Okinawa Marine preparing for Northern Viper 2020
U.S. Marine Cpl. Elijah Ott, an Engineer Equipment Operator from 4th Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, prepares to level out the snow from a recent snowfall in the motor pool using a Multi Terrain Loader (MTL) during exercise Northern Viper on Hokkudaien Training Area, Hokkaido, Japan, Jan 21, 2020. Northern Viper is a regularly scheduled training exercise that is designed to enhance the collective defense capabilities of the U.S. and Japan Alliance by allowing infantry units to maintain their lethality and proficiency in infantry and combined arms tactics. Ott is a native of Houston, Texas.
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