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    4th Reconnaissance Squadron “Crows” depart for the summer

    ANDERSEN AIR FORCE BASE, GUAM

    05.09.2022

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    36th Wing Public Affairs

    The Crows from the 4th Reconnaissance Squadron have flown north for the summer from Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, on May 11, 2022. Aircraft, equipment, and personnel assigned to the 4 RS are headed to Yokota Air Base, Japan to conduct intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance operations for the next few months.

    “It’s always sad to leave Guam, especially in recent years when Japanese law has prevented our families from joining us in Japan due to COVID-related travel restrictions,” said Lt. Col. John “Ichiban” Wright, 4 RS squadron commander. “However, our Crows put their heads down and take care of the mission, year in and year out, regardless of hardships they face each year. Their efforts are truly remarkable.”

    The 4 RS deploys annually from Andersen AFB, Guam to the 374th Airlift Wing Yokota AB, Japan in order to avoid the seasonal typhoon weather common in the Indo-Pacific during the summer months.

    “The 4th Reconnaissance Squadron's forward deployment is vital to our National Defense,” said Lt. Col. Cory Turner, 4 RS director of operations.
    This year, loosening travel restrictions throughout the Indo-Pacific means 4 RS dependents could potentially join their military members in Japan. If successful, this will be the first time in three years they will be able to travel to Japan.

    The RQ-4B Global Hawk is a high-altitude intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance remotely piloted aircraft. It can fly missions over 28 hours in duration at altitudes over 50,000 feet. The RQ-4 has been permanently stationed at Andersen AFB, Guam since 2010 and has deployed to Japan nearly every year since 2014.

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    Date Taken: 05.09.2022
    Date Posted: 05.10.2022 21:15
    Story ID: 420310
    Location: ANDERSEN AIR FORCE BASE, GU 

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