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11th Marine Expeditionary Unit
I Marine Expeditionary Force

Apr 7, 2016

U.S. Marine Corps Col. Clay Tipton, commanding officer, 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit, presents a plaque to Col. Yoshiyuki Goto, regimental commander, Western Army Infantry Regiment (WAIR), Japan Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF), at Camp Pendleton, March 1, 2016, during the closing ceremony of Exercise Iron Fist 2016. The ceremony concluded the 11th iteration of Exercise Iron Fist, an annual bilateral amphibious training exercise conducted by the USMC and JGSDF. Over the course of five weeks, Marines with 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit worked alongside the soldiers of the WAIR to complete an aggressive and progressive training schedule designed to improve their amphibious operational capabilities. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Devan K. Gowans)

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