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    CNFJ visits NAF Misawa

    CNFJ visits NAF Misawa

    Photo By Kenneth Takada | Cmdr. Greg Petrovic, commanding officer of Patrol Squadron (VP) 5, center, describes...... read more read more



    Story by Petty Officer 1st Class Kenneth Takada 

    Naval Air Facility Misawa

    NAVAL AIR FACILITY MISAWA, Japan -- Rear Adm. Terry Kraft, Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Japan, visited Naval Air Facility
    (NAF) Misawa and Misawa Air Base to view U.S. Intelligence,
    Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) capabilities during an
    official tour July 23.

    Rear Adm. Kazuki Yamashita, Director, Japan Maritime Self-
    Defense Force (JMSDF) General Operations and Plans, and Rear
    Adm. Umio Otsuka, Director, JMSDF Command, Control, and
    Intelligence, accompanied Kraft during the tour.

    The visitors were met by Capt. Keith Henry, Commander, NAF
    Misawa, and Capt. David Wright, Deputy Commander, Combined Task Force (CTF) 72 before a short tour of the CTF-72 facility.

    Kraft, Yamashita, and Otsuka then met with Air Force Col.
    Timothy Sundvall, Commander, 35th Fighter Wing (FW), before
    viewing a U.S. Air Force RQ-4 Global Hawk unmanned aerial
    vehicle. Maj. Daniel Moran, stationed with the 35th FW, explained
    Global Hawk’s functions and capabilities to the guests.

    Following the Global Hawk tour, Kraft and his JMSDF guests met
    with other senior Japan Self-Defense Force and U.S. leaders at
    the Misawa Air Base Officer’s Club.

    The tour continued with a visit to one of Patrol Squadron (VP)
    5’s P-8A Poseidons, the U.S. Navy’s long-range anti-submarine
    warfare, anti-surface warfare, intelligence, surveillance
    and reconnaissance aircraft. "This visit provided a great
    opportunity to showcase the U.S. Navy's newest ISR capabilities
    to a joint group of Japanese Self Defense Force personnel," said

    The tour concluded with a flight aboard the P-8A to showcase the
    Navy’s newest maritime patrol aircraft and give our allies a
    first-hand look at how it performs.

    For more news from Naval Air Facility Misawa, check out our
    Facebook page at www.facebook.com/nafmisawa.



    Date Taken: 07.23.2014
    Date Posted: 07.25.2014 02:01
    Story ID: 137239
    Location: MISAWA, AOMORI, JP 

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