Misawa Sailors to Build Snow Replica of USS Constitution

Sailors stationed at U.S. Naval Air Facility (NAF) Misawa and its tenant commands began work on a snow sculpture as part of the 66th annual Sapporo Snow Festival in Hokkaido, Japan Jan. 29.

The team will build a replica of the Navy’s oldest commissioned ship: USS Constitution, marking the 32nd anniversary of Misawa Sailors participating in the festival, which draws about two million spectators each year.

In recent years, Misawa Sailors have sculpted replicas of “The Lone Sailor,” USS George Washington (CVN 73), and the famous U.S. Navy Seabee logo: “The Fighting Bee.”

While in Sapporo, the team will once again be hosted by the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF) members at Camp Sapporo. NAF Misawa and Camp Sapporo have an ongoing relationship that has grown even closer in recent years, with both commands hosting bilateral events for the other.

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