Japanese Ground Self Defense Force Visits Alaska

By Sgt. Michael BlalackMarch 6, 2014

Members of the Japanese Ground Self Defense Force and instructors from U.S. Army Alaska's Northern Warfare Training Center snowshoe up Birch Hill on Fort Wainwright, Alaska during the JGSDF's visit March 3. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Michael Blalack, 1/25 SBCT Public Affairs)
1 / 14 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Members of the Japanese Ground Self Defense Force and instructors from U.S. Army Alaska's Northern Warfare Training Center snowshoe up Birch Hill on Fort Wainwright, Alaska during the JGSDF's visit March 3. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Michael Blalack, 1/25 SBCT Public Affairs) (Photo Credit: Sgt. Michael Blalack) VIEW ORIGINAL
Staff Sgt. Michael O?'Brien, an instructor at the Northern Warfare Training Center, (left) and members of the Japanese Ground Self Defense Force pose for a photo on Birch Hill at Fort Wainwright, Alaska March 3. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Michael Blalack, 1/25 SBCT Public Affairs)
2 / 14 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Staff Sgt. Michael O?'Brien, an instructor at the Northern Warfare Training Center, (left) and members of the Japanese Ground Self Defense Force pose for a photo on Birch Hill at Fort Wainwright, Alaska March 3. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Michael Blalack, 1/25 SBCT Public Affairs) (Photo Credit: Sgt. Michael Blalack) VIEW ORIGINAL
Members of the Japanese Ground Self Defense Force Skijor on Birch Hill at Fort Wainwright, Alaska March 3. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Michael Blalack, 1/25 SBCT Public Affairs)
3 / 14 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Members of the Japanese Ground Self Defense Force Skijor on Birch Hill at Fort Wainwright, Alaska March 3. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Michael Blalack, 1/25 SBCT Public Affairs) (Photo Credit: Sgt. Michael Blalack) VIEW ORIGINAL
Col. Yuji Hirata of the Japanese Ground Self Defense Force skis down Birch Hill on Fort Wainwright, Alaska during the JGSDF's visit March 3. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Michael Blalack, 1/25 SBCT Public Affairs)
4 / 14 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Col. Yuji Hirata of the Japanese Ground Self Defense Force skis down Birch Hill on Fort Wainwright, Alaska during the JGSDF's visit March 3. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Michael Blalack, 1/25 SBCT Public Affairs) (Photo Credit: Sgt. Michael Blalack) VIEW ORIGINAL
Members of the Japanese Ground Self Defense Force and instructors from U.S. Army Alaska's Northern Warfare Training Center ski down Birch Hill on Fort Wainwright, Alaska during the JGSDF's visit March 3. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Michael Blalack, 1/25 SBCT Public Affairs)
5 / 14 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Members of the Japanese Ground Self Defense Force and instructors from U.S. Army Alaska's Northern Warfare Training Center ski down Birch Hill on Fort Wainwright, Alaska during the JGSDF's visit March 3. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Michael Blalack, 1/25 SBCT Public Affairs) (Photo Credit: Sgt. Michael Blalack) VIEW ORIGINAL
Members of the Japanese Ground Self Defense Force and instructors from U.S. Army Alaska's Northern Warfare Training Center ski down Birch Hill on Fort Wainwright, Alaska during the JGSDF's visit March 3. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Michael Blalack, 1/25 SBCT Public Affairs)
6 / 14 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Members of the Japanese Ground Self Defense Force and instructors from U.S. Army Alaska's Northern Warfare Training Center ski down Birch Hill on Fort Wainwright, Alaska during the JGSDF's visit March 3. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Michael Blalack, 1/25 SBCT Public Affairs) (Photo Credit: Sgt. Michael Blalack) VIEW ORIGINAL
Maj. Yasuhiro Otsuka of the Japanese Ground Self Defense Force skis Birch Hill on Fort Wainwright, Alaska during the JGSDF's visit March 3. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Michael Blalack, 1/25 SBCT Public Affairs)
7 / 14 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Maj. Yasuhiro Otsuka of the Japanese Ground Self Defense Force skis Birch Hill on Fort Wainwright, Alaska during the JGSDF's visit March 3. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Michael Blalack, 1/25 SBCT Public Affairs) (Photo Credit: Sgt. Michael Blalack) VIEW ORIGINAL
1st Lt. Norimitsu Sakai of the Japanese Ground Self Defense Force exits a Small Unit Support Vehicle at the Northern Warfare Training Center in Black Rapids, Alaska Feb. 27. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Michael Blalack, 1/25 SBCT Public Affairs)
8 / 14 Show Caption + Hide Caption – 1st Lt. Norimitsu Sakai of the Japanese Ground Self Defense Force exits a Small Unit Support Vehicle at the Northern Warfare Training Center in Black Rapids, Alaska Feb. 27. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Michael Blalack, 1/25 SBCT Public Affairs) (Photo Credit: Sgt. Michael Blalack) VIEW ORIGINAL
1st Lt. Yujiro Yauchi, 1st Lt. Shomei Ugaki, and 1st Lt. Norimitsu Sakai of the Japanese Ground Self Defense Force ride in a Small Unit Support Vehicle at the Northern Warfare Training Center in Black Rapids, Alaska Feb. 27. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Michael Blalack, 1/25 SBCT Public Affairs)
9 / 14 Show Caption + Hide Caption – 1st Lt. Yujiro Yauchi, 1st Lt. Shomei Ugaki, and 1st Lt. Norimitsu Sakai of the Japanese Ground Self Defense Force ride in a Small Unit Support Vehicle at the Northern Warfare Training Center in Black Rapids, Alaska Feb. 27. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Michael Blalack, 1/25 SBCT Public Affairs) (Photo Credit: Sgt. Michael Blalack) VIEW ORIGINAL
Col. Yuji Hirata of the Japanese Ground Self Defense Force  snowshoes up Birch Hill on Fort Wainwright, Alaska during the JGSDF's visit March 3. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Michael Blalack, 1/25 SBCT Public Affairs)
10 / 14 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Col. Yuji Hirata of the Japanese Ground Self Defense Force snowshoes up Birch Hill on Fort Wainwright, Alaska during the JGSDF's visit March 3. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Michael Blalack, 1/25 SBCT Public Affairs) (Photo Credit: Sgt. Michael Blalack) VIEW ORIGINAL
Members of the Japanese Ground Self Defense Force recieve a cold weather clothing class at the Northern Warfare Training Center in Black Rapids, Alaska Feb 27. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Michael Blalack, 1/25 SBCT Public Affairs)
11 / 14 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Members of the Japanese Ground Self Defense Force recieve a cold weather clothing class at the Northern Warfare Training Center in Black Rapids, Alaska Feb 27. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Michael Blalack, 1/25 SBCT Public Affairs) (Photo Credit: Sgt. Michael Blalack) VIEW ORIGINAL
Members of the Japanese Ground Self Defense Force and instructors from U.S. Army Alaska's Northern Warfare Training Center snowshoe up Birch Hill on Fort Wainwright, Alaska during the JGSDF's visit March 3. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Michael Blalack, 1/25 SBCT Public Affairs)
12 / 14 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Members of the Japanese Ground Self Defense Force and instructors from U.S. Army Alaska's Northern Warfare Training Center snowshoe up Birch Hill on Fort Wainwright, Alaska during the JGSDF's visit March 3. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Michael Blalack, 1/25 SBCT Public Affairs) (Photo Credit: Sgt. Michael Blalack) VIEW ORIGINAL
1st Lt. Shomei Ugaki of the Japanese Ground Self Defense Force and 1st Lt. 1st Lt. Jordan Zaradich, Operations Projects Officer for the Northern Warfare Training Center, give the 'thumbs up' at Black Rapis, Alaska Feb. 27. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Michael Blalack, 1/25 SBCT Public Affairs)
13 / 14 Show Caption + Hide Caption – 1st Lt. Shomei Ugaki of the Japanese Ground Self Defense Force and 1st Lt. 1st Lt. Jordan Zaradich, Operations Projects Officer for the Northern Warfare Training Center, give the 'thumbs up' at Black Rapis, Alaska Feb. 27. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Michael Blalack, 1/25 SBCT Public Affairs) (Photo Credit: Sgt. Michael Blalack) VIEW ORIGINAL
Members of the Japanese Ground Self Defense Force Skijor on Birch Hill at Fort Wainwright, Alaska March 3. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Michael Blalack, 1/25 SBCT Public Affairs)
14 / 14 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Members of the Japanese Ground Self Defense Force Skijor on Birch Hill at Fort Wainwright, Alaska March 3. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Michael Blalack, 1/25 SBCT Public Affairs) (Photo Credit: Sgt. Michael Blalack) VIEW ORIGINAL