Bilateral observation
U.S. Army Col. Luis Pomales (right), a San Juan, Puerto Rico, native serving as the director of the Army Reserve Engagement Team-Japan (ARET-J), observes an exercise conducted by the 8th Artillery Regiment, Western Army, Japan Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF) at Kuroishibaru training grounds near Camp Kenjun, Japan, Jan. 16, 2016. The bilateral observation was one of several cultural, social and military training engagements designed to enhance the 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)