Japan Ground Self Defense Force Welcomes Golden Dragons

By Maj. Randall BaucomOctober 23, 2012

Japan Ground Self Defense Force members line the streets to welcome the Soldiers from 1st Battalion, 14th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Bde., 25th Infantry Division, on October 23rd as they arrive to Aibano Training Area, Japan for exercise Orient Shield 12. Exercise Orient Shield is an annual, tactical level, field-training exercise is co-hosted by U.S. Army Japan and the Ground Self-Defense Force.  This year's exercise includes Soldiers from the 1st Battalion, 14th Infantry Regiment and Ground Self-Defense Force members from the 33rd Infantry Regiment, 10th Division, Middle Army.
1 / 3 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Japan Ground Self Defense Force members line the streets to welcome the Soldiers from 1st Battalion, 14th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Bde., 25th Infantry Division, on October 23rd as they arrive to Aibano Training Area, Japan for exercise Orient Shield 12. Exercise Orient Shield is an annual, tactical level, field-training exercise is co-hosted by U.S. Army Japan and the Ground Self-Defense Force. This year's exercise includes Soldiers from the 1st Battalion, 14th Infantry Regiment and Ground Self-Defense Force members from the 33rd Infantry Regiment, 10th Division, Middle Army. (Photo Credit: Maj. Randall Baucom) VIEW ORIGINAL
The commander of the 33rd Infantry Regiment, 10th Division, Middle Army, Japan Ground Self Defense Force, Col. Koji Furuya, welcomes Lt. Col. Jon Larsen, commander of 1st Battalion, 14th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Bde., 25th Infantry Division on October 23, 2012. The two commanders are leading their units in exercise Orient Shield 12. Exercise Orient Shield is an annual, tactical level, field-training exercise is co-hosted by U.S. Army Japan and the Ground Self-Defense Force.  This year's exercise is taking place at Aibano Training Area.
2 / 3 Show Caption + Hide Caption – The commander of the 33rd Infantry Regiment, 10th Division, Middle Army, Japan Ground Self Defense Force, Col. Koji Furuya, welcomes Lt. Col. Jon Larsen, commander of 1st Battalion, 14th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Bde., 25th Infantry Division on October 23, 2012. The two commanders are leading their units in exercise Orient Shield 12. Exercise Orient Shield is an annual, tactical level, field-training exercise is co-hosted by U.S. Army Japan and the Ground Self-Defense Force. This year's exercise is taking place at Aibano Training Area. (Photo Credit: Maj. Randall Baucom) VIEW ORIGINAL
Japan Ground Self Defense Force members line the streets to welcome the Soldiers from 1st Battalion, 14th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Bde., 25th Infantry Division, on October 23rd as they arrive to Aibano Training Area, Japan for exercise Orient Shield 12. Exercise Orient Shield is an annual, tactical level, field-training exercise is co-hosted by U.S. Army Japan and the Ground Self-Defense Force.  This year's exercise includes Soldiers from the 1st Battalion, 14th Infantry Regiment and Ground Self-Defense Force members from the 33rd Infantry Regiment, 10th Division, Middle Army.
3 / 3 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Japan Ground Self Defense Force members line the streets to welcome the Soldiers from 1st Battalion, 14th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Bde., 25th Infantry Division, on October 23rd as they arrive to Aibano Training Area, Japan for exercise Orient Shield 12. Exercise Orient Shield is an annual, tactical level, field-training exercise is co-hosted by U.S. Army Japan and the Ground Self-Defense Force. This year's exercise includes Soldiers from the 1st Battalion, 14th Infantry Regiment and Ground Self-Defense Force members from the 33rd Infantry Regiment, 10th Division, Middle Army. (Photo Credit: Maj. Randall Baucom) VIEW ORIGINAL