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Chief Warrant Officer 2  Matthew Jones, from the 97th Transportation Co. in Fort Eustis, Va., tests the Army's Land Craft Utility 2000 seaworthiness at Yokohama North Dock on Wednesday as part of the annual Pacific Reach excercise.
Chief Warrant Officer 2 Matthew Jones, from the 97th Transportation Co. in Fort Eustis, Va., tests the Army's Land Craft Utility 2000 seaworthiness at Yokohama North Dock on Wednesday as part of the annual Pacific Reach excercise. (Grant Okubo/Stars and Stripes)
Chief Warrant Officer 2  Matthew Jones, from the 97th Transportation Co. in Fort Eustis, Va., tests the Army's Land Craft Utility 2000 seaworthiness at Yokohama North Dock on Wednesday as part of the annual Pacific Reach excercise.
Chief Warrant Officer 2 Matthew Jones, from the 97th Transportation Co. in Fort Eustis, Va., tests the Army's Land Craft Utility 2000 seaworthiness at Yokohama North Dock on Wednesday as part of the annual Pacific Reach excercise. (Grant Okubo/Stars and Stripes)
Chief Warrant Officer 2  Matthew Jones, from the 97th Transportation Co. in Fort Eustis, Va., checks the controls of the Army's Land Craft Utility 2000 at Yokohama North Dock on Wednesday.
Chief Warrant Officer 2 Matthew Jones, from the 97th Transportation Co. in Fort Eustis, Va., checks the controls of the Army's Land Craft Utility 2000 at Yokohama North Dock on Wednesday. (Grant Okubo/Stars and Stripes)
The U.S. Army Land Craft Utility 2000 watercraft "Broad Run" returns to Yokohama North Dock, where soldiers tested its seaworthiness Wednesday as part of the Army's annual Pacific Reach excercise.
The U.S. Army Land Craft Utility 2000 watercraft "Broad Run" returns to Yokohama North Dock, where soldiers tested its seaworthiness Wednesday as part of the Army's annual Pacific Reach excercise. (Grant Okubo/Stars and Stripes)
Soldiers tested the seaworthiness of its Land Craft Utility 2000 watercraft Wednesday at Yokohama North Dock.
Soldiers tested the seaworthiness of its Land Craft Utility 2000 watercraft Wednesday at Yokohama North Dock. (Grant Okubo/Stars and Stripes)

YOKOHAMA NORTH DOCK, Japan — Soldiers have been working on their sea legs in recent days at this port in Yokohama.

On Wednesday, approximately 60 soldiers from the 97th Transportation Company out of Fort Eustis, Va., as well as reservists from the 481st Transportation Co. from Mare Island, Calif., and the 545th Transport Company stationed at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, were cruising the Yokohoma port aboard an array of the Army’s Preposition Stock-4 watercraft.

Taking part in the annual Pacific Reach exercise, which runs through mid-September, the soldiers also have been conducting pier-side sea trials on the 38 vessels, which include variations of landing craft, tugs, barges and discharge vessels, according to Maj. Randall Baucom, spokesman for U.S. Army Japan.

The training is in preparation for a trip to Korea in the coming days, where supplies will be loaded onto vessels and delivered to Japan, Baucom said.

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