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Koku Jieitai tours Yokota AB

Col. Todd Wydra, 374th Maintenance Group commander, thanks Koku-Jieitai maintenance officers for visiting

Col. Todd Wydra, 374th Maintenance Group commander, thanks Koku-Jieitai maintenance officers for visiting during a Basic Maintenance Officer Tour at Yokota Air Base, Japan, May 31, 2018. During the BMO Tour, the officers were given the opportunity to ask questions to gain a better understanding of U.S. Air Force maintenance practices. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Gabrielle Spalding)

A Koku-Jieitai officer hammers sheet metal on a metal forming stake

A Koku-Jieitai officer hammers sheet metal on a metal forming stake during a Basic Maintenance Officer Tour at Yokota Air Base, Japan, May 31, 2018. The tour not only gave officers a hands-on experience but also offered a chance to bolster relationships between the 374th Maintenance Group and their Japanese counterparts. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Gabrielle Spalding)

A Koku-Jieitai Maintenance officer bends a piece of sheet metal

A Koku-Jieitai Maintenance officer bends a piece of sheet metal at the 374th Maintenance Squadron fabrication flight during a Basic Maintenance Officer Tour at Yokota Air Base, Japan, May 31, 2018. The fabrication flight offered the officers hands-on experience for a better understanding of U.S. Air Force maintenance processes. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Gabrielle Spalding)

A Koku-Jieitai officer looks at a wall covered in nametags

A Koku-Jieitai officer looks at a wall covered in nametags in the 36th Airlift Squadron Heritage Room during a Basic Maintenance Officer Tour at Yokota Air Base, Japan, May 31, 2018. The BMO Tour was designed to familiarize future Koku-Jieitai maintenance officers with the practices of the U.S. Air Force; offering them a hands-on learning opportunity in a different operational perspective. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Gabrielle Spalding)

A panel composed of leadership primarily from the 374th Maintenance Group answer questions fielded by Koku-Jieitai Airmen

A panel composed of leadership primarily from the 374th Maintenance Group answer questions fielded by Koku-Jieitai Airmen during a Basic Maintenance Officer Tour at Yokota Air Base, Japan, May 31, 2018. The panel gave the Airmen a chance to learn about the U.S. Air Force force structure and maintenance processes. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Gabrielle Spalding)

Staff Sgt. Ennis Mayberry, 374th Maintenance Squadron crew chief, talks about the C-130J Super Hercules with Koku-Jieitai maintenance officers

Staff Sgt. Ennis Mayberry, 374th Maintenance Squadron crew chief, talks about the C-130J Super Hercules with Koku-Jieitai maintenance officers during their tour at Yokota Air Base, Japan, May 31, 2018. The tour was designed to familiarize the future Koku-Jieitai MO's with the practices of the U.S. Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Gabrielle Spalding)

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Joseph Totin, 374th Maintenance Squadron crew chief, shows Koku-Jieitai Airmen the capabilities of a C-130J Super Hercules

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Joseph Totin, 374th Maintenance Squadron crew chief, shows Koku-Jieitai Airmen the capabilities of a C-130J Super Hercules during a Basic Maintenance Officer Tour at Yokota Air Base, Japan, May 31, 2018. During the visit, the Koku-Jieitai toured the fabrications shop, went to a 374th Maintenance Group promotion ceremony, and spent valuable time asking senior leadership questions about force structure. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Gabrielle Spalding)

Japanese Maintenance Officers, whom recently graduated from the National Defense Academy of Japan, brief 374th Maintenance Group members

Japanese Maintenance Officers, whom recently graduated from the National Defense Academy of Japan, brief 374th Maintenance Group members during a Basic Maintenance Officer Tour at Yokota Air Base, Japan, May 31, 2018. The briefing went over the variety of aircraft used by the Japan Air Self-Defense Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Gabrielle Spalding)

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