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JASDF visits USSPACECOM, SpOC

Japan and US leaders greet each other

SCHRIEVER AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. -- Japanese Gen. Shunji Izutsu, Japan Air Self Defense Force chief of staff (from left), accompanied by U.S. Army General James Dickinson, commander, U.S. Space Command, meets Air Force Brig. Gen. Christopher Povak, deputy commander, Joint Task Force-Space Defense, and Dr. Sean Kirkpatrick, deputy director of Intelligence and Office of the Director of National Intelligence representative, upon his arrival at Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado, April 22, 2021. During the visit, Izutsu and his delegation toured several locations and received JTF-SD and Space Operations Command mission briefings. (U.S. Space Force Photo/Dennis Rogers)

Japan and U.S. military leaders discuss missions

SCHRIEVER AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. -- Japanese Air Self Defense Force Chief of Staff Gen. Shunji Izutsu (left) speaks with U.S. Army General James Dickinson, commander, U.S. Space Command (center) and U.S. Space Force Lt. Gen. Stephen Whiting, commander, Space Operations Command, during his visit to Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado, April 22, 2021. Izutsu and members of his staff toured several units and learned about USSPACECOM and SpOC units at the installation. (U.S. Space Force Photo/Dennis Rogers)

Japanese general signs JTF-SD board

SCHRIEVER AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. -- Japanese Air Self Defense Force Chief of Staff, Gen. Shunji Izutsu, takes a moment to write a message to Joint Task Force-Space Defense members during his visit to the organization at Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado, April 22, 2021. During the visit, U.S. Space Command and Space Operations Command leaders provided the General mission briefings and tours of several units. (U.S. Space Force photo by Dennis Rogers)

Japan and U.S. Military leaders gather for photo

SCHRIEVER AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. -- Japanese Air Self Defense Force Chief of Staff, Gen. Shunji Izutsu (3rd from left) poses for a group photo with Space Command and Joint Task Force leaders and his staff during a visit at Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado, April 22, 2021. During the visit, the group toured JTF-SD and Space Operations Command units. Joining him is (left to right) Brig. Gen. Leonard Kosinski, deputy commander, U.S. Fifth Air Force; Japanese Maj. Gen. Hiroyuki Sugai, JASDF Air Attache to the U.S.; U.S. Army Gen. James Dickinson, commander, USSPACECOM; U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Christopher Povak, deputy commander, JTF-SD; and Dr. Sean Kirkpatrick, deputy director of Intelligence and Office of the Director of National Intelligence representative. (U.S. Space Force Photo/Dennis Rogers)

SCHRIEVER AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. -- SCHRIEVER AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. -- Japanese Gen. Shunji Izutsu, Japan Air Self Defense Force chief of staff (from left), accompanied by U.S. Army General James Dickinson, commander, U.S. Space Command, meets Air Force Brig. Gen. Christopher Povak, deputy commander, Joint Task Force-Space Defense, and Dr. Sean Kirkpatrick, deputy director of Intelligence and Office of the Director of National Intelligence representative, upon his arrival at Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado, April 22, 2021. During the visit, Izutsu and his delegation toured several locations and received JTF-SD and Space Operations Command mission briefings. (U.S. Space Force Photo/Dennis Rogers)
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