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11th Marine Expeditionary Unit
I Marine Expeditionary Force

Feb 16, 2011

Lance Cpl. Westley Contrata, right, an interpreter attached to the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit, and native of Westlake Village, Calif., trains with a combat rubber raiding craft here Feb. 16. The unit's Marines and sailors are training with soldiers of the Japanese Ground Self Defense Force, Western Army Infantry Regiment, in Exercise Iron Fist, a bilateral training exercise to build amphibious capabilities and advance military interoperability.

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