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U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. David Dammeier, the 35th Civil Engineer Squadron commander, listens to a speech during the annual Misawa City Fire Department New Year ceremony at Misawa City, Japan, Jan. 20, 2019. Dammeier thanked the Misawa City communities for their continued support and wished the more than 300 firefighters and volunteers a safe year. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Sadie Colbert)

U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. David Dammeier, the 35th Civil Engineer Squadron commander, listens to a speech during the annual Misawa City Fire Department New Year ceremony at Misawa City, Japan, Jan. 20, 2019. Dammeier thanked the Misawa City communities for their continued support and wished the more than 300 firefighters and volunteers a safe year. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Sadie Colbert)

Misawa City volunteer firefighters line up during the annual Misawa City Fire Department New Year ceremony at Misawa City, Japan, Jan. 20, 2019. Misawa City’s fire department units include more than 300 trained professionals and various volunteers who make up individual supporting committees. Many locals attended the parade in order to wish the city and Misawa Air Base’s Fire Department a safe year as they continue to fight fires and protect homes. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Sadie Colbert)

Misawa City volunteer firefighters line up during the annual Misawa City Fire Department New Year ceremony at Misawa City, Japan, Jan. 20, 2019. Misawa City’s fire department units include more than 300 trained professionals and various volunteers who make up individual supporting committees. Many locals attended the parade in order to wish the city and Misawa Air Base’s Fire Department a safe year as they continue to fight fires and protect homes. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Sadie Colbert)

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Yuki Lubbers, a 35th Civil Engineer Squadron firefighter closes a hatch on a fire truck during the annual Misawa City Fire Department New Year ceremony at Misawa City, Japan, Jan. 20, 2019. Along with the Misawa City fire department units, the 35th CES showcased their response times to emergencies. After the demonstration, first responders paraded around the block to say hello to locals. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Sadie Colbert)

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Journey Collier, a 35th Civil Engineer Squadron firefighter closes a hatch on a fire truck during the annual Misawa City Fire Department New Year ceremony at Misawa City, Japan, Jan. 20, 2019. Along with the Misawa City fire department units, the 35th CES showcased their response times to emergencies. After the demonstration, first responders paraded around the block to say hello to locals. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Sadie Colbert)

A Misawa City Fire Department emblem adorns on a firefighter’s uniform during the annual Misawa City Fire Department New Year ceremony in Misawa City, Japan, Jan. 20, 2019. The emblem signifies a member as a firefighter. Mayor Kazumasa Taneichi took time to salute all firefighters and supporting units to honor them for their duty and dedication while the fire department showed local spectators their swift ability to respond to an alert call. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Sadie Colbert)

A Misawa City Fire Department emblem adorned a firefighter’s uniform during the annual Misawa City Fire Department New Year ceremony in Misawa City, Japan, Jan. 20, 2019. The emblem signifies a member as a firefighter. Mayor Kazumasa Taneichi took time to salute all firefighters and supporting units to honor them for their duty and dedication while the fire department showed local spectators their swift ability to respond to an alert call. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Sadie Colbert)

U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. David Dammeier, left, the 35th Civil Engineer Squadron commander, and Master Sgt. Damean Moore, a 35th CES fire chief, walk side-by-side during the annual Misawa City Fire Department New Year ceremony at Misawa City, Japan, Jan. 20, 2019. Team Misawa’s fire department units joined together to celebrate the New Year through a short fire demonstration, a parade and speeches, wishing all firefighters and their supporters a successful and prosperous year. During the events, local community members gathered to cheer on the dispatch teams. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Sadie Colbert)

U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. David Dammeier, left, the 35th Civil Engineer Squadron commander, and Master Sgt. Damean Moore, a 35th CES fire chief, walk side-by-side during the annual Misawa City Fire Department New Year ceremony at Misawa City, Japan, Jan. 20, 2019. Team Misawa’s fire department units joined together to celebrate the New Year through a short fire demonstration, a parade and speeches, wishing all firefighters and their supporters a successful and prosperous year. During the events, local community members gathered to cheer on the dispatch teams. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Sadie Colbert)

Misawa City Brass Band musicians perform a song during the annual Misawa City Fire Department New Year ceremony at Misawa City, Japan, Jan. 20, 2019. Approximately 20 members played songs as fire department teams paraded around the block. After the parade, an official ceremony occurred to wish the city and Misawa Air Base’s Fire Department a safe year. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Sadie Colbert)

Misawa City Brass Band musicians perform a song during the annual Misawa City Fire Department New Year ceremony at Misawa City, Japan, Jan. 20, 2019. Approximately 20 members played songs as fire department teams paraded around the block. After the parade, an official ceremony occurred to wish the city and Misawa Air Base’s Fire Department a safe year. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Sadie Colbert)

U.S Air Force Lt. Col. David Dammeier, the 35th Civil Engineer Squadron commander, talks with Koichiro Maita, Misawa City vice mayor, before giving speeches during the annual Misawa City Fire Department New Year ceremony at Misawa City, Japan, Jan. 20, 2019. The 35th CES leadership received an opportunity to greet Misawa City’s officials during tea time. Afterward, fire department committee members and leaders wished everyone a safe New Year. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Sadie Colbert)

U.S Air Force Lt. Col. David Dammeier, the 35th Civil Engineer Squadron commander, talks with Koichiro Maita, Misawa City vice mayor, before giving speeches during the annual Misawa City Fire Department New Year ceremony at Misawa City, Japan, Jan. 20, 2019. The 35th CES leadership received an opportunity to greet Misawa City’s officials during tea time. Afterward, fire department committee members and leaders wished everyone a safe New Year. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Sadie Colbert)

Misawa City Fire Department New Year ceremony attendants Ichika Kannoji and his daughter, Kiraki, watch fire trucks during a parade at Misawa City, Japan, Jan. 20, 2019. During the event, locals could spectate the fire drills and enjoy music played by the Misawa City Brass Band members. Misawa Air Base joins the local community in many New Year celebrations to take advantage of the cross-cultural opportunity. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Sadie Colbert)

Misawa City Fire Department New Year ceremony attendants Ichika Kannoji and his daughter, Kiraki, watch fire trucks during a parade at Misawa City, Japan, Jan. 20, 2019. During the event, locals viewed the fire drills and enjoyed music played by the Misawa City Brass Band members. Misawa Air Base joins the local community in many New Year celebrations to take advantage of the cross-cultural opportunity. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Sadie Colbert)

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