Marines with 3/8 and JGSDF personnel conduct the final training of Forest Light

U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Scott Aubuchon
U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Scott Aubuchon

Marines with 3/8 and JGSDF personnel conduct the final training of Forest Light

3rd Marine Division

U.S. Marine Corps 2nd Lt. Dakota Ford, a communication strategy and operations officer attached to 3d Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, sights in during exercise Forest Light Eastern Army in mainland Japan on Dec. 16, 2020. Forest Light is an annual bilateral training exercise that strengthens the interoperability and readiness of the U.S. Marine Corps and Japan Ground Self-Defense Force to deter aggression and defeat any threat. This iteration is focused on seizing and defending key maritime terrain as an integrated force in support of naval operations in the defense of Japan. 3/8 is forward-deployed in the Indo-Pacific under 3d Marine Division.

 

 

 

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