Castle culture
U.S. Army Col. Luis Pomales (seated, second from right), a San Juan, Puerto Rico, native serving as the director of the Army Reserve Engagement Team-Japan (ARET-J), and U.S. Army Sgt. Maj. Bennie B. Nunnally (seated, right), an Atlanta native serving as the senior enlisted adviser, ARET-J, stand with their Japan Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF) Reserve Component counterparts on the historic grounds of Kumamoto Castle in Kumamoto prefecture Jan. 15, 2016. The visit was one of several cultural, social and military training engagements designed to enhance the bilateral partnership between ARET-J and the JGSDF Western Army's Reserve Component. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. John L. Carkeet IV, U.S. Army Japan)