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Naha and Kadena Airmen foster goodwill at 2018 JAAGA Awards

Team Kadena Attends 2018 JAAGA Awards

U.S. Air Force 1st Lt. Antoinio Arnold, 18th Operation Support Squadron chief of intel readiness, delivers a speech in Japanese during the 2018 JAAGA Awards Ceremony January 31, 2019, at Naha Air Base, Japan. Arnold was recognized for his outstanding skills in a Japan-U.S. defense conference, the Bilateral Leadership Officer Group and the Koku-Jieitai English Competition. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Omari Bernard)

Team Kadena Attends 2018 JAAGA Awards

Japan Air Self-Defense Force Tech. Sgt. Tomonori Miura, 9th Air Wing Armament Maintenance Squadron munitions troop, delivers a speech during the 2018 JAAGA Awards Ceremony January 31, 2019, at Naha Air Base, Japan. Miura was recognized for his outstanding skills as a munitions troop. During a bilateral exchange, Miura learned about mobility maintenance at Kadena Air Base and participated in a bilateral exercise. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Omari Bernard)

Team Kadena Attends 2018 JAAGA Awards

Airmen from the Japan Air Self-Defense Force’s Naha Air Base and U.S. Air Force’s 18th Wing pose for group photo with Japan-America Air Force Goodwill Association members after the 2018 JAAGA Awards Ceremony January 31, 2019, at Naha Air Base, Japan. Leadership from Naha Air Base and the 18th Wing came together to recognize the accomplishments of their Japan-America Air Force Goodwill Association awardees and the importance of partnership during the 2018 JAAGA Awards Ceremony. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Omari Bernard)

Team Kadena Attends 2018 JAAGA Awards

Japan Air Self-Defense Force Tech. Sgt. Tomonori Miura, 9th Air Wing Armament Maintenance Squadron munitions troop, delivers a speech during the 2018 JAAGA Awards Ceremony January 31, 2019, at Naha Air Base, Japan. Miura was recognized for his outstanding skills as a munitions troop. During a bilateral exchange, Miura learned about mobility maintenance at Kadena Air Base and participated in a bilateral exercise. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Omari Bernard)

Team Kadena Attends 2018 JAAGA Awards

U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Case Cunningham, 18th Wing commander, recognizes the accomplishments of the Japan-America Air Force Goodwill Association awardees and the importance of partnership during a speech at the 2018 JAAGA Awards Ceremony January 31, 2019, at Naha Air Base, Japan. The Japan-U.S. alliance is the foundation not only for peace and security of Japan but also for those of the Asia-Pacific region. Japan-U.S. cooperation based on the alliance plays a significant role in working on the world’s security issues. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Omari Bernard)

Team Kadena Attends 2018 JAAGA Awards

Airmen from the Japan Air Self-Defense Force’s Naha Air Base and U.S. Air Force’s 18th Wing sit side-by-side with Japan-America Air Force Goodwill Association members during the 2018 JAAGA Awards Ceremony January 31, 2019, at Naha Air Base, Japan. JAAGA promotes friendly and cooperative relationships between the JASDF and U.S. Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Omari Bernard)

Team Kadena Attends 2018 JAAGA Awards

Japan Air Self-Defense Force Maj. Gen. Hidetada Inatsuki, Naha Air Base commander, recognizes the accomplishments of the Japan-America Air Force Goodwill Association awardees and the importance of partnership during the 2018 JAAGA Awards Ceremony January 31, 2019, at Naha Air Base, Japan. The Japan-U.S. alliance is the foundation not only for peace and security of Japan but also for those of the Asia-Pacific region. Japan-U.S. cooperation based on the alliance plays a significant role in working on the world’s security issues. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Omari Bernard)

Team Kadena Attends 2018 JAAGA Awards

U.S. Air Force 1st Lt. Antoinio Arnold, 18th Operation Support Squadron chief of intel readiness, receives an award from Mr. Shigeru Iwasaki, Japan-America Air Force Goodwill Association president, during the 2018 JAAGA Awards Ceremony January 31, 2019, at Naha Air Base, Japan. Arnold was recognized for his outstanding skills in a Japan-U.S. defense conference, the Bilateral Leadership Officer Group and the Koku-Jieitai English Competition. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Omari Bernard)

Team Kadena Attends 2018 JAAGA Awards

Japan Air Self-Defense Force Tech. Sgt. Tomonori Miura, 9th Air Wing Armament Maintenance Squadron munitions troop, thanks Mr. Shigeru Iwasaki, Japan-America Air Force Goodwill Association president, after receiving an award during the 2018 JAAGA Awards Ceremony January 31, 2019, at Naha Air Base, Japan. Miura was recognized for his outstanding skills as a munitions troop. During a bilateral exchange, Miura learned about mobility maintenance at Kadena Air Base and participated in a bilateral exercise. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Omari Bernard)

Team Kadena Attends 2018 JAAGA Awards
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U.S. Air Force 1st Lt. Antoinio Arnold, 18th Operation Support Squadron chief of intel readiness, receives an award from Mr. Shigeru Iwasaki, Japan-America Air Force Goodwill Association president, during the 2018 JAAGA Awards Ceremony January 31, 2019, at Naha Air Base, Japan. Arnold was recognized for his outstanding skills in a Japan-U.S. defense conference, the Bilateral Leadership Officer Group and the Koku-Jieitai English Competition. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Omari Bernard)

Team Kadena Attends 2018 JAAGA Awards
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Japan Air Self-Defense Force Tech. Sgt. Tomonori Miura, 9th Air Wing Armament Maintenance Squadron munitions troop, receives an award from Mr. Shigeru Iwasaki, Japan-America Air Force Goodwill Association president, during the 2018 JAAGA Awards Ceremony January 31, 2019, at Naha Air Base, Japan. Miura was recognized for his outstanding skills as a munitions troop. During a bilateral exchange, Miura learned about mobility maintenance at Kadena Air Base and participated in a bilateral exercise. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Omari Bernard)

KADENA AIR BASE, Japan -- U.S. Air Force 1st Lt. Antoinio Arnold, 18th Operation Support Squadron chief of intel readiness, delivers a speech in Japanese during the 2018 JAAGA Awards Ceremony January 31, 2019, at Naha Air Base, Japan. Arnold was recognized for his outstanding skills in a Japan-U.S. defense conference, the Bilateral Leadership Officer Group and the Koku-Jieitai English Competition. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Omari Bernard)