Soldiers of the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force conduct an Urban Live Fire Range during a training exercise as part of Rising Thunder 2018 at Yakima Training Center, Washington.RT18 is a partnered exercise hosted by America's First Corps with elements from the JGSDF from Aug 31 - Sept 14 at YTC, Wa. The exercise focuses on key U.S. and Japanese training requirements as part of Pacific Pathways 18-03. Approximately 700 U.S. Service Members and 300 Japanese Soldiers will participate in Rising Thunder 2018