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Sep 11, 2015

Cpl. Brandon Crain yells fire to Lance Cpl. Clayton Baker while demonstrating the capabilities of the shoulder-launched multipurpose assault weapon to the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force during Forest Light 16-1 at Camp Imazu, Takashima, Japan, Sept. 7, 2015. The JGSDF and U.S. Marines took turns sharing knowledge about different anti-tank missile systems. After giving specifications of their respective weapon systems, the two forces used practice rounds to demonstrate how well the weapon systems work. Forest Light will take place Sept. 7-18 with approximately 240 Marines working next to 350 JGSDF members. The exercise will consist of mortar live fire, establishing forward arming and refueling points training, helicopter borne skills and combined arms procedures. Crain is from Leander, Texas and Baker is from Huntington, Indiana. Both Marines are assaultmen with 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment currently assigned to 4th Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force.

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