The 36th Airlifts JGSDF

Shizuoka Prefectural Government Comprehensive Disaster Drill 2017

The sun rises over the control tower as the 36th Airlift Squadron prepares to airlift Japan Ground Self-Defense Force equipment, Sept. 3, 2017, at Yokota Air Base, Japan. The 36 AS supported the JGSDF by airlifting vehicles taking part in the Shizuoka Prefectural Government Comprehensive Disaster Drill 2017, a drill practicing Japan’s emergency response in the case of a natural disaster. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Airman 1st Class Donald Hudson)

Shizuoka Prefectural Government Comprehensive Disaster Drill 2017

Tech. Sgt. Mike McArty, 36th Airlift Squadron C-130J Super Hercules loadmaster, visually inspects a C-130J, Sept. 3, 2017, at Yokota Air Base, Japan. The 36 AS supported the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force by airlifting vehicles taking part in the Shizuoka Prefectural Government Comprehensive Disaster Drill 2017. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Airman 1st Class Donald Hudson)

Shizuoka Prefectural Government Comprehensive Disaster Drill 2017

A 36th Airlift Squadron C-130J Super Hercules’ riveted exterior catches the morning sunlight, Sept. 3, 2017, at Yokota Air Base, Japan. The 36 AS supported the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force by airlifting vehicles taking part in the Shizuoka Prefectural Government Comprehensive Disaster Drill 2017, a drill practicing Japan’s emergency response in the case of a natural disaster. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Airman 1st Class Donald Hudson)

Shizuoka Prefectural Government Comprehensive Disaster Drill 2017

Tech. Sgt. Mike McArty, 36th Airlift Squadron C-130J Super Hercules loadmaster, shows Japan Ground Self-Defense Force members how not to load a motorcycle onto a C-130J, Sept. 3, 2017, at Yokota Air Base, Japan. The cooperation between Japan and U.S. forces in moving the JGSDF vehicles allowed for the strengthening of bilateral relations. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Airman 1st Class Donald Hudson)

Shizuoka Prefectural Government Comprehensive Disaster Drill 2017

Tech. Sgt. Mike McArty and Tech. Sgt. Ralph Oliver, 36th Airlift Squadron C-130J Super Hercules loadmasters, secure a Japan Ground Self-Defense Force motorcycle, Sept. 3, 2017, at Yokota Air Base, Japan. The 36 AS supported the JGDF by airlifting vehicles taking part in the Shizuoka Prefectural Government Comprehensive Disaster Drill 2017. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Airman 1st Class Donald Hudson)

Shizuoka Prefectural Government Comprehensive Disaster Drill 2017

Japan Ground Self-Defense Force First Lieutenant Daisuke Shiozaki, 34th Infantry Regiment interpreter, and Tech. Sgt. Mike McArty, 36th Airlift Squadron C-130J Super Hercules loadmaster, guides a JGSDF vehicle into a C-130J, Sept. 3, 2017, at Yokota Air Base, Japan. The cooperation between Japan and U.S. forces in moving the JGSDF vehicles allowed for the strengthening of bilateral relations. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Airman 1st Class Donald Hudson)

Shizuoka Prefectural Government Comprehensive Disaster Drill 2017

Tech. Sgt. Mike McArty and Tech. Sgt. Ralph Oliver, 36th Airlift Squadron C-130J Super Hercules loadmasters, secure a Japan Ground Self-Defense Force vehicle into a C-130J, Sept. 3, 2017, at Yokota Air Base, Japan. The JGSDF vehicles took part in the Shizuoka Prefectural Government Comprehensive Disaster Drill 2017, a drill practicing Japan’s emergency response in the case of a natural disaster. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Airman 1st Class Donald Hudson)

Shizuoka Prefectural Government Comprehensive Disaster Drill 2017

Tech. Sgt. Mike McArty, 36th Airlift Squadron C-130J Super Hercules loadmaster, guides a Japan Ground Self-Defense Force vehicle into a C-130J, Sept. 3, 2017, at Yokota Air Base, Japan. The JGSDF vehicles took part in the Shizuoka Prefectural Government Comprehensive Disaster Drill 2017, a drill practicing Japan’s emergency response in the case of a natural disaster. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Airman 1st Class Donald Hudson)

Shizuoka Prefectural Government Comprehensive Disaster Drill 2017

An Airman with the 36th Airlift Squadron secures a Japan Ground Self-Defense Force vehicle onto a C-130J Super Hercules, Sept. 3, 2017, at Yokota Air Base, Japan. The 36 AS supported the JGSDF by airlifting vehicles taking part in the Shizuoka Prefectural Government Comprehensive Disaster Drill 2017. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Airman 1st Class Donald Hudson)

Shizuoka Prefectural Government Comprehensive Disaster Drill 2017
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Tech. Sgt. Mike McArty, 36th Airlift Squadron C-130J Super Hercules loadmaster, guides a Japan Ground Self-Defense Force vehicle off a C-130J, Sept. 3, 2017, at Shizuoka Airport, Japan. The 36 AS supported the Shizuoka Prefectural Government Comprehensive Disaster Drill 2017 by airlifting the JGSDF vehicles to Shizuoka Airport where the vehicles were then transferred to a JGSDF CH-47 Chinook. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Airman 1st Class Donald Hudson)

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A Japan Ground Self-Defense Force motorcycle drives off a C-130J Super Hercules, Sept. 3, 2017, at Shizuoka Airport, Japan. The 36 AS supported the Shizuoka Prefectural Government Comprehensive Disaster Drill 2017 by airlifting the JGSDF vehicles to Shizuoka Airport where the vehicles were then transferred to a JGSDF CH-47 Chinook. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Airman 1st Class Donald Hudson)

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Tech. Sgt. Mike McArty, 36th Airlift Squadron C-130J Super Hercules loadmaster, shakes hands with Japan Ground Self-Defense Force First Lieutenant Daisuke Shiozaki, 34th Infantry Regiment interpreter, as they part ways, Sept. 3, 2017, at Shizuoka Airport, Japan. The cooperation between Japan and U.S. forces in moving the JGSDF vehicles allowed for the strengthening of bilateral relations. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Airman 1st Class Donald Hudson)

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The shadow of a 36th Airlift Squadron C-130J Super Hercules darkens farm land next to Yokota Air Base, Japan, Sept. 3, 2017. The 36 AS supported the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force by assisting in airlifting vehicles taking part in the Shizuoka Prefectural Government Comprehensive Disaster Drill 2017, a drill practicing Japan’s emergency response in the case of a natural disaster. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Airman 1st Class Donald Hudson)

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