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Friends for life

Japan Air Self-Defense Force Warrant Officer Junji Miura, left, the 3rd Air Wing command chief, Noriko Ohtani, center left, a 3rd AW U.S. Relations Section member, U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Cesar Ventura, center right, a 35th Fighter Wing inspector general vertical inspections planner, and JASDF Warrant Officer Tsuyoshi Endo, right, the former 6th Air Defense Missile Group chief and Senior Noncommissioned Officer Association president, pose for a photo in the 3rd AW headquarters at Misawa Air Base, Japan, Feb. 14, 2018. In the past four years, Ventura worked with Miura, Endo and Ohtani on numerous bilateral events bringing U.S. and Japan servicemembers closer as allies and friends. Ventura attributes his success to his Hispanic upbringing and seeks new adventures every day where he can learn something new about another's culture. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Benjamin W. Stratton)

PHOTO BY: Tech. Sgt. Benjamin W. Stratton
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