POTD: Winter Is Coming…

    POTD: Winter Is Coming...

    Photo Of The Day: We see U.S. Marines patrol through strong winds and heavy snow during a comprehensive bilateral field training exercise. This was part of Exercise Forest Light 13-3 at the Hokkaido-Dai Maneuver Area in Hokkaido prefecture, Japan. The FTX began with the Marines and the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF) patrolling separately on foot and with mechanized vehicles to reach an area where they set up a defensive position.

    Below: 2nd Lt. Matthew G. Goggin points out a potential enemy position to Japan Ground Self-Defense Force members.

    POTD: Winter Is Coming...

    Marines and Japan Ground Self-Defense Force members patrol together March 2 during a comprehensive bilateral field training exercise as part of Exercise Forest Light 13-3 at the Hokkaido-Dai Maneuver Area in Hokkaido prefecture, Japan. Forest Light is a semiannual training exercise that enhances the partnership between the U.S. and Japan, solidifies regional security agreements, increases interoperability of forces, and improves individual and unit-level skills.

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    Photos and captions: Pfc. Kasey Peacock, III Marine Expeditionary Force / Marine Corps Installations Pacific. From the Hokkaido-Dai Maneuver Area, Japan.

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