Image of the Air Force wings with the museum name underneath

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R&R: Rest and Relaxation

The 5th Air Force carried military personnel from Korea to Japan (usually from Seoul to Tachikawa near Tokyo) for badly-needed, three to five day R&R (Rest and Relaxation) leave. Many took the train from Tachikawa to visit Tokyo while others visited the peaceful surroundings of Japanese national parks. A tremendous boost to morale, the R&R program gave over 800,000 combat-weary UN military personnel the chance to leave the war behind for a short while.

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