The SITREP: Army Developing Mortar Program, DoD Doctors Perform New GERD Procedure & More

Army mortar 600x350 U.S. Army Soldiers with Company B, 2nd Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, based at the Korengal valley, fire mortar rounds at insurgent fighting positions in Kunar province, Afghanistan, Aug. 15, 2009. (Photo: Sgt. Matthew Moeller)

From the military services and around the DoD, here’s your SITREP for Tuesday, March 7, 2017.

    • The Navy and Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force are participating in the annual bilateral training exercise MultiSail 2017, which improves interoperability between U.S. and Japanese forces.
    • Watch as Marines from the 1st Marine Expeditionary Force at Camp Pendleton train with soldiers from the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force in the 12th annual Iron Fist exercise.
    • A new incisionless procedure to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) was performed for the first time in a DoD facility at William Beaumont Army Medical Center in Texas.

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