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Lt. Gen. Jerry Martinez, United States Forces Japan and 5th Air Force commander, walks with Sen. James Inhofe, R-O.K., a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Feb. 25, 2018.

Lt. Gen. Jerry Martinez, United States Forces Japan and 5th Air Force commander, walks with Sen. James Inhofe, R-O.K., a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Feb. 25, 2018. While in Japan, Inhofe and other members of both the Senate and House Armed Services Committees met with Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono, USFJ leadership and the United States Navy’s Seventh Fleet leadership, headquartered at U.S. Fleet Activities Yokosuka, to discuss the importance of missile defense in the region. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Matthew Gilmore)

Lt. Gen. Jerry P. Martinez, United States Forces Japan and 5th Air Force commander, and Col. Kenneth E. Moss, 374th Airlift Wing commander, salute the arrival of the congressional delegation of Sen. James Inhofe, R-O.K., at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Feb. 24, 2018.

Lt. Gen. Jerry P. Martinez, United States Forces Japan and 5th Air Force commander, and Col. Kenneth E. Moss, 374th Airlift Wing commander, salute the arrival of the congressional delegation of Sen. James Inhofe, R-O.K., at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Feb. 24, 2018. The delegation composed of: Sen. Joni Ernst, R-I.A, Sen. Daniel Sullivan, R-A.K., members of the Senate Armed Services Committee, and Rep. Trent Kelly, R-M.S., member of the House Armed Services Committee, met with USFJ leadership and stressed the importance of missile defense in the region. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Matthew Gilmore)

Lt. Gen. Jerry P. Martinez, United States Forces Japan and 5th Air Force commander, welcomes Sen. James Inhofe, R-O.K., to Yokota Air Base, Japan, Feb. 24, 2018.

Lt. Gen. Jerry P. Martinez, United States Forces Japan and 5th Air Force commander, welcomes Sen. James Inhofe, R-O.K., to Yokota Air Base, Japan, Feb. 24, 2018. While in Japan, the congressional delegation, led by Inhofe, met with Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono, USFJ leadership and the United States Navy’s Seventh Fleet leadership, headquartered at U.S. Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan, to discuss the importance of missile defense in the region. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Matthew Gilmore)

Col. Kenneth E. Moss, 374th Airlift Wing commander, shakes hands with Sen. James Inhofe, R-O.K., at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Feb. 24, 2018.

Col. Kenneth E. Moss, 374th Airlift Wing commander, shakes hands with Sen. James Inhofe, R-O.K., at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Feb. 24, 2018. While in Japan, the congressional delegation, led by Inhofe, met with Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono, USFJ leadership and the United States Navy’s Seventh Fleet leadership, headquartered at U.S. Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan, to discuss the importance of missile defense in the region. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Matthew Gilmore)

Sen. James Inhofe, R-O.K., walks with his wife Kay after his congressional delegation arrived at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Feb. 24, 2018.

Sen. James Inhofe, R-O.K., walks with his wife Kay after his congressional delegation arrived at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Feb. 24, 2018. While in Japan, the CODEL met with Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono, USFJ leadership and the United States Navy’s Seventh Fleet leadership, headquartered at U.S. Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan, to discuss the importance of missile defense in the region. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Matthew Gilmore)

Sen. James Inhofe, R-O.K., walks with his wife Kay after his congressional delegation arrived at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Feb. 24, 2018.

Sen. James Inhofe, R-O.K., walks with his wife Kay after his congressional delegation arrived at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Feb. 24, 2018. While in Japan, the CODEL met with Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono, USFJ leadership and the United States Navy’s Seventh Fleet leadership, headquartered at U.S. Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan, to discuss the importance of missile defense in the region. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Matthew Gilmore)

Lt. Gen. Jerry P. Martinez, United States Forces Japan and 5th Air Force commander, and Col. Kenneth E. Moss, 374th Airlift Wing commander, walk with the congressional delegation of Sen. James Inhofe, R-O.K., after their arrival at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Feb. 24, 2018.

Lt. Gen. Jerry P. Martinez, United States Forces Japan and 5th Air Force commander, and Col. Kenneth E. Moss, 374th Airlift Wing commander, walk with the congressional delegation of Sen. James Inhofe, R-O.K., after their arrival at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Feb. 24, 2018. The delegation was also composed of: Sen. Joni Ernst, R-I.A, Sen. Daniel Sullivan, R-A.K., members of the Senate Armed Services Committee, and Rep. Trent Kelly, R-M.S., member of the House Armed Services Committee, stressed the importance of missile defense in maintaining stability in the region. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Matthew Gilmore)

Lt. Gen. Jerry P. Martinez, United States Forces Japan and 5th Air Force commander, shakes hands with Sen. James Inhofe, R-O.K., to Yokota Air Base, Japan, Feb. 24, 2018.

Lt. Gen. Jerry P. Martinez, United States Forces Japan and 5th Air Force commander, shakes hands with Sen. James Inhofe, R-O.K., to Yokota Air Base, Japan, Feb. 24, 2018. While in Japan, the congressional delegation, led by Inhofe, met with Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono, USFJ leadership and the United States Navy’s Seventh Fleet leadership, headquartered at U.S. Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan, to discuss the importance of missile defense in the region. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Matthew Gilmore)

Sen. James Inhofe, R-O.K., shares cards with service members from Oklahoma during a meet and greet at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Feb. 25, 2018.

Sen. James Inhofe, R-O.K., shares cards with service members from Oklahoma during a meet and greet at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Feb. 25, 2018. Prior to departing Japan, Inhofe and other members of the congressional delegation composed of Senate and House Armed Services Committee members, took the time to thank service members from their home states for all that they do. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Matthew Gilmore)

Sen. James Inhofe, R-O.K., a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, interacts with the child of a service member originally from Oklahoma during a meet and greet at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Feb. 25, 2018.
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Sen. James Inhofe, R-O.K., a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, interacts with the child of a service member originally from Oklahoma during a meet and greet at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Feb. 25, 2018. To show their thanks, Inhofe and other members of the congressional delegation that visited Japan, spent time with service members and their families before departing. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Matthew Gilmore)

Kay Inhofe, wife of Sen. James Inhofe, R-O.K., meets with service members and their families from Oklahoma during a meet and greet at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Feb. 25, 2018.
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Kay Inhofe, wife of Sen. James Inhofe, R-O.K., meets with service members and their families from Oklahoma during a meet and greet at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Feb. 25, 2018. Prior to departing Japan, Inhofe and other members of the congressional delegation composed of Senate and House Armed Services Committee members, took the time to thank service members from their home states for all that they do. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Matthew Gilmore)

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