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USAF, JASDF, CNRJ partnership heats up

JASDF members observe 18th CES training.

Japan Air Self-Defense Force firefighters observe joint training with Commander, Navy Region Japan Fire & Emergency Services and 18th Civil Engineer Squadron firefighters at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Nov. 30, 2021. JASDF firefighters witnessed Kadena Fire Emergency Services capabilities for the first time in two years, as training opportunities between the two were halted due to COVID-19. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Savannah L. Waters)

18th CES Airman briefs JASDF firefighters.

Senior Airman Chase Turan, 18th Civil Engineer Squadron driver operator, gives Japan Air Self-Defense Force firefighters a tour of an 18th CES vehicle at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Nov. 30, 2021. After two years of halted joint training during the ongoing pandemic, JASDF observed this event to familiarize themselves with Kadena Fire Emergency Services capabilities. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Savannah L. Waters)

18th CES Airman exits training facility.

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Christopher Benner, 18th Civil Engineer Squadron training NCO in charge, exits a fire training facility during a joint training exercise with Commander, Navy Region Japan Fire & Emergency Services at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Nov. 30, 2021. With Japan Air Self-Defense Force firefighters observing, Kadena Fire Emergency Services joined capabilities with CNRJ firefighters to extinguish a vehicle fire, small aircraft fire, large aircraft fire and flashovers during this event. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Savannah L. Waters)

JASDF member watches 18th CES Airmen put out fire.

A Japan Air Self-Defense Force firefighter watches firefighters from the 18th Civil Engineer Squadron put out a fire during a joint training exercise with Commander, Navy Region Japan Fire & Emergency Services at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Nov. 30, 2021. With JASDF firefighters observing, Kadena Fire Emergency Services joined capabilities with CNRJ firefighters to extinguish a vehicle fire, small aircraft fire, large aircraft fire and flashovers during this event. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Savannah L. Waters)

18th CES firefighters put out fire.

Two firefighters from the 18th Civil Engineer Squadron put out a fire during a joint training exercise with Commander, Navy Region Japan Fire & Emergency Services at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Nov. 30, 2021. With Japan Air Self-Defense Force firefighters observing, Kadena Fire Emergency Services joined capabilities with CNRJ firefighters to extinguish a vehicle fire, small aircraft fire, large aircraft fire and flashovers during this event. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Savannah L. Waters)

JASDF members observe 18th CES training.

A Japan Air Self-Defense Force firefighter speaks with other JASDF members while observing a joint training exercise between Commander, Navy Region Japan Fire & Emergency Services and the 18th Civil Engineer Squadron at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Nov. 30, 2021. With Japan Air Self-Defense Force firefighters observing, Kadena Fire Emergency Services joined capabilities with CNRJ firefighters to extinguish a vehicle fire, small aircraft fire, large aircraft fire and flashovers during this event. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Savannah L. Waters)

18th CES member briefs JASDF firefighters.

Tatsumi Tanahara, far right, 18th Civil Engineer Squadron driver operator, briefs Japan Air Self-Defense Force firefighters during a joint training exercise with Commander, Navy Region Japan Fire & Emergency Services at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Nov. 30, 2021. JASDF firefighters witnessed Kadena Fire Emergency Services capabilities for the first time in two years, as training opportunities between the two were halted due to COVID-19. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Savannah L. Waters)

JASDF firefighters tour firetruck.

Japan Air Self-Defense Force firefighters visit the 18th Civil Engineer Squadron to observe a joint training exercise with Commander, Navy Region Japan Fire & Emergency Services at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Nov. 30, 2021. JASDF firefighters witnessed Kadena Fire Emergency Services capabilities for the first time in two years, as training opportunities between the two were halted due to COVID-19. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Savannah L. Waters)

JASDF, USAF, CNRJ group photo.

Firefighters from the 18th Civil Engineer Squadron, Japan Air Self-Defense Force, and Commander, Navy Region Japan Fire & Emergency Services pose for a group photo at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Nov. 30, 2021. After two years of halted joint training during the ongoing pandemic, JASDF observed a joint training exercise to familiarize themselves with Kadena Fire Emergency Services capabilities. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Savannah L. Waters)

KADENA AIR BASE, Japan -- Japan Air Self-Defense Force firefighters observe joint training with Commander, Navy Region Japan Fire & Emergency Services and 18th Civil Engineer Squadron firefighters at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Nov. 30, 2021. JASDF firefighters witnessed Kadena Fire Emergency Services capabilities for the first time in two years, as training opportunities between the two were halted due to COVID-19. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Savannah L. Waters)