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Posted: 02/10/2020

YAUSUBETSU TRAINING AREA, HOKKAIDO, JAPAN 01.25.2020 - U.S. Marines from Marine Wing Support Squadron 172, Marine Air Control Group 36, 1st Marine Air Wing, refuel an AH-1Z Viper attack helicopter attached to Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 369 on a Forward Arming and Refueling Point (FARP) during exercise Northern Viper on Yausubetsu Training Area, Hokkaido, Japan, Jan. 25, 2020. FARPs give Marines the capability to rapidly re-arm munitions and refuel aircraft while forward deployed. Northern Viper is a regularly scheduled training exercise that is designed to enhance the collective defense capabilities of the U.S. and Japan Alliance by allowing infantry units to maintain their lethality and proficiency in infantry and combined arms tactics. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Jackson Dukes)



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