U.S. Forces Japan Commander Lt. Gen. Kevin B. Schneider gives opening remarks at an annual Joint Bilateral Senior Enlisted Symposium at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Nov. 5, 2019. The symposium gave enlisted leaders the opportunity to come together and discuss improvements on defense and readiness. USFJ created the bilateral program to strengthen the U.S.-Japan alliance and strengthen partnerships across all military branches of both countries. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Peter Reft)