Japanese forces practice amphibious raids along the coast of southern California

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Marines with 1st Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Marine Division, train members of the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force in amphibious raiding and military operations on urban terrain aboard Camp Pendleton on Jan. 28, 2015, during Exercise Iron Fist 2015 to help develop the Self-Defense Force’s understanding of amphibious operations. Exercise Iron Fist 15 is an annual bilateral training exercise between U.S. and Japanese military forces that builds their combined ability to conduct amphibious and land-based contingency operations. IF15, currently in its tenth iteration, is scheduled from Jan. 26 to Feb. 27, 2015, in southern California. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Angel Serna/Released)

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