Keen Sword 23: III MEF and JSDF


U.S. Marines with 1st Battalion, 2d Marines and members of the Self-Defense Force Amphibious Rapid Deployment Brigade participate in training during Keen Sword 23 at Tsutara, Japan, Nov. 16, 2022.

Keen Sword is a biennial training event that exercises the combined capabilities and lethality developed between 3d Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force, and the Japan Self-Defense Force.

This bilateral field-training exercise between the U.S. military and JSDF strengthens interoperability and combat readiness of the U.S.-Japan Alliance.



Video by Cpl. Jerry Edlin

3rd Marine Division