U.S. Air Force Col. Andrew Roddan, 374th Airlift Wing commander, and Japan Air Self-Defense Forces Col. Takashi Izuhara, Operation Support Wing commander, take turns pounding mochi at the Operation Support Wing annual mochi pounding ceremony on Dec. 14, 2022, Yokota Air Base, Japan. The process of making mochi is a culturally significant symbol of teamwork and partnership, as it requires collaborative time and effort. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech Sgt. Taylor A. Workman)
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