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A U.S. Air Force Colonel and a local Japanese Government official pose for a photo with Mt. Fuji in the background.

Col. Andrew Campbell, 374th Airlift Wing commander, and Osamu Oogiya, North Kanto Defense Bureau director general, pose for a picture at a scenic spot at Tama Hills Recreational Facility, Japan, Nov. 19, 2021. Yokota Air Base has a special relationship with its neighboring local leaders and communities, as it works to involve Airmen and locals with informational tours, base events, and cultural exchanges. The U.S. – Japan alliance is the cornerstone of allied security interests in Asia, and is founded on shared interests and values in regional stability, political, economic and personal freedoms. Yokota Air Base plays a strong role in helping Pacific Air Command continually develop and reinforce multinational cooperation relationships, which improves the ability maintain safe and stable air and space domains throughout the Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Ryan Lackey)

A Japanese translator in a yellow coat walks and talks with two Japanese government officials and a U.S. Air Force colonel in a flight suit.

(From left to right) Mitsuru Takahashi, 374th Public Affairs community engagement specialist, translates for Osamu Oogiya, North Kanto Defense Bureau director general and Yoshinori Wada, Yokota Defense Office chief, as they are escorted by Col. Andrew Campbell, 374th Airlift Wing commander, through the U.S. Army Hardy Barracks Facility, Japan, Nov. 19, 2021. Yokota Air Base has a special relationship with its neighboring local leaders and communities, as it works to involve Airmen and locals with informational tours, base events, and cultural exchanges. The U.S. – Japan alliance is the cornerstone of allied security interests in Asia, and is founded on shared interests and values in regional stability, political, economic and personal freedoms. Yokota Air Base plays a strong role in helping Pacific Air Command continually develop and reinforce multinational cooperation relationships, which improves the ability maintain safe and stable air and space domains throughout the Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Ryan Lackey)

Two Japanese government officials don headsets with three U.S. Air Force Airmen, in front of a helicopter.

Senior Airman Myra Garcia Romero, 459th Airlift Squadron UH-1N Iroquois flight engineer, outfits Osamu Oogiya, North Kanto Defense Bureau director general (center), and Yoshinori Wada, Yokota Defense Office chief (left), before boarding a UH-1N Iroquois with Col. Andrew Campbell, 374th Airlift Wing commander, and Mitsuru Takahashi, 374th Public Affairs community engagement specialist (right), at the U.S. Army Hardy Barracks Facility, Japan, Nov. 19, 2021. Yokota Air Base has a special relationship with its neighboring local leaders and communities, as it works to involve Airmen and locals with informational tours, base events, and cultural exchanges. The U.S. – Japan alliance is the cornerstone of allied security interests in Asia, and is founded on shared interests and values in regional stability, political, economic and personal freedoms. Yokota Air Base plays a strong role in helping Pacific Air Command continually develop and reinforce multinational cooperation relationships, which improves the ability maintain safe air and space domains throughout the Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Ryan Lackey)

A helicopter flies over a dense metro area.

A UH-1N Iroquois, assigned to the 459th Airlift Squadron, flies from U.S. Army Hardy Barracks Facility to Tama Hills Recreational Facility as part of a Yokota Air Base tour near Tokyo, Japan, Nov. 19, 2021. Yokota Air Base has a special relationship with its neighboring local leaders and communities, as it works to involve Airmen and locals with informational tours, base events, and cultural exchanges. The U.S. – Japan alliance is the cornerstone of allied security interests in Asia, and is founded on shared interests and values in regional stability, political, economic and personal freedoms. Yokota Air Base plays a strong role in helping Pacific Air Command continually develop and reinforce multinational cooperation relationships, which improves the ability maintain safe and stable air and space domains throughout the Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Ryan Lackey)

Three Japanese officials ride in the back of a helicopter.

(From left to right) Osamu Oogiya, North Kanto Defense Bureau director general, speaks with Mitsuru Takahashi, 374th Public Affairs community engagement specialist, along with Yoshinori Wada, Yokota Defense Office chief, on a UH-1N Iroquois to Tama Hills Recreational Facility near Tokyo, Japan, Nov. 19, 2021. Yokota Air Base has a special relationship with its neighboring local leaders and communities, as it works to involve Airmen and locals with informational tours, base events, and cultural exchanges. The U.S. – Japan alliance is the cornerstone of allied security interests in Asia, and is founded on shared interests and values in regional stability, political, economic and personal freedoms. Yokota Air Base plays a strong role in helping Pacific Air Command continually develop and reinforce multinational cooperation relationships, which improves the ability maintain safe and stable air and space domains throughout the Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Ryan Lackey)

A colonel talks about flying with local Japanese officials.

(From left to right) Col. Andrew Campbell, 374th Airlift Wing commander, discusses military aircraft flights in and around Yokota Air Base with Mitsuru Takahashi, 374th Public Affairs community engagement specialist, Yoshinori Wada, Yokota Defense Office chief, and Osamu Oogiya, North Kanto Defense Bureau director general, during a tour of Tama Hills Recreational Facility, Japan, Nov. 19, 2021. Yokota Air Base has a special relationship with its neighboring local leaders and communities, as it works to involve Airmen and locals with informational tours, base events, and cultural exchanges. The U.S. – Japan alliance is the cornerstone of allied security interests in Asia, and is founded on shared interests and values in regional stability, political, economic and personal freedoms. Yokota Air Base plays a strong role in helping Pacific Air Command continually develop and reinforce multinational cooperation relationships, which improves the ability maintain safe and stable air and space domains throughout the Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Ryan Lackey)

A group of Japanese and U.S. Air Force officials ride through a golf course on golf carts.

Col. Andrew Campbell, 374th Airlift Wing commander, drives a golf cart carrying Osamu Oogiya, North Kanto Defense Bureau director general, Yoshinori Wada, Yokota Defense Office chief, and other Yokota Air Base officials through the golf course at Tama Hills Recreational Facility, Japan, Nov. 19, 2021. Yokota Air Base has a special relationship with its neighboring local leaders and communities, as it works to involve Airmen and locals with informational tours, base events, and cultural exchanges. The U.S. – Japan alliance is the cornerstone of allied security interests in Asia, and is founded on shared interests and values in regional stability, political, economic and personal freedoms. Yokota Air Base plays a strong role in helping Pacific Air Command continually develop and reinforce multinational cooperation relationships, which improves the ability maintain safe and stable air and space domains throughout the Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Ryan Lackey)

A group of U.S. and Japanese officials tour a forested area of Tama Hills.

A team of specialists from Yokota Air Base discuss erosion prevention measures with Yoshinori Wada, Yokota Defense Office chief, and Osamu Oogiya, North Kanto Defense Bureau director general, during a tour of Tama Hills Recreational Facility, Japan, Nov. 19, 2021. Yokota Air Base has a special relationship with its neighboring local leaders and communities, as it works to involve Airmen and locals with informational tours, base events, and cultural exchanges. The U.S. – Japan alliance is the cornerstone of allied security interests in Asia, and is founded on shared interests and values in regional stability, political, economic and personal freedoms. Yokota Air Base plays a strong role in helping Pacific Air Command continually develop and reinforce multinational cooperation relationships, which improves the ability maintain safe and stable air and space domains throughout the Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Ryan Lackey)

A female Japanese translator speaks to a local Japanese Government official in a wooded area.

Mitsuru Takahashi, 374th Public Affairs community engagement specialist (right), translates for Osamu Oogiya, North Kanto Defense Bureau director general, during a tour of Tama Hills Recreational Facility, Japan, Nov. 19, 2021. Yokota Air Base has a special relationship with its neighboring local leaders and communities, as it works to involve Airmen and locals with informational tours, base events, and cultural exchanges. The U.S. – Japan alliance is the cornerstone of allied security interests in Asia, and is founded on shared interests and values in regional stability, political, economic and personal freedoms. Yokota Air Base plays a strong role in helping Pacific Air Command continually develop and reinforce multinational cooperation relationships, which improves the ability maintain safe and stable air and space domains throughout the Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Ryan Lackey)

A group of U.S. Air Force and Japanese officials stand in front of a rusting WWII era ammo storage warehouse.
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A team of specialists from Yokota Air Base discuss Tama Hills history at a WWII era decommissioned ammo storage facility with Yoshinori Wada, Yokota Defense Office chief, and Osamu Oogiya, North Kanto Defense Bureau director general, during a tour of Tama Hills Recreational Facility, Japan, Nov. 19, 2021. Yokota Air Base has a special relationship with its neighboring local leaders and communities, as it works to involve Airmen and locals with informational tours, base events, and cultural exchanges. The U.S. – Japan alliance is the cornerstone of allied security interests in Asia, and is founded on shared interests and values in regional stability, political, economic and personal freedoms. Yokota Air Base plays a strong role in helping Pacific Air Command continually develop and reinforce multinational cooperation relationships, which improves the ability maintain safe and stable air and space domains throughout the Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Ryan Lackey)

A group of U.S. Air Force and Japanese government officials stand outside a WWII era ammo storage building.
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A team of specialists from Yokota Air Base discuss Tama Hills history at a WWII era decommissioned ammo storage facility with Yoshinori Wada, Yokota Defense Office chief, and Osamu Oogiya, North Kanto Defense Bureau director general, during a tour of Tama Hills Recreational Facility, Japan, Nov. 19, 2021. Yokota Air Base has a special relationship with its neighboring local leaders and communities, as it works to involve Airmen and locals with informational tours, base events, and cultural exchanges. The U.S. – Japan alliance is the cornerstone of allied security interests in Asia, and is founded on shared interests and values in regional stability, political, economic and personal freedoms. Yokota Air Base plays a strong role in helping Pacific Air Command continually develop and reinforce multinational cooperation relationships, which improves the ability maintain safe and stable air and space domains throughout the Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Ryan Lackey)

Air Force and Japanese officials sit at a large square table watch a slideshow in a conference room.
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A team of specialists from Yokota Air Base discuss Tama Hills history at an end of tour briefing with Yoshinori Wada, Yokota Defense Office chief, and Osamu Oogiya, North Kanto Defense Bureau director general, during a tour of Tama Hills Recreational Facility, Japan, Nov. 19, 2021. Yokota Air Base has a special relationship with its neighboring local leaders and communities, as it works to involve Airmen and locals with informational tours, base events, and cultural exchanges. The U.S. – Japan alliance is the cornerstone of allied security interests in Asia, and is founded on shared interests and values in regional stability, political, economic and personal freedoms. Yokota Air Base plays a strong role in helping Pacific Air Command continually develop and reinforce multinational cooperation relationships, which improves the ability maintain safe and stable air and space domains throughout the Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Ryan Lackey)

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Col. Andrew Campbell, 374th Airlift Wing commander, toured Tama Hills Recreational Facility with Osamu Oogiya, North Kanto Defense Bureau director general, and Yoshinori Wada, Yokota Defense Office chief, to discuss the local community concerns and how Yokota and Tama were working to improve local partnerships and community involvement.