U.S. Forces, Japan

 

U.S. Air Force Airmen and U.S. Army Soldiers conduct parachute training April 24, 2017, above Kadena Air Base, Japan. Parachute training better enables joint and bilateral long-range rescue and rapid response to humanitarian or security crises.
U.S. Air Force Airmen conduct a high altitude, low opening jump off an MC-130J Commando II April 24, 2017, above Okinawa, Japan. Kadena Air Base land and water drop zones are suited for multi-pass jump operations which maximize proficiency and limited resources.
U.S. Marines with Headquarters Battalion, 3d Marine Division, engage the Table 5 course of fire in Mission Oriented Protective Posture gear Level 1 during III Marine Expeditionary Force Exercise (MEFEX) on Range 160, Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan, April 25, 2017. MEFEX serves as a simulated war exercise meant to strengthen the capabilities of the Marine Expeditionary Force and Division levels.
U.S. Marines with Headquarters Battalion, 3d Marine Division, engage the Table 5 course of fire in Mission Oriented Protective Posture gear Level 1 during III Marine Expeditionary Force Exercise (MEFEX) on Range 160, Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan, April 25, 2017. MEFEX serves as a simulated war exercise meant to strengthen the capabilities of the Marine Expeditionary Force and Division levels.
Sailors assigned to the Navy's only forward deployed aircraft carrier, USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76), pose for a photo with Japanese Sailors assigned to JS Izumo (DDH 183) on Izumo's flight deck. Twenty Sailors from Ronald Reagan toured Izumo as part of a partnership event. Ronald Reagan, the flagship of Carrier Strike Group 5, provides a combat-ready force that protects and defends the collective maritime interests of its allies and partners in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region.

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