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