Exercise Forest Light 21
Exercise Forest Light 21

Exercise Forest Light 21


U.S. Marines with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 265, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing and members of the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF) participate in exercise Forest Light Eastern Army at Camp Soumagahara, Gunma Prefecture, Japan, Dec. 18, 2020. Forest Light is an annual bilateral training exercise that strengthens the interoperability and readiness of the U.S. Marine Corps and Japan Ground Self-Defense Force to deter aggression and defeat any threat. This iteration is focused on seizing and defending key maritime terrain as an integrated force in support of naval operations in the defense of Japan.
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