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11th Marine Expeditionary Unit
I Marine Expeditionary Force

Jan 28, 2016

Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Michael Casey, battalion master gunner, 3rd Assault Amphibian Battalion and simulator operator, monitors a Japan Ground Self-Defense Force soldier’s performance alongside JGSDF Master Sgt. Fukase from the Western Army Infantry Regiment during Exercise Iron Fist 2016 at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, Jan. 26. Iron Fist is an annual, bilateral amphibious training exercise that enables JGSDF soldiers and U.S. Marines to conduct combined amphibious operations. This year’s evolution will culminate with a scenario-based amphibious assault launching from the USS Somerset in late February.

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