374th AW, JASDF welcome members of the TDA

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  • By Airman 1st Class Samantha White
  • 374th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

U.S. Air Force Col Andrew Roddan, 374th Airlift Wing commander, and Japan Air Self-Defense Force Col. Hiroyuki Ishii, Operational Support Wing commander, met to welcome and speak to members of the Tokyo Defense Association, during a tour at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Nov. 20.

The TDA was established to promote understanding of defense strategy and contribute to Japan’s peace and stability, founded on the notion that the defense of Japan is the shared responsibility of both the U.S. and Japan.

The members of the TDA are persons of local importance such as presidents of companies and local legislators, including Mr. Kosuke Yoshida, TDA director. Yoshida is a retired JASDF lieutenant general, former Vice Commander of the Air Defense Command, and former member of the Japan-American Air Force Goodwill Association.