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Helicopter Symposium 2021

A U.S. Air Force officer welcomes Helicopter Symposium attendees

U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Leonard Kosinski, Fifth Air Force deputy commander, welcomes Helicopter Symposium attendees, Sept. 8, 2021, at Yokota Air Base, Japan. Yokota hosted its first Helicopter Symposium Sept. 8-9, designed to strengthen relationships between units in and around the Kanto area while also discussing flight safety and Mid-Air Collision Avoidance. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Hannah Bean)

A U.S. Air Force Airman demonstrates the capabilities of a C-130J Super Hercules

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Milo Carter, 36th Airlift Squadron loadmaster, demonstrates the capabilities of a C-130J Super Hercules during a Helicopter Symposium, Sept. 9, 2021, at Yokota Air Base, Japan. The second day of the symposium featured a tour of various static aircraft and their capabilities. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Hannah Bean)

Attendees listen to a briefer

Keita Nanko, 374th Operations Support Squadron air traffic specialist, briefs Helicopter Symposium attendees, Sept. 9, 2021, at Yokota Air Base, Japan. The event brought together local military and civilian rotary wing units to discuss helicopter safety assurance. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Hannah Bean)

U.S. Army pilot, guides Helicopter Symposium attendees through a tour of a UH-60L Black Hawk

U.S. Army Capt. John Bassette, Army Aviation Battalion pilot, guides Helicopter Symposium attendees through a tour of a UH-60L Black Hawk, Sept. 9, 2021, at Yokota Air Base, Japan. Yokota hosted its first Helicopter Symposium Sept. 8-9, designed to strengthen relationships between units in and around the Kanto area while also discussing flight safety and Mid-Air Collision Avoidance. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Hannah Bean)

A flight engineer assigned 21st Special Operations Squadron gives a tour of a CV-22 Osprey

A flight engineer assigned 21st Special Operations Squadron gives a tour of a CV-22 Osprey during a Helicopter Symposium, Sept. 9, 2021, at Yokota Air Base, Japan. The two-day event featured discussions on unit capabilities, contingency scenarios, and tours of static aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Hannah Bean)

A U.S. Air Force officer thanks attendees and supporting personnel for participating in Yokota’s first Helicopter Symposium

U.S. Air Force Col. Andrew Campbell, 374th Airlift Wing commander, and Keita Nanko, 374th Operations Support Squadron air traffic specialist, thank attendees and supporting personnel for participating in Yokota’s first Helicopter Symposium, Sept. 9, 2021, at Yokota Air Base, Japan. The event brought together local military and civilian rotary wing units to discuss helicopter safety assurance. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Hannah Bean)

YOKOTA AIR BASE, Japan -- U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Leonard Kosinski, Fifth Air Force deputy commander, welcomes Helicopter Symposium attendees, Sept. 8, 2021, at Yokota Air Base, Japan. Yokota hosted its first Helicopter Symposium Sept. 8-9, designed to strengthen relationships between units in and around the Kanto area while also discussing flight safety and Mid-Air Collision Avoidance. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Hannah Bean)