JDF JapanDefenseFocus No.75

SPECIAL FEATURE

- Iron Fist -
Field Training Exercise with the U.S. Marine Corps in the United States

- Iron Fist - Field Training Exercise with the U.S. Marine Corps in the United States
- Iron Fist - Field Training Exercise with the U.S. Marine Corps in the United States
- Iron Fist - Field Training Exercise with the U.S. Marine Corps in the United States
- Iron Fist - Field Training Exercise with the U.S. Marine Corps in the United States

From January 18th to March 7th, the GSDF carried out the field training exercise called Iron Fist with the U.S. Marine Corps at the Camp Pendleton in California, the U.S. Navy San Clemente Island, the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, and the like.

In order to improve capability relating to the defense of remote islands, this exercise enabled the GSDF to train necessary tactics and combat skills as well as bilateral coordination basics with the U.S. Forces by dispatching units to the U.S., which has effective training facilities.

Approx. 310 GSDF personnel took part in the exercise from the Western Army Headquarters and the Western Infantry Regiment, as well as approx. 500 personnel participated from the I Marine Expeditionary Force’s 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit of the U.S. Marine Corps. This time marked the 12th participation in total.

- Iron Fist - Field Training Exercise with the U.S. Marine Corps in the United States
- Iron Fist - Field Training Exercise with the U.S. Marine Corps in the United States
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