US/Japan Bilateral Advanced Warfare Training

Units and personnel from the U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps, Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) and Japan Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF) conclude Bilateral Advanced Warfare Training (BAWT) exercise March 4. BAWT is an annual bilateral training exercise that improves the partnership between U.S. and Japanese forces. This year’s exercise, which began Feb. 28, focused on enhancing the readiness and interoperability…

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Japan Outlines Plans for Relocation of US Air Assets on Okinawa

We would like to inform you that the outline of the training plan for the relocation of training related to the reorganization of the US military (relocation of training for rotorcraft, tilt rotor aircraft, etc. to outside Okinawa Prefecture) is as follows. Based on the agreement of the Japan-US Joint Committee dated September 1, 2016, this training relocation is currently…

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U.S. Sailors, Marines train alongside Japanese soldiers in exercise Iron Fist

February 20, 2020 – The dock landing ship USS Pearl Harbor (LSD 52) and amphibious transport dock ship USS Portland (LPD 27), along with U.S. Marines, welcomed aboard Japan Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF) Amphibious Rapid Deployment Brigade soldiers in support of exercise Iron Fist 2020, Feb. 3 through Feb. 14. More than 400 Marines attached to 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit…

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