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US Navy, Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force Complete Exercise 2JA
200720-N-UE100-0193.JPG Photo By: Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Caleb Strong

SASEBO, Japan - Mineman 3rd Class Jacob Scott from San Antonio, Texas, operates the vehicle handling system (VHS) to lower the mine neutralization vehicle (MNV) into the water to acquire a visual identification of a mine-like object aboard mine countermeasures ship USS Pioneer (MCM 9) during Mine Warfare Exercise (MIWEX) 2JA 2020. MIWEX 2JA is an annual bilateral exercise held between the U.S. Navy and Japan Maritime Self Defense Force (JMSDF) to strengthen interoperability and increase proficiencies in mine countermeasure operations.


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