Kadena Special Olympics opening ceremony welcomes athletes
Hinata, a special-needs athlete, receives a balloon from KSO volunteers during the Kadena Special Olympics athlete arrival Nov. 5, 2016, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. KSO was established in 1999 by the 18th Wing commander Gen. John R. Baker as an avenue to build relations with the local communities and government representatives while providing a meaningful activity for the special needs children and adults. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Peter Reft/Released)