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U.S., Japan Forces perform bilateral logistics training

A U.S. Air Force Airman welcomes members of the Japan Air Self Defense Force

Airman 1st Class Dakota Bernhart, 374th Logistics Readiness Squadron fuels distribution operator, center, welcomes members of the Japan Air Self Defense Force, 3rd Depot, during a base facilities tour Dec. 15, 2021, at Yokota Air Base, Japan. Opportunities such as tours, exchange events and combined training with JASDF personnel and U.S. Air Force Airmen, has proven effective in increasing mutual understanding of military tactics, techniques, and procedures that help ensure both forces can successfully work together as a cohesive unit. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Hannah Bean)

A U.S. Air Force Airman shows the interior of an R-11 refueling truck to a Japan Air Self Defense Force member

Airman 1st Class Dakota Bernhart, 374th Logistics Readiness Squadron fuels distribution operator, right, shows the interior of an R-11 refueling truck to a Japan Air Self Defense Force member, 3rd Depot, during a base facilities tour Dec. 15, 2021, at Yokota Air Base, Japan. The tour gave JASDF members a better understanding of the logistical systems Airmen use to execute Yokota Air Base’s mission, and provided an opportunity for U.S. Air Force and JASDF members to share best practices in performing their duties. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Hannah Bean)

A U.S. Air Force Airman briefs members of the Japan Air Self Defense Force

Airman 1st Class Dakota Bernhart, 374th Logistics Readiness Squadron fuels distribution operator, center, briefs members of the Japan Air Self Defense Force, 3rd Depot, on the particulars of an R-11 refueling truck during a base facilities tour Dec. 15, 2021, at Yokota Air Base, Japan. JASDF members were able to expand their knowledge of the logistic capabilities of U.S. Air Forces at Yokota, while further developing interoperability between U.S. and Japan Forces through hands-on demonstrations. Opportunities such as tours, exchange events and combined training with JASDF personnel and U.S. Air Force Airmen, has proven effective in increasing mutual understanding of military tactics, techniques, and procedures that help ensure both forces can successfully work together as a cohesive unit. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Hannah Bean)

A U.S. Air Force Airman demonstrates a fuel sample visual inspection to members of the Japan Air Self Defense Force

Senior Airman Austin Smith, right, 374th Logistics Readiness Squadron fuels distribution operator, demonstrates a fuel sample visual inspection to members of the Japan Air Self Defense Force, 3rd Depot, during a base facilities tour Dec. 15, 2021, at Yokota Air Base, Japan. Fuel is repeatedly tested by sampling fuel tanks to ensure that it’s as high quality as possible, and to check for contaminants such as excess water or unwanted sediment that can cause a safety hazard. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Hannah Bean)

A U.S. Air Force Airman shows a fuel test sample with water contamination to members of the Japan Air Self Defense Force

Airman 1st Class Daisy Alvarez, 374th Logistics Readiness Squadron fuels laboratory technician, center left, shows a fuel test sample with water contamination to members of the Japan Air Self Defense Force, 3rd Depot, during a base facilities tour Dec. 15, 2021, at Yokota Air Base, Japan. Airmen are vigilant about fuel contaminants, such as excess water, which is a type of fuel contamination that can lead to engine damage, ranging from corrosion in the fuel cells and fuel system components, freeze lines, clog filters, cause failure of instrumentation, and more. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Hannah Bean)

A U.S. Air Force Airman and Japan Air Self Defense Force member demonstrate taking a fuel sample from an R-11 refueling truck.

Airman 1st Class Daisy Alvarez, 374th Logistics Readiness Squadron fuels laboratory technician, center left, and a member of the Japan Air Self Defense Force, 3rd Depot, demonstrate taking a fuel sample from an R-11 refueling truck during a base facilities tour Dec. 15, 2021, at Yokota Air Base, Japan. Fuels laboratory technicians perform multiple tests on the base’s supply of jet and ground fuels every day to ensure fuel quality meets all required standards. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Hannah Bean)

A U.S. Air Force Airman explains the controls of a 10K All-terrain Forklift to a member of the Japan Air Self Defense Force.

Staff Sgt. Logan Palacpac, 374th Logistics Readiness Squadron NCO in charge of mobility operations, left, explains the controls of a 10K All-terrain Forklift to a member of the Japan Air Self Defense Force, 3rd Depot, during a base facilities tour Dec. 15, 2021, at Yokota Air Base, Japan. The 10K All-Terrain Forklift is an essential piece to Yokota’s operations for its ability to lift, load and transport up to 10,000 lbs. of heavy cargo in warehouses, on the flight line, at drop zones and various austere environments. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Hannah Bean)

A U.S. Air Force Airman and members of the Japan Air Self Defense Force place a cargo net over a loaded shipping pallet

Staff Sgt. Logan Palacpac, 374th Logistics Readiness Squadron NCO in charge mobility operations, center, and members of the Japan Air Self Defense Force, 3rd Depot, place a cargo net over a loaded shipping pallet, during a base facilities tour Dec. 15, 2021, at Yokota Air Base, Japan. The net keeps the cargo stable during transit to reduce the risk of damage as a result of movement. The tour gave JASDF members a better understanding of the logistical systems Airmen use to execute Yokota Air Base’s mission, and provided an opportunity for U.S. Air Force and JASDF members to share best practices in performing their duties. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Hannah Bean)

A U.S. Air Force Airman and members of the Japan Air Self Defense Force secure cargo onto a pallet using cargo nets.

Staff Sgt. Logan Palacpac, 374th Logistics Readiness Squadron NCO in charge mobility operations, center, shows members of the Japan Air Self Defense Force, 3rd Depot, how 374th LRS members secure cargo onto a pallet during a base facilities tour Dec. 15, 2021, at Yokota Air Base, Japan. Cargo nets provide all necessary restraint for cargo 10,000 lbs. and up to 100 inches high. Opportunities such as tours, exchange events and combined training with JASDF personnel and U.S. Air Force Airmen, has proven effective in increasing mutual understanding of military tactics, techniques, and procedures that help ensure both forces can successfully work together as a cohesive unit. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Hannah Bean)

A U.S. Air Force Airman explains cargo pallet inspections to members of the Japan Air Self Defense Force
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Staff Sgt. Logan Palacpac, 374th Logistics Readiness Squadron NCO in charge mobility operations, center, explains cargo pallet inspections to members of the Japan Air Self Defense Force, 3rd Depot, during a base facilities tour Dec. 15, 2021, at Yokota Air Base, Japan. Pallets must be inspected to ensure it isn’t warped, bowed and has no punctures or cracks in it. Opportunities such as tours, exchange events and combined training with JASDF personnel and U.S. Air Force Airmen, has proven effective in increasing mutual understanding of military tactics, techniques, and procedures that help ensure both forces can successfully work together as a cohesive unit. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Hannah Bean)

A U.S. Air Force Airman measures the length of 10K All-Terrain Forklift alongside members of the Japan Air Self Defense Force
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Staff Sgt. Nicholas Adkins, 374th Logistics Readiness Squadron NCO in charge of training operations, center, measures the length of 10K All-Terrain Forklift to calculate the center of balance alongside members of the Japan Air Self Defense Force, 3rd Depot, during a base facilities tour Dec. 15, 2021, at Yokota Air Base, Japan. The center of balance formula is utilized to accurately compute the weight and center of balance of a vehicle, in order to be able to safely plan and load equipment onto an aircraft. Cargo loading is a careful exercise in weight distribution, as an unbalanced load can create severe safety risks. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Hannah Bean)

A U.S. Air Force Airman writes down the gross weight of the 10K All-Terrain Forklift on a piece of tape
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Staff Sgt. Nicholas Adkins, 374th Logistics Readiness Squadron NCO in charge of training operations, writes down the gross weight of the 10K All-Terrain Forklift on a piece of tape during a base facilities tour Dec. 15, 2021, at Yokota Air Base, Japan. Marking cargo and equipment helps load masters know what cargo is loaded and in what order onto an aircraft. JASDF members were able to expand their knowledge of the logistic capabilities of U.S. Air Forces at Yokota, while further developing interoperability between U.S. and Japan Forces through hands-on demonstrations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Hannah Bean)

A U.S. Air Force Airman writes down the rear weight of a 10K All-Terrain Forklift on a piece of tape
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Staff Sgt. Nicholas Adkins, 374th Logistics Readiness Squadron NCO in charge of training operations, center, writes down the rear weight of a 10K All-Terrain Forklift on a piece of tape during a base facilities tour Dec. 15, 2021, at Yokota Air Base, Japan. The 10K All-Terrain Forklift is an essential piece to Yokota’s operations for its ability to lift, load and transport heavy cargo on the flight line, at drop zones and various austere environments. Opportunities such as tours, exchange events and combined training with Japan Air Self Defense Force personnel and U.S. Air Force Airmen, has proven effective in increasing mutual understanding of military tactics, techniques, and procedures that help ensure both forces can successfully work together as a cohesive unit. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Hannah Bean)

YOKOTA AIR BASE, Japan -- Airman 1st Class Dakota Bernhart, 374th Logistics Readiness Squadron fuels distribution operator, center, welcomes members of the Japan Air Self Defense Force, 3rd Depot, during a base facilities tour Dec. 15, 2021, at Yokota Air Base, Japan. Opportunities such as tours, exchange events and combined training with JASDF personnel and U.S. Air Force Airmen, has proven effective in increasing mutual understanding of military tactics, techniques, and procedures that help ensure both forces can successfully work together as a cohesive unit. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Hannah Bean)