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U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Parth Patel, collateral duty inspector with Marine Corps Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 232, inspects an F/A-18C Hornet before takeoff at Japan Air Self-Defense Force (JASDF) Hyakuri Air Base, Japan, July 10, 2017. VMFA-232 has been conducting exercises with the JASDF as part of the Aviation Training Relocation program, which is designed to increase operational readiness and interoperability between U.S. and Japanese forces. The squadron plans to enhance proficiency in dissimilar basic fighter section engaged maneuvers, active air defense and air interdictions, as well as conduct fighter attack instructor work-ups, and weapons and tactics instructor prerequisites. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Mason Roy)
170710-M-OQ666-087.JPG Photo By: Lance Cpl. Mason Roy

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Jul 26, 2017
JASDF HYAKURI AIR BASE, IBARAKI, Japan - U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Parth Patel, collateral duty inspector with Marine Corps Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 232, inspects an F/A-18C Hornet before takeoff at Japan Air Self-Defense Force (JASDF) Hyakuri Air Base, Japan, July 10, 2017. VMFA-232 has been conducting exercises with the JASDF as part of the Aviation Training Relocation program, which is designed to increase operational readiness and interoperability between U.S. and Japanese forces. The squadron plans to enhance proficiency in dissimilar basic fighter section engaged maneuvers, active air defense and air interdictions, as well as conduct fighter attack instructor work-ups, and weapons and tactics instructor prerequisites. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Mason Roy)


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