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11th Marine Expeditionary Unit
I Marine Expeditionary Force

Oct 2, 2015

Chief Warrant Officer 3 Michael Carmody, top left, the Battalion Gunner for 1st Battalion, 4th Marines, 1st Marine Division, gives a tour of Marine Corps Base Twentynine Palms training grounds to members of the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF) during a site survey as part of Iron Fist mid-planning conference at Twentynine Palms, California, Sept. 30, 2015. Exercise Iron Fist 2016 is a bilateral amphibious training exercise with the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force, taking place in Southern California early next year. The exercise is designed to enhance United States Marine Corps and JGSDF teamwork, develop JGSDF amphibious capability and build JGSDF and USMC military-to-military relationships. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Xzavior T. McNeal/Released)

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