Jul 26, 2017

U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Xavier Diaz, an airframes mechanic with Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 232, waits before refilling the reservoirs of an F/A-18C Hornet at Japan Air Self-Defense Force (JASDF) Hyakuri Air Base, Japan, July 12, 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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