Photo Credit: Spc. Denise Durbin-Carlton, 124th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment
Sgt. Jeffery Menda, a chaplain's assistant with U.S. Army Pacific Headquarters, Headquarters Battalion, Fort Shafter, Hawaii, plays ball with the children of a nearby orphanage Jan. 29 during Yama Sakura. YS is an annual bilateral joint exercise that strengthens military operations, trust and friendship between members of the Japanese Ground Self Defense Force and the United States. YS59 was held this year at Camp Kengun.