US Marines and JASDF Personnel Conduct Bilateral Exercise

11/05/2010 – U.S. Marines and Japanese Air Self-Defense Force personnel are taking part in an Aviation Training Relocation exercise with the goal of increasing combat readiness and interoperability between U.S. and JASDF personnel.

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Credit photos and text: Naval Air Facility Misawa, October 21st, 2010

  • In the first photo, Marine Cpl. Xavier Figueroa, from Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (All Weather) 225, left, returns a fuel line to Japanese Airman 1st Class Kentaro Saito, from the Japanese Air Self-Defense Force following the successful refueling of a Marine F/A-18D Hornet here at Misawa Air Base.
  • In the second photo, Marine Sgt. Lydia Ye performs final flight preps before an F/A-18D Hornet, attached to Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (All Weather) 225, gets clearance to move to the Misawa Air Base runway.
  • In the third photo,  Marine Capt. Jeffrey Ludwig, left, and Marine Capt. Brad Buick, both attached to Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (All Weather) 225, perform final preparations to their F/A-18D Hornet before taking off at Misawa Air Base.