Combat Drill With Rifles
December 13, 2020
December 12, 2020 - U.S. Marines with 3d Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, demonstrate a combat drill with rifles for Niigata Prefecture dignitaries during exercise Forest Light Eastern Army in mainland Japan. (Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Scott Aubuchon.)
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. 3/8 is forward-deployed in the Indo-Pacific under 3d Marine Division.