USAGO leadership hosts a friendship luncheon

by U.S. Army Garrison Okinawa
U.S. Army

U.S. Army Garrison Okinawa (USAGO) leadership hosted a friendship luncheon and Bi-lateral coordination meeting on Torii Station Aug. 27, as part of our ongoing commitment to team-building between the U.S. Army and our local community leaders. This event has been ongoing since 2011 and affords an opportunity to present and discuss issues to boost mutual understanding and partnership as good neighbors to each other. This was the first such event for Lt. Col. Joel P. Gleason, Commander, USAGO, since taking command on Jun. 20.

"This is a great opportunity to embrace the local community and get their perspective on what Torii Station is doing, and the impacts on Yomitan Village and the surrounding agencies. We want to continue an open dialogue with community leaders and continue to share our cultures and community together," said Gleason.

Arigato to participants from the Okinawan local community including Mayor Ishimine and Yomitan Village Officials, the Okinawa Defense Bureau, Ward Chiefs of neighboring Torii districts, the Kadena Police Station, the Yomitan Chamber of Commerce and the Yomitan Tourism Association. Also a special thanks to leadership from 10th Support Group for their valuable participation.

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