Keris Strike 09 Opening Ceremony

By U.S. ArmyJuly 21, 2009

FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii - Lt. Gen. Benjamin R. Mixon, commanding general, U.S. Army, Pacific, welcomes Maj. Gen. Hiromichi Kawamata, deputy chief of staff, Northern Army, Japan Ground Self Defense Force, at the opening social event for Yama Sakura 56 Staff Exercise.
1 / 6 Show Caption + Hide Caption – FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii - Lt. Gen. Benjamin R. Mixon, commanding general, U.S. Army, Pacific, welcomes Maj. Gen. Hiromichi Kawamata, deputy chief of staff, Northern Army, Japan Ground Self Defense Force, at the opening social event for Yama Sakura 56 Staff Exercise. (Photo Credit: Lt. Col. Sean Wilson, USARPAC Public Affairs) VIEW ORIGINAL
FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii- U.S. and Japanese Armies worked as one team in planning the upcoming Yama Sakura 56 exercise.
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FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii- Japan Ground Self Defense Force Northern Army Col. Kenzo Tokuda and U.S. Army, Pacific Contingency Command Post Deputy Chief of Staff Col. Raymond Lamb,  work intently towards a common goal during the Yama Sakura 56 Staff Exercise.
3 / 6 Show Caption + Hide Caption – FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii- Japan Ground Self Defense Force Northern Army Col. Kenzo Tokuda and U.S. Army, Pacific Contingency Command Post Deputy Chief of Staff Col. Raymond Lamb, work intently towards a common goal during the Yama Sakura 56 Staff Exercise. (Photo Credit: Spc. Pedro Garcia-Bibian) VIEW ORIGINAL
FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii- U.S. and Japanese Armies worked as one team in planning the upcoming Yama Sakura 56 exercise.
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FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii-  Maj. Gen. Hiromichi Kawamata, Deputy Chief of Staff, Japan Ground Self Defense Force Northern Army, shakes hands with Spc. Brent Gueco, U.S. Army, Pacific, Contingency Command Post.
5 / 6 Show Caption + Hide Caption – FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii- Maj. Gen. Hiromichi Kawamata, Deputy Chief of Staff, Japan Ground Self Defense Force Northern Army, shakes hands with Spc. Brent Gueco, U.S. Army, Pacific, Contingency Command Post. (Photo Credit: by Spc. Pedro Garcia-Bibian) VIEW ORIGINAL
FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii- Maj. Gen. Francis Wiercinski, commanding general, U.S. Army, Japan, greets a Yama Sakura 56 Staff Exercise participant at the exercise's closing social event.
6 / 6 Show Caption + Hide Caption – FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii- Maj. Gen. Francis Wiercinski, commanding general, U.S. Army, Japan, greets a Yama Sakura 56 Staff Exercise participant at the exercise's closing social event. (Photo Credit: Spc. Pedro Garcia-Bibian) VIEW ORIGINAL