The following is a release from Cpl. Devon Tindle, III Marine Expeditionary Force:
Japan Ground Self-Defense Force members and U.S. Marines fired sniper rifles and practiced stalking techniques during Forest Light 16-1 at Camp Imazu, Takashima, Japan, Sept. 9-11, 2015.
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Forest Light is a semiannual, bilateral exercise consisting of a command post exercise and multiple field-training events, conducted by elements of III Marine Expeditionary Force and the JGSDF.
During the training, the JGSDF learned from the Marines about concealment and stalking, according to JGSDF Sgt. Akito Yagi, a sniper with 50th Infantry Regiment, 14th Brigade.
“We learned a lot from the USMC, and we are grateful for the generosity they show towards us,” said Yagi. “They came here and showed us more in depth about how to conceal ourselves, how to get closer to the enemy by stalking a target, and breath control for long distance shots on the range.”
Coming to other countries helps the sniper unit become familiar with how other countries perform sniper techniques, according to Lance Cpl. Kyle Frey, a sniper with 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, currently assigned to 4th Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force.
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Source:: Tactical Life