American, Japanese snipers train on common ground
Photo Credit: Staff Sgt. Miriam EspinozaTorres, 5th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment
Pfc. Chris Alicea, sniper, 5th Battalion, 20th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, watches as Sgt. Yuusuke Nakasato, 16th Regimental Combat Team, 4th Division, Japan Ground Self-Defense Force, aligns his sights to a target during a live-fire training exercise in which American and Japanese snipers exchanged knowledge of their sniper operation procedures, Sept. 5, 2013, at the Yakima Training Center, Wash. The combined training is part of Operation Rising Thunder 13, a three-week training exercise between soldiers from I Corps and the 16th RCT, designed to develop all war-fighting functions for both Japanese and U.S. forces.
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