U.S., Japanese Soldiers Participate in Exercise Rising Thunder

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • U.S. soldiers and Japan Ground Self-Defense Force soldiers construct a joint tactical operations center during exercise Rising Thunder 2013 at the Yakima Training Center on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., Sept. 17, 2013. Rising Thunder is a U.S. Army-hosted exercise designed to build interoperability between I Corps, the 7th Infantry Division and the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Austan R. Owen
  • U.S. soldiers and Japan Ground Self-Defense Force soldiers construct a joint tactical operations center during exercise Rising Thunder 2013 at the Yakima Training Center on Joint Base Lewis-McChord,  Wash., Sept. 17, 2013. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Austan R. Owen
  • U.S. soldiers and members of the Japanese Ground Self-Defense Force construct a joint tactical operations center during exercise Rising Thunder 13 at the Yakima Training Center on Joint Base Lewis-McChord,  Wash., Sept. 17, 2013.  U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Austan R. Owen
  • U.S. soldiers and members of the Japanese Ground Self-Defense Force construct a joint tactical operations center during exercise Rising Thunder 13 at the Yakima Training Center on Joint Base Lewis-McChord,  Wash., Sept. 17, 2013.  U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Austan R. Owen
  • U.S. soldiers and members of the Japanese Ground Self-Defense Force construct a joint tactical operations center during exercise Rising Thunder 13 at the Yakima Training Center on Joint Base Lewis-McChord,  Wash., Sept. 17, 2013.  U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Austan R. Owen
  • U.S. soldiers and members of the Japanese Ground Self-Defense Force construct a joint tactical operations center during exercise Rising Thunder 13 at the Yakima Training Center on Joint Base Lewis-McChord,  Wash., Sept. 17, 2013.  U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Austan R. Owen
  • U.S. soldiers and members of the Japanese Ground Self-Defense Force construct a joint tactical operations center during exercise Rising Thunder 13 at the Yakima Training Center on Joint Base Lewis-McChord,  Wash., Sept. 17, 2013.  U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Austan R. Owen