Maj. Richard Smeeding

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PACAF F-16 Demo Team soars over Nyutabaru Air Base

by: Senior Airman Brittany A. Chase, 35th Fighter Wing Public Affairs | .
published: December 18, 2017

.S. Air Force Maj. Richard Smeeding, the Pacific Air Forces F-16 Demonstration team pilot, prepares for a flight at Japan Air Self-Defense Force Nyutabaru Air Base, Japan, Dec. 3, 2017. The team arrived almost a week prior to the Nyutabura Air Show, to ensure proper preparation for the two-day event and to execute a training scenario alongside Nyutabaru AB's F-15Js. The PACAF Demo Team, based at Misawa Air Base, Japan, promotes positive relations between the United States and nations across the Indo-Asia-Pacific region, showcasing its capabilities to approximately 100,000 spectators.

(U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Brittany A. Chase)

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