06/26/2013: Japan Ground Self-Defense Force Trains on San Clemente Island
Credit:11th Marine Expeditionary Unit:6/20/13
- In the first two photos, the Japanese Ship Hyuga observes fires as members of the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force fire 81mm and 120mm mortars here. The live fire range was conducted as part of exercise Dawn Blitz.
- In the third photo, mortarmen with the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force participate in a live-fire event on San Clemente Island as part of exercise Dawn Blitz here. Dawn Blitz 2013 is an amphibious exercise testing U.S. and coalition forces in skills expected of a Navy and Marine Corps amphibious task force. Forces will conduct amphibious assaults, live-fire opportunities, mine operations, Maritime Prepositioning of Force (MPF) training and sea-basing operations.
- In the third photo, Capt. Charles Watt, of the 1st Air Naval Gunfire Liaison Company, discusses a fire mission with a member of the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force as part of exercise Dawn Blitz.