U.S. Marines Continue Participation in Iron Fist 2013

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Ray E. Berg shows members of the Japan Ground Self Defense Force the components of the MK-153 shoulder-launched assault weapon during Exercise Iron Fist 2013 on Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Calif., Jan. 28, 2013. The exercise enabled the joint forces to spend three weeks in bilateral training to improve their interoperability, enhance military-to-military relations and sharpen essential skills.   U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Christopher O'quin
  • U.S. Marine Corps Pfc. Nathan Shattuck provides fire during counter-ambush training as part of Exercise Iron Fist 2013 on Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Calif., Jan. 28, 2013.  U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Christopher O'quin
  • Members of the Japan Ground Self Defense Force participate in movement-to-contact training exercises with U.S. Marines during Exercise Iron Fist 2013 on Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twenty Nine Palms, Calif., Jan. 29, 2013. The Marines are assigned to the 1st Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. David Gonzalez
  • Members of the Japan Ground Self Defense Force rush to their objective during Exercise Iron Fist 2013 on Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, Calif., Jan. 31, 2013. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. David Gonzalez
  • U.S. Marines observe long-range targets during a company-level assault as part of Exercise Iron Fist 2013 on Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, Calif., Jan. 31, 2013. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Demetrius Morgan
  • Members of the Japan Ground Self Defense Force provide cover fire as part of movement-to-contact training during Exercise Iron Fist 2013 on Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, Calif., Jan. 31, 2013.  U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Lonzo-Grei Thornton
  • U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Nolan Floyd, left, instructs Pfc. Nathan Shattuck during a training assault as part of Exercise Iron Fist 2013 on Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, Calif., Feb. 2, 2013.  U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. David Gonzalez
  • U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. David Bray provides security at the end of the training assault during Exercise Iron Fist 2013 on Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, Calif., Feb. 2, 2013.  U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. David Gonzalez