U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jason Allchin, left, a 35th Operations Support Squadron survival, evasion, resistance, and escape specialist, explains how to use GPS tools to Lt. Gen. Kevin B. Schneider, the U.S. Forces Japan and Fifth Air Force commander, right, during his visit to Misawa Air Base, Japan, Feb. 26, 2019. SERE frequently briefs and explains all survival equipment to F-16 Fighting Falcon pilots, ensuring their survival in case of an in-flight emergency. (Photo by Staff Sgt. Melanie A. Hutto)
U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jason Allchin, left, a 35th Operations Support Squadron survival, evasion, resistance, and escape specialist, explains how to use GPS tools to Lt. Gen. Kevin B. Schneider, the U.S. Forces Japan and Fifth Air Force commander, right, during his visit to Misawa Air Base, Japan, Feb. 26, 2019. SERE frequently briefs and explains all survival equipment to F-16 Fighting Falcon pilots, ensuring their survival in case of an in-flight emergency. (Photo by Staff Sgt. Melanie A. Hutto)

USFJ and 5AF commander tours Misawa AB

by Staff Sgt. Brittany A. Chase
35th Fighter Wing Public Affairs

MISAWA AIR BASE, Japan -- U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Kevin Schneider, the U.S. Forces Japan and Fifth Air Force commander, toured Misawa Air Base, Japan, from Feb 26-28. During his visit he went around the base to see first-hand how Airmen accomplish their unit’s day-to-day mission.

Schneider was previously stationed at Misawa as an F-16 instructor pilot and Wing Weapons Flight commander for the 432nd Operations Support Squadron and then the 13th Fighter Squadron assistant chief of weapons and tactics from Nov. 1993-Dec. 1995.

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