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Tour of duty
U.S. Army Col. Luis Pomales (left), a San Juan, Puerto Rico, native serving as the director of the Army Reserve Engagement Team-Japan (ARET-J), and Japan Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF) Maj. Hisashi Matsumoto (right), reserve component section leader for the JGSDF Western Army, admire the architecture of Kumamoto Castle in Kumamoto prefecture Jan. 15, 2016. The tour 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)