Japanese locals visit Misawa EOD

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U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Christopher Waller, an explosive ordnance disposal apprentice with the 35th Civil Engineer Squadron, shows a Japanese man how to operate the unit’s bomb disposal robot during a community relations tour at Misawa Air Base, Japan, Jan. 20, 2017. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Ben-jamin W. Stratton)
U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Christopher Waller, an explosive ordnance disposal apprentice with the 35th Civil Engineer Squadron, shows a Japanese man how to operate the unit’s bomb disposal robot during a community relations tour at Misawa Air Base, Japan, Jan. 20, 2017. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Ben-jamin W. Stratton)

Japanese locals visit Misawa EOD

by: Staff Sgt. Benjamin W. Stratton | .
Misawa Air Base | .
published: January 28, 2017

MISAWA AIR BASE, Japan -- More than 30 Japanese nationals visited the 35th Civil Engineer Squadron’s explosive ordnance disposal flight, Jan. 20, during a community engagement base tour.

Tours like these build trust and support with Misawa AB’s host partners by highlighting various units around the base and include a windshield tour along the installation’s perimeter road.

“It looked like they had a great time and we enjoyed all the questions,” said Staff Sgt. Justin Beasley, a 35th CES EOD technician. “It’s great having the opportunity to showcase our mission to the public and focus on building that trust integral to ongoing operations here and downrange.”

The monthly tours support the Pacific Air Forces’ command strategy that includes expanding engagement outreach here while strengthening relationships with allies and partners.

“Misawa maintains close relations with its host nation partners through bilateral missions and ongoing community engagement activities including these tours and our annual air show,” said 1st Lt. Samantha Morrison, the 35th Fighter Wing chief of public affairs. “We are their guests and it’s our privilege to share our various mission sets with our Japanese neighbors.”

The next tour is slated on Feb. 17 with the post office. If your unit would like to host an upcoming tour, please contact public affairs by phone at DSN 226-3075 or email at 35fw.pa@us.af.mil.

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