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 from Marine Wing Support Squadron 172, Marine Air Control Group 36, 1st Marine Air Wing, guides an UH-1Y helicopter attached to Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 369 after being successfully refueled on a Forward Arming and Refueling Point (FARP) during exercise Northern Viper on Yausubetsu Training Area, Hokkaido, Japan, Jan. 25, 2020. FARPs give Marines the capability to rapidly re-arm munitions and refuel aircraft while forward deployed. Northern Viper is a regularly scheduled training exercise that is designed to enhance the collective defense capabilities of the U.S. and Japan Alliance by allowing infantry units to maintain their lethality and proficiency in infantry and combined arms tactics. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Jackson Dukes)
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FARP Northern Viper 2020

U.S. Marines from Marine Wing Support Squadron 172, Marine Air Control Group 36, 1st Marine Air Wing, guides an UH-1Y helicopter attached to Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 369 after being successfully refueled on a Forward Arming and Refueling Point (FARP) during exercise Northern Viper on Yausubetsu Training Area, Hokkaido, Japan, Jan. 25, 2020. FARPs give Marines the capability to [Read More …]