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Aug. 31, 2017

U.S., Allies Conduct Aerial Show of Force in Response to North Korean Missile Launch

The Marine Corps’ F-35B Lightning II joined U.S. Air Force B-1B Lancer bombers and flew a mission with Japan and South Korean air forces in Northeast Asia in direct response to North Korea’s intermediate-range ballistic missile launch, which flew directly over northern Japan.

Aug. 31, 2017

Mattis, Japanese Counterpart Discuss Latest North Korean Missile Launch

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and Japanese Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera agreed that North Korea's launch of a ballistic missile over Japan on Aug. 28 is "an unacceptable act that undermines security and stability in the region."

Aug. 23, 2017

Marine Logisticians Flex Muscles at Exercise Northern Viper

Marines with Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 462 and Combat Logistics Battalion 4 used a CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter for external lift training during Exercise Northern Viper 2017 at Draughon Range near Misawa Air Base, Japan, where they attached a 6,500 pound storage container to the helicopter while the aircraft hovered.

Aug. 19, 2017

Military Relationships, North Korea Dominate Dunford Pacific Trip

The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff has wrapped up a trip to South Korea, China and Japan that had been planned months ago, but it could not have happened at a better time.

Aug. 17, 2017

Mattis Reaffirms Alliance in Meeting With Japanese Counterpart

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis met with Japanese Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera on the sidelines of the U.S.-Japan Security Consultative Committee meeting at the State Department to reaffirm the strength of the U.S-Japan Alliance.

Aug. 17, 2017

Mattis, Tillerson Co-Host U.S.-Japan Security Consultative Committee Meeting

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson were hosts to the Japanese Foreign Minister and Defense Minister for the Security Consultative Committee meeting at the State Department in Washington, D.C.

Aug. 17, 2017

Dunford: North Korean Threat Can Be Peacefully Resolved

Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford said in Beijing that he believes the diplomatic and economic pressure campaign aimed at North Korea is making progress and the odds are improving that the nuclear and ballistic missile issues can be solved peacefully.

Aug. 16, 2017

Marine Returns Japanese WWII Flag to Original Family

Marine Corps veteran Marvin Strombo traveled 10,000 miles from his quiet home in Montana to the land of the rising sun to personally return a Japanese flag to the family of Sadao Yasue.

Aug. 14, 2017

Dunford Meets With Korean Defense Leaders

A spokesman for the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford met with South Korea's defense minister and defense chief and affirmed the ironclad commitment of the U.S. to the alliance with South Korea.

Aug. 14, 2017

U.S., Japanese Troops Team Up for Northern Viper Exercise

Exercise Northern Viper is a joint contingency exercise that tests the interoperability and bilateral capability of the Japan Self-Defense Force troops and U.S. Marines.

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