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First in, last out: Marines from 7th Communication Battalion participate in Yama Sakura 79

December 15, 2020

U.S. Marines from 7th Communication Battalion, III Marine Expeditionary Force Information Group participated in Yama Sakura 79 with Marines from 3D Marine Expeditionary Brigade as well as soldiers from Japan Ground Self-Defense Force’s Amphibious Rapid Deployment Brigade, December 9 to December 14 at Camp Courtney, Okinawa, Japan. During Yama Sakura 79, 7th Comm Bn supported nearly 200 users on several network enclaves. Prior to the start date, 7th Comm Bn performed a week long Communication Exercise to test the equipment and the configurations that were planned for the exercise. This allowed the detachment to identify any shortfalls of equipment and for the Communication-Electronics Maintenance Marines to inspect equipment for operability and serviceability prior to the operation date…