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Aug. 3, 2017

U.S., Japanese Forces Collaborate for Upcoming Northern Viper Exercise

On the Japanese island of Hokkaido, more than 3,500 Japanese and U.S. service members will conduct a bilateral and joint exercise showcasing their alliance's defense capabilities.

Aug. 2, 2017

Marine Follows Code-Talker Grandfather's Footsteps to Iwo Jima

A Marine Corps lance corporal climbed Mount Suribachi, Japan, located on the Iwo Jima island where her grandfather stood during World War II as one of six Navajo Code Talkers, a group of Native American service members who used their native tongue to communicate messages -- a language the Japanese never cracked.

July 31, 2017

Bombers Conduct Bilateral Flights After North Korea ICBM Launch

In response to North Korea's ballistic missile and nuclear programs and as part of the continuing demonstration of ironclad U.S. commitment to its allies, two U.S. Air Force B-1B Lancer bombers joined counterparts from South Korea and Japan in bilateral missions.

June 28, 2017

U.S., Japanese Aviators Partner During Teak Jet Exercise

U.S. Air Force personnel with the 353rd Special Operations Group from Kadena Air Base, Japan, built on existing relationships with the Japan Air Self-Defense Force's Hamamatsu Air Rescue Squadron, based at Komaki Air Base, and Komatsu Air Rescue Squadron, during Exercise Teak Jet.

June 23, 2017

U.S., Japan Honor Lives Lost in the Battle of Okinawa

The Battle of Okinawa, also known as Operation Iceberg, was the last major battle of World War II. The fight resulted in more than 240,000 deaths of Japanese and U.S. service members, as well as Okinawan civilians.

May 2, 2017

U.S.-Japan-South Korea Hold Trilateral Video-Teleconference

The United States, Japan and South Korea held a trilateral secure video-teleconference to share and coordinate policy response toward North Korea.

March 23, 2017

Cope Tiger Participants Join Together for Community Event

U.S., Thai and Singaporean service members participating in this year’s Cope Tiger exercise in Thailand joined together during a civic assistance program to give back to the local community.

March 22, 2017

U.S. Air Force Trains Alongside Japanese and South Korean Counterparts

An Air Force B-1B Lancer conducted a mission in the vicinity of Japan with Japan Air Self-Defense Force F-15J Eagles, followed by a mission with South Korean Air Force F-15K and F-16 aircraft in South Korean airspace.

March 17, 2017

Pacific F-35 Symposium Concludes in Hawaii

Air Force Gen. Terrence J. O'Shaughnessy, Pacific Air Forces commander, said the F-35 is not just a new fighter, it's a fundamentally different capability during the first Pacific Air Forces-hosted F-35 Symposium in Hawaii.

March 10, 2017

U.S.-Japanese Forces Train Together During ‘Forest Light’ Exercise

American Marines and Japanese Ground Self-Defense Forces conducted aerial integration training to familiarized both nations' forces with each other's aviation platforms, training techniques and execution of various mission sets.

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