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Bilateral Brilliance - 3D MEB and ARDB wrap up Yama Sakura 81
211208-M-MY099-0102.JPG Photo By: Cpl. Mitchell Austin

OKINAWA, Japan - The USAV Fort McHenry (LCU-2020) docks on the ammunition pier at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, Dec. 8, 2021. As part of exercise Yama Sakura 81, Marines and Sailors from MCAS Iwakuni conducted logistical support of the 38th Air Defense Artillery Brigade to test offloading and loading capabilities. Yama Sakura 81 is the largest U.S.-Japan bilateral and joint command post exercise, which enables participants to work as dedicated partners in support of the U.S.-Japan security alliance and for continued peace and stability in the Indo-Pacific. This year’s exercise commemorates the 40th anniversary of Yama Sakura.


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