Air, ground and sea-based units from U.S. 7th Fleet, Pacific Air Forces, and III Marine Expeditionary Force conduct exercise Katana Strike on Kumejima, Okinawa, Japan, Oct. 26, 2022. Katana Strike is led by III MEF Information Group and is designed to demonstrate proficiency in coalition joint-force planning, coordination, and execution of dynamic targeting in a maritime environment that utilizes ground forces to initiate the targeting cycle. Katana Strike showcases 5th Air Naval Gunfire Liaison Company, III MIG, which serves as the central hub for conducting long-range communications between joint ground, naval and aviation units over multiple waveforms. III MIG functions as the vanguard of III MEF, operating in the Indo-Pacific regions information environment, and supports Marine Air Ground Task Force operations with communications, intelligence, and supporting arms liaison capabilities.
(U.S. Marine Corps video by Cpl. Grace Gerlach)