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5th AF vice says, “Very impressed with Misawa”

U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Jeffrey C. Bozard, the 5th Air Force vice commander, discusses base operations during his tour with USAF 1st Lt. Jessica Dacpano, the 13th Aircraft Maintenance Unit assistant officer in charge, in front of a hardened aircraft shelter at Misawa Air Base, Japan, May 2, 2018. Meeting with Bozard gave Airmen a chance to showcase their career field and how it contributes to Misawa AB’s mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Collette Brooks)

U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Jeffrey C. Bozard, the 5th Air Force vice commander, discusses base operations during his tour with USAF 1st Lt. Jessica Dacpano, the 13th Aircraft Maintenance Unit assistant officer in charge, in front of a hardened aircraft shelter at Misawa Air Base, Japan, May 2, 2018. Meeting with Bozard gave Airmen a chance to showcase their career field and how it contributes to Misawa AB’s mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Collette Brooks)

U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Jeffrey C. Bozard, the 5th Air Force vice commander, speaks with an Airman during his tour of Misawa Air Base, Japan, May 2, 2018. When meeting with Airmen, Bozard questioned where they were from and what they thought of Misawa to get to know them personally. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Collette Brooks)

U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Jeffrey C. Bozard, the 5th Air Force vice commander, speaks with an Airman during his tour of Misawa Air Base, Japan, May 2, 2018. When meeting with Airmen, Bozard questioned where they were from and what they thought of Misawa to get to know them personally. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Collette Brooks)

Three Team Misawa Airmen salute U.S. Air Force Col. R. Scott Jobe, left, the 35th Fighter Wing commander, and USAF Brig. Gen. Jeffrey C. Bozard, right, the 5th Air Force vice commander, at Misawa Air Base, Japan, May 2, 2018. Bozard reminded service members that building international relationships contributes to airpower capabilities and mission success. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Collette Brooks)

Three Team Misawa Airmen salute U.S. Air Force Col. R. Scott Jobe, left, the 35th Fighter Wing commander, and USAF Brig. Gen. Jeffrey C. Bozard, right, the 5th Air Force vice commander, at Misawa Air Base, Japan, May 2, 2018. Bozard reminded service members that building international relationships contributes to airpower capabilities and mission success. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Collette Brooks)

U.S. Air Force Col. R. Scott Jobe, left, the 35th Fighter Wing commander, speaks with USAF Brig. Gen. Jeffrey C. Bozard, right, the 5th Air Force vice commander, during a base tour at the 35th Operations Support Squadron at Misawa Air Base, Japan, May 2, 2018. Bozard visited a multitude of squadrons around base that gave service members a chance to display their enthusiasm for their jobs and work ethic. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Collette Brooks)

U.S. Air Force Col. R. Scott Jobe, left, the 35th Fighter Wing commander, speaks with USAF Brig. Gen. Jeffrey C. Bozard, right, the 5th Air Force vice commander, during a base tour at the 35th Operations Support Squadron at Misawa Air Base, Japan, May 2, 2018. Bozard visited a multitude of squadrons around base that gave service members a chance to display their enthusiasm for their jobs and work ethic. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Collette Brooks)

U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Jeffrey C. Bozard, the 5th Air Force vice commander, speaks with Team Misawa members during his tour at Misawa Air Base, Japan, May 1, 2018. During his tour, he listened to Team Misawa service members and their stories while learning what makes their career fields so unique to 5th AF and the Indo-Pacific as a whole. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Collette Brooks)

U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Jeffrey C. Bozard, the 5th Air Force vice commander, speaks with Team Misawa members during his tour at Misawa Air Base, Japan, May 1, 2018. During his tour, he listened to Team Misawa service members and their stories while learning what makes their career fields so unique to 5th AF and the Indo-Pacific as a whole. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Collette Brooks)

U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Christopher Browne, left, the 35th Maintenance Squadron jet engine intermediate maintenance section chief, and USAF Brig. Gen. Jeffrey C. Bozard, right, the 5th Air Force vice commander, discuss operations at Misawa Air Base, Japan, May 1, 2018. Bozard noticed and reassured Team Misawa members’ commitment and devotion to the mission’s value. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Collette Brooks)

U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Christopher Browne, left, the 35th Maintenance Squadron jet engine intermediate maintenance section chief, and USAF Brig. Gen. Jeffrey C. Bozard, right, the 5th Air Force vice commander, discuss operations at Misawa Air Base, Japan, May 1, 2018. Bozard noticed and reassured Team Misawa members’ commitment and devotion to the mission’s value. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Collette Brooks)

MISAWA AIR BASE, Japan -- U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Jeffrey C. Bozard, the 5th Air Force vice commander, met with Misawa Air Base, Japan, service members, from flight-line maintainers to soldiers with the U.S. Army’s Joint Tactical Ground Station, May 1 and 2.

During his tour, he listened to Team Misawa service members and their stories while learning what makes their career fields so unique to 5th AF and the Indo-Pacific as a whole.

“The general enjoyed interacting with Team Misawa personnel,” said USAF Capt. Michael Bell, the 35th Fighter Wing commander’s executive officer. “It not only gave Airmen a chance to showcase their enthusiasm for their jobs, but an opportunity to demonstrate their work ethic.”

Bozard expressed his great appreciation for the installation’s commitment and devotion to the mission and made a point to remind the service members of their key part in 5th AF’s mission success.

“I am very impressed with the members of Misawa AB,” said Bozard. “Thank you for continuing to work hard and dedicate yourself to the mission and each other.”