Rice pounding ceremony

MISAWA AIR BASE, Japan -- Maddy and Alex, daughters of Col. Mark Altobelli, 35th Operations Group commander, participate in the annual rice pounding ceremony at the Japan Air Self-Defense Force gymnasium Dec. 17, 2008. The ceremony gave the girls a chance to learn more about the Japanese culture and native traditions. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jamal D. Sutter)

PHOTO BY: Senior Airman Jamal D. Sutter
VIRIN: 081217-F-5717S-074.JPG
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