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Pictures of the fallen Misawa defenders honor fallen during Police Week 2018
Personnel participated in Police Week 2018 at Misawa Air Base, Japan, May 14 to 18.
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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 Ogawara unites US, 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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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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Japan Air Self-Defense Force Master Sgt. Shota Nakano, Tohoku Sub Base, Tohoku, Japan,
explosive ordnance disposal instructor, inspects an unexploded ordnance at Misawa Air Base,
Japan, March 30, 2018. A class of 3rd Air Wing personnel and the Tohoku EOD unit came to
Misawa AB and underwent a focused training on how to perform reconnaissance operations on
UXOs. They came to strengthen their foundational techniques in order to bring their knowledge
back to their units and overall enhance future bilateral missions between the U.S. and JASDF.
(U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Sadie Colbert) Determination, detonation and EOD reconnaissance initiation
The 35th CES EOD flight worked on foundational practices for unexploded ordnance reconnaissance missions with 11 Japan Air Self-Defense Force explosive ordnance disposal Airmen assigned with the Tohoku Subordinate Base, Tohoku, Japan and the 3rd Air Wing, March 29 and 30.
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pulling with might Annual tug of war event strengthens US, Japan partnership
Teams with the U.S. Air Force, U.S. Navy and Japan Air Self-Defense Force came together to forge friendships and compete in the 16th Annual Northern Air Defense Force Commander’s Cup Tug of War Tournament at Misawa Air Base, Japan, March 18.
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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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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: US 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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