JDF JapanDefenseFocus No.68

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Summer Tour for University Students at the SDF Base and Camp

Summer Tour for University Students at the SDF Base and Camp

From August 24th to 28th, the summer tour program for university and graduate students took place. During the program, the participants visited SDF facilities of each service for five days and four nights to gain firsthand experience of the life in the SDF.

This year, a total of 34 university and graduate students participated in the summer tour program. They visited GSDF Camp Zentsuji (Kagawa Prefecture), MSDF Edajima and Kure District (Hiroshima Prefecture), and ASDF Hofu-Minami Air Base and Hofu-Kita Air Base (Yamaguchi Prefecture). Their activities include: test-ride of transport aircraft C-1 and C130R; observation of aircraft such as T-7 primary trainer aircraft; trial ranger training; setting up of a tent; test-ride of a high mobility vehicle; and discussion with SDF personnel. Participants said that the program deepened their understanding and they are now more interested in the activities of the MOD/SDF.

The MOD holds such program for university and graduate students twice a year in every spring and summer.

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