Commanding Generals recognize outstanding Soldiers at Yama Salura 75
1 / 7 Show Caption + Hide Caption – The Japan Northern Army Commanding General, Lt. Gen. Masato Taura, presents a coin to Capt. Tyle Tripop, an engineer operations officer with America's First Corps, in the Hero of the Battle portion of a bilateral meeting during Yama Sakura 75 at Camp... (Photo Credit: U.S. Army) VIEW ORIGINAL
Commanding Generals recognize outstanding Soldiers at Yama Salura 75
2 / 7 Show Caption + Hide Caption – The Japan Northern Army Commanding General, Lt. Gen. Masato Taura, presents a coin to Capt. Tyle Tripop, an engineer operations officer with America's First Corps America's First Corps, in the Hero of the Battle portion of a bilateral meeting during ... (Photo Credit: U.S. Army) VIEW ORIGINAL
Commanding Generals recognize outstanding Soldiers at Yama Salura 75
3 / 7 Show Caption + Hide Caption – America's First Corps Commanding General, Lt. Gen. Gary Volesky, presents a coin to Sgt. First Class Hiroyuki Handa of the Japan Northern Army in the Hero of the Battle portion of a bilateral meeting during Yama Sakura 75 at Camp Higashi-Chitose, Hok... (Photo Credit: U.S. Army) VIEW ORIGINAL
Commanding Generals recognize outstanding Soldiers at Yama Salura 75
4 / 7 Show Caption + Hide Caption – The Japan Northern Army Commanding General, Lt. Gen. Masato Taura, presents a coin to Capt. Tyle Tripop, an engineer operations officer with America's First Corps in the Hero of the Battle portion of a bilateral meeting during Yama Sakura 75 at Camp ... (Photo Credit: U.S. Army) VIEW ORIGINAL
Commanding Generals recognize outstanding Soldiers at Yama Salura 75
5 / 7 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Capt. Tyle Tripop, an engineer operations officer with America's First Corps, and Sgt. First Class Hiroyuki Handa, Japan Northern Army, lead Soldiers from the U.S. Army and the Japan Northern Army in the victory cry "Onward together!" at Yama Sakura ... (Photo Credit: U.S. Army) VIEW ORIGINAL
Commanding Generals recognize outstanding Soldiers at Yama Salura 75
6 / 7 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Capt. Tyle Tripop, an engineer operations officer with America's First Corps, and Sgt. First Class Hiroyuki Handa, Japan Northern Army, lead Soldiers from the U.S. Army and the Japan Northern Army in the victory cry "Onward together!" at Yama Sakura ... (Photo Credit: U.S. Army) VIEW ORIGINAL
Commanding Generals recognize outstanding Soldiers at Yama Salura 75
7 / 7 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Leaders with the U.S. Army and the Japan Northern Army raise their fists and shout the victory cry "Onward together!" during Yama Sakura 75 at Camp Higashi-Chitose, Hokkaido, Japan, Dec. 12, 2018. The call was led by Capt. Tyle Tripop, an engineer op... (Photo Credit: U.S. Army) VIEW ORIGINAL

CAMP HIGASHI-CHITOSE, Japan-- America's First Corps Commanding General, Lt. Gen. Gary Volesky, and the Japan Northern Army Commanding General, Lt. Gen. Masato Taura, are recognizing Soldiers in a daily Hero of the Battle ceremony for their contributions during Yama Sakura 75 at Camp Higashi-Chitose, Hokkaido, Japan.

The commanding generals plan to acknowledge one Soldier from the U.S. Army and one from the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force each day over the duration of Yama Sakura to show appreciation of those who are working hard to make the exercise a success.

The honored Soldiers will receive a coin from each other's country's commanding general in the Hero of the Battle portion of the daily bilateral meeting.

They will also each lead the room in the victory cry for Yama Sakura 75, "Onward together!" in English and Japanese.

Yama Sakura, which translates to mountain cherry blossom, is an annual bilateral exercise that strengthens the alliance between America and Japan through exchanging ideas, tactics, and military experience.