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U.S. Forces Japan Change of Command Ceremony Announced

UNRELEASED | July 3, 2012

YOKOTA AIR BASE, Japan – Lt. Gen. Burton M. Field, commander of U.S. Forces, Japan, and 5th Air Force, will relinquish his command to Lt. Gen. (select) Salvatore A. "Sam" Angelella in a Change of Command ceremony scheduled to take place here July 20.

Angelella is currently the Vice Director for Strategic Plans and Policy, Joint Staff, Pentagon, Washington, DC. This will be the general’s fifth assignment to Japan. His last assignment to Japan was to Yokota Air Base where he served as Vice Commander of 5th Air Force and Deputy Commander of 13th Air Force from January 2009 to November 2010.

Lieutenant General Field’s bio: http://www.af.mil/information/bios/bio.asp?bioid=7870

Lieutenant General (select) Angelella’s bio: http://www.af.mil/information/bios/bio.asp?bioID=8201

If your organization would like to send a representative(s), please complete the form below and email the information to Media Relations Section, USFJ Public Affairs Office, at usfj_media@usfj.mil by 3 p.m. on July 13.

Due to limited space, we will only accommodate the first 40 representatives requests to attend, and limiting media organizations to:

 Two individuals from print media

 Three individuals from TV companies

Detailed access information will be sent as confirmation by return email from HQ USFJ PA.

All participants’ name(s) (including driver’s info) and information required: Release # 181019


Names of representatives, drivers, company, and titles:


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在日米軍司令官交代式 報道関係者取材申請案内

横田基地 -在日米軍兼第5空軍司令官の指揮権をバートン・フィールド中将からサルバト-レ(サム)・アンジェレラ中将(少将から昇進予定)へ引き継ぐ司令官交代式が7月20日横田基地にて行われます。


フィールド中将経歴 http://www.af.mil/information/bios/bio.asp?bioid=7870

アンジェレラ中将 (昇進予定)経歴http://www.af.mil/information/bios/bio.asp?bioID=8201


参加者全員要記入: Release # 181019