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OKINAWA, Japan (Nov. 2, 2021) Japan Self-Defense Force Petty Officer 3rd Class Tsukasa Nishihara directs a U.S. Marine Corps CH-53E Super Stallion operated by Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 265 (VMM-265) during Remote Island Disaster Exercise 2021, on the Ōsumi-class tank landing ship JS Kunisaki (LST 4003) Okinawa, Japan, Nov. 2, 2021. RIDEX is a humanitarian assistance/disaster relief exercise between U.S. and Japan Forces that enhances the bilateral capabilities for casualty rescue operations and expeditionary medical assistance in the event of sudden disasters. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Madison Santamaria)

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Photo by: Lance Cpl. Madison Santamaria |  VIRIN: 211102-M-MF519-1490.JPG