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Sep 20, 2017

Staff Sgt. Yahshua Ervin assists a member of the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force during military operations on urbanized terrain, Aug. 16, 2017, in Hokudaien, Japan during Northern Viper 17. "The only way to get better at MOUT is repetion of drills. We look forward to continue MOUT with the JGSDF, they're highly motivated to learn and teach new techniques which grows the capability of each force," says Ervin. Northern Viper is a combined-joint exercise held to enhance regional cooperation with participating nations to collectively deter security threats. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Savannah Mesimer)

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