Iron Fist 2020: US Marines and Japan Ground Self-Defense Force soldiers participate in reconnaissance training

A Japan Ground Self-Defense Force soldier with Amphibious Rapid Deployment Brigade provides security on the shoreline during Exercise Iron Fist 2020 on Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, Jan. 21. Iron Fist enhances opportunities for the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force and the U.S. Marine Corps to share expertise in the use of amphibious vehicles, combined arms and amphibious doctrine. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Britany Rowlett)
A Japan Ground Self-Defense Force soldier with Amphibious Rapid Deployment Brigade provides security on the shoreline during Exercise Iron Fist 2020 on Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, Jan. 21. Iron Fist enhances opportunities for the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force and the U.S. Marine Corps to share expertise in the use of amphibious vehicles, combined arms and amphibious doctrine. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Britany Rowlett)

U.S. Marines with 1st Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Marine Division, swim into the surf zone during Exercise Iron Fist 2020 on Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, Jan. 21. Iron Fist enhances opportunities for the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force and the U.S. Marine Corps to share expertise in the use of amphibious vehicles, combined arms and amphibious doctrine. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Britany Rowlett)
U.S. Marines with 1st Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Marine Division, swim into the surf zone during Exercise Iron Fist 2020 on Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, Jan. 21. Iron Fist enhances opportunities for the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force and the U.S. Marine Corps to share expertise in the use of amphibious vehicles, combined arms and amphibious doctrine. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Britany Rowlett)

U.S. Marines with 1st Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Marine Division, swim into the surf zone during Exercise Iron Fist 2020 on Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, Jan. 21. Iron Fist enhances opportunities for the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force and the U.S. Marine Corps to share expertise in the use of amphibious vehicles, combined arms and amphibious doctrine. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Britany Rowlett)

Japan Ground Self-Defense Force soldiers with Amphibious Rapid Deployment Brigade swim past the surf zone to shore during Exercise Iron Fist 2020 on Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, Jan. 21. Iron Fist enhances opportunities for the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force and the U.S. Marine Corps to share expertise in the use of amphibious vehicles, combined arms and amphibious doctrine. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Britany Rowlett)

A Japan Ground Self-Defense Force soldier with Amphibious Rapid Deployment Brigade makes his way out of the ocean to the shoreline during Exercise Iron Fist 2020 on Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, Jan. 21. Iron Fist enhances opportunities for the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force and the U.S. Marine Corps to share expertise in the use of amphibious vehicles, combined arms and amphibious doctrine. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Britany Rowlett)

A Japan Ground Self-Defense Force soldier with Amphibious Rapid Deployment Brigade makes his way out of the ocean to the shoreline during Exercise Iron Fist 2020 on Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, Jan. 21. Iron Fist enhances opportunities for the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force and the U.S. Marine Corps to share expertise in the use of amphibious vehicles, combined arms and amphibious doctrine. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Britany Rowlett)

A Japan Ground Self-Defense Force soldier with Amphibious Rapid Deployment Brigade provides security on the shoreline during Exercise Iron Fist 2020 on Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, Jan. 21. Iron Fist enhances opportunities for the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force and the U.S. Marine Corps to share expertise in the use of amphibious vehicles, combined arms and amphibious doctrine. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Britany Rowlett)

A Japan Ground Self-Defense Force soldier with Amphibious Rapid Deployment Brigade provides security on the shoreline during Exercise Iron Fist 2020 on Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, Jan. 21. Iron Fist enhances opportunities for the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force and the U.S. Marine Corps to share expertise in the use of amphibious vehicles, combined arms and amphibious doctrine. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Britany Rowlett)

U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Mark Broyles, a reconnaissance Marine with 1st Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Marine Division, provides security on the shoreline during Exercise Iron Fist 2020 on Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, Jan. 21. Iron Fist enhances opportunities for the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force and the U.S. Marine Corps to share expertise in the use of amphibious vehicles, combined arms and amphibious doctrine. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Britany Rowlett)

U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Mark Broyles, a reconnaissance Marine with 1st Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Marine Division, exits the water while participating in reconnaissance training during Exercise Iron Fist 2020 on Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, Jan. 21. Iron Fist enhances opportunities for the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force and the U.S. Marine Corps to share expertise in the use of amphibious vehicles, combined arms and amphibious doctrine. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Britany Rowlett)

Japan Ground Self-Defense Force soldiers with Amphibious Rapid Deployment Brigade crawl out of the Pacific Ocean while participating in a reconnaissance training mission during of Exercise Iron Fist 2020 on Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, Jan. 21. Iron Fist enhances opportunities for the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force and the U.S. Marine Corps to share expertise in the use of amphibious vehicles, combined arms and amphibious doctrine. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Britany Rowlett)

U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Mark Broyles, a reconnaissance Marine with 1st Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Marine Division, provides security in the surf during Exercise Iron Fist 2020 on Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, Jan. 21. Iron Fist enhances opportunities for the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force and the U.S. Marine Corps to share expertise in the use of amphibious vehicles, combined arms and amphibious doctrine. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Britany Rowlett)

U.S. Marines with 1st Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Marine Division, swim past the surf zone during Exercise Iron Fist 2020 on Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, Jan. 21. Iron Fist enhances opportunities for the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force and the U.S. Marine Corps to share expertise in the use of amphibious vehicles, combined arms and amphibious doctrine. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Britany Rowlett)

Japan Ground Self-Defense Force soldiers with Amphibious Rapid Deployment Brigade enter the Pacific Ocean at the start of a reconnaissance training mission during of Exercise Iron Fist 2020 on Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, Jan. 21. Iron Fist enhances opportunities for the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force and the U.S. Marine Corps to share expertise in the use of amphibious vehicles, combined arms and amphibious doctrine. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Britany Rowlett)

Japan Ground Self-Defense Force soldiers with Amphibious Rapid Deployment Brigade take a break from a reconnaissance training mission during of Exercise Iron Fist 2020 on Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, Jan. 21. Iron Fist enhances opportunities for the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force and the U.S. Marine Corps to share expertise in the use of amphibious vehicles, combined arms and amphibious doctrine. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Britany Rowlett)

Japan Ground Self-Defense Force soldiers with Amphibious Rapid Deployment Brigade and U.S. Marines with 1st Reconnaissance Battalion pull a combat rubber raiding craft to shore during Exercise Iron Fist 2020 on Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, Jan. 21. Iron Fist enhances opportunities for the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force and the U.S. Marine Corps to share expertise in the use of amphibious vehicles, combined arms and amphibious doctrine. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Britany Rowlett)

Japan Ground Self-Defense Force soldiers with Amphibious Rapid Deployment Brigade and U.S. Marines with 1st Reconnaissance Battalion pull their combat rubber raiding craft to shore during Exercise Iron Fist 2020 on Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, Jan. 21. Iron Fist enhances opportunities for the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force and the U.S. Marine Corps to share expertise in the use of amphibious vehicles, combined arms and amphibious doctrine. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Britany Rowlett)

Japan Ground Self-Defense Force soldiers with Amphibious Rapid Deployment Brigade pull a combat rubber raiding craft to shore during Exercise Iron Fist 2020 on Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, Jan. 21. Iron Fist enhances opportunities for the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force and the U.S. Marine Corps to share expertise in the use of amphibious vehicles, combined arms and amphibious doctrine. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Britany Rowlett)

Japan Ground Self-Defense Force soldiers with Amphibious Rapid Deployment Brigade pull a combat rubber raiding craft to shore during Exercise Iron Fist 2020 on Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, Jan. 21. Iron Fist enhances opportunities for the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force and the U.S. Marine Corps to share expertise in the use of amphibious vehicles, combined arms and amphibious doctrine. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Britany Rowlett)

U.S. Marines with 1st Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Marine Division, pass through the surf zone in a combat rubber raiding craft during Exercise Iron Fist 2020 on Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, Jan. 21. Iron Fist enhances opportunities for the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force and the U.S. Marine Corps to share expertise in the use of amphibious vehicles, combined arms and amphibious doctrine. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Britany Rowlett)

A Japan Ground Self-Defense Force soldier with Amphibious Rapid Deployment Brigade provides security during a night reconnaissance training mission as part of Exercise Iron Fist 2020 on Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, Jan. 21. Iron Fist enhances opportunities for the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force and the U.S. Marine Corps to share expertise in the use of amphibious vehicles, combined arms and amphibious doctrine. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Britany Rowlett)

Japan Ground Self-Defense Force soldiers with Amphibious Rapid Deployment Brigade post security during a night reconnaissance mission as part of Exercise Iron Fist 2020 on Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, Jan. 21. Iron Fist enhances opportunities for the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force and the U.S. Marine Corps to share expertise in the use of amphibious vehicles, combined arms and amphibious doctrine. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Britany Rowlett)

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