Yokosuka, Japan (Oct. 24, 2023): Since World War II, Japan has hosted thousands of American servicemembers and they have done their best to be good guests. In this photo by Tetsuya Morita, members from Naval Hospital Yokosuka take part in First Responders Tuesday Night Lights, an event to unite the Japanese/American community and to build stronger relationships between local emergency services.
Hosted by Fleet Activities Yokosuka, the Hospital provided an ambulance and other medical equipment to showcase the lifesaving and triage procedures they use to save lives. Under a mutual aid agreement, U.S. military firefighters, police officers, paramedics, and emergency medical technicians collaborate with local authorities to respond to emergencies. For seventy-five years, the U.S. Navy has coordinated these civilian outreach programs to build cooperation and trust with their Japanese hosts.
Comprising over five hundred acres, Fleet Activities Yokosuka is the largest U.S. Navy installation in the world and is the most strategically located in the military.