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The 18th Force Support Squadron hosted a river trekking trip July 25, 2018, at the Genka River in Okinawa, Japan. The 18th FSS hosts many adventures on a monthly basis to include canoeing, hiking and other outdoor activities.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kristan Campbell

Naoki Uchida, 18th Force Support Squadron trips planner and coordinator, crosses the Genka River July 25, 2018, in Okinawa, Japan. Naoki briefed others on how to safely hike the Genka during the 18 FSS river trekking trip. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kristan Campbell)

The 18th Force Support Squadron hosted a river trekking trip July 25, 2018, at the Genka River in Okinawa, Japan. The 18th FSS hosts many adventures on a monthly basis to include canoeing, hiking and other outdoor activities.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kristan Campbell

A Giant Wood spider sits on its web July 25, 2018, beside the Genka River in Okinawa, Japan. During the 18th Force Support Squadron river trekking trip on the Genka River, hikers observed many species of plants, animals and insects native to the area. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kristan Campbell)

The 18th Force Support Squadron hosted a river trekking trip July 25, 2018, at the Genka River in Okinawa, Japan. The 18th FSS hosts many adventures on a monthly basis to include canoeing, hiking and other outdoor activities.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kristan Campbell

A group of river trekkers hike alongside the Genka River, July 25, 2018, in Okinawa, Japan. The 18th Force Support Squadron Outdoor Recreation center hosted the river trekking trip as one of many activities offered monthly. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kristan Campbell)

The 18th Force Support Squadron hosted a river trekking trip July 25, 2018, at the Genka River in Okinawa, Japan. The 18th FSS hosts many adventures on a monthly basis to include canoeing, hiking and other outdoor activities.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kristan Campbell

A hiker treads through the Genka River July 25, 2018, in Okinawa, Japan. The Genka River is Okinawa’s longest jungle river that is completely accessible for most of it’s entire length. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kristan Campbell)

The 18th Force Support Squadron hosted a river trekking trip July 25, 2018, at the Genka River in Okinawa, Japan. The 18th FSS hosts many adventures on a monthly basis to include canoeing, hiking and other outdoor activities.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kristan Campbell

A hiker scales the side of the Genka River, July 25, 2018, in Okinawa, Japan. During the trip, river trekkers were briefed by 18th Force Support Squadron personnel on how to safely tread through the water. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kristan Campbell)

The 18th Force Support Squadron hosted a river trekking trip July 25, 2018, at the Genka River in Okinawa, Japan. The 18th FSS hosts many adventures on a monthly basis to include canoeing, hiking and other outdoor activities.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kristan Campbell

Water runs down from a high point in the Genka River to a deepwater pool, forming a natural waterfall in Okinawa, Japan. The waterfall is one of many located on the river, and was formed over thousands of years as the stream flowed from soft rock to hard rock. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kristan Campbell)

The 18th Force Support Squadron hosted a river trekking trip July 25, 2018, at the Genka River in Okinawa, Japan. The 18th FSS hosts many adventures on a monthly basis to include canoeing, hiking and other outdoor activities.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kristan Campbell

Naoki Uchida, 18th Force Support Squadron trips planner and coordinator, eats lunch near a waterfall July 25, 2018, in the Genka River of Okinawa, Japan. During the 18th Force Support Squadron’s river trekking trip, military members and their families enjoyed their lunches surrounded by Genka’s cascades and dense jungle. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kristan Campbell)

The 18th Force Support Squadron hosted a river trekking trip July 25, 2018, at the Genka River in Okinawa, Japan. The 18th FSS hosts many adventures on a monthly basis to include canoeing, hiking and other outdoor activities.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kristan Campbell

A tourist climbs from a high point into a deep water pool in the Genka River, July 25, 2018, in Okinawa, Japan. The river is home to many waterfalls, making cliff-diving activities a fun prospect for tourist companies. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kristan Campbell)

The 18th Force Support Squadron hosted a river trekking trip July 25, 2018, at the Genka River in Okinawa, Japan. The 18th FSS hosts many adventures on a monthly basis to include canoeing, hiking and other outdoor activities.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kristan Campbell

A local family enjoys a shallow part of the Genka River, July 25, 2018, in Okinawa, Japan. Shade and easy access to nearby parking spots makes the Genka a popular spot for river trekking. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kristan Campbell)

The 18th Force Support Squadron hosted a river trekking trip July 25, 2018, at the Genka River in Okinawa, Japan. The 18th FSS hosts many adventures on a monthly basis to include canoeing, hiking and other outdoor activities.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kristan Campbell
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A hiker scales the side of the Genka River, July 25, 2018, in Okinawa, Japan. During the trip, river trekkers were briefed by 18th Force Support Squadron personnel on how to safely tread through the Genka’s waters. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kristan Campbell)

The 18th Force Support Squadron hosted a river trekking trip July 25, 2018, at the Genka River in Okinawa, Japan. The 18th FSS hosts many adventures on a monthly basis to include canoeing, hiking and other outdoor activities.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kristan Campbell
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Water flows through the Genka River, July 25, 2018, in Okinawa Japan. The river is named after the town of Genka, north of Nago City. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kristan Campbell)

The 18th Force Support Squadron hosted a river trekking trip July 25, 2018, at the Genka River in Okinawa, Japan. The 18th FSS hosts many adventures on a monthly basis to include canoeing, hiking and other outdoor activities.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kristan Campbell
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Naoki Uchida, 18th Force Support Squadron trips planner and coordinator, treks through the Genka River, July 25, 2018, in Okinawa, Japan. The river is a popular spot for river trekking and swimming activities due to the shade provided by the surrounding jungle, as well as its many deepwater pools and waterfalls. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kristan Campbell)

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