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USINDOPACOM leadership and Sen. Sullivan visit Eielson

U.S. Army Command Sgt. Maj. Shane Shorter, left, the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command (USINDOPACOM) command senior enlisted leader, and Adm. John Aquilino, the USINDOPACOM commander, check an F-35A Lightning II cockpit with Air Force Col. David Berkland, the 354th Fighter Wing commander, on Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, May 15, 2021.

U.S. Army Command Sgt. Maj. Shane Shorter, left, the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command (USINDOPACOM) command senior enlisted leader, and Adm. John Aquilino, the USINDOPACOM commander, check an F-35A Lightning II cockpit with Air Force Col. David Berkland, the 354th Fighter Wing commander, on Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, May 15, 2021. The USINDOPACOM, alongside its allies and partners, protects and defends the country, its people, and its interest. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jose Miguel T. Tamondong)

U.S. Army Command Sgt. Maj. Shane Shorter, left, the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command (USINDOPACOM) command senior enlisted leader, talks to Air Force Chief Master Sgt. John Lokken, the 354th Fighter Wing (FW) command chief, and Col. David Berkland, the 354th FW commander, during a leadership visit on Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, May 15, 2021.

U.S. Army Command Sgt. Maj. Shane Shorter, left, the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command (USINDOPACOM) command senior enlisted leader, talks to Air Force Chief Master Sgt. John Lokken, the 354th Fighter Wing (FW) command chief, and Col. David Berkland, the 354th FW commander, during a leadership visit on Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, May 15, 2021. With allies and partners, USINDOPACOM is committed to enhancing stability in the Asia-Pacific region by promoting security cooperation, encouraging peaceful development, responding to contingencies, deterring aggression, and, when necessary, fighting to win. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jose Miguel T. Tamondong)

U.S. Army Command Sgt. Maj. Shane Shorter, left, the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command (USINDOPACOM) command senior enlisted leader, talks to Air Force Col. Matthew Powell, the 354th Maintenance Group commander, during a leadership visit on Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, May 15, 2021.

U.S. Army Command Sgt. Maj. Shane Shorter, left, the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command (USINDOPACOM) command senior enlisted leader, talks to Air Force Col. Matthew Powell, the 354th Maintenance Group commander, during a leadership visit on Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, May 15, 2021. Shorter is responsible for further developing the relationships with senior military leaders and government officials from the 36 partner nations within the USINDOPACOM area of responsibility. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jose Miguel T. Tamondong)

U.S. Army Command Sgt. Maj. Shane Shorter, the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command (USINDOPACOM) command senior enlisted leader, left, talks to Air Force Lt. Col. Daniel Wynn, the 354th Range Squadron commander, during a leadership visit on Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, May 15, 2021.

U.S. Army Command Sgt. Maj. Shane Shorter, the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command (USINDOPACOM) command senior enlisted leader, left, talks to Air Force Lt. Col. Daniel Wynn, the 354th Range Squadron commander, during a leadership visit on Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, May 15, 2021. Shorter is responsible for coordinating with command joint directorates and senior enlisted members on matters pertaining to the command’s mission, vision, core values, commander’s intent, enlisted utilization, and professional development for the 380,000 Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines and Coast Guardsmen. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jose Miguel T. Tamondong)

U.S. Navy Adm. John Aquilino, left, the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command (USINDOPACOM) commander, speaks with Mayor Mike Welch and Sen. Dan Sullivan, during a leadership visit on Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, May 15, 2021.

U.S. Navy Adm. John Aquilino, left, the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command (USINDOPACOM) commander, speaks with Mayor Mike Welch and Sen. Dan Sullivan, during a leadership visit on Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, May 15, 2021. The USINDOPACOM, alongside its allies and partners, protects and defends the country, its people, and its interest. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jose Miguel T. Tamondong)

U.S. Navy Adm. John Aquilino, right, the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command (USINDOPACOM) commander, speaks with the leadership from the 354th Fighter Wing, on Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, May 15, 2021.

U.S. Navy Adm. John Aquilino, right, the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command (USINDOPACOM) commander, speaks with the leadership from the 354th Fighter Wing, on Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, May 15, 2021. Aquilino is the 26th commander of the USINDOPACOM, the nation’s oldest and largest combatant command. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jose Miguel T. Tamondong)

U.S. Sen. Dan Sullivan, left, talks to Air Force Col. Stuart Williamson, the 354th Mission Support Group commander, and Chief Master Sgt. John Lokken, the 354th Fighter Wing command chief, during a leadership visit on Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, May 15, 2021.

U.S. Sen. Dan Sullivan, left, talks to Air Force Col. Stuart Williamson, the 354th Mission Support Group commander, and Chief Master Sgt. John Lokken, the 354th Fighter Wing command chief, during a leadership visit on Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, May 15, 2021. Sullivan serves on four senate committees vital to Alaska: the Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee, the Armed Services Committee, the Environment and Public Works Committee, and the Veterans' Affairs Committee. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jose Miguel T. Tamondong)

U.S. Army Command Sgt. Maj. Shane Shorter, the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command (USINDOPACOM) command senior enlisted leader, talks to Air Force Tech. Sgt. Ryan Scavuzzo, a 354th Maintenance Squadron flightline expediter, during a leadership visit on Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, May 15, 2021.

U.S. Army Command Sgt. Maj. Shane Shorter, the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command (USINDOPACOM) command senior enlisted leader, talks to Air Force Tech. Sgt. Ryan Scavuzzo, a 354th Maintenance Squadron flightline expediter, during a leadership visit on Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, May 15, 2021. As the USINDOPACOM command senior enlisted leader, Shorter provides the commander with the enlisted perspective on theater security cooperation, operational and contingency plans, and deterring aggression throughout the Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jose Miguel T. Tamondong)

U.S. Air Force Col. David Berkland, the 354th Fighter Wing commander, shows the inside of an F-35A Lightning II cockpit to Sen. Dan Sullivan during a leadership visit on Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, May 15, 2021.

U.S. Air Force Col. David Berkland, the 354th Fighter Wing commander, shows the inside of an F-35A Lightning II cockpit to Sen. Dan Sullivan during a leadership visit on Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, May 15, 2021. Sullivan has a distinguished record of military and national security service including currently serving as a Colonel in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jose Miguel T. Tamondong)

U.S. Navy Adm. John Aquilino, second from left, the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command (USINDOPACOM) commander, interacts with, Sen. Dan Sullivan, left, Command Sgt. Maj. Shane W. Shorter, second from right, the USINDOPACOM command senior enlisted leader, and Air Force Col. David Berkland, the 354th Fighter Wing commander, on Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, May 15, 2021.
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U.S. Navy Adm. John Aquilino, second from left, the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command (USINDOPACOM) commander, interacts with, Sen. Dan Sullivan, left, Command Sgt. Maj. Shane W. Shorter, second from right, the USINDOPACOM command senior enlisted leader, and Air Force Col. David Berkland, the 354th Fighter Wing commander, on Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, May 15, 2021. The commander of USINDOPACOM reports to the president through the Secretary of Defense and is supported by multiple components and sub-unified commands. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jose Miguel T. Tamondong)

U.S. Air Force Col. David Berkland, second from left, the 354th Fighter Wing commander, talks about the wing’s aircraft growth to Adm. John Aquilino, left, the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command (USINDOPACOM) commander, Sen. Dan Sullivan, second from right, and Command Sgt. Maj. Shane W. Shorter, the USINDOPACOM command senior enlisted leader, on Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, May 15, 2021.
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U.S. Air Force Col. David Berkland, second from left, the 354th Fighter Wing commander, talks about the wing’s aircraft growth to Adm. John Aquilino, left, the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command (USINDOPACOM) commander, Sen. Dan Sullivan, second from right, and Command Sgt. Maj. Shane W. Shorter, the USINDOPACOM command senior enlisted leader, on Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, May 15, 2021. The USINDOPACOM area of responsibility shares borders with all of the other five geographic combatant commands. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jose Miguel T. Tamondong)

U.S. Sen. Dan Sullivan shakes hands with Col. David Berkland, the 354th Fighter Wing commander during a leadership visit at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, May 15, 2021.
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U.S. Sen. Dan Sullivan shakes hands with Col. David Berkland, the 354th Fighter Wing commander during a leadership visit at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, May 15, 2021. Sullivan was sworn in as Alaska’s eighth United States Senator on January 6, 2015. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jose Miguel T. Tamondong)

Leadership assigned to the 354th Fighter Wing welcome distinguished visitors from the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command (USINDOPACOM) to Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, May 15, 2021.
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Leadership assigned to the 354th Fighter Wing welcome distinguished visitors from the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command (USINDOPACOM) to Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, May 15, 2021. The USINDOPACOM is one of six geographic combatant commands defined by the Department of Defense’s Unified Command Plan. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jose Miguel T. Tamondong)

EIELSON AIR FORCE BASE, Alaska -- U.S. Army Command Sgt. Maj. Shane Shorter, left, the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command (USINDOPACOM) command senior enlisted leader, and Adm. John Aquilino, the USINDOPACOM commander, check an F-35A Lightning II cockpit with Air Force Col. David Berkland, the 354th Fighter Wing commander, on Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, May 15, 2021. The USINDOPACOM, alongside its allies and partners, protects and defends the country, its people, and its interest. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jose Miguel T. Tamondong)