Thank you to the over 80 attendees to this event for making it a huge success! Thanks also goes out the Planning Committee for a great effort to ensure the success of this event.
The Japan US Military Program (JUMP) connects past and present service members, families, and government civilians who have served in Japan. Through social networks and events, JUMP builds relationships and provides opportunities for service members to engage with each other. JUMP provides a powerful foundation for sustaining the solid alliance and relationship that exists between the U.S. and Japan. JUMP is a collaborative effort between Sasakawa Peace Foundation USA, the Embassy of Japan in the United States and the National Association of Japan-America Societies. The program was launched in April 2015.
The Japan Society of New Orleans was selected to host a JUMP event. The Honorary Consul-General to Japan in New Orleans, Donna Fraiche, was the Honorary Chairperson for this event.
Our event was held at the National World War II Museum, Stage Door Canteen on Thursday, 14 July 2016 from 1800-2100. This was a free event to those service members who have served in Japan. Food and beverages were provided.
Registration was required for this event. Service members and spouses were invited.
Lieutenant General Burton M. Field, US Air Force (Ret.) LtGen Field served as Commander, US Forces Japan from 2010-2012 and is currently Vice President of Strategic Planning for Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company in Ft. worth, TX.
Other Distinguished Speakers include:
Representing the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan: Masami Kinefuchi, Consul-General of Japan, Nashville, TN
For more information on JUMP and its upcoming events, visit www.JUMProgram.org.