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374 CES, Koku Jietai team up for bilateral training

U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Romain Smith, 374th Civil Engineer Squadron electrical power production, measures the width of the runway prior to installing the Mobile Aircraft Arresting System (MAAS) with the help of the Koku Jietai (Japan Air Self-Defense Force) as part of bilateral training at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Oct. 25, 2018.

U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Romain Smith, 374th Civil Engineer Squadron electrical power production, measures the width of the runway prior to installing the Mobile Aircraft Arresting System (MAAS) with the help of the Koku Jietai (Japan Air Self-Defense Force) as part of bilateral training at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Oct. 25, 2018. The training allowed personnel from Iruma, Komatsu and Hyakuri Air Bases to get hands-on experience with the installation process of the MAAS, further strengthening the relationship and interoperability of the two nation’s forces. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Matthew Gilmore)

Airmen from the 374th Civil Engineer Squadron work with Koku Jietai (Japan Air Self-Defense Force) members to measure out the proper positioning for the Mobile Aircraft Arresting System (MAAS) at a bilateral training event at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Oct. 25, 2018.

Airmen from the 374th Civil Engineer Squadron work with Koku Jietai (Japan Air Self-Defense Force) members to measure out the proper positioning for the Mobile Aircraft Arresting System (MAAS) at a bilateral training event at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Oct. 25, 2018. The training event allowed JASDF personnel the opportunity to practice installing the MAAS, Emergency Aircraft Lighting System (EALS), and Minimum Operating Strip (MOS). (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Matthew Gilmore)

U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Romain Smith, 374th Civil Engineer Squadron electrical power production, works with members of the Koku Jietai (Japan Air Self-Defense Force) members to measure out the proper positioning for the Mobile Aircraft Arresting System (MAAS) at a bilateral training event at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Oct. 25, 2018.

U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Romain Smith, 374th Civil Engineer Squadron electrical power production, works with members of the Koku Jietai (Japan Air Self-Defense Force) members to measure out the proper positioning for the Mobile Aircraft Arresting System (MAAS) at a bilateral training event at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Oct. 25, 2018. The training allowed personnel from Iruma, Komatsu and Hyakuri Air Bases to get hands-on experience with the installation process of the MAAS, further strengthening the relationship and interoperability of the two nation’s forces. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Matthew Gilmore)

Airman 1st Class Cameron Connelly, 374th Civil Engineer Squadron electrical power production, provides hand signals to position the Mobile Aircraft Arresting System (MAAS) into place at a bilateral training event at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Oct. 25, 2018.

Airman 1st Class Cameron Connelly, 374th Civil Engineer Squadron electrical power production, provides hand signals to position the Mobile Aircraft Arresting System (MAAS) into place at a bilateral training event at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Oct. 25, 2018. The event allowed service members from both the U.S. Air Force and Koku Jietai (Japan Air Self-Defense Force) to work together in the installation of the MAAS, Emergency Aircraft Lighting System (EALS), and Minimum Operating Strip (MOS). (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Matthew Gilmore)

Airman 1st Class Cameron Connelly, 374th Civil Engineer Squadron electrical power production, provides instructions to Koku Jietai (Japan Air Self-Defense Force) service members prior to installing the Mobile Aircraft Arresting System (MAAS) at a bilateral training event at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Oct. 25, 2018.

Airman 1st Class Cameron Connelly, 374th Civil Engineer Squadron electrical power production, provides instructions to Koku Jietai (Japan Air Self-Defense Force) service members prior to installing the Mobile Aircraft Arresting System (MAAS) at a bilateral training event at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Oct. 25, 2018. The training allowed personnel from Iruma, Komatsu and Hyakuri Air Bases to get hands-on experience with the installation process of the MAAS, further strengthening the relationship and interoperability of the two nation’s forces. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Matthew Gilmore)

Airmen from the 374th Civil Engineer Squadron work with Koku Jietai (Japan Air Self-Defense Force) members to secure the Mobile Aircraft Arresting System (MAAS) in place at a bilateral training event at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Oct. 25, 2018.

Airmen from the 374th Civil Engineer Squadron work with Koku Jietai (Japan Air Self-Defense Force) members to secure the Mobile Aircraft Arresting System (MAAS) in place at a bilateral training event at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Oct. 25, 2018. The training event allowed JASDF personnel the opportunity to practice installing the MAAS, Emergency Aircraft Lighting System (EALS), and Minimum Operating Strip (MOS). (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Matthew Gilmore)

A member of the Koku Jietai (Japan Air Self-Defense Force) works with the Airmen from the 374th Civil Engineer Squadron to secure the Mobile Aircraft Arresting System (MAAS) in place at a bilateral training event at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Oct. 25, 2018.

A member of the Koku Jietai (Japan Air Self-Defense Force) works with the Airmen from the 374th Civil Engineer Squadron to secure the Mobile Aircraft Arresting System (MAAS) in place at a bilateral training event at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Oct. 25, 2018. The training allowed personnel from Iruma, Komatsu and Hyakuri Air Bases to get hands-on experience with the installation process of the MAAS, further strengthening the relationship and interoperability of the two nation’s forces. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Matthew Gilmore)

Airmen from the 374th Civil Engineer Squadron work with Koku Jietai (Japan Air Self-Defense Force) members to secure the Mobile Aircraft Arresting System (MAAS) in place at a bilateral training event at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Oct. 25, 2018.

Airmen from the 374th Civil Engineer Squadron work with Koku Jietai (Japan Air Self-Defense Force) members to secure the Mobile Aircraft Arresting System (MAAS) in place at a bilateral training event at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Oct. 25, 2018. The training event allowed JASDF personnel the opportunity to practice installing the MAAS, Emergency Aircraft Lighting System (EALS), and Minimum Operating Strip (MOS). (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Matthew Gilmore)

U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Romain Smith, 374th Civil Engineer Squadron electrical power production, works with members of the Koku Jietai (Japan Air Self-Defense Force) members to install donuts onto the cable of a Mobile Aircraft Arresting System (MAAS) at a bilateral training event at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Oct. 25, 2018.

U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Romain Smith, 374th Civil Engineer Squadron electrical power production, works with members of the Koku Jietai (Japan Air Self-Defense Force) members to install donuts onto the cable of a Mobile Aircraft Arresting System (MAAS) at a bilateral training event at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Oct. 25, 2018. The training allowed personnel from Iruma, Komatsu and Hyakuri Air Bases to get hands-on experience with the installation process of the MAAS, further strengthening the relationship and interoperability of the two nation’s forces. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Matthew Gilmore)

Airmen from the 374th Civil Engineer Squadron work with Koku Jietai (Japan Air Self-Defense Force) members to pull the cable of the Mobile Aircraft Arresting System (MAAS) across the runway at a bilateral training event at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Oct. 25, 2018.
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Airmen from the 374th Civil Engineer Squadron work with Koku Jietai (Japan Air Self-Defense Force) members to pull the cable of the Mobile Aircraft Arresting System (MAAS) across the runway at a bilateral training event at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Oct. 25, 2018. The training allowed personnel from Iruma, Komatsu and Hyakuri Air Bases to get hands-on experience with the installation process of the MAAS, further strengthening the relationship and interoperability of the two nation’s forces. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Matthew Gilmore)

Airmen from the 374th Civil Engineer Squadron work with Koku Jietai (Japan Air Self-Defense Force) members to pull the cable of the Mobile Aircraft Arresting System (MAAS) across the runway at a bilateral training event at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Oct. 25, 2018.
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Airmen from the 374th Civil Engineer Squadron work with Koku Jietai (Japan Air Self-Defense Force) members to pull the cable of the Mobile Aircraft Arresting System (MAAS) across the runway at a bilateral training event at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Oct. 25, 2018. The training event allowed JASDF personnel the opportunity to practice installing the MAAS, Emergency Aircraft Lighting System (EALS), and Minimum Operating Strip (MOS). (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Matthew Gilmore)

Airmen from the 374th Civil Engineer Squadron work to properly spread out the donuts on the line of a Mobile Aircraft Arresting System (MAAS) at a bilateral training event at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Oct. 25, 2018.
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Airmen from the 374th Civil Engineer Squadron work to properly spread out the donuts on the line of a Mobile Aircraft Arresting System (MAAS) at a bilateral training event at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Oct. 25, 2018. The training allowed personnel from Iruma, Komatsu and Hyakuri Air Bases to get hands-on experience with the installation process of the MAAS, further strengthening the relationship and interoperability of the two nation’s forces. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Matthew Gilmore)

Airmen from the 374th Civil Engineer Squadron and service members from the Koku Jietai (Japan Air Self-Defense Force) pose for a group photo at the completion of the Mobile Aircraft Arresting System (MAAS) at a bilateral training event at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Oct. 25, 2018.
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Airmen from the 374th Civil Engineer Squadron and service members from the Koku Jietai (Japan Air Self-Defense Force) pose for a group photo at the completion of the Mobile Aircraft Arresting System (MAAS) at a bilateral training event at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Oct. 25, 2018. The training allowed personnel from Iruma, Komatsu and Hyakuri Air Bases to get hands-on experience with the installation process of the MAAS, further strengthening the relationship and interoperability of the two nation’s forces. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Matthew Gilmore)

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