Defender Pacific 21: 1st SFG (A) Green Berets, JGSDF conduct bilateral operations in Guam
1 / 13 Show Caption + Hide Caption – A UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter transports members of Japan Ground Self-Defense Force and U.S. Army Green Berets assigned to 1st Battalion, 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne), to Naval Base Guam July 30, 2021. Defender Pacific 21 is a U.S. Army Pacific exercise that uses the National Defense Strategy by practicing the strategic deployment, command and control, and employment of combat credible forces into the region, and supports the Indo-Pacific Command’s Joint war fighting concepts. DP 21 demonstrates the Theater Army’s ability to rapidly surge combat-ready forces into and across the theater. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Thoman Johnson) (Photo Credit: Spc. Thoman Johnson) VIEW ORIGINAL
Defender Pacific 21: 1st SFG (A) Green Berets, JGSDF conduct bilateral operations in Guam
2 / 13 Show Caption + Hide Caption – ANDERSEN AIR FORCE BASE, Guam – Members of Japan Ground Self-Defense Ground Force load into a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter July 30, 2021. Defender Pacific 21 is a U.S. Army Pacific exercise that uses the National Defense Strategy by practicing the strategic deployment, command and control, and employment of combat credible forces into the region, and supports the Indo-Pacific Command’s Joint war fighting concepts. DP 21 demonstrates the Theater Army’s ability to rapidly surge combat-ready forces into and across the theater. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Thoman Johnson) (Photo Credit: Spc. Thoman Johnson) VIEW ORIGINAL
Defender Pacific 21: 1st SFG (A) Green Berets, JGSDF conduct bilateral operations in Guam
3 / 13 Show Caption + Hide Caption – BARRIGADA, Guam – A U.S. Army Green Beret with 1st Battalion, 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne), clears a building alongside members of the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force July 30, 2021. Defender Pacific 21 is a U.S. Army Pacific exercise that uses the National Defense Strategy by practicing the strategic deployment, command and control, and employment of combat credible forces into the region, and supports the Indo-Pacific Command’s Joint war fighting concepts. DP 21 demonstrates the Theater Army’s ability to rapidly surge combat-ready forces into and across the theater. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Thoman Johnson) (This photo has been altered for security purposes.) (Photo Credit: Spc. Thoman Johnson) VIEW ORIGINAL
Defender Pacific 21: 1st SFG (A) Green Berets, JGSDF conduct bilateral operations in Guam
4 / 13 Show Caption + Hide Caption – ANDERSEN AIR FORCE BASE, Guam – A U.S. Army Green Beret with 1st Battalion, 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne), recovers his gear after parachuting onto a drop zone July 30, 2021. Exercise Forager 21 is a U.S. Army Pacific exercise designed to test and refine the Theater Army’s ability to flow landpower forces into the theater, execute command and control of those forces, and effectively employ them in support of our allies, partners, and national security objectives in the region. About 4,000 U.S. personnel are directly participating in Forager 21. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Thoman Johnson) (This photo has been altered for security purposes.) (Photo Credit: Spc. Thoman Johnson) VIEW ORIGINAL
Defender Pacific 21: 1st SFG (A) Green Berets, JGSDF conduct bilateral operations in Guam
5 / 13 Show Caption + Hide Caption – BARRIGADA, Guam – A U.S. Army Green Beret with 1st Battalion, 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne), gifts his Special Forces Tab to a member of the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force during a ceremony held July 31, 2021. Airborne personnel from JGSDF and the U.S. Army parachuted onto a drop zone together at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, the day prior during bilateral airborne operations in support of Exercise Forager 21. Forager 21 is a U.S. Army Pacific exercise designed to test and refine the Theater Army’s ability to flow landpower forces into the theater, execute command and control of those forces, and effectively employ them in support of our allies, partners, and national security objectives in the region. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Thoman Johnson) (This photo has been altered for security purposes.) (Photo Credit: Spc. Thoman Johnson) VIEW ORIGINAL
BARRIGADA, Guam – A member of the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force pins Japanese Jump Wings on a U.S. Army Green Beret assigned to 1st Battalion, 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne), during a wing exchange ceremony July 31, 2021. Airborne personnel from JGSDF and the U.S. Army parachuted onto a drop zone together at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, the day prior during bilateral airborne operations in support of Exercise Forager 21. Forager 21 is a U.S. Army Pacific exercise designed to test and refine the Theater Army’s ability to flow landpower forces into the theater, execute command and control of those forces, and effectively employ them in support of our allies, partners, and national security objectives in the region. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Thoman Johnson)
6 / 13 Show Caption + Hide Caption – BARRIGADA, Guam – A member of the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force pins Japanese Jump Wings on a U.S. Army Green Beret assigned to 1st Battalion, 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne), during a wing exchange ceremony July 31, 2021. Airborne personnel from JGSDF and the U.S. Army parachuted onto a drop zone together at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, the day prior during bilateral airborne operations in support of Exercise Forager 21. Forager 21 is a U.S. Army Pacific exercise designed to test and refine the Theater Army’s ability to flow landpower forces into the theater, execute command and control of those forces, and effectively employ them in support of our allies, partners, and national security objectives in the region. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Thoman Johnson) (Photo Credit: Spc. Thoman Johnson) VIEW ORIGINAL
Defender Pacific 21: 1st SFG (A) Green Berets, JGSDF conduct bilateral operations in Guam
7 / 13 Show Caption + Hide Caption – BARRIGADA, Guam – U.S. Army Green Berets assigned to 1st Battalion, 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne), exchanged jump wings with members of the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force during a ceremony held July 31, 2021. Airborne personnel from JGSDF and the U.S. Army parachuted onto a drop zone together at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, the day prior during bilateral airborne operations in support of Exercise Forager 21. Forager 21 is a U.S. Army Pacific exercise designed to test and refine the Theater Army’s ability to flow landpower forces into the theater, execute command and control of those forces, and effectively employ them in support of our allies, partners, and national security objectives in the region. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Thoman Johnson) (Photo Credit: Spc. Thoman Johnson) VIEW ORIGINAL
BARRIGADA, Guam – A U.S. Army Green Beret with 1st Battalion, 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne), pins U.S. Jump Wings on a member of the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force during a wing exchange ceremony held July 31, 2021. Airborne personnel from JGSDF and the U.S. Army parachuted onto a drop zone together at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, the day prior during bilateral airborne operations in support of Exercise Forager 21. Forager 21 is a U.S. Army Pacific exercise designed to test and refine the Theater Army’s ability to flow landpower forces into the theater, execute command and control of those forces, and effectively employ them in support of our allies, partners, and national security objectives in the region. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Thoman Johnson)
8 / 13 Show Caption + Hide Caption – BARRIGADA, Guam – A U.S. Army Green Beret with 1st Battalion, 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne), pins U.S. Jump Wings on a member of the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force during a wing exchange ceremony held July 31, 2021. Airborne personnel from JGSDF and the U.S. Army parachuted onto a drop zone together at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, the day prior during bilateral airborne operations in support of Exercise Forager 21. Forager 21 is a U.S. Army Pacific exercise designed to test and refine the Theater Army’s ability to flow landpower forces into the theater, execute command and control of those forces, and effectively employ them in support of our allies, partners, and national security objectives in the region. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Thoman Johnson) (Photo Credit: Spc. Thoman Johnson) VIEW ORIGINAL
Defender Pacific 21: 1st SFG (A) Green Berets, JGSDF conduct bilateral operations in Guam
9 / 13 Show Caption + Hide Caption – BARRIGADA, Guam – A U.S. Army Green Beret with 1st Battalion, 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne), pins U.S. Jump Wings on a member of the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force during a wing exchange ceremony held July 31, 2021. Airborne personnel from JGSDF and the U.S. Army parachuted onto a drop zone together at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, the day prior during bilateral airborne operations in support of Exercise Forager 21. Forager 21 is a U.S. Army Pacific exercise designed to test and refine the Theater Army’s ability to flow landpower forces into the theater, execute command and control of those forces, and effectively employ them in support of our allies, partners, and national security objectives in the region. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Thoman Johnson) (Photo Credit: Spc. Thoman Johnson) VIEW ORIGINAL
ANDERSEN AIR FORCE BASE, Guam – A U.S. Army Green Beret with 1st Battalion, 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne), discusses mission planning with a member of the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force July 30, 2021. Defender Pacific 21 is a U.S. Army Pacific exercise that uses the National Defense Strategy by practicing the strategic deployment, command and control, and employment of combat credible forces into the region, and supports the Indo-Pacific Command’s Joint war fighting concepts. DP 21 demonstrates the Theater Army’s ability to rapidly surge combat-ready forces into and across the theater. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Thoman Johnson)
10 / 13 Show Caption + Hide Caption – ANDERSEN AIR FORCE BASE, Guam – A U.S. Army Green Beret with 1st Battalion, 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne), discusses mission planning with a member of the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force July 30, 2021. Defender Pacific 21 is a U.S. Army Pacific exercise that uses the National Defense Strategy by practicing the strategic deployment, command and control, and employment of combat credible forces into the region, and supports the Indo-Pacific Command’s Joint war fighting concepts. DP 21 demonstrates the Theater Army’s ability to rapidly surge combat-ready forces into and across the theater. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Thoman Johnson) (Photo Credit: Spc. Thoman Johnson) VIEW ORIGINAL
ANDERSEN AIR FORCE BASE, Guam – U.S. Army Green Berets with 1st Battalion, 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne), descend on a drop zone alongside members of the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force after flying from Yokota Air Base, Japan, July 30, 2021. Exercise Forager 21 is a U.S. Army Pacific exercise designed to test and refine the Theater Army’s ability to flow landpower forces into the theater, execute command and control of those forces, and effectively employ them in support of our allies, partners, and national security objectives in the region. About 4,000 U.S. personnel are directly participating in Forager 21. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Thoman Johnson)
11 / 13 Show Caption + Hide Caption – ANDERSEN AIR FORCE BASE, Guam – U.S. Army Green Berets with 1st Battalion, 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne), descend on a drop zone alongside members of the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force after flying from Yokota Air Base, Japan, July 30, 2021. Exercise Forager 21 is a U.S. Army Pacific exercise designed to test and refine the Theater Army’s ability to flow landpower forces into the theater, execute command and control of those forces, and effectively employ them in support of our allies, partners, and national security objectives in the region. About 4,000 U.S. personnel are directly participating in Forager 21. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Thoman Johnson) (Photo Credit: Spc. Thoman Johnson) VIEW ORIGINAL
Defender Pacific 21: 1st SFG (A) Green Berets, JGSDF conduct bilateral operations in Guam
12 / 13 Show Caption + Hide Caption – ANDERSEN AIR FORCE BASE, Guam – A member of the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force moves to a parachute recovery point July 30, 2021. Exercise Forager 21 is a U.S. Army Pacific exercise designed to test and refine the Theater Army’s ability to flow landpower forces into the theater, execute command and control of those forces, and effectively employ them in support of our allies, partners, and national security objectives in the region. About 4,000 U.S. personnel are directly participating in Forager 21. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Thoman Johnson) (Photo Credit: Spc. Thoman Johnson) VIEW ORIGINAL
Defender Pacific 21: 1st SFG (A) Green Berets, JGSDF conduct bilateral operations in Guam
13 / 13 Show Caption + Hide Caption – ANDERSEN AIR FORCE BASE, Guam – U.S. Army Green Berets with 1st Battalion, 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne), walk the flight line July 30, 2021. Defender Pacific 21 is a U.S. Army Pacific exercise that uses the National Defense Strategy by practicing the strategic deployment, command and control, and employment of combat credible forces into the region, and supports the Indo-Pacific Command’s Joint war fighting concepts. DP 21 demonstrates the Theater Army’s ability to rapidly surge combat-ready forces into and across the theater. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Thoman Johnson) (This photo has been altered for security purposes.) (Photo Credit: Spc. Thoman Johnson) VIEW ORIGINAL