VMFA-121 At Misawa Air Base

Marine Aircraft Group 12 forces deployed several F-35B Lightning ll's for a regularly scheduled aviation training relocation at Misawa Air Base, Japan, May 9, 2018.  [maxgallery id="117631"] ATR's are designed to increase operational readiness and bilateral interoperability for both U.S. and Japanese forces.  AOMORI, JAPAN 05.22.2018 Photo by Lance Cpl. Alexia…

Exercise Active Shield: US and Japanese Forces Train to Protect Iwakuni  

12/12/2017: Marines and Japan Ground Self-Defense Force soldiers jumped into action to keep the air station safe during exercise Active Shield. Marine Cpl. Emily Kirk trailed the group to see how they keep the air station safe. IWAKUNI, YAMAGUCHI, JAPAN 10.25.2017 Video by Cpl. Emily Kirk American Forces Network Iwakuni, Japan

3 Carrier Exercise in Western Pacific (2)

11/14/17 WESTERN PACIFIC (Nov. 12, 2017) USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76), USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) and USS Nimitz (CVN 68) Strike Groups are underway and conducting operations in international waters as part of a three-carrier strike force exercise. 3 Carrier Exercise in Western Pacific (2) from SldInfo.com on Vimeo.…

Japanese and US PAC-3 Joint Training

09/04/2017: The Japan Air Self Defense Force trained with the Patriot Advanced Capability three on Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni to improve their skills in an unfamiliar environment. Marine Cpl. Emily Kirk went to flight line to see how the JASDF will handle a missile threat. IWAKUNI, YAMAGUCHI, JAPAN 09.01.2017 Video…

Marines Train with Japanese in Cold Weather Conditions

05/01/2017: U.S. Marines conduct cold weather training at sekiyama, Japan, during exercise Forest Light March 13- 15, 2017. Forest Light is one of various bi-lateral training opportunities conducted by JGSD and deployed U.S. Marine forces. Marines are with Company G, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary…

Osprey Arrives on Japanese Ship as Part of Disaster Relief Effort

05/03/2016: This video contains cockpit footage of Marines and JMSDF service members loading supplies onto an MV-22 Osprey, assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 265 (Reinforced), and flying to Japanese Ship Hyuga (DDH-181) as part of disaster relief effort. Credit:American Forces Network Iwakuni, Japan :4/23/16  

Japanese Submarine Arrives in Pearl Harbor

03/05/2015: The Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force(JMSDF) submarine JS Hakuryu (SS 503) arrives at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam. Credit:Commander Submarine Forces Pacific:2/27/15  According to Wikipedia: The Sōryū-class submarines (16SS) are diesel-electric Attack submarines that entered service with the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force in 2009. The design is an evolution of the Oyashio class submarine, from which it can…