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U.K. Secretary of State for Defence visits Yokota

Col. Julie Gaulin, left, 374th Airlift Wing vice commander, Lt. Gen. Hiroaki Uchikura, center, Japan Air Self-Defense Force Air Defense Command commanding general, and Lt. Gen. Kevin Schneider, right, U.S. Forces Japan and 5th Air Force commander, salute a Boeing/Kawasaki CH-47JA Chinook carrying U.K. Secretary of State for Defence Ben Wallace at Yokota Air Base, Japan, July 19, 2021.

Col. Julie Gaulin, left, 374th Airlift Wing vice commander, Lt. Gen. Hiroaki Uchikura, center, Japan Air Self-Defense Force Air Defense Command commanding general, and Lt. Gen. Kevin Schneider, right, U.S. Forces Japan and 5th Air Force commander, salute a Boeing/Kawasaki CH-47JA Chinook carrying U.K. Secretary of State for Defence Ben Wallace at Yokota Air Base, Japan, July 19, 2021. During his visit, Wallace met with key leaders from the government of Japan and Yokota. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Brieana E. Bolfing)

U.K. Secretary of State for Defence Ben Wallace, center, exits a Boeing/Kawasaki CH-47JA Chinook at Yokota Air Base, Japan, July 19, 2021.

U.K. Secretary of State for Defence Ben Wallace, center, exits a Boeing/Kawasaki CH-47JA Chinook at Yokota Air Base, Japan, July 19, 2021. Wallace came to Japan to visit U.S. Forces Japan leadership and met Japan Air Self-Defense Force Gen. Shuji Izutsu, chief of staff, and JASDF Lt. Gen. Hiroaki Uchikura, Air Defense Command commanding general. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Brieana E. Bolfing)

Lt. Gen. Kevin Schneider, left, U.S. Forces Japan and 5th Air Force commander, greets Japan Air Self-Defense Force Gen. Shuji Izutsu, center, chief of staff, and U.K. Secretary of State for Defence Ben Wallace, right, at Yokota Air Base, Japan, July 19, 2021.

Lt. Gen. Kevin Schneider, left, U.S. Forces Japan and 5th Air Force commander, greets Japan Air Self-Defense Force Gen. Shuji Izutsu, center, chief of staff, and U.K. Secretary of State for Defence Ben Wallace, right, at Yokota Air Base, Japan, July 19, 2021. The visit demonstrates the importance of the U.K.-U.S.-Japan defense partnership and interoperability between international partners in the Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Brieana E. Bolfing)

Col. Julie Gaulin, left, 374th Airlift Wing vice commander, greets U.K. Secretary of State for Defence Ben Wallace at Yokota Air Base, Japan, July 19, 2021.

Col. Julie Gaulin, left, 374th Airlift Wing vice commander, greets U.K. Secretary of State for Defence Ben Wallace at Yokota Air Base, Japan, July 19, 2021. During his visit, Wallace met with key leaders from the government of Japan and Yokota. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Brieana E. Bolfing)

U.K. Secretary of State for Defence Ben Wallace and Lt. Gen. Kevin Schneider, U.S. Forces Japan and 5th Air Force commander, talk while leaving the flightline at Yokota Air Base, Japan, July 19, 2021.

U.K. Secretary of State for Defence Ben Wallace and Lt. Gen. Kevin Schneider, U.S. Forces Japan and 5th Air Force commander, talk while leaving the flightline at Yokota Air Base, Japan, July 19, 2021. The visit demonstrates the importance of the U.K.-U.S.-Japan defense partnership and interoperability between international partners in the Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Brieana E. Bolfing)

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