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I bar tend at the e-club in Misawa on base, and last night there was a British invasion of a different kind. 170 of the most polite men and women from the UK all piled in, at once, ordering food, separately, and drinks and had me literally running in circles for 9 hours. I don't think I have ever worked so hard in my life, and had no idea they were coming.

Their accents are so unique, their pride is humble and I was impressed as they said 'Cheers' and Thank-you and stood in lines patiently to get their orders in. Expecting a normal night at the club turned out to the be one of the best nights meeting new people and making new friends.

Misawa Air Base is a city within a city which we call JAPANAMERICA as we work and share our lives together on common ground. Our Japanese hosts are gracious and accommodating. I wondered why the sky was so busy and loud as I live literally about 3000ft away from the runway and my walls were rattling all day, now I know why. I am very proud of our talented pilots collectively and welcome the screaming in the skies knowing I am protected and safe.

I hope the next two weeks serving the British visitors in my small way makes their stay here a pleasant experience.

Sharing our knowledge and technology I feel is a good step in the right direction which is proof positive with our relationship with Japan here in the north. I am looking forward to the outcome of their visit. It's Sunday late afternoon and I hear the engines firing up, so going to grab my camera and head to the runway.

With that being said, "WELCOME TO MISAWA UK" our air base at the end of the universe!

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