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15th Marine Expeditionary Unit

Camp Pendleton, CA
EXERCISE IRON FIST 2014

By 1st Lt. Matthew Finnerty | 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit | January 17, 2014

CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. --

The following key events will take place during Exercise Iron Fist 2014, a bilateral training event designed to improve amphibious capabilities and interoperability between Marines and sailors with the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit and soldiers from the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force’s Western Army Infantry Regiment.

Jan. 23:  Opening Ceremony (Camp Pendleton, Calif.)
Feb. 6:  Bilateral Indirect-Fire Training (Camp Pendleton, Calif.)
Feb. 9:  Bilateral Combined-Arms Training (Camp Pendleton, Calif.)
Feb. 19-20:  Final Event – Bilateral Amphibious Training (Camp Pendleton, Calif.)

Following the opening ceremony, time will be available to interview the commanding officers of the 15th MEU and WAIR.

Bilateral indirect-fire training will encompass firing from U.S. and Japanese mortar systems.

Combined-arms training will highlight joint live-fire movements supported by indirect fire.

The final event of Iron Fist will include an amphibious assault aboard Camp Pendleton that transitions into operations around inland objectives.

Media interested in attending Iron Fist 2014, or seeking more information, are encouraged to contact the following representatives with the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit:

1st Lt. Matthew Finnerty
15th Marine Expeditionary Unit
Public Affairs Officer
E-mail: matthew.finnerty@usmc.mil
Office: (760) 725-0183
Mobile: (760) 212-6712

Staff Sgt. Miguel Carrasco
15th Marine Expeditionary Unit
Public Affairs Chief
E-mail: miguel.a.carrasco@usmc.mil
Office: (760) 725-0183
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