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Mar 24, 2014

Marines with Company I, 3rd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, participate in the closing ceremony for Exercise Forest Light 14-2 March 8 at Sekiyama Training Area, Niigata prefecture, Japan. Forest Light was a two-week long exercise in which Marines and JGSDF members trained together, improving interoperability in cold-weather environments. Marines and JGSDF members trained in tactical movements and cold-weather survival skills in the snow. 3rd Bn., 1st Marines, is currently assigned to 4th Marines, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force, under the unit deployment program.

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