Kadena Special Olympics opening ceremony welcomes athletes
Event participants release balloons into the air to signal the start of the Kadena Special Olympics main event Nov. 5, 2016, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. The goal of KSO is to break down social barriers and create an environment of understanding and acceptance among U.S. and Japanese citizens living together on Okinawa. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Peter Reft/Released)