About the implementation of the Japan-US expert meeting on flight safety

November 8, 2018 (Google Translation) – Today Japanese and US experts held a meeting on flight safety at the New Sanno Hotel (Tokyo) as the first step to further improve the flight safety of both Japan and the United States. Self-defense officers with specialized knowledge and experience participated in the maintenance procedure of the SDF units from the SDF, and from the US military, similar experts on US military aircraft participated, and on the maintenance of the SDF and the US military aircraft, We exchanged opinions on measures for rice…

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USNS Mercy Departs Japan

Service members participating in Pacific Partnership 2018 (PP18) departed Yokosuka, Japan, aboard Military Sealift Command (MSC) hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19), June 21. Mercy made two stops in Yokosuka and one in Tokyo, where service members participated in medical symposiums and humanitarian assistance and disaster relief (HA/DR) drills, and conducted ship tours for members of the Japanese government, military personnel and local citizens. “Port calls like this are a great opportunity to share knowledge, experiences and cultures with each other,” said Capt. David Bretz, PP18 mission commander. “The crew…

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USNS Mercy arrives in Japan for port calls

Servicemembers participating in Pacific Partnership 2018 (PP18) aboard Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) arrived Yokosuka for a port call on June 10. The purpose of the visit is to enhance relationships and promote goodwill between members of the U.S. Armed Forces and Japanese citizens while demonstrating the capabilities of the ship. The crew of the Mercy has already begun building these relationships while working with the crew of the JDS Osumi during their mission stop in Nha Trang, Vietnam prior to their arrival in Japan. The…

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