U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Samuel Bacon/Released
U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Samuel Bacon/Released

Chief stands watch during snow festival

Naval Air Facility Misawa

SAPPORO, Japan (Jan. 30, 2019) - Chief Construction Mechanic Chris Norris, a native of Albany, N.Y., stands watch at the Navy Misawa Snow Team's sculpture during the 70th Annual Sapporo Snow Festival. Approximately two million visitors from around the globe visit the festival each year to see hundreds of snow and ice sculptures. This is the 36th year the U.S. Navy has participated in the festival, allowing Sailors a unique opportunity to experience Japanese culture and tradition while strengthening the close friendship between the U.S. Navy and the citizens of Japan.

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