U.S. Marines Train Japanese Soldiers During Exercise Iron Fist 2014

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • U.S. Marines and soldiers make their way to a CH-46E Sea Knight while conducting helocast training with the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force during Exercise Iron Fist 2014, on Naval Amphibious Base Coronado, Calif., Jan. 27, 2014. The exercise brings together U.S. Marines and sailors assigned to the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, other 1st Marine Expeditionary Force units and soldiers from the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force to promote military interoperability and hone individual and small-unit skills. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Emmanuel Ramos
  • Japan Ground Self-Defense Force soldiers load and fasten a combat rubber reconnaissance craft while conducting helocast training with U.S. Marines during Exercise Iron Fist 2014, on Naval Amphibious Base Coronado, Calif., Jan. 27, 2014. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Emmanuel Ramos
  • A soldier assigned to the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force jumps out of a CH-46E Sea Knight while conducting helocast training during Exercise Iron Fist 2014, on Naval Amphibious Base Coronado, Calif., Jan. 27, 2014. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Emmanuel Ramos
  • A U.S. Marine gives the all clear sign to Japanese soldiers while conducting helocast training during Exercise Iron Fist 2014, on Naval Amphibious Base Coronado, Calif., Jan. 27, 2014.  U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Emmanuel Ramos
  • Japan Ground Self-Defense Force soldiers make their way to Seal Beach on a combat rubber reconnaissance craft while conducting helocast training with U.S. Marines during Exercise Iron Fist 2014, on Naval Amphibious Base Coronado, Calif., Jan. 27, 2014.  U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Emmanuel Ramos
  • Japan Ground Self-Defense Force soldiers make their way onto Seal Beach while conducting helocast training with U.S. Marines during Exercise Iron Fist 2014, on Naval Amphibious Base Coronado, Calif., Jan. 27, 2014. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Emmanuel Ramos
  • Japan Ground Self-Defense Force soldiers practice amphibious landing techniques while conducting helocast training during Exercise Iron Fist 2014, on Naval Amphibious Base Coronado, Calif., Jan. 27, 2014.  U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Emmanuel Ramos