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JASDF and USAF host bilateral weapons load training

Members of the Japan Air Self-Defense Force and U.S. Air Force Airmen from the 18th Wing at Kadena Air Base, Japan, pose for a photo during bilateral weapons training March 11, 2019, at Naha Air Base, Japan. The training opens up suggestions for improving and standardizing weapons loading and unloading procedures, and boosts understanding from both organizations about each other’s processes. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kristan Campbell)

JASDF and USAF host bilateral weapons load training

U.S. Air Force Airmen from the 18th Wing and members of the Japan Air Self-Defense Force discuss weapons standardization and innovation March 11, 2019, at Naha Air Base, Japan. The discussion opens up suggestions for improving and standardes weapons loading and unloading procedures, boosting understanding from both organizations about each other’s processes. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kristan Campbell)

JASDF and USAF host bilateral weapons load training

U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Thad Burton, 18th Maintenance Group, Weapons Superintendent (middle) and Tech Sgt. Jairek Kahai, 18th Maintenance Group loading standardization crew chief (right) receive a brief on JASDF munitions practices and procedures March 11, 2019, at Naha Air Base, Japan. The JASDF hosted the weapons training with U.S. Air Force Airmen to observe and improve practices and procedures. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kristan Campbell)

JASDF and USAF host bilateral weapons load training

U.S. Air Force Airmen assigned to the 18th Wing, and members of the Japan Air Self-Defense Force, discuss differences in Japanese ammunition loading systems, as apposed to AF ammunition loading systems and techniques March 11, 2019, at Naha Air Base, Japan. The training familiarizes Airmen and JASDF members with each other’s practices and aims to improve processes used by both organizations.

JASDF and USAF host bilateral weapons load training

Members of the Japan Air Self-Defense Force demonstrate unloading procedures while emptying ammunition from an F15J Eagle March 11, 2019, at Naha Air Base, Japan. The training opens up suggestions for improving and standardizing weapons loading and unloading procedures, and boosts understanding from both organizations about each other’s processes. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kristan Campbell)

JASDF and USAF host bilateral weapons load training

Members of the Japan Air Self-Defense Force host a bilateral weapons training with U.S. Air Force Airmen from the 18th Wing, March 11, 2019, at Naha Air Base, Japan. The training familiarizes U.S. Airmen and JASDF members with each other’s practices and aims to improve processes used by both organizations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kristan Campbell)

KADENA AIR BASE, Japan -- Members of the Japan Air Self-Defense Force and U.S. Air Force Airmen from the 18th Wing at Kadena Air Base, Japan, pose for a photo during bilateral weapons training March 11, 2019, at Naha Air Base, Japan. The training opens up suggestions for improving and standardizing weapons loading and unloading procedures, and boosts understanding from both organizations about each other’s processes. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kristan Campbell)