Jul 26, 2017

An U.S. Marine Corps F/A-18C Hornet with Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 232 sits ready to depart Japan Air Self-Defense Force (JASDF) Hyakuri Air Base, and return to Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Iwakuni, Japan, July 24, 2017. VMFA-232 conducted 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, and to reduce the overall noise impact across Japan by dispersing bilateral jet-fighter training of U.S. forces across a multitude of different JASDF bases (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Mason Roy)

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