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U.S., Japan Conduct Bilateral Exercise

23-011 | July 12, 2023


U.S. Forces and the Japan Self-Defense Forces conducted a bilateral aviation exercise over the Sea of Japan on July 12, 2023, demonstrating the enduring deterrence options readily available to the U.S.-Japan Alliance.

One KC-135 refueler aircraft and two F-15C fighter aircraft with the U.S. Air Force integrated with four Japan Air Self-Defense Force F-2 fighter aircraft, exemplifying our alliance's ability to quickly and decisively respond to threats against Japan and the region. The U.S. remains committed to peace and prosperity throughout the Indo-Pacific alongside our Japanese allies, together acting as the cornerstone of regional peace and security and presenting an ironclad defense of Japan.