Japan Graduation
1st Lt. Fumita Sakyu does a final inspection of his F-16 Fighting Falcon prior to taking off for a training sortie at the Arizona Air National Guard’s 162nd Wing located at Tucson International Airport. Japan turned to the premier training program here after a massive earthquake triggered a tsunami that devastated its northeast coast. Although there are no F-16s in the Japanese inventory, their multi-role F-2 is based on the F-16 design, with modifications to meet the needs of the JASDF. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by 2nd Lt. Lacey Roberts)

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