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Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian16 Jan 2018 11:25 p.m. PST

Over the next month, 350 soldiers with the Japan Ground Self Defense Force will train closely with Marines to hone skills that will run the gamut from amphibious reconnaissance and fire-and-maneuver assaults to close-air support and staff planning. They will fire mortars and artillery, land on beaches aboard rubber boats and assault craft and attack and defend "friendly" land from foes in various training scenarios…

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cosmicbank17 Jan 2018 12:18 a.m. PST

Didn't these guys train with Marines 75 years ago.

jdpintex17 Jan 2018 8:29 a.m. PST

So are they going to practice on Iwo Jima?

BrianW17 Jan 2018 2:52 p.m. PST

Cosmicbank,
They did, but found it hard to apply the lessons learned due to a large number of involuntary retirements.

Lion in the Stars17 Jan 2018 4:01 p.m. PST

Too much Unexploded Ordnance on Iwo Jima… scary place for even EOD guys.

They're playing in California, Camp Pendleton, 29 Palms, and San Clemente Island.

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