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USMC Iwo Jima 73rd Anniversary

Marines, veterans and family gather for the Iwo Jima Commemorative Banquet celebrating the 73rd Anniversary celebratingthe Battle of Iwo Jima at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., February 17, 2018. The evening included a sunset memorial, 21-gun salute and banquet. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Noah Rudash)

Marines, veterans and family gather for the Iwo Jima Commemorative Banquet celebrating the 73rd Anniversary celebratingthe Battle of Iwo Jima at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., February 17, 2018. The evening included a sunset memorial, 21-gun salute and banquet. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Noah Rudash)

Marines, veterans and family gather for the Iwo Jima Commemorative Banquet celebrating the 73rd Anniversary of the Battle of Iwo Jima at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., February 17, 2018. The evening included a sunset memorial, 21-gun salute and banquet. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Noah Rudash)

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Japanese Amphibious Assault

MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP PENDLETON, CALIFORNIA –Soldiers with the Western Army Infantry Regiment, Japan Ground Self Defense Force inspect their amphibious assault vehicles before conducting amphibious training during exercise Iron Fist 2018, January 17. Iron Fist is a five-week-long exercise focusing on advanced marksmanship, amphibious reconnaissance, fire and maneuver assaults, staff planning, logistical support, medical knowledge sharing, fire support operations, including mortars, artillery and close air support, and amphibious landing operations. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Kyle McNan)

MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP PENDLETON, CALIFORNIA –Soldiers with the Western Army Infantry Regiment, Japan Ground Self Defense Force inspect their amphibious assault vehicles before conducting amphibious training during exercise Iron Fist 2018, January 17. Iron Fist is a five-week-long exercise focusing on advanced marksmanship, amphibious reconnaissance, fire and maneuver assaults, staff planning, logistical support, medical knowledge sharing, fire support operations, including mortars, artillery and close air support, and amphibious landing operations. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Kyle McNan)

Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton – Soldiers with the Western Army Infantry Regiment, Japan Ground Self Defense Force inspect their amphibious assault vehicles before conducting amphibious training during exercise Iron Fist 2018, January 17. Iron Fist is a five-week-long exercise focusing on advanced marksmanship, amphibious reconnaissance, fire and maneuver assaults, staff planning, logistical support, medical knowledge sharing, fire support operations, including mortars, artillery and close air support, and amphibious landing operations. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Kyle McNan)