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Study Tours(domestic)

It is important for students to understand the characteristics, equipment, operational environment and circumstances of each service.
The course student officers visit the places shown on this screen and have opportunities to see the real situation of each unit, and to discuss with unitfs commanders and staff officers of major commands.

The ground where is targeted for the local training (domestically)

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Field trip to northern Japan

From May 17th through 20th 2016, the students from the 20th Joint Advanced Course went on a field trip to the northern part of Japan to learn the present situation and features of the troops of the Maritime and Air Self-Defense Force and the United-States Armed Forces deployed in the area.
   During this field trip, the students were briefed on the present situation of the units and state-of-the-art military equipment, logistics and also the circumstances of the U.S. Armed Forces stationed in the Misawa Air base. They also visited radar site of the 42nd Aircraft Control and Warning Group, maritime patrol aircraft P-8, and electric warfare aircraft EA-18G. They discussed actively in the question-and-answer session, and gained the first-hand knowledge on the status-quo and problems on joint and corporate operations.
   They were also taught mental attitude as senior officers in the speech by VADM Nakanishi, Commandant of Ominato District, and Maj Gen Imaki, Commander of 3rd Air Wing.

42nd Aircraft Control and Warning Group Brief by Commandant of Ominato District

42nd Aircraft Control and Warning Group   

Brief by Commandant of Ominato District   

Ominato Repair Supply Facility JASDF 4th Air Depot

Ominato Repair Supply Facility   

JASDF 4th Air Depot   

U.S. Air Force 35 Tactical Fighter Wing maritime patrol aircraft P-8, and electric warfare aircraft EA-18G

U.S. Air Force 35 Tactical Fighter Wing   

maritime patrol aircraft P-8, and electric warfare aircraft EA-18G   

Headquarters of JASDF Northern Air Defense Force Brief by 3rd Air Wing

Headquarters of JASDF Northern Air Defense Force   

Brief by 3rd Air Wing   

3rd Air Wing

3rd Air Wing   

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Field trip to Atsugi

On April 28th, the students from the 20th Joint Advanced Course went on a field trip to Atsugi base with the purpose of learning the present situation and features of the Fleet Air Force of the JMSDF and Carrier Air Wing of the US Navy.
   The students were lectured by VADM Maki, the Commander of the Fleet Air Force, and briefed on the current situation by major Staff, and saw MACCS (Maritime Air-operation Command & Control System) and latest patrol plane P-1 at Headquarters of Fleet Air Wing 4, and SH-60K of Air Development Squadron 51.
   The students were also provided mission brief in VFA-102, which is under the command of Carrier Air Wing 5, and saw F/A-18F (Super Hornet).
   They actively exchanged opinions in every session of the field trip, deepened the understanding of the present situation and problems on Fleet Air Force in terms of joint operations, and also gained a deep insight into the interoperability between Japan and the U.S.

Lecture by the Commander of the Fleet Air Force SH-60K

Lecture by the Commander of the Fleet Air Force   

SH-60K   

P-1

P-1   

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Field trip to Yokosuka

On April 26th and 27th, the students from 20th Joint Advanced Course went on a field trip to Yokosuka, where maritime strategic headquarters and major units are based, with the purpose of learning the circumstances and features of the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) and the U.S. Navy, Japan.
    The students was addressed by VADM Shigeoka, Commander in Chief of Self-Defense Fleet, and VADM Yamamura, Commander of Fleet Escort Force, VADM Doshita, Commandant of Yokosuka District. They were also briefed on the current situation at headquarters of Self-Defense Fleet, Minesweeper Division and 2nd Submarine Flotilla, and visited the latest destroyer Teruzuki, and submarine.
   They also visited an aircraft carrier Ronald Reagan, and were briefed on the present situation at troops under the command of 7th fleet, and Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Japan.
   They actively discussed in question-and-answer session, and deepened the understanding of maritime strategy from the viewpoint of joint operations, and interoperability between Japan and the U.S.

Commander in Chief, Self-Defense Fleet Commandant of Yokosuka District

Commander in Chief, Self-Defense Fleet   

Commandant of Yokosuka District   

Teruzuki, JMSDF destroyer Field study at submarine

Teruzuki, JMSDF destroyer   

Field study at submarine   

Ronald Reagan, U.S. aircraft carrier U.S. Naval Forces, Japan

Ronald Reagan, U.S. aircraft carrier   

U.S. Naval Forces, Japan   

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Field study trip to Okinawa

The students from the 20th Joint Advanced Course went on a field trip to Okinawa from April 18th (Mon) through 22nd (Fri), with the purpose of understanding its current situation and feature by observing the sites of the JSDF, United States Forces and other strategically critical locations.
    They visited 15th Brigade of the JGSDF, Fleet Air Wing 5 and Okinawa base of the JMSDF, the headquarters of Southwest Composite Air Division and its subordinating unit, and Okinawa Cooperation Provincial Office, and 3rd Marine Expeditionary Force of the US Marine Corps Japan. They were given mission briefs by the commanding officers, and learned about defense equipment and military facilities in each unit. The students deepened their insight into operational difficulties which are peculiar to the local forces by exchanging views.
   Also, they visited Hamamatsu base on their way back home, and were provided a mission brief and observed military equipment in Airborne Early Warning Group. They gained firsthand experience by learning operational feature on airborne early warning and control system, including E-767.

‡V‚l‚d‚emission brief MG Ageofs speech

‡V‚l‚d‚emission brief   

MG Ageofs speech   

MG Yamanefs speech RADM Hatanofs speech

MG Yamanefs speech   

RADM Hatanofs speech   

Maj Gen Arakifs speech Field study on 9th Air Wing

Maj Gen Arakifs speech   

Field study on 9th Air Wing   

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Field study trip to Camp Zama

Landing Craft Utility

Landing Craft Utility   

The students of 20th Joint Advanced Course went on a field study trip to Camp Zama, with the purpose of observing the Central Readiness Force of JGSDF (CRF) and USAJ, and understanding their current situation and problems on March 28th (Mon).
   They visited Yokohama North Dock, and saw Army Field Support Battalion, North East Asia, and USAJ 836th transportation battalion in the morning. They were briefed on the supporting system for the deployment of the U.S. forces during the peace time and contingency situation, and other operations in a remote base, and embarked on Landing Craft Utility. They were again aware that the U.S. Army conducts training and operation, on a regular basis, by the landing craft which it has on its own.
   Later, they moved on to the U.S. Army Camp Zama, and took a bus tour within the military installation which carries a long history and tradition from the Imperial Japanese Army.
   Major General Pasquarette, the commandant of USAJ, gave a mission brief, and exchange opinions with the students in accordance with the agenda which he presented.They were deeply impressed with his goperation guide with a clear goalh, and saw that he focuses on the Japan-US alliance and makes every effort to build a successful partnership.
   Colonel Inoue gave a mission brief in CRF, and General Kawamata, the commandant of CRF, shared the problems it holds by having a question and answer session. The students gained understanding that CRF is also working on various reforms in the middle of major changes that the JGSDF is going through.

Mission brief by M.G. Pasquarette Brief by Gen. Kawamata

Mission brief by M.G. Pasquarette   

Brief by Gen. Kawamata   

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