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Welcome to Chitose AB

Koku-Jieitai members posted a sign in a first-floor drying room welcoming U.S. Airmen staying in their dormitory during a 10-day U.S.-Japan Bilateral Career Training at Chitose Air Base, Japan, April 15, 2017. Eight males and two females stayed for the duration of the tour April 11-20. The group slept in the Koku-Jieitai dormitories, ate in their dining facility, used their sports and recreation facilities and, most importantly, worked side-by-side with their Japanese counterparts. This sign was just one of many humble and hospitable acts the Japanese made to help the Americans feel welcome and at home. Koku-Jieitai is the traditional term for Japan Air Self Defense Force used by the Japanese. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Benjamin W. Stratton)

PHOTO BY: Tech. Sgt. Benjamin W. Stratton
VIRIN: 170415-F-JF989-561.JPG
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