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Yasuyuki Yoshikawa, with the Amori Chapter of the Japanese Red Cross Society, gives a training class Tuesday to Japanese employees who work for the U.S. Air Force's 35th Civil Engineer Squadron at Misawa Air Base, Japan.
Yasuyuki Yoshikawa, with the Amori Chapter of the Japanese Red Cross Society, gives a training class Tuesday to Japanese employees who work for the U.S. Air Force's 35th Civil Engineer Squadron at Misawa Air Base, Japan. (T.D. Flack/Stars and Stripes)
Yasuyuki Yoshikawa, with the Amori Chapter of the Japanese Red Cross Society, gives a training class Tuesday to Japanese employees who work for the U.S. Air Force's 35th Civil Engineer Squadron at Misawa Air Base, Japan.
Yasuyuki Yoshikawa, with the Amori Chapter of the Japanese Red Cross Society, gives a training class Tuesday to Japanese employees who work for the U.S. Air Force's 35th Civil Engineer Squadron at Misawa Air Base, Japan. (T.D. Flack/Stars and Stripes)
Masaru Baba, a Japanese employee with the 35th Civil Engineers Squadron at Misawa Air Base, Japan, uses a training dummy during a CPR class Tuesday. Members of the Japanese Red Cross Society came to the base to provide the training.
Masaru Baba, a Japanese employee with the 35th Civil Engineers Squadron at Misawa Air Base, Japan, uses a training dummy during a CPR class Tuesday. Members of the Japanese Red Cross Society came to the base to provide the training. (T.D. Flack/Stars and Stripes)
Yasuo Urushizawa, a Japanese employee with the 35th Civil Engineers Squadron at Misawa Air Base, Japan, checks a training dummy for a simulated pulse during a CPR class Tuesday.
Yasuo Urushizawa, a Japanese employee with the 35th Civil Engineers Squadron at Misawa Air Base, Japan, checks a training dummy for a simulated pulse during a CPR class Tuesday. (T.D. Flack/Stars and Stripes)
Jun Sasaki, left, and Yasuo Urushizawa, right, lift their hands away from a training dummy prior to giving it a simulated shot with an automated external defibrillator during a training session Tuesday at Misawa Air Base, Japan. Members of the Japanese Red Cross Society came to the base to provide the training to Japanese employees who work with the U.S. Air Force's 35th Civil Engineer Squadron.
Jun Sasaki, left, and Yasuo Urushizawa, right, lift their hands away from a training dummy prior to giving it a simulated shot with an automated external defibrillator during a training session Tuesday at Misawa Air Base, Japan. Members of the Japanese Red Cross Society came to the base to provide the training to Japanese employees who work with the U.S. Air Force's 35th Civil Engineer Squadron. (T.D. Flack/Stars and Stripes)
Hiroshi Kimura, a Japanese employee with the 35th Civil Engineers Squadron at Misawa Air Base, Japan, twirls his hands in the air to simulate the arrival of an ambulance during a CPR class Tuesday. Members of the Japanese Red Cross Society came to the base to provide the training.
Hiroshi Kimura, a Japanese employee with the 35th Civil Engineers Squadron at Misawa Air Base, Japan, twirls his hands in the air to simulate the arrival of an ambulance during a CPR class Tuesday. Members of the Japanese Red Cross Society came to the base to provide the training. (T.D. Flack/Stars and Stripes)

MISAWA AIR BASE, Japan — Members of the Japanese Red Cross Society visited the base Tuesday and provided training for about 60 Japanese who work with the U.S. military.

Michael Patton, station manager for the base’s American Red Cross, said his organization coordinated the training for the 35th Civil Engineer Squadron employees. By asking the Aomori branch of the Japanese Red Cross Society for assistance, the employees could learn CPR and use of an Automated External Defibrillator in their native language, he said.

Patton said the training is a requirement for the employees under Occupational Safety and Health Administration standards.

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