PACAF F-16 Demo Team soars over Nyutabaru Air Base

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U.S. Air Force Capt. Dakota Newton, Pacific Air Forces F-16 Demonstration Team safety observer, throws up the 'wood' symbol while Staff Sgt. Steven Pedrick, a PACAF F-16 Demo Team crew chief, marshalls him to his parking spot at Japan Air Self-Defense Force Nyutabaru Air Base, Japan, Dec. 1, 2017. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Brittany A. Chase)
U.S. Air Force Capt. Dakota Newton, Pacific Air Forces F-16 Demonstration Team safety observer, throws up the 'wood' symbol while Staff Sgt. Steven Pedrick, a PACAF F-16 Demo Team crew chief, marshalls him to his parking spot at Japan Air Self-Defense Force Nyutabaru Air Base, Japan, Dec. 1, 2017. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Brittany A. Chase)

PACAF F-16 Demo Team soars over Nyutabaru Air Base

by: Senior Airman Brittany A. Chase | .
Misawa Air Base | .
published: December 16, 2017

MISAWA AIR BASE, Japan -- The Pacific Air Forces F-16 Demonstration Team from Misawa Air Base, Japan, performed at Nyutaburu Air Base, Japan, giving approximately 100,000 spectators a front row seat to the jet’s capabilities, Dec. 3.

While the team's primary focus is displaying the F-16's maneuverability and power, community engagement also plays a vital role. After each show, the team spends several hours answering people's questions, signing autographs and taking pictures with fans.

Each show represents the growing partnerships and commitment between the U.S. and Japanese alliance, all while demonstrating air superiority.

"Overall, it was awesome performing for nearly 100,000 people while being able to grow our bilateral ties," said U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Tristan Berger, PACAF F-16 Demo Team narrator. "It takes a lot of work to maintain the jets for even a single show, but we're continuing to foster our Pacific partnerships, which makes it all worth it.

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