Rising up
Kenichi Shimajiri, 18th Civil Engineer Squadron fire inspector, stands in front of a fire truck July 27, 2016, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. Shimajiri was a firefighter for 23 years at Kadena before becoming a fire inspector. As a fire inspector, Shimajiri is responsible for ensuring buildings are free of fire hazards. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Lynette M. Rolen)