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US military, Misawa City work together to promote safe community

Katsuji Soma, Misawa City police station chief, gives remarks during the opening ceremony of the End-Of-Year Traffic Safety and Crime Prevention Campaign in Misawa City, Japan, Dec. 14, 2016. Throughout the Aomori Prefecture, 18 different local police stations held ceremonies, similar to the one in Misawa, to promote positive living and working environments, while combating crimes, alcohol related incidents, fraud and traffic accidents. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Deana Heitzman)

Katsuji Soma, Misawa City police station chief, gives remarks during the opening ceremony of the End-Of-Year Traffic Safety and Crime Prevention Campaign in Misawa City, Japan, Dec. 14, 2016. Throughout the Aomori Prefecture, 18 different local police stations held ceremonies, similar to the one in Misawa, to promote positive living and working environments, while combating crimes, alcohol related incidents, fraud and traffic accidents . (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Deana Heitzman)

U.S. Air Force Col. R. Scott Jobe, right, the 35th Fighter Wing commander, presents his personal artwork as a gift to Katsuji Soma, left, Misawa City police station chief, during the End-Of-Year Traffic Safety and Crime Prevention Campaign in Misawa City, Japan, Dec. 14, 2016. This annual event showcases safety within the community of Misawa and combats crimes, alcohol related incidents, fraud and traffic accidents during the holiday season. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Deana Heitzman)

U.S. Air Force Col. R. Scott Jobe, right, the 35th Fighter Wing commander, presents his personal artwork as a gift to Katsuji Soma, left, Misawa City police station chief, during the End-Of-Year Traffic Safety and Crime Prevention Campaign in Misawa City, Japan, Dec. 14, 2016. This annual event showcases safety within the community of Misawa and combats crimes, alcohol related incidents, fraud and traffic accidents during the holiday season. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Deana Heitzman)

U.S. Navy Capt. Keith Henry, Naval Air Facility Misawa commanding officer, hands a flag with emergency services phone numbers to a local business worker in Misawa City, Japan, Dec. 14, 2016. After opening ceremonies, base, town and local police leadership went to three local eating establishments to present the right tools if they encounter a suspicious person or see suspicious activity around their work place. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Deana Heitzman)

U.S. Navy Capt. Keith Henry, Naval Air Facility Misawa commanding officer, hands a flag with emergency services phone numbers to a local business worker in Misawa City, Japan, Dec. 14, 2016. After opening ceremonies, base, town and local police leadership went to three local eating establishments to present the right tools if they encounter a suspicious person or see suspicious activity around their work place. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Deana Heitzman)

The word “Misawa” is displayed on a jacket during the opening ceremony of the End-Of-Year Traffic Safety and Crime Prevention Campaign in Misawa City, Japan, Dec. 14, 2016. The ceremony gathered base leadership, the Misawa City mayor, police officers and other community prevention program volunteers to stress the importance of working together to make the Misawa community a better place. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Deana Heitzman)

The word “Misawa” is displayed on a jacket during the opening ceremony of the End-Of-Year Traffic Safety and Crime Prevention Campaign in Misawa City, Japan, Dec. 14, 2016. The ceremony gathered base leadership, the Misawa City mayor, police officers and other community prevention program volunteers to stress the importance of working together to make the Misawa community a better place. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Deana Heitzman)

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