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Bilateral Exercise Forest Light concludes

Type 74 main battle tanks assigned to the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force’s 41st Infantry Regiment charge forward in a tactical line during Exercise Forest Light 12-01 at the Hijudai Maneuver Area, Oita prefecture, Japan, Aug. 24. Moving as a unit allows the tanks to suppress enemy while maneuvering up and down the battlefield. Forest Light is a series of bilateral training exercises with the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force designed to enhance military partnership, strengthen regional security agreements, and improve individual and unit-level skills in a bilateral environment. Photo by Master Gunnery Sgt. Eric A. Ingerson

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Taken on August 24, 2012