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Bilateral Air Contingent Exchange Bilateral Air Contingent Exchange
U.S. Air Force HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopters take off during a familiarization flight during a Bilateral Air Contingent Exchange at Cebu, Philippines, April 23, 2018. The exchange is the sixth iteration of U.S.-Philippine Air Contingent established by U.S. Pacific Command and executed by Headquarters Pacific Air Forces. The subject matter exchanges
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2018
Ebina Ikuko, a Lake Ogawara volunteer, serves soup to attendees at the Lake Ogawara Appreciation event in Tohoku Town, Japan, April 15, 2018. The community engagement event signifies the close relationship between Team Misawa members and the people of Tohoku Town. . (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Collette Brooks) Lake used to practice for Pearl Harbor now unites U.S. and Japan
Tohoku Town, Japan, welcomed Americans and Japanese alike to the Lake Ogawara Appreciation Event in Hohko-kan April 15 celebrating the two nation's friendship and enjoyment of seasonal festivals including the lake's local cuisine.
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2018
Suwanat Kazuo, a mask artist, carves a mask during the 31st Annual Japan Day at Misawa Air Base, Japan, April 14, 2018. Hirotoshi Mikami started the 31-year-old tradition which included 50 host nation organizations and more than 500 performers, artists and craftsmen. The base-wide celebration gave Team Misawa a chance to experience authentic Japanese culture. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Collette Brooks). Friendship on display: Misawa Airmen celebrate 31st Japan Day
Japan Day takes place April 14 at the Tohoku Enlisted Club to foster and maintain good relations between American and Japanese citizen of Misawa through cross-cultural activities.
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2018
Japan Ground Self-Defense Force Sergeant Kenta Takahashi, a 1st Training Unit indirect fire infantryman, from Camp Higashi-Chitose, Hokkaido, Japan, carries a 180-pound mannequin during a JGSDF shadow program at Misawa Air Base, Japan, March 5, 2018,. The JGSDF uses programs like their basic English course to invest time in their members to learn the basics of English in order to enhance mission execution during future bilateral engagements. Not only did the JGSDF members practice their English, but they embedded with their U.S. Air Force counterparts, who taught them how to perform their day-to-day duties. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Sadie Colbert) Japan Soldiers break language barriers, shadow U.S. Airmen
Approximately 20 Japan Ground Self-Defense Force Soldiers from Camp Higashi-Chitose, Hokkaido, Japan, visited with the 35th FW Airmen as part of their basic English course, March 5.
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2018
Always Prepare: Kadena opens gates to Chatan town during tsunami exercise Always Prepare
Okinawan and military first responders hosted a bilateral natural disaster exercise at Kadena Air Base Feb. 28, 2018, to test and improve evacuation procedures between members of Team Kadena and the local community.
0 3/01
2018
U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Cesar Ventura, left, a 35th Fighter Wing inspector general vertical inspections planner, and Japan Air Self-Defense Force Warrant Officers Junji Miura, center, the 3rd Air Wing command chief, and Tsuyoshi Endo, right, the former 6th Air Defense Missile Group chief and Senior Noncommissioned Officer Association president, discuss plans to celebrate Endo's retirement next month with a small family gathering during a "tea time" meeting in the 3rd AW's headquarters at Misawa Air Base, Japan, Feb. 14, 2018. Ventura's deep understanding of his host nation's language and culture cemented him relationships with two life-long friends who now consider him, "like family." (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Benjamin W. Stratton) More than allies: Immigrant Airman forges intercultural friendships
An intelligence analyst by day and cultural envoy by night, U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Cesar Ventura grew up one of four siblings of a Hispanic immigrant family in Los Angeles, California. He now serves as a vertical inspections planner with the 35th Fighter Wing’s Inspector General’s office. In this capacity, he organizes, trains and oversees the Wing Inspector General’s Inspection Team. It’s not this job, though, that earned him respect among his Japanese counterparts.
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2018
Night moves U.S., Japan transport cargo, Airmen over 1,000 miles
Transporting more than 100,000 lbs. of cargo and 100 U.S. Air Force Airmen over 1,000 miles to Tsuiki Air Base, Japan didn’t happen on a whim. In fact, it required months of coordination between eight agencies from the 35th Logistics Readiness Squadron to the Japan Ministry of Defense.
0 10/04
2017
Aviation Subject Matter Exchange Unites U.S., Philippine Airmen Aviation Subject Matter Exchange Unites U.S., Philippine Airmen
On August 16, 2017 airmen from Pacific Air Forces reunited with their counterparts from the Philippine Air Force (PAF) at Clark Air Base, Pampanga, Philippines as part of an ongoing series of air contingent exchanges between military professionals.This marks the fifth iteration of the exchange, which empowers Filipino and American Airmen to share
0 8/24
2017
Cope Angel wings soar across mainland Japan Cope Angel strengthens alliances on mainland Japan
Team Misawa and Japan Air Self-Defense Force members executed exercise Cope Angel 17 side-by-side at Draughon Range and Misawa Air Base, Japan, Aug. 9, for the first time on the country's mainland.
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2017
Revving up to takeoff U.S., Japan collaborate for upcoming Northern Viper exercise
More than 3,500 Japan and U.S. military service members will conduct a bilateral and joint exercise showcasing the defense capabilities of their alliance on the island of Hokkaido, Aug. 10 to 28.
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