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160308-N-YR245-423 EAST SEA (March 8, 2016) Amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4) transits in formation during photographic exercise as a part of Exercise Ssang Yong 2016. Boxer is the flagship of the Boxer Amphibious Ready Group and is participating in exercise Ssang Yong 16. Ssang Yong 16 is a biennial combined amphibious exercise conducted by forward-deployed U.S. forces with the Republic of Korea Navy and Marine Corps, Australian Army and Royal New Zealand Army Forces in order to strengthen our interoperability and working relationships across a wide range of military operations - from disaster relief to complex expeditionary operations. - 160308-N-YR245-423 EAST SEA (March 8, 2016) Amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4) transits in formation during photographic exercise as a part of Exercise Ssang Yong 2016. Boxer is the flagship of the Boxer Amphibious Ready Group and is participating in exercise Ssang Yong 16. Ssang Yong 16 is a biennial combined amphibious exercise conducted by forward-deployed U.S. forces with the Republic of Korea Navy and Marine Corps, Australian Army and Royal New Zealand Army Forces in order to strengthen our interoperability and working relationships across a wide range of military operations - from disaster relief to complex expeditionary operations.

An F/A-18A++ Hornet with Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 314, forward deployed to Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, arrives at Komatsu Air Base, Japan, for the Komatsu Aviation Training Relocation exercise March 7, 2016. VMFA-314 will conduct dissimilar air combat training and bilateral tactical mission training with the Japan Air Self-Defense Force during the ATR. Not only does this training mission increase the squadron’s readiness in air-to-air mission sets and executes flight leadership qualification upgrades, it supports theater security cooperation and combined interoperability with the JASDF. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Nicole Zurbrugg/Released) - An F/A-18A++ Hornet with Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 314, forward deployed to Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, arrives at Komatsu Air Base, Japan, for the Komatsu Aviation Training Relocation exercise March 7, 2016. VMFA-314 will conduct dissimilar air combat training and bilateral tactical mission training with the Japan Air Self-Defense Force during the ATR. Not only does this training mission increase the squadron’s readiness in air-to-air mission sets and executes flight leadership qualification upgrades, it supports theater security cooperation and combined interoperability with the JASDF. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Nicole Zurbrugg/Released)