U.S. & Japanese Military • Amphibious Assault Exercise • Keen Sword 21 • Nov 1 – 2020

U.S. & Japanese Military

U.S. Marine teamed up with Japan’s Amphibious Rapid Deployment Brigade to conduct an amphibious assault on Gaja Jima, a small island off the coast of mainland Japan, as part of Keen Sword Nov. 1, 2020. Japan Self-Defense Force CH-47JA Chinooks touched down delivering streams of ARDB troops while U.S. Marines hit the beach via small boats briskly navigating over the horizon from USS Ashland.