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Col. Todd Wydra, 374th Maintenance Group Commander, briefs Japanese Air Self-Defense Force Lieutenants on their mission during a basic maintenance officer tour at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Nov. 21, 2019.

Col. Todd Wydra, 374th Maintenance Group Commander, briefs Japanese Air Self-Defense Force Lieutenants on their mission during a basic maintenance officer tour at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Nov. 21, 2019. JASDF maintenance Lieutenants visited Yokota on an educational tour to learn firsthand how their U.S. Air Force counterparts conduct aircraft maintenance. (U.S. Air Force photo by Machiko Arita)

A Japanese Air Self-Defense Force Lieutenant, left, asks Col. Todd Wydra, 374th Maintenance Group Commander, right, a question after the initial briefing during a basic maintenance officer tour at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Nov. 21, 2019.

A Japanese Air Self-Defense Force Lieutenant, left, asks Col. Todd Wydra, 374th Maintenance Group Commander, right, a question after the initial briefing during a basic maintenance officer tour at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Nov. 21, 2019.10 JASDF maintenance Lieutenants toured a variety of Yokota's maintenance shops to gain a better understanding of Air Force maintenance practices. (U.S. Air Force photo by Machiko Arita)

Staff Sgt. Llunas Gonzalez, 374th Maintenance Squadron aircraft structure maintenance craftsman, left, teaches a Japanese Air Self-Defense Force Lieutenant, right, how to use a rivet gun during a basic maintenance officer tour at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Nov. 21, 2019.

Staff Sgt. Llunas Gonzalez, 374th Maintenance Squadron aircraft structure maintenance craftsman, left, teaches a Japanese Air Self-Defense Force Lieutenant, right, how to use a rivet gun during a basic maintenance officer tour at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Nov. 21, 2019. The fabrication flight offered the Lieutenants a hands-on experience for a better understanding of U.S. Air Force maintenance processes. (U.S. Air Force photo by Machiko Arita)

1st Lt. Christopher Gull, 36th Airlift Squadron C-130J Super Hercules pilot and standards and evaluations officer, explains the capabilities of a C-130J to Japanese Air Self-Defense Force Lieutenants during a basic maintenance officer tour at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Nov. 21, 2019

1st Lt. Christopher Gull, 36th Airlift Squadron C-130J Super Hercules pilot and standards and evaluations officer, explains the capabilities of a C-130J to Japanese Air Self-Defense Force Lieutenants during a basic maintenance officer tour at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Nov. 21, 2019. The tour was designed to familiarize the future JASDF maintenance officers with the practices of the U.S. Air Force, further strengthening the partnership between the two nations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Machiko Arita)

A Japanese Air Self-Defense Force Lieutenant sits in a loadmaster’s crash-worthy seat on a C-130J Super Hercules during a basic maintenance officer tour at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Nov. 21, 2019.

A Japanese Air Self-Defense Force Lieutenant sits in a loadmaster’s crash-worthy seat on a C-130J Super Hercules during a basic maintenance officer tour at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Nov. 21, 2019. The tour included visits to various shops of the 374th Maintenance Group, the 753rd Special Operations Aircraft Maintenance Squadron and the 730th Air Mobility Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo by Machiko Arita)

U.S. Air Force Capt. Christopher Alfonso, maintenance exchange officer assigned to the Japanese Air Self-Defense Force’s First Technical School at Hamamatsu Air Base, Japan, briefs 374th Maintenance Group members during a basic maintenance officer tour at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Nov. 21, 2019.

U.S. Air Force Capt. Christopher Alfonso, maintenance exchange officer assigned to the Japanese Air Self-Defense Force’s First Technical School at Hamamatsu Air Base, Japan, briefs 374th Maintenance Group members during a basic maintenance officer tour at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Nov. 21, 2019. Alfonso is serving with the JASDF First Technical School at Hamamatsu AB to instruct JASDF aircraft maintenance officers and pilots on how the U.S. Air Force conducts aircraft maintenance in order to build relationships, learn each other's capabilities, and increase interoperability between the U.S. and Japan. (U.S. Air Force photo by Machiko Arita)

Japanese Air Self-Defense Force Lieutenants tour a CV-22 Osprey during a basic maintenance officer tour at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Nov. 21, 2019.

Japanese Air Self-Defense Force Lieutenants tour a CV-22 Osprey during a basic maintenance officer tour at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Nov. 21, 2019. Guided by a USAF exchange officer, JASDF maintenance Lieutenants visited Yokota on an educational tour to learn firsthand how their U.S. Air Force counterparts conduct aircraft maintenance. (U.S. Air Force photo by Machiko Arita)

Japanese Air Self-Defense Force Lieutenants explore the inside of a CV-22 Osprey during a basic maintenance officer tour at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Nov. 21, 2019

Japanese Air Self-Defense Force Lieutenants explore the inside of a CV-22 Osprey during a basic maintenance officer tour at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Nov. 21, 2019.The tour included visits to various shops of the 374th Maintenance Group, the 753rd Special Operations Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, and the 730th Air Mobility Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo by Machiko Arita)

Col. Todd Wydra, 374th Maintenance Group commander, right, talks with Japan Air Self-Defense Force Maj.Gen. Kenichiro Hiyama, First Technical School commandant at Hamamatsu Air Base, Japan, left, during a basic maintenance officer tour at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Nov. 21, 2019

Col. Todd Wydra, 374th Maintenance Group commander, right, talks with Japan Air Self-Defense Force Maj.Gen. Kenichiro Hiyama, First Technical School commandant at Hamamatsu Air Base, Japan, left, during a basic maintenance officer tour at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Nov. 21, 2019. Hiyama came to thank the Yokota Air Base’s leadership and the 374th Maintenance Group for hosting the tour annually since 2013. (U.S. Air Force photo by Machiko Arita)

Col. Todd Wydra, 374th Maintenance Group commander, answers a question from a Japanese Air Self‐ Defense Force Lieutenant during a basic maintenance officer tour at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Nov. 21, 2019.
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Col. Todd Wydra, 374th Maintenance Group commander, answers a question from a Japanese Air Self‐ Defense Force Lieutenant during a basic maintenance officer tour at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Nov. 21, 2019. During the BMO Tour, Lieutenants were given the opportunity to ask questions to gain a better understanding of Air Force maintenance practices. (U.S. Air Force photo by Machiko Arita)

Tech.Sgt. Eliseo Malave, 730th Air Mobility Squadron NCO in charge of support, right, shows a tool engraved with an ID number to Japanese Air Self-Defense Force Lieutenants at the 730 AMS composite tool kit support section during a basic maintenance officer tour at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Nov. 21, 2019.
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Tech.Sgt. Eliseo Malave, 730th Air Mobility Squadron NCO in charge of support, right, shows a tool engraved with an ID number to Japanese Air Self-Defense Force Lieutenants at the 730 AMS composite tool kit support section during a basic maintenance officer tour at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Nov. 21, 2019. In showcasing the part ID number, Malave was able to better explain how the 730 AMS manages and keeps track of their tools. (U.S. Air Force photo by Machiko Arita)

Tech.Sgt. Austin Kelley, 730th Air Mobility Squadron air freight shift supervisor, explains the capabilities of a Mechanized Material Handling System to Japanese Air Self-Defense Force Lieutenants during a basic maintenance officer tour at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Nov. 21, 2019.
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Tech.Sgt. Austin Kelley, 730th Air Mobility Squadron air freight shift supervisor, explains the capabilities of a Mechanized Material Handling System to Japanese Air Self-Defense Force Lieutenants during a basic maintenance officer tour at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Nov. 21, 2019. The MMHS quickens pallet loading and unloading with its mechanized systems, helping the airlift mission continue with speed and efficiency. (U.S. Air Force photo by Machiko Arita)

U.S. Air Force and Japanese Air Self-Defense Force members pose for a photo in front of a CV-22 Osprey during a basic maintenance officer tour at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Nov. 21, 2019.
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U.S. Air Force and Japanese Air Self-Defense Force members pose for a photo in front of a CV-22 Osprey during a basic maintenance officer tour at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Nov. 21, 2019. The tour was designed to familiarize the future JASDF maintenance officers with the practices of the U.S. Air Force, further strengthening the partnership between the two nations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Machiko Arita)

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