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Local Mayors Visit Misawa Air Base

Men in suits stand in front of an F-16 engine.

The Misawa Air Base Neighboring Communities’ Liaison Coordination Council pose for a photo at Misawa Air Base, Japan, Oct. 6, 2021. Following the council members’ annual meeting the mayors met with Col. Timothy B. Murphy, 35th Fighter Wing vice commander, and toured base facilities. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman China M. Shock)

Men in suits watch an F-16 engine.

The Misawa Air Base Neighboring Communities’ Liaison Coordination Council watch an F-16 Fighting Falcon engine run at full afterburner at Misawa Air Base, Japan, Oct. 6, 2021. The council members visit the “Hush House” where F-16 Fighting Falcons are built and repaired to support the constant flying mission of five squadrons across three wings in the Indo-Pacific region-the 35th, 51st and the 8th Fighter Wing. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman China M. Shock)

Man in suit puts on headphones with military member.

Mr. Yutaka Yoshida, Rokunohe town mayor, puts on ear protection at Misawa Air Base, Japan, Oct. 6, 2021. Mr. Yoshida is a part of the Misawa Air Base Neighboring Communities’ Liaison Coordination Council. The council members visited Misawa AB to familiarize themselves with the base’s mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman China M. Shock)

Military members in uniform display coins to men in suits.

U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Richard Tato, a 35th Maintenance Squadron test cell noncommissioned officer in charge, presents coins to the members of the Misawa Air Base Neighboring Communities’ Liaison Coordination Council at Misawa Air Base, Japan, Oct. 6, 2021. The purpose of the council is to serve as a bridge between the base and its surrounding communities, while deepening the mayors’ understanding of the Misawa AB mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman China M. Shock)

Group of people in suits sit at a table with U.S. military members.

U.S. Air Force Col. Timothy B. Murphy, 35th Fighter Wing vice commander, briefs the Misawa Air Base Neighboring Communities’ Liaison Coordination Council at Misawa Air Base, Japan, Oct. 6, 2021. Established in 1979, the council is comprised of mayors from nine municipalities neighboring the base. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman China M. Shock)

MISAWA AIR BASE, Japan -- The Misawa Air Base Neighboring Communities’ Liaison Coordination Council visited Misawa Air Base, Japan, Oct. 6, 2021.

The Misawa AB Neighboring Communities’ Liaison Coordination Council, established in 1979, is comprised of mayors from nine municipalities neighboring the base. The purpose of the council is to serve as a bridge between the base and its surrounding communities, while deepening their understanding of Misawa AB.