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Japan Air Self Defense Force visits Holloman AFB

Lieutenant Col. Jeffery Patton, 9th Attack Squadron commander, welcomes members of the Japan Air Self Defense Force to Holloman Air Force Base, N.M., March 19. The Remotely Piloted Aircraft program was briefed to the members of the Japan Air Self Defense Force. Their visit to Holloman AFB was part of an effort to bolster Japanese intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance capability. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Colin Cates/Released)

Lieutenant Col. Jeffery Patton, 9th Attack Squadron commander, welcomes members of the Japan Air Self Defense Force to Holloman Air Force Base, N.M., March 19. The Remotely Piloted Aircraft program was briefed to the members of the Japan Air Self Defense Force. Their visit to Holloman AFB was part of an effort to bolster Japanese intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance capability. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Colin Cates/Released)

Major Michael (last name withheld due to operations security constraints), 9th Attack Squadron flight commander, explains the operating systems in a ground control station to Col. Junichi Kono, 2nd Section Weapons System Program Division chief, and Maj. Hiroyuki Kobayashi, 2nd Section Weapons System Program Division staff member, at Holloman Air Force Base, N.M., March 19. The Remotely Piloted Aircraft program was briefed to the members of the Japan Air Self Defense Force. Their visit to Holloman AFB was part of an effort to bolster Japanese intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance capability. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Colin Cates/Released)

Major Michael (last name withheld due to operations security constraints), 9th Attack Squadron flight commander, explains the operating systems in a ground control station to Col. Junichi Kono, 2nd Section Weapons System Program Division chief, and Maj. Hiroyuki Kobayashi, 2nd Section Weapons System Program Division staff member, at Holloman Air Force Base, N.M., March 19. The Remotely Piloted Aircraft program was briefed to the members of the Japan Air Self Defense Force. Their visit to Holloman AFB was part of an effort to bolster Japanese intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance capability. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Colin Cates/Released)

Major Michael (last name withheld due to operations security constraints), 9th Attack Squadron flight commander, explains the MQ-9 Reaper’s flight patterns to members of the Japan Air Self Defense Force at Holloman Air Force Base, N.M., March 19. The Remotely Piloted Aircraft program was briefed to the members of the Japan Air Self Defense Force. Their visit to Holloman AFB was part of an effort to bolster Japanese intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance capability. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Colin Cates/Released)

Major Michael (last name withheld due to operations security constraints), 9th Attack Squadron flight commander, explains the MQ-9 Reaper’s flight patterns to members of the Japan Air Self Defense Force at Holloman Air Force Base, N.M., March 19. The Remotely Piloted Aircraft program was briefed to the members of the Japan Air Self Defense Force. Their visit to Holloman AFB was part of an effort to bolster Japanese intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance capability. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Colin Cates/Released)

Colonel Junichi Kono, 2nd Section Weapons System Program Division chief, examines an MQ-9 Reaper engine at Holloman Air Force Base, N.M., March 19. The Remotely Piloted Aircraft program was briefed to the members of the Japan Air Self Defense Force. Their visit to Holloman AFB was part of an effort to bolster Japanese intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance capability. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Colin Cates/Released)

Colonel Junichi Kono, 2nd Section Weapons System Program Division chief, examines an MQ-9 Reaper engine at Holloman Air Force Base, N.M., March 19. The Remotely Piloted Aircraft program was briefed to the members of the Japan Air Self Defense Force. Their visit to Holloman AFB was part of an effort to bolster Japanese intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance capability. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Colin Cates/Released)

Major Michael [last name withheld due to operations security constraints], 9th Attack Squadron, flight commander, demonstrates flying an MQ-9 Reaper in a flight simulator to members of the Japan Air Self Defense Force at Holloman Air Force Base, N.M., March 19. The Remotely Piloted Aircraft program was briefed to the members of the Japan Air Self Defense Force. Their visit to Holloman AFB was part of an effort to bolster Japanese intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance capability. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Colin Cates/Released)

Major Michael [last name withheld due to operations security constraints], 9th Attack Squadron, flight commander, demonstrates flying an MQ-9 Reaper in a flight simulator to members of the Japan Air Self Defense Force at Holloman Air Force Base, N.M., March 19. The Remotely Piloted Aircraft program was briefed to the members of the Japan Air Self Defense Force. Their visit to Holloman AFB was part of an effort to bolster Japanese intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance capability. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Colin Cates/Released)

Colonel Kenneth Ekman, 49th Wing vice commander, welcomes Col. Junichi Kono, 2nd Section Weapons System Program Division chief, to Holloman Air Force Base, N.M., March 19. The Remotely Piloted Aircraft program was briefed to the members of the Japan Air Self Defense Force. Their visit to Holloman AFB was part of an effort to bolster Japanese intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance capability. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Colin Cates/Released)

Colonel Kenneth Ekman, 49th Wing vice commander, welcomes Col. Junichi Kono, 2nd Section Weapons System Program Division chief, to Holloman Air Force Base, N.M., March 19. The Remotely Piloted Aircraft program was briefed to the members of the Japan Air Self Defense Force. Their visit to Holloman AFB was part of an effort to bolster Japanese intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance capability. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Colin Cates/Released)

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