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Pacific Air Forces commander meets with Team Yokota

Pacific Air Forces commander meets with Team Yokota

Staff Sgt. Miquel Jordan, 374th Airlift Wing Public Affairs broadcast journalist, asks a question during an all-call with Gen. CQ Brown, Jr., Pacific Air Forces Commander, at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Nov. 14, 2019. As COMPACAF, Brown is responsible for all Air Force assets and personnel assigned to the Pacific region. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jessica Avallone)

Pacific Air Forces commander meets with Team Yokota

Gen. CQ Brown, Jr., Pacific Air Forces commander, speaks with 374th Logistics Readiness Squadron Airmen at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Nov. 14, 2019. During his visit, Brown spent two days with Yokota’s Airmen, discussing the vital role Yokota Air Base plays in maintaining regional security and stability. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jessica Avallone)

Pacific Air Forces commander meets with Team Yokota

Gen. CQ Brown, Jr., Pacific Air Forces commander, tours Yokota Air Base, Japan, Nov. 14, 2019. During the tour, Brown spent two days visiting with Yokota’s Airmen, discussing the vital role Yokota Air Base plays in maintaining regional security and stability. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jessica Avallone)

Pacific Air Forces commander meets with Team Yokota

Gen. CQ Brown Jr., Pacific Air Forces commander, speaks with 374th Airlift Wing Airmen during an all-call at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Nov. 14, 2019. During his visit, Brown spent two days with Yokota’s Airmen, discussing the vital role Yokota Air Base plays in maintaining regional security and stability. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jessica Avallone)

Pacific Air Forces commander meets with Team Yokota

Gen. CQ Brown, Jr., Pacific Air Forces commander, arrives at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Nov. 13, 2019. During his visit, Brown met with senior leaders, toured the base, and held an all-call with 374th Airlift Wing Airmen. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jessica Avallone)

Pacific Air Forces commander meets with Team Yokota

Gen. CQ Brown, Jr., Pacific Air Forces commander, greets Chief Master Sgt. John Payne, 374th Airlift Wing command chief, following Brown’s arrival at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Nov. 13, 2019. Brown visited Yokota to meet with Airmen and to emphasize the importance of operational readiness. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jessica Avallone)

Pacific Air Forces commander meets with Team Yokota

Gen. CQ Brown, Jr., Pacific Air Forces commander, greets Mrs. Nataki Jones, spouse of Col. Otis C. Jones, 374th Airlift Wing commander, following Brown’s arrival at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Nov. 13, 2019. Brown visited Yokota to meet with Airmen and to emphasize the importance of operational readiness. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jessica Avallone)

Pacific Air Forces commander meets with Team Yokota

Gen. CQ Brown Jr. Pacific Air Forces commander, listens to a question from an Airman during an all-call at Yokota Air Base, Japan, November 14, 2019. During his visit, Brown spent two days with Yokota's Airmen, discussing the vital role Yokota Air Base plays in maintaining regional security and stability. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Brieana E Bolfing)

Pacific Air Forces commander meets with Team Yokota

Gen. CQ Brown Jr., Pacific Air Forces commander, shakes hands with Tech Sgt. Sheri Calzone, 374th Medical Group, group practice manager, during an all-call at Yokota Air Base, Japan, November 14, 2019. Brown recognized two PACAF Airmen for their outstanding service at Yokota. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Brieana E Bolfing)

Pacific Air Forces commander meets with Team Yokota
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Gen. CQ Brown Jr., Pacific Air Forces commander, returns a salute to Staff Sgt. Joseph Crinite, 374th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron loadmaster, during an all-call at Yokota Air Base, Japan, November 14, 2019. Brown recognized two PACAF Airmen for their outstanding service at Yokota. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Brieana E Bolfing)

Pacific Air Forces commander meets with Team Yokota
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Gen. CQ Brown Jr. Pacific Air Forces commander, speaks with the 374th Airlift Wing Airmen during an all-call at Yokota Air Base, Japan, November 14, 2019. AS COMPACAF, Brown is responsible for all Air Force assets and personnel assigned to the Pacific region. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Brieana E Bolfing)

Pacific Air Forces commander meets with Team Yokota
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Gen. CQ Brown Jr. Pacific Air Forces commander, speaks with the 374th Airlift Wing during an all-call at Yokota Air Base, Japan, November 14, 2019. During his time at Yokota, Brown met with senior leaders, toured the base, and held an all-call with the wing. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Brieana E Bolfing)

Sharene Brown, spouse of Gen. CQ Brown, Jr., Pacific Air Forces commander, and Stephanie Johnson, spouse of Chief Master Sgt. Anthony Johnson, PACAF command chief, meet with first sergeants on Nov. 14, 2019, at Yokota Air Base, Japan.
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Sharene Brown, spouse of Gen. CQ Brown, Jr., Pacific Air Forces commander, and Stephanie Johnson, spouse of Chief Master Sgt. Anthony Johnson, PACAF command chief, meet with first sergeants on Nov. 14, 2019, at Yokota Air Base, Japan. The meeting was an opportunity for Yokota’s first sergeants to discuss relevant issues affecting Airmen and families. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kevin West)

Sharene Brown, spouse of Gen. CQ Brown, Jr., Pacific Air Forces commander, and Stephanie Johnson, spouse of Chief Master Sgt. Anthony Johnson, PACAF command chief, meet with members of the Airman & Family Readiness Center on Nov. 14, 2019, at Yokota Air Base, Japan.
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Sharene Brown, spouse of Gen. CQ Brown, Jr., Pacific Air Forces commander, and Stephanie Johnson, spouse of Chief Master Sgt. Anthony Johnson, PACAF command chief, meet with members of the Airman & Family Readiness Center on Nov. 14, 2019, at Yokota Air Base, Japan. The meeting provided insight on the Transition Assistance Program and spouse employment at Yokota. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kevin West)

Sharene Brown, spouse of Gen. CQ Brown, Jr. (center), Pacific Air Forces commander, and Stephanie Johnson, spouse of Chief Master Sgt. Anthony Johnson, PACAF command chief, meet with school liaisons on Nov. 14, 2019, at Yokota Air Base, Japan.
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Sharene Brown, spouse of Gen. CQ Brown, Jr. (center), Pacific Air Forces commander, and Stephanie Johnson, spouse of Chief Master Sgt. Anthony Johnson, PACAF command chief, meet with school liaisons on Nov. 14, 2019, at Yokota Air Base, Japan. The meeting allowed both sides to discuss the successes and challenges associated with the school programs utilized by families at Yokota. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kevin West)

Sharene Brown, spouse of Gen. CQ Brown, Jr., Pacific Air Forces commander, and Stephanie Johnson, spouse of Chief Master Sgt. Anthony Johnson, PACAF command chief, meet with 374th Medical group members on Nov. 14, 2019, at Yokota Air Base, Japan.
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Sharene Brown, spouse of Gen. CQ Brown, Jr., Pacific Air Forces commander, and Stephanie Johnson, spouse of Chief Master Sgt. Anthony Johnson, PACAF command chief, meet with 374th Medical group members on Nov. 14, 2019, at Yokota Air Base, Japan. The meeting provided insight into the Defense Health Agency transition, as well as, any impacts and benefits it could have on Airmen and their families at Yokota. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kevin West)

Gen. CQ Brown, Jr., Pacific Air Forces commander, and Lt. Gen. Kevin B. Schneider, U.S. Forces Japan and 5th Air Force commander, walk through the 374th Operations Group Garden, Nov. 14, 2019, at Yokota Air Base, Japan.
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Gen. CQ Brown, Jr., Pacific Air Forces commander, and Lt. Gen. Kevin B. Schneider, U.S. Forces Japan and 5th Air Force commander, walk through the 374th Operations Group Garden, Nov. 14, 2019, at Yokota Air Base, Japan. Brown visited Yokota to meet with Airmen and to emphasize the importance of operational readiness. (U.S. Air Force photo by Machiko Arita)

Gen. CQ Brown, Jr., Pacific Air Forces commander, greets Col. Otis C. Jones, 374th Airlift Wing commander, prior to departing, Nov. 14, 2019, at Yokota Air Base, Japan.
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Gen. CQ Brown, Jr., Pacific Air Forces commander, greets Col. Otis C. Jones, 374th Airlift Wing commander, prior to departing, Nov. 14, 2019, at Yokota Air Base, Japan. Brown visited Yokota to meet with Airmen and to emphasize the importance of operational readiness. (U.S. Air Force photo by Machiko Arita)

The departure party sends off Gen. CQ Brown, Jr., Pacific Air Forces commander, Nov. 14, 2019, at Yokota Air Base, Japan.
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The departure party sends off Gen. CQ Brown, Jr., Pacific Air Forces commander, Nov. 14, 2019, at Yokota Air Base, Japan. During his visit, Brown spent two days with Yokota’s Airmen, discussing the vital role Yokota Air Base plays in maintaining regional security and stability.(U.S. Air Force photo by Machiko Arita)

The departure party salutes for the official departure of Gen. CQ Brown, Jr., Pacific Air Forces commander, Nov. 14, 2019, at Yokota Air Base, Japan.
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The departure party salutes for the official departure of Gen. CQ Brown, Jr., Pacific Air Forces commander, Nov. 14, 2019, at Yokota Air Base, Japan. During his visit, Brown spent two days with Yokota’s Airmen, discussing the vital role Yokota Air Base plays in maintaining regional security and stability. (U.S. Air Force photo by Machiko Arita)

YOKOTA AIR BASE, Japan --

Gen. CQ Brown Jr., Pacific Air Forces commander, visited Yokota Air Base, Japan, to get a first-hand look at Yokota’s Airmen at work and the ironclad alliance between the U.S. and Japan Nov. 13-14, 2019.

In addition to Brown, his spouse, Sharene Brown, Chief Master Sgt. Anthony Johnson, PACAF command chief, and his spouse, Stephanie, visited to learn more about the base, mission and to emphasize the importance of the Airmen’s vital role in ensuring regional security and stability.

“As PACAF commander, I want our installations across the Pacific to know that I am absolutely committed to our Airmen,” Brown said. “It is through that commitment that I will do all I can to ensure they are ready to meet the demands of this challenging and important time in the Indo-Pacific region.”

Yokota was the second stop for the COMPACAF on his tour of Japan and the Airmen that serve there.

“I have had the privilege of seeing our PACAF Airmen in action,” Brown said. “And I can say with full confidence that they not only met my expectations, but exceeded those expectations in many aspects.

“They have proved that they are not only good neighbors to our host countries but true representatives of our core values, demonstrating the level of professionalism expected of the U.S. Air Force,” Brown continued.

Brown and Johnson ended their visit with an all-call where he personally addressed the members of Team Yokota.

“I want to say thank you to our Yokota Air Base Airmen,” Brown said. “You are key to maintaining the strong bilateral relationship shared with the Koku-Jieitai (Japan Air Self-Defense Force). Continue to build on that partnership with our Japanese allies, on your training and the mission. If we do that, Yokota and all of the Pacific will be ready to respond to any contingency situation.”