U.S., Japan participate in C-17 load engagement

JGSDF, USAF participate in load engagement

A Japan Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF) UH-60JA helicopter assigned to the 102nd Aviation, Camp Kizarazu, is prepared to be loaded during a C-17 load engagement at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Aug. 4, 2017. The training fosters increased interoperability between Japanese and U.S. service members and demonstrates the strength of the bilateral alliances between the U.S. and Japan. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Juan Torres)

JGSDF, USAF participate in load engagement

U.S. Airmen and Japan Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF) members, load, tie down and inspect a vehicle during a C-17 load engagement at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Aug. 4, 2017. The training fosters increased interoperability between Japanese and U.S. service members. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Juan Torres)

JGSDF, USAF participate in load engagement

Japan Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF) members assigned to the 102nd Aviation, at Camp Kizarazu, inspect tools prior to use at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Aug. 3, 2017. The tools were used to dismantle a JGSDF UH-60JA helicopter aircraft during a C-17 load engagement. The training fosters increased interoperability between Japanese and U.S. service members and demonstrates the strength of the bilateral alliances between the U.S. and Japan. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Juan Torres)

JGSDF, USAF participate in load engagement

U.S. Airmen and Japan Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF) members prepare a UH-60JA helicopter to be loaded during a C-17 load engagement, Aug. 4, 2017, at Yokota Air Base, Japan. The training fosters increased interoperability between Japanese and U.S. service members and demonstrates the strength of the bilateral alliances between the U.S. and Japan. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Juan Torres)

JGSDF, USAF participate in load engagement

Japan Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF) members assigned to the 102nd Aviation, at Camp Kizarazu, dismantle a JGSDF UH-60JA helicopter during a C-17 load engagement at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Aug. 4, 2017. The training fosters increased interoperability between Japanese and U.S. service members and demonstrates the strength of the bilateral alliances between the U.S. and Japan. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Juan Torres)

JGSDF, USAF participate in load engagement

Japan Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF) members assigned to the 102nd Aviation, Camp Kizarazu, reassemble a JGSDF UH-60JA helicopter tail rotor at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Aug. 4, 2017. The helicopter was dismantled as part of a C-17 load engagement between the U.S. and Japan. The training fosters increased interoperability between Japanese and U.S. service members and demonstrates the strength of the bilateral alliances between the U.S. and Japan. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Juan Torres)

JGSDF, USAF participate in load engagement

Japan Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF) members assigned to the 102nd Aviation, Camp Kizarazu, reassemble a UH-60JA helicopter rear rotor at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Aug. 4, 2017. The helicopter was dismantled as part of a C-17 load engagement between the U.S. and Japan. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Juan Torres)

YOKOTA AIR BASE, Japan -- U.S. Airmen and Japan Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF) members, load, tie down and inspect a vehicle during a C-17 load engagement at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Aug. 4, 2017. The training fosters increased interoperability between Japanese and U.S. service members.