• CAMP HIGASHI-CHITOSE, Japan-A Soldier from I Corps Forward gives the thumbs up during the battle update analysis during the beginning stages of exercise Yama Sakura 57. More than 1,500 U.S. military personnel and nearly 3,500 members of the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force are conducting the exercise here Dec. 7-13.  Yama Sakura, which means "mountain cherry blossom," is an annual, bilateral exercise designed to strengthen military operations and ties between the U.S. Army and the JGSDF.

    Operations under way

    CAMP HIGASHI-CHITOSE, Japan-A Soldier from I Corps Forward gives the thumbs up during the battle update analysis during the beginning stages of exercise Yama Sakura 57. More than 1,500 U.S. military personnel and nearly 3,500 members of the Japan...

  • CAMP HIGASHI-CHITOSE, Japan (Dec. 8, 2009) - Lt. Gen. Benjamin R. Mixon, commanding general, U.S. Army, Pacific, and Lt. Gen. Takeshi Sakai, commanding general, Northern Army, Japan Ground Self-Defense Force, listen to the battle update analysis during the beginning stages of exercise Yama Sakura 57. More than 1,500 U.S. military personnel and nearly 3,500 members of the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force are conducting the exercise here Dec. 7-13. Yama Sakura, which means "mountain cherry blossom," is an annual, bilateral exercise designed to strengthen military operations and ties between the U.S. Army and the JGSDF.

    Leading the way

    CAMP HIGASHI-CHITOSE, Japan (Dec. 8, 2009) - Lt. Gen. Benjamin R. Mixon, commanding general, U.S. Army, Pacific, and Lt. Gen. Takeshi Sakai, commanding general, Northern Army, Japan Ground Self-Defense Force, listen to the battle update analysis during...

CAMP HIGASHI-CHITOSE, Japan--With joint exercise Yama Sakura 57 underway here, leaders and participants manage battle operations from the Combined Operations Information Center. More than 1,500 U.S. military personnel and nearly 3,500 members of the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force are conducting the exercise here Dec. 7-13. Yama Sakura, which means Aca,!A"mountain cherry blossom,Aca,!A? is an annual, bilateral exercise designed to strengthen military operations and ties between the U.S. Army and the JGSDF.

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