Exercise Rising Thunder

A Japanese soldier ground guides a Type 90 tank into place during a live-fire range at Yakima Training Center, Wash., Sept. 15. The Soldiers were conducting a number of training events at YTC throughout September during the annual Exercise Rising Thunder. Photo by Sgt. Stephen Proctor

A Japanese soldier ground guides a Type 90 tank into place during a live-fire range at Yakima Training Center, Wash., Sept. 15. The Soldiers were conducting a number of training events at YTC throughout September during the annual Exercise Rising Thunder. Photo by Sgt. Stephen Proctor

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Japanese Type 90 Tanks roll back to their ammo point to reload during a live-fire range at Yakima Training Center, Wash., Sept. 15. The Soldiers were conducting a number of training events at YTC throughout September during the annual Exercise Rising Thunder. Photo by Sgt. Stephen Proctor

Japanese Type 90 Tanks roll back to their ammo point to reload during a live-fire range at Yakima Training Center, Wash., Sept. 15. The Soldiers were conducting a number of training events at YTC throughout September during the annual Exercise Rising Thunder. Photo by Sgt. Stephen Proctor

Japanese soldiers fire a howitzer during a live-fire range at Yakima Training Center, Wash., Sept. 15. The Soldiers were conducting a number of training events at YTC throughout September during the annual Exercise Rising Thunder. Photo by Sgt. Stephen Proctor

Japanese soldiers fire a howitzer during a live-fire range at Yakima Training Center, Wash., Sept. 15. The Soldiers were conducting a number of training events at YTC throughout September during the annual Exercise Rising Thunder. Photo by Sgt. Stephen Proctor

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Comments

  1. Brings back such memories. . . Grafenwher, eating TOO much track dust, BOOM-BOOM all day & night.
    Damn! I miss it. And I wasn’t even infantry or a tanker. A CSS (Combat Service Support) 31E Field Radio Repairer for the old VRC-12 series (RT-524, R-442, PRC-25 & PRC-77)

  2. B Woodman,

    I was a 96B in a Bde and later a Bn HHC. I added it up one day, and the first year I was in Der Vaterland I was in Hohenfels, Graf, or our local back 40 for about 8 months. That was 90-91.

    I miss it too. Every time I smell wet canvas it takes me back.

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