Commander's Corner: August 22, 2014
By Col. Douglas DeLaMater, 374th Ailrift Wing
/ Published August 22, 2014
YOKOTA AIR BASE, Japan --
Next weekend, Team Yokota will participate in multiple bilateral exercises alongside our Japanese allies. Representatives from the surrounding communities, Tokyo Metropolitan Government, Shizuoka Prefecture Government, and Kanagawa Prefecture Government will partner together to launch several disaster management exercises involving bilateral first responders.
In the event of a natural disaster, we are prepared to respond as required to help our Japanese brethren. This training is an important way to not only increase our interoperability, but is also an opportunity to build upon relationships and strengthen our alliance's capabilities here in Japan.
We're blessed with the close friendship and support of our Japanese hosts, and it is only natural that we return their generosity in the same spirit of tomodachi. We stand ready to support them in times of crises when called upon to do so. Our friends can count upon the "Best Wing in the Pacific."