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HOKUDAIEN TRAINING AREA, HOKKAIDO, Japan - U.S. Marines from Golf Company, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, conduct bilateral ski patrol training with Soldiers from 5th Brigade, Japan Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF), during exercise Northern Viper on Hokudaien Training Area, Hokkaido, Japan, Jan. 24, 2020. Northern Viper is a regularly scheduled training exercise that is designed to enhance the collective defense capabilities of the U.S. and Japan Alliance by allowing infantry units to maintain their lethality and proficiency in infantry and combined arms tactics.


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