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Yokota welcomes JASDF Surgeon General

Japanese Air Self-Defense Force Maj. Gen. Shinya Bekku, JASDF Surgeon General, address a room full of Headquarters Pacific Air Forces and the 374th Medical Group leadership about the ongoing partnership between the two nation’s medical teams at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Oct. 28, 2019.

Japanese Air Self-Defense Force Maj. Gen. Shinya Bekku, JASDF Surgeon General, address a room full of Headquarters Pacific Air Forces and the 374th Medical Group leadership about the ongoing partnership between the two nation’s medical teams at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Oct. 28, 2019. The meeting allowed both sides to come together with the goal of facilitating further opportunities to exercise patient movement between medical facilities, improving overall operational readiness. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Matthew Gilmore)

Leadership from Headquarters Pacific Air Forces and the 374th Medical Group salute the arrival of the car transporting Japanese Air Self-Defense Force Maj. Gen. Shinya Bekku, JASDF Surgeon General, upon his arrival to the 374th MDG at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Oct. 28, 2019.

Leadership from Headquarters Pacific Air Forces and the 374th Medical Group salute the arrival of the car transporting Japanese Air Self-Defense Force Maj. Gen. Shinya Bekku, JASDF Surgeon General, upon his arrival to the 374th MDG at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Oct. 28, 2019. The visit allowed Yokota’s medical team to discuss important readiness and disaster planning topics, with the end goal being to facilitate more opportunities to exercise patient movement between U.S. and Japanese medical facilities. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Matthew Gilmore)

U.S. Air Force Col. Iris Reedom, United States Forces Japan Surgeon General and 374th Medical Group commander, welcomes Japanese Air Self-Defense Force Maj. Gen. Shinya Bekku, JASDF Surgeon General, and his team before beginning their meeting at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Oct. 28, 2019.

U.S. Air Force Col. Iris Reedom, United States Forces Japan Surgeon General and 374th Medical Group commander, welcomes Japanese Air Self-Defense Force Maj. Gen. Shinya Bekku, JASDF Surgeon General, and his team before beginning their meeting at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Oct. 28, 2019. The coming together allowed both U.S. Air Force and JASDF medical teams to discuss important medical readiness and disaster planning topics, strengthening the medical partnership between the two nations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Matthew Gilmore)

U.S. Air Force Col. Iris Reedom, United States Forces Japan Surgeon General and 374th Medical Group commander, provides a brief rundown of the organizational structure to Japanese Air Self-Defense Force Maj. Gen. Shinya Bekku, JASDF Surgeon General, and his staff at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Oct. 28, 2019.

U.S. Air Force Col. Iris Reedom, United States Forces Japan Surgeon General and 374th Medical Group commander, provides a brief rundown of the organizational structure to Japanese Air Self-Defense Force Maj. Gen. Shinya Bekku, JASDF Surgeon General, and his staff at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Oct. 28, 2019. The meeting allowed both sides to come together with the goal of facilitating further opportunities to exercise patient movement between medical facilities, improving overall operational readiness for both nation’s forces. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Matthew Gilmore)

Japanese Air Self-Defense Force Maj. Gen. Shinya Bekku, JASDF Surgeon General, right, and his staff receive a briefing on the 374th Medical Group’s capability after meeting with the 374th MDG leadership at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Oct. 28, 2019.

Japanese Air Self-Defense Force Maj. Gen. Shinya Bekku, JASDF Surgeon General, right, and his staff receive a briefing on the 374th Medical Group’s capability after meeting with the 374th MDG leadership at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Oct. 28, 2019. The visit allowed Yokota’s medical team to discuss important readiness and disaster planning topics, with the end goal being to facilitate more opportunities to exercise patient movement between U.S. and Japanese medical facilities. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Matthew Gilmore)

Leadership from Headquarters Pacific Air Forces and the 374th Medical Group, Japanese Air Self-Defense Force Maj. Gen. Shinya Bekku, JASDF Surgeon General, his staff, and JASDF Maj. Gen. Naruo Kuwada, JASDF Aeromedical Laboratory commander, pose for a photo after a meeting at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Oct. 28, 2019.

Leadership from Headquarters Pacific Air Forces and the 374th Medical Group, Japanese Air Self-Defense Force Maj. Gen. Shinya Bekku, JASDF Surgeon General, his staff, and JASDF Maj. Gen. Naruo Kuwada, JASDF Aeromedical Laboratory commander, pose for a photo after a meeting at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Oct. 28, 2019. The event allowed leadership from both the 374th MDG and JASDF to discuss future bi-lateral medical training opportunities to strengthen the already strong partnership between the United States and Japan. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Matthew Gilmore)

YOKOTA AIR BASE, Japan -- Japanese Air Self-Defense Force Maj. Gen. Shinya Bekku, JASDF Surgeon General, address a room full of Headquarters Pacific Air Forces and the 374th Medical Group leadership about the ongoing partnership between the two nation’s medical teams at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Oct. 28, 2019. The meeting allowed both sides to come together with the goal of facilitating further opportunities to exercise patient movement between medical facilities, improving overall operational readiness. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Matthew Gilmore)