Exercise Yama Sakura enhances U.S. and Japanese combat readiness

By Cpl. Erik warrenDecember 11, 2018

Capt. William Dudley, a field artillery officer with America's First Corps and Pvt. First Class Edward Williams, a fire control specialist with I Corps, walk through the snow before the kickoff of Yama Sakura 75 at Camp Higadashi Chitose, Japan, Dec 7, 2018. Yama Sakura is a bilateral command post exercise with the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force in which U.S. and Japanese forces exchange ideas, techniques, military experience and exercise capabilities in defense of Japan. The exercise highlights the strength of the close, long-standing relationship the United States has with Japan and the JGSDF.
U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Erik Warren
1 / 1 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Capt. William Dudley, a field artillery officer with America's First Corps and Pvt. First Class Edward Williams, a fire control specialist with I Corps, walk through the snow before the kickoff of Yama Sakura 75 at Camp Higadashi Chitose, Japan, Dec 7, 2018. Yama Sakura is a bilateral command post exercise with the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force in which U.S. and Japanese forces exchange ideas, techniques, military experience and exercise capabilities in defense of Japan. The exercise highlights the strength of the close, long-standing relationship the United States has with Japan and the JGSDF. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Erik Warren (Photo Credit: Cpl. Erik warren) VIEW ORIGINAL