Photo Credit: Staff Sgt. Jaime L. Witt, 139th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment
Lt. Col. Takeuchi with the Japan Ground Self Defense Force describes the plan of maneuvers for the Japan Defense Force during a rock drill planning session with U.S. Soldiers and JGSDF Members as a part of Orient Shield 12 at Aibano Training Area, Shiga, Japan. The rock drill is part of the planning stages for the simulated battle that is the culminating training event at the end of the two-week bilateral training exercise. Orient Shield 12 is a premier exercise aimed to strengthen the relationship between U.S. and Japan while increasing interoperability through exchange of tactics, techniques, and experience. Orient Shield 12, the 13th iteration of the exercise, is set to close on Nov. 7.