U.S. and Japan Army medical staff unite at Yama Sakura 75

By Sgt. Erica EarlDecember 14, 2018

Col Robert Forsten, D.O., America's First Corps surgeon (right) signs a medical support agreement with Col.  Mikio Takeshima, M.D., Northern Army Headquarters surgeon, Japan Ground Self Defense Force during Yama Sakura 75 at Camp Higashi-Chitose, Hokkaido, Japan, Dec. 10, 2018.  This agreement allows mutual medical support between the forces as needed, including patient evacuation, casualty treatment and patient logistics, during the course of the exercise. Yama Sakura is a bilateral exercise that combines the capabilities of the U.S. Army and the JGSDF and solidifies the working relationship between the forces.
U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Erica Earl
1 / 1 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Col Robert Forsten, D.O., America's First Corps surgeon (right) signs a medical support agreement with Col. Mikio Takeshima, M.D., Northern Army Headquarters surgeon, Japan Ground Self Defense Force during Yama Sakura 75 at Camp Higashi-Chitose, Hokkaido, Japan, Dec. 10, 2018. This agreement allows mutual medical support between the forces as needed, including patient evacuation, casualty treatment and patient logistics, during the course of the exercise. Yama Sakura is a bilateral exercise that combines the capabilities of the U.S. Army and the JGSDF and solidifies the working relationship between the forces. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Erica Earl (Photo Credit: Sgt. Erica Earl) VIEW ORIGINAL