Iron Fist 2020: US Marines and JGSDF Urban Infiltration

U.S. Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Cody Sperle, an assistant team leader with 1st Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Marine Division, prepares to clear a building as part of urban infiltration training during Exercise Iron Fist 2020 on Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, Jan. 24. 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 Lance Cpl. Robert Kuehn)
U.S. Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Cody Sperle, an assistant team leader with 1st Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Marine Division, prepares to clear a building as part of urban infiltration training during Exercise Iron Fist 2020 on Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, Jan. 24. 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 Lance Cpl. Robert Kuehn)

U.S. Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Cody Sperle, an assistant team leader with 1st Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Marine Division, prepares to clear a building as part of urban infiltration training during Exercise Iron Fist 2020 on Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, Jan. 24. 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 Lance Cpl. Robert Kuehn)
U.S. Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Cody Sperle, an assistant team leader with 1st Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Marine Division, prepares to clear a building as part of urban infiltration training during Exercise Iron Fist 2020 on Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, Jan. 24. 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 Lance Cpl. Robert Kuehn)

U.S. Marines with 1st Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Marine Division prepare to take part in urban infiltration training during Exercise Iron Fist 2020 on Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, Jan. 24. 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 Lance Cpl. Robert Kuehn)

U.S. Marines with 1st Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Marine Division, participate in urban infiltration training as part of Exercise Iron Fist 2020 on Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, Jan. 24. 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 Lance Cpl. Robert Kuehn)

U.S. Marines with 1st Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Marine Division and Japan Ground Self-Defense Force soldiers with Amphibious Rapid Deployment Brigade, receive a period of instruction prior to urban infiltration training during Exercise Iron Fist 2020 on Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, Jan. 24. 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 Lance Cpl. Robert Kuehn)

U.S. Marines with 1st Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Marine Division and Japan Ground Self-Defense Force soldiers with Amphibious Rapid Deployment Brigade, receive a period of instruction prior to urban infiltration training during Exercise Iron Fist 2020 on Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, Jan. 24. 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 Lance Cpl. Robert Kuehn)

U.S. Marines with 1st Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Marine Division and Japan Ground Self-Defense Force soldiers with Amphibious Rapid Deployment Brigade, gather for a brief following urban infiltration training during Exercise Iron Fist 2020 on Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, Jan. 24. 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 Lance Cpl. Robert Kuehn)

U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Alan Vasquez, a reconnaissance Marine, with 1st Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Marine Division, patrols a combat town as part of urban infiltration training during Exercise Iron Fist 2020 on Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, Jan. 24. 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 Lance Cpl. Robert Kuehn)

U.S. Marines with 1st Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Marine Division, conduct a patrol as part of urban infiltration training during Exercise Iron Fist 2020 on Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, Jan. 24. 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 Lance Cpl. Robert Kuehn)

U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Mark Broyles, a jump team member with 1st Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Marine Division, awaits the beginning of urban infiltration training during Exercise Iron Fist 2020 on Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, Jan. 24. 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 Lance Cpl. Robert Kuehn)

U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Devon Charman, a jump team member with 1st Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Marine Division, listens to a period of instruction prior to participating in urban infiltration training during Exercise Iron Fist 2020 on Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, Jan. 24. 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 Lance Cpl. Robert Kuehn)

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