Support Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, engages a target with his M4 carbine during a combat marksmanship program qualification course at Fort Greely, Alaska, Feb. 10, 2020. The sub-arctic climate of Alaska presents many variables Marines must conquer to support homeland defense operations. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance [Read More …]