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Col. Campbell assumes command of the 374th AW

Col. Campbell assumes command of the 374th AW

Col. Andrew J. Campbell, 374th Airlift Wing incoming commander, salutes after his name was unveiled on the wing's flagship C-130J Super Hercules during an assumption of command ceremony at Yokota Air Base, Japan, June 22, 2020. Having previously served as the 36th Airlift Squadron commander, Col. Campbell is accompanied by his wife Katie and their son, Ford, this assignment marks the third time the Campbell family will be stationed at Yokota. (U.S. Air Force photo by Machiko Arita)

Col. Campbell assumes command of the 374th AW

Lt. Gen. Kevin B. Schneider, United States Forces Japan and 5th Air Force commander, left, and Col. Andrew J. Campbell, 374th Airlift Wing incoming commander, right, stand at the position of attention for the performance of both the Japanese and U.S. national anthems prior to the commencement of the assumption of command ceremony at Yokota Air Base, Japan, June 22, 2020. The assumption of command ceremony was attended by not only United States Forces Japan and 5th Air Force leadership, but also representatives from the Japan Air Self-Defense Force, Tokyo metropolitan government, and local mayors from the cities surrounding Yokota. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Matthew Gilmore)

Col. Campbell assumes command of the 374th AW

Lt. Gen. Kevin B. Schneider, United States Forces Japan and 5th Air Force commander, delivers a speech to Col. Andrew J. Campbell, 374th Airlift Wing incoming commander, and the crowd in attendance during an assumption of command ceremony at Yokota Air Base, Japan, June 22, 2020. While the traditional change of command ceremony provides outgoing commanders a chance to assemble their personnel for presentation to the incoming commander, this assumption of command was conducted with limited guests in attendance to allow for prescribed social distancing. In maintaining event health and safety standards, the assumption of command was live-streamed for all personnel not in attendance to witness. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Matthew Gilmore)

Col. Campbell assumes command of the 374th AW

Lt. Gen. Kevin B. Schneider, United States Forces Japan and 5th Air Force commander, delivers a speech to Col. Andrew J. Campbell, 374th Airlift Wing incoming commander, and the crowd in attendance during an assumption of command ceremony at Yokota Air Base, Japan, June 22, 2020. While the traditional change of command ceremony provides outgoing commanders a chance to assemble their personnel for presentation to the incoming commander, this assumption of command was conducted with limited guests in attendance to allow for prescribed social distancing. In maintaining event health and safety standards, the assumption of command was live streamed for all personnel not in attendance to witness. (U.S. Air Force photo by Machiko Arita)

Col. Campbell assumes command of the 374th AW

Lt. Gen. Kevin B. Schneider, United States Forces Japan and 5th Air Force commander, delivers a speech to Col. Andrew J. Campbell, 374th Airlift Wing incoming commander, and the crowd in attendance during an assumption of command ceremony at Yokota Air Base, Japan, June 22, 2020. The assumption of command ceremony formally transferred command of the 374 AW from Col. Otis C. Jones, 374 AW outgoing commander, to Col. Campbell. (U.S. Air Force photo by Machiko Arita)

Col. Andrew J. Campbell

Col. Andrew J. Campbell, 374th Airlift Wing incoming commander, participates in the assumption of command, June 22, 2020, at Yokota Air Base, Japan. The assumption of command ceremony formally transferred command of the 374 AW from Col. Otis C. Jones, 374 AW outgoing commander, to Col. Campbell. (U.S. Air Force photo by Machiko Arita)

Col. Campbell assumes command of the 374th AW

Col. Andrew J. Campbell, 374th Airlift Wing incoming commander, right, salutes Lt. Gen. Kevin B. Schneider, United States Forces Japan and 5th Air Force commander, left, during an assumption of command ceremony at Yokota Air Base, Japan, June 22, 2020. Campbell assumes command of the 374 AW after previously serving as the vice commander of the 455th Air Expeditionary Wing located at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Matthew Gilmore)

Col. Campbell assumes command of the 374th AW

Col. Andrew J. Campbell, 374th Airlift Wing incoming commander, salutes Lt. Gen. Kevin B. Schneider, United States Forces Japan and 5th Air Force commander, during an assumption of command ceremony at Yokota Air Base, Japan, June 22, 2020. Col. Campbell assumes command of the 374 AW after previously serving as the vice commander of the 455th Air Expeditionary Wing located at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan. (U.S. Air Force photo by Machiko Arita)

Col. Campbell assumes command of the 374th AW

Col. Andrew J. Campbell, 374th Airlift Wing incoming commander, addresses Team Yokota for the first time after assuming command of the 374 AW, Yokota Air Base, Japan, June 22, 2020. While the traditional change of command ceremony provides outgoing commanders a chance to assemble their personnel for presentation to the incoming commander, this assumption of command was conducted with limited guests in attendance to allow for prescribed social distancing. In maintaining event health and safety standards, the assumption of command was live-streamed for all personnel not in attendance to witness. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Matthew Gilmore)

Col. Campbell assumes command of the 374th AW
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Col. Andrew J. Campbell, 374th Airlift Wing incoming commander, addresses Team Yokota for the first time after assuming command of the 374 AW, Yokota Air Base, Japan, June 22, 2020. Having previously served as the 36th Airlift Squadron commander, Col. Campbell is accompanied by his wife Katie and their son, Ford, this assignment marks the third time the Campbell family will be stationed at Yokota. (U.S. Air Force photo by Machiko Arita)

Col. Campbell assumes command of the 374th AW
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Col. Andrew J. Campbell, 374th Airlift Wing incoming commander, addresses Team Yokota for the first time after assuming command of the 374 AW as his wife Katie, left, and son, Ford, center, look on, Yokota Air Base, Japan, June 22, 2020. Having previously served as the 36th Airlift Squadron commander, this assignment marks the third time the Campbell family will be stationed at Yokota. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Matthew Gilmore)

Col. Campbell assumes command of the 374th AW
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Lt. Gen. Kevin B. Schneider, United States Forces Japan and 5th Air Force commander, left, and Col. Andrew J. Campbell, 374th Airlift Wing incoming commander, right, stand at the position of attention prior to the commencement of the assumption of command ceremony at Yokota Air Base, Japan, June 22, 2020. The assumption of command ceremony formally transferred command of the 374 AW from Col. Otis C. Jones, 374 AW outgoing commander, to Campbell. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Matthew Gilmore)

Senior Airman Ryan Henderson
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Senior Airman Ryan Henderson, 374th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron C-130J Super Hercules dedicated crew chief, unveils Col. Andrew J. Campbell’s, 374th Airlift Wing incoming commander, name on the Yokota Air Base’s flagship aircraft immediately following the assumption of command ceremony, Yokota Air Base, Japan, June 22, 2020. Campbell assumes command of the 374 AW after previously serving as the vice commander of the 455th Air Expeditionary Wing located at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Matthew Gilmore)

Senior Airman Ryan Henderson
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Senior Airman Ryan Henderson, 374th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron C-130J Super Hercules dedicated crew chief, salutes Col. Andrew J. Campbell, 374th Airlift Wing incoming commander, after unveiling the new Wing commander’s name on the Yokota Air Base’s flagship aircraft immediately following the assumption of command ceremony, Yokota Air Base, Japan, June 22, 2020. Campbell assumes command of the 374 AW after previously serving as the vice commander of the 455th Air Expeditionary Wing located at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Matthew Gilmore)

YOKOTA AIR BASE, Japan -- Col. Andrew J. Campbell, 374th Airlift Wing incoming commander, formally assumed command of the 374th AW from outgoing commander, Col. Otis C. Jones, during an assumption of command ceremony at Yokota Air Base, Japan, June 22, 2020.

Lt. Gen. Kevin B. Schneider, United States Forces Japan and 5th Air Force commander, presided over the ceremony.

“Yokota boasts some of the most lethal, operationally ready, and resilient Airmen,” Schneider said. “In the last two years, the samurai warriors strengthened alliances and partnerships by executing 20 international exercises with 15 partner nations while supporting theater operations such as the response to the 2018 earthquake and tsunami in Indonesia.”

Having previously served as the 455th Air Expeditionary Wing vice commander, Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Deputy Chief Strategy Division, Directorate of Plans, Policy and Capabilities, HQ United States European Command, and even as the 36th Airlift Squadron commander here at Yokota, Col. Campbell comes with a resume set to handle whatever the future holds for the 374th AW.

Danketsu is the Japanese term for a sense of solidarity and camaraderie. It requires one to think of how individual actions affect the larger community, Campbell said.

“In my experience, it’s our sense of danketsu that has always made Yokota so special. Our community is one comprised of a diverse team of Airmen, their families, our dedicated air force civilians and our Japanese and American contractors,” Campbell said. “I want to express how proud I am of the men and women of the 374th AW. The work you’ve done and the work we will continue to do together will bolster our wing’s readiness and advance, with a sense of danketsu, our alliance’s shared interests in security peace and freedom across the Pacific region.”