Iron Fist Assaults Beach

SAN CLEMENTE ISLAND, Calif. (Feb. 10, 2012) The amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu (LHA 5) stages along the coast of San Clemente Island for the beach assault phase of exercise Iron Fist 2012. This bilateral training exercise between U.S. Marines and the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force is designed to increase interoperability and amphibious capabilities throughout the U.S. 3rd and 7th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Jeremy L. Wood/Released)

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