Soldiers from Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2nd Battalion, 130th Infantry Regiment, based in Marion, Illinois, crouch as the concussion of a 120mm mortar tube kicks up dirt during Rising Thunder 19.
Pfc. Taylor Reed (left), joined by fellow Guardsmen with the 2nd Battalion, 130th Infantry Regiment, Illinois Army National Guard, participate in Combat Life Saver drills during Rising Thunder 19, Sept. 3, 2019 at the Yakima training Center in Yakima, Washington.
Soldiers of the 2nd Battalion, 130th Infantry Regiment, Illinois Army National Guard, participate in Combat Life Saver drills during Rising Thunder 19, Sept. 3, 2019 at the Yakima training Center in Yakima, Washington.
Soldiers of the 2nd Battalion, 130th Infantry Regiment, Illinois Army National Guard, participate in Combat Life Saver drills during Rising Thunder 19, Sept. 3, 2019 at the Yakima training Center in Yakima, Washington.
Soldiers of the 2nd Battalion, 130th Infantry Regiment, Illinois Army National Guard, participate in Combat Life Saver drills during Rising Thunder 19, Sept. 3, 2019 at the Yakima training Center in Yakima, Washington.
Soldiers of the 2nd Battalion, 130th Infantry Regiment, Illinois Army National Guard, participate in Combat Life Saver drills during Rising Thunder 19, Sept. 3, 2019 at the Yakima Training Center in Yakima, Washington.
Infantrymen from D Co, 2nd Battalion, 130th Infantry Regiment, Illinois Army National Guard, rehearse room clearance drills as part of Rising Thunder 19 at the Yakima Training Center in Yakima, Washington, Sept. 1, 2019
A Soldier from the 2nd Battalion, 130th Infantry Regiment, 33rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, Illinois Army National Guard, posts guard at the entrance of a training building while the rest of his team completes room clearances during Rising Thunder 19 at the Yakima Training Center in Yakima, Washington, Sept. 1, 2019.
Soldiers from the 33rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, Illinois Army National Guard, practice ready-up drills at a range during Rising Thunder 19 at Yakima Training Center in Yakima, Washington, Sept. 1, 2019.
Soldiers from Company D, 2nd Battalion, 130th Infantry Regiment, Illinois Army National Guard, directs attention to a range safety officer as they receive feedback after a room clearance drill during Rising Thunder 19, at Yakima Training Center in Yakima, Washington, Sept. 1, 2019.
Pfc. Darian Matos  and a Japanese infantryman mimic a rifle stance with their hands, as soldiers watch, Sep. 2, while on Range 15 at Yakima Training Center, during exercise Rising Thunder 19.
A Japanese infantryman gives a directional hand signal to his driver, Sept. 2, while on Range 15 at Yakima Training Center, during exercise Rising Thunder 19.
Soldiers of the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force participate in field training while a U.S. CH-47 Chinook passes behind during Rising Thunder, Sep. 1, at the Yakima Training Center in Yakima, Washington.
A soldier from the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force opens fire on his target in a live fire exercise during Rising Thunder, Sep. 1, at the Yakima Training Center in Yakima, Washington.
Soldiers of the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force participate in live fire exercise during Rising Thunder, Sep. 1, at the Yakima Training Center in Yakima, Washington.
U.S and Japanese soldiers attend the opening ceremony of Rising Thunder 2019 hosted by the 7th Infantry Division at Yakima Training Center in Yakima, Washington, August 30, 2019.
Translators from the Illinois Army National Guard and the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force discuss the Rising Thunder 2019 opening ceremony at Yakima Training Center, Washington, Aug. 30, 2019.
U.S. Soldiers with 2-130th Infantry Regiment, 33rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, Illinois Army National Guard, render the salute during the opening ceremony of Rising Thunder 19 at Yakima Training Center, Yakima, Wash., Aug. 30, 2019.
Illinois Army National Guard Soldiers from the 1844th Transportation Company convoy to their IED lane training as part of Rising Thunder 2019
Soldiers with the 16th Combat Aviation Brigade provide medevac training to Illinois Army National Guard Soldiers from the 1844th Transportation Company as part of Rising Thunder 2019 at Yakima Training Center in Yakima, Washington, August 30, 2019.