Kadena shows hospitality to JAAGA civic leaders

U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. James Hecker, 18th Wing commander, briefs members of Japan-America Air Force Goodwill Association during their tour on Kadena Air Base, Japan, March 4, 2014. JAAGA members visited Kadena Air Base to deepen their understanding of the organizational structure and mission of the United States Forces Japan and to receive up-to-date information. (U.S. Air Force photo by Naoto Anazawa)

U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. James Hecker, 18th Wing commander, briefs members of Japan-America Air Force Goodwill Association during their tour on Kadena Air Base, Japan, March 4, 2014. JAAGA members visited Kadena Air Base to deepen their understanding of the organizational structure and mission of the United States Forces Japan and to receive up-to-date information. (U.S. Air Force photo by Naoto Anazawa)

U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. James Hecker, 18th Wing commander, and members of Japan-America Air Force Goodwill Association take a group photo after a briefing on Kadena Air Base, Japan, March 4, 2014. The group was made up of 32 JAAGA members, who are retired Japanese Air Self-Defense Force including three retired lieutenant generals, two retired major generals, a retired colonel and 23 cooperative associate members and three of the attendees are individual JAAGA members. (U.S. Air Force photo by Naoto Anazawa)

U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. James Hecker, 18th Wing commander, and members of Japan-America Air Force Goodwill Association take a group photo after a briefing on Kadena Air Base, Japan, March 4, 2014. The group was made up of 32 JAAGA members, who are retired Japanese Air Self-Defense Force including three retired lieutenant generals, two retired major generals, a retired colonel and 23 cooperative associate members and three of the attendees are individual JAAGA members. (U.S. Air Force photo by Naoto Anazawa)

Japanese Ground Self-Defense Force retired Lt. Gen. Mikio Shibata, leader of Japan-America Air Force Goodwill Association explains about JAAGA during their tour at the Kadena Officer's Club on Kadena Air Base, Japan, March 4, 2014. The tour was held in order to contribute to the promotion of friendship and mutual understanding of the U.S. Air Force and Japan Air Self-Defense Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Naoto Anazawa)

Japanese Ground Self-Defense Force retired Lt. Gen. Mikio Shibata, leader of Japan-America Air Force Goodwill Association explains about JAAGA during their tour at the Kadena Officer's Club on Kadena Air Base, Japan, March 4, 2014. The tour was held in order to contribute to the promotion of friendship and mutual understanding of the U.S. Air Force and Japan Air Self-Defense Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Naoto Anazawa)

Eishin Matsuda (left) and Teruo Yamauchi (right), Sanshin (Okinawa traditional guitar) great masters, perform Okinawan folksongs during the Japan-America Air Force Goodwill Association tour at the Kadena Officer's Club on Kadena Air Base, Japan, March 4, 2014. JAAGA is a community organization aimed at promoting friendship and mutual understanding between Japan Air Self Defense Force and the U.S. Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Naoto Anazawa)

Eishin Matsuda (left) and Teruo Yamauchi (right), Sanshin (Okinawa traditional guitar) great masters, perform Okinawan folksongs during the Japan-America Air Force Goodwill Association tour at the Kadena Officer's Club on Kadena Air Base, Japan, March 4, 2014. JAAGA is a community organization aimed at promoting friendship and mutual understanding between Japan Air Self Defense Force and the U.S. Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Naoto Anazawa)

U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. James Hecker, 18th Wing commander and Japanese Ground Self-Defense Force retired Lt. Gen. Mikio Shibata, leader of Japan-America Air Force Goodwill Association, take a picture with Sanshin (Okinawa traditional guitar) great masters during the JAAGA tour at the Kadena Officer's Club on Kadena Air Base, Japan, March 4, 2014. JAAGA is an organization mainly composed of Japan Air Self Defense Force veterans. Its objective is to contribute to the promotion of friendship and mutual understanding between the JASDF and the U.S. Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Naoto Anazawa)

U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. James Hecker, 18th Wing commander and Japanese Ground Self-Defense Force retired Lt. Gen. Mikio Shibata, leader of Japan-America Air Force Goodwill Association, take a picture with Sanshin (Okinawa traditional guitar) great masters during the JAAGA tour at the Kadena Officer's Club on Kadena Air Base, Japan, March 4, 2014. JAAGA is an organization mainly composed of Japan Air Self Defense Force veterans. Its objective is to contribute to the promotion of friendship and mutual understanding between the JASDF and the U.S. Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Naoto Anazawa)

A member of the Japan-American Air Force Goodwill Association takes notes during a briefing on Kadena Air Base, Japan, March 5, 2014. During the visit, Kadena Airmen briefed JAAGA members from mainland Japan on the different capabilities the base provides as they toured different aircraft from the F-15 Eagle and F-22 Raptor to the HH-60 Pave Hawk helicopter and KC-135 Stratotanker. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Maeson L. Elleman)

A member of the Japan-American Air Force Goodwill Association takes notes during a briefing on Kadena Air Base, Japan, March 5, 2014. During the visit, Kadena Airmen briefed JAAGA members from mainland Japan on the different capabilities the base provides as they toured different aircraft from the F-15 Eagle and F-22 Raptor to the HH-60 Pave Hawk helicopter and KC-135 Stratotanker. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Maeson L. Elleman)

U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. James Hecker, 18th Wing commander, poses for a group photo with members of the Japan-American Air Force Goodwill Association in front of a KC-135 Stratotanker on Kadena Air Base, Japan, March 5, 2014. During the visit, Kadena Airmen briefed JAAGA members from mainland Japan on the different capabilities the base provides as they toured different aircraft from the F-15 Eagle and F-22 Raptor to the HH-60 Pave Hawk helicopter and KC-135 Stratotanker. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Maeson L. Elleman)

U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. James Hecker, 18th Wing commander, poses for a group photo with members of the Japan-American Air Force Goodwill Association in front of a KC-135 Stratotanker on Kadena Air Base, Japan, March 5, 2014. During the visit, Kadena Airmen briefed JAAGA members from mainland Japan on the different capabilities the base provides as they toured different aircraft from the F-15 Eagle and F-22 Raptor to the HH-60 Pave Hawk helicopter and KC-135 Stratotanker. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Maeson L. Elleman)

Members of the 31st and 33rd Rescue Squadrons brief Japan-American Air Force Goodwill Association on Air Force rescue capabilities and responsibilities in front of a U.S. Air Force HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter on Kadena Air Base, Japan, March 5, 2014. JAAGA is a private organization organized by Japan Air Self Defense Force veterans in order to maintain a positive relationship between the two nations' aerial branches. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Maeson L. Elleman)

Members of the 31st and 33rd Rescue Squadrons brief Japan-American Air Force Goodwill Association on Air Force rescue capabilities and responsibilities in front of a U.S. Air Force HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter on Kadena Air Base, Japan, March 5, 2014. JAAGA is a private organization organized by Japan Air Self Defense Force veterans in order to maintain a positive relationship between the two nations' aerial branches. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Maeson L. Elleman)