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5th Air Force, USFJ Commander visits Team Kadena

5th Air Force, USFJ Commander visits Team Kadena

U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Case A. Cunningham, 18th Wing commander, salutes as Lt. Gen. Kevin Schneider, U.S. Forces Japan and Fifth Air Force commander, arrives April 4, 2019, to Kadena Air Base, Japan. Schneider visited Team Kadena to learn about and assess the operational readiness of Kadena’s forces and continued role in the South East Indo-Pacific Theater. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Omari Bernard)

5th Air Force, USFJ Commander visits Team Kadena

U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Kevin Schneider, U.S. Forces Japan and Fifth Air Force commander, shakes hands with Brig. Gen. Case A. Cunningham, 18th Wing commander, upon arrival April 4, 2019, to Kadena Air Base, Japan. Schneider assessed the mission readiness of the 18th Wing and III Marine Expeditionary Force on Okinawa. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Omari Bernard)

5th Air Force, USFJ Commander visits Team Kadena

U.S. Air Force Col. Michael Rowe (right), 18th Operations Group commander, and Chief Master Sgt, Joseph Stuart (left), 18th OG superintendent, salute as Lt. Gen. Kevin Schneider, arrives April 4, 2019, to the 18th Wing Head Quarters building April 4, 2019, on Kadena Air Base, Japan. Schneider met with commanders across the 18th Wing to assess their mission capabilities and readiness. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Omari Bernard)

5th Air Force, USFJ Commander visits Team Kadena

U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Gabrielle Brown (left), 33rd Rescue Squadron director of operations, and Lt. Col. Patrick Lowe (right), 31st Rescue Squadron commander, brief the operational readiness of their squadrons to Lt. Gen. Kevin Schneider, U.S. Forces Japan and Fifth Air Force commander, April 4, 2019, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. During his visit, Schneider received first hand accounts of their mission readiness from unit commanders. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Omari Bernard)

5th Air Force, USFJ Commander visits Team Kadena

U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Michael Adams, 961st Airborne Air Control Squadron commander, briefs Lt. Gen. Kevin Schneider, U.S. Forces Japan and Fifth Air Force commander, about the E-3 Sentry’s key roles to the mission April 4, 2019, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. Schneider met with commanders across the 18th Wing to assess their mission capabilities and readiness. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Omari Bernard)

5th Air Force, USFJ Commander visits Team Kadena

U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Kevin Schneider, U.S. Forces Japan and Fifth Air Force commander, receives an F-15 Eagle mission overview from Lt. Col. Nicholas Register, 44th Fighter Squadron commander, and Lt. Col. Blair Byrem, 18th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron commander, April 4, 2019, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. Schneider met with commanders across the 18th Wing to assess their mission capabilities and readiness. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Omari Bernard)

5th Air Force, USFJ Commander visits Team Kadena

U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Kevin Schneider, U.S. Forces Japan and Fifth Air Force commander, and Brig. Gen. Case Cunningham, 18th Wing Commander, listen to mission briefings from the 18th Civil Engineer Group and 18th Mission Support Group April 4, 2019, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. Schneider met with commanders from the 18th CEG and 18th MSG to assess the living conditions and support for service members and their families. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Omari Bernard)

5th Air Force, USFJ Commander visits Team Kadena

U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Kevin Schneider, U.S. Forces Japan and Fifth Air Force commander, receives a 7th Fleet Maritime Patrol and Reconnaissance Aircraft operations briefing from U.S. Navy Task Group 72.1 Sailors April 4, 2019, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. Schneider learned about the capabilities and the skill set the crews bring to Team Kadena. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Omari Bernard)

5th Air Force, USFJ Commander visits Team Kadena

U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Kevin Schneider, U.S. Forces Japan and Fifth Air Force commander, boards a U.S. Navy 7th Fleet Maritime Patrol and Reconnaissance aircraft April 4, 2019, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. Schneider learned about the mission capabilities of the U.S. Navy Task Group 72.1 during tour of a Navy P-8A Poseidon. (U.S Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Omari Bernard)

5th Air Force, USFJ Commander visits Team Kadena
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U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Case A. Cunningham, 18th Wing commander, salutes as Lt. Gen. Kevin Schneider, U.S. Forces Japan and Fifth Air Force commander, departs April 4, 2019, from Kadena Air Base, Japan. Schneider assessed the mission readiness of the 18th Wing and III Marine Expeditionary Force on Okinawa. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Omari Bernard)

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