Japan Air Self-Defense Force Warrant Officer Junji Miura, the 3rd Air Wing command chief, smirks as he discusses his friend's, JASDF Warrant Officer Tsuyoshi Endo, the former 6th Air Defense Missile Group chief and Senior Noncommissioned Officer Association president, retirement plans with U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Cesar Ventura, a 35th Fighter Wing inspector general vertical inspections planner, at Misawa Air Base, Japan, Feb. 14, 2018. Over the past four years, Ventura worked with Miura and Endo planning and organizing bilateral events including dining outs and tug-of-war competitions. His mastery of their culture and language helped him grow so close with the two warrants that now they call him, "like family." (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Benjamin W. Stratton)
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