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Secretary of Defense Austin Lloyd III visits Yokota

Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III visits Yokota

Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III, greets U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Kevin B. Schneider, U.S. Forces Japan and 5th Air Force commander, and U.S. Marine Corps Brig. Gen. James B. Wellons, USFJ deputy commander, and U.S. Air Force Col. Andrew J. Campbell, 374th Airlift Wing commander, during his visit to Yokota Air Base, Japan, March 15, 2021. Austin came to Japan to visit USFJ leadership and meet with the Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga and Minister of Defense Nobuo Kishi. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Juan Torres)

Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III visits Yokota

Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III, speaks with U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Kevin B. Schneider, U.S. Forces Japan and 5th Air Force commander, during his visit to Yokota Air Base, Japan, March 15, 2021. Austin came to Japan to visit USFJ leadership and meet with the Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga and Minister of Defense Nobuo Kishi. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Juan Torres)

Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III visits Yokota

Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III, speaks with U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Kevin B. Schneider, U.S. Forces Japan and 5th Air Force commander, and U.S. Marine Corps Brig. Gen. James B. Wellons, USFJ deputy commander, during his visit to Yokota Air Base, Japan, March 15, 2021. Austin came to Japan to visit USFJ leadership and meet with the Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga and Minister of Defense Nobuo Kishi. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Juan Torres)

Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III visits Yokota

Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III, center right, speaks to Col. Andrew J. Campbell, 374th Airlift Wing commander, during his visit to Yokota Air Base, Japan, March 17, 2021. Austin came to Japan to visit U.S. Forces, Japan leadership and meet with the Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga and Minister of Defense Nobuo Kishi, where they reaffirmed that the strength of the Alliance comes from values shared by both countries and renewed their commitment to promoting a free and open Indo-Pacific. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Juan Torres)

Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III visits Yokota

Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III, right, speaks to Col. Andrew J. Campbell, 374th Airlift Wing commander, during his visit to Yokota Air Base, Japan, March 17, 2021. Austin met with U.S. Forces, Japan leadership during his first overseas trip and discussed the strong working relationship shared between the U.S. and Japan. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Juan Torres)

Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III visits Yokota

Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III speaks with Airmen assigned to the 374th Airlift Wing, March 17, 2021, at Yokota Air Base, Japan. Austin came to Japan to visit U.S. Forces, Japan leadership and meet with the Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga and Minister of Defense Nobuo Kishi, where they reaffirmed that the strength of the Alliance comes from values shared by both countries and renewed their commitment to promoting a free and open Indo-Pacific. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Juan Torres)

Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III visits Yokota

Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III speaks with Airmen assigned to the 374th Airlift Wing, March 17, 2021, at Yokota Air Base, Japan. Austin came to Japan to visit U.S. Forces, Japan leadership and meet with the Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga and Minister of Defense Nobuo Kishi, where they reaffirmed that the strength of the Alliance comes from values shared by both countries and renewed their commitment to promoting a free and open Indo-Pacific. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Juan Torres)

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