JDF JapanDefenseFocus No.80

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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 September 5th to 9th, 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 42 university and graduate students participated in the summer tour program. They visited GSDF Camp Fukuoka (Fukuoka Prefecture), MSDF Omura Air Base and Sasebo District (Nagasaki Prefecture), and ASDF Ashiya Air Base (Fukuoka Prefecture). Their activities include: test-ride of transport GSDF and ASDF helicopters; observation of aircraft such as T-4 primary trainer aircraft; trial ranger training; experience of life in tents; test-ride of type-87 reconnaissance and patrol 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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