Marines Train JGSDF in Amphibious Operations

04/18/2014:Iron Fist is an amphibious exercise that brings together Marines and sailors from the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, other I Marine Expeditionary Force units, and soldiers from the JGSDF, to promote military interoperability and hone individual and small-unit skills through challenging, complex and realistic training. 

 Credit:15th Marine Expeditionary Unit:1/24/14

  • In the first photo, a U.S. Marine with 1st Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Marine Division, demonstrates the 10 minute warning signal to soldiers with the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force while conducting Helo Cast training during Exercise Iron Fist 2014 aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., Jan. 24, 2014.
  • In photo 2, U.S. Marine Sgt. David Johnson, 1st Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Marine Division, demonstrates how to fasten a combat rubber reconnaissance craft using the “Soft Duck” method to soldiers with the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force during Exercise Iron Fist 2014 aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., Jan. 24, 2014
  • In photo 3, soldiers with the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force examine how to properly load and fasten a combat rubber reconnaissance craft using the “Soft Duck” method while conducting Helo Cast training during Exercise Iron Fist 2014 aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., Jan. 24, 2014
  • In photo 4, soldiers with the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force practice rigging rope on a combat rubber reconnaissance craft while conducting Helo Cast training during Exercise Iron Fist 2014 aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., Jan. 24, 2014.

 

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