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11th Marine Expeditionary Unit

'Pride of the Pacific'

Camp Pendleton, CA
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11th MEU Marines conduct Battle Skills Test
11th MEU Marines conduct Battle Skills Test
11th MEU Marines conduct Battle Skills Test
11th MEU Marines conduct Battle Skills Test
11th MEU Marines conduct Battle Skills Test
11th MEU Marines conduct Battle Skills Test
11th MEU Marines conduct Battle Skills Test
11th MEU Marines conduct Battle Skills Test
MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. – A Japan Ground Self Defense Force Soldier aims down the sights of a Dragon Fire 120-Millimeter Heavy Mortar on San Clemente Island during exercise Iron Fist 2018, Feb. 2. Exercise Iron Fist brings together U.S. Marines from the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit and Soldiers from the JGSDF, Western Army Infantry Regiment, to improve their bilateral planning, communicating, and conducting of combined amphibious operations. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Jacob A. Farbo)
MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. – U.S. Marines with 1st Combat Engineer Battalion prepares demolition cable to conduct a simulated roof breach while conducting Urban Explosive Demolitions training during exercise Iron Fist 2018, Jan. 19. Exercise Iron Fist is an annual bilateral training exercise where U.S. and Japanese service members train together and share technique, tactics and procedures to improve their combined operational capabilities. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Robert Alejandre)
MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. – Japan Ground Self Defense Soldiers run a simulated casualty to the pick up zone during exercise Iron Fist 2018, Jan. 22. Iron Fist is an annual, bilateral training exercise where U.S. and Japanese service members train together and share techniques, tactics and procedures to improve their combined operational capabilities. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Jacob A. Farbo)
MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. – Soldiers with the Western Army Infantry Regiment, Japan Ground Self Defense Force run to their next objective during a live fire and maneuver range aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton during exercise Iron Fist 2018, Jan. 18. Iron Fist is a five-week-long exercise between the United States Marine Corps and JGSDF focusing on advanced marksmanship, amphibious reconnaissance, fire and maneuver assaults, staff planning, logistical support, medical knowledge sharing, fire support operations, including mortars, artillery and close air support, and amphibious landing operations. (U.S. Marine Corps Photo by Gunnery Sgt. Robert B. Brown Jr.)
MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. - Soldiers with the Western Army Infantry Regiment, Japan Ground Self Defense Force, enter a building from a stack formation during Military Operations on Urban Terrain training during exercise Iron Fist 2018, Jan. 17. When clearing a building, team members work together to maximize their deadly force while protecting each other. Iron Fist is an annual, bilateral training exercise held in Southern California between the U.S. Marine Corps and the JGSDF.
MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. – Soldiers with the Western Army Infantry Regiment, Japan Ground Self Defense Force, stand by to help pull a combat rubber raiding craft on shore at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton during helocast training during exercise Iron Fist 2018, Jan. 18. Helocasting is a technique where a CRRC and reconnaissance Marines are loaded into a helicopter before being dropped into the ocean to make their final advancement to an objective area. This technique allows reconnaissance teams to travel longer distances from naval shipping than what a CRRC could do on its own. The Japanese Soldiers and U.S. Marines have trained together in Southern California via this annual, bilateral exercise for 13 consecutive years.
MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. - Marines with 1st Combat Engineer Battalion clear hallways during exercise Iron Fist 2018, Jan. 18. Exercise Iron Fist is an annual bilateral training exercise where U.S. and Japanese service members train together and share technique, tactics and procedures to improve their combined operational capabilities. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Robert Alejandre)