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"Physical Therapy" Yokota’s Physical Therapy
In the one room facility, the physical therapy department at Yokota’s hospital stand three skilled members who are devoted to ensure injured personnel are getting the treatment, knowledge and motivation they need to heal properly. “With only one physical therapist and two technicians, this is one of the busiest bases I have worked at,” said
0 8/03
2017
172nd AW Airmen return home Farewell to 172nd AW

0 8/03
2017
Kendo practitioner’s shinai collide with each other during the Kendo Club Joint Summer Camp at Yokota Air Base, Japan, July 29, 2017. Kendo Club Joint Summer Camp

0 8/02
2017
U.S. Air Force C-130J Super Hercules' sit on the flightline Yokota Airmen are ready to the mission going
U.S. Air Force C-130J Super Hercules’ sit on the flightline at Yokota Air Base, Japan, July 28, 2017, during a training mission. Yokota is the only forward-based tactical airlift squadron in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. They provide C-130 aircrews to conduct theater airlift, special operations, aeromedical evacuation, repatriation and humanitarian
0 8/02
2017
Mt. Fuji, Climbing, Hiking, Yokota Air Base Mt. Fuji: A hike to remember
When one hears the words “active volcano” one of the last things that may come to mind is hiking... But, every year thousands of people from around the world make the trek to the peak of Mount Fuji from early July to mid-September.Mt. Fuji is Japan’s tallest peak standing at 3,776 meters and located about 100 kilometers southwest of Tokyo. During
0 8/02
2017
U.S. service members work alongside Vietnamese personnel to place sandbags on the edge of a tarp to keep the soil inside of excavated units dry in Phuoc Son providence, Vietnam, June 6, 2016. The mission of DPAA is to provide the fullest possible accounting for our missing personnel to their families and their nation. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. David Owsianka) The search to bring home our fallen
The sweat drenched our clothes from the hot, humid Vietnamese weather; our shovels breached the earth’s surface excavating the ground and placing it into buckets to be screened as we searched for one of our own.When U.S. service members die, one of the more common places people relate it to is the Arlington Cemetery. What people may not think about
0 8/01
2017
The U.S. Air Force Commendation Medal rests on the chest of Japan Air Self-Defense Force Col. Shunichi Araki, the Northern Aircraft Control and Warning Wing vice commander, after it was presented at Misawa Air Base, Japan, July 27, 2017. Araki received this medal for his actions during his tenure at Yokota Air Base, Japan, as Operations Support Wing, Air Defense Command vice commander. His accomplishments included being a key asset during the Yokota Friendship Festival, exercise KEEN EDGE and enhancing bilateral partnerships among the U.S. and Japan. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Deana Heitzman) JASDF leader presented with AF medal
Oblivious to the fact he was about to be bestowed a sought out Air Force medal, Japan Air Self-Defense Force Col. Shunichi Araki sat with 35th Fighter Wing and Northern Air Defense Force leadership during what he thought was a routine commander’s call.Araki, the Northern Aircraft Control and Warning Wing vice commander, with a hot cup of tea
0 7/28
2017
Col. John Winkler, 374th Mission Support Group commander, right, and Chief Master Sgt. Elvin Young, 374th Airlift Wing command chief, left, addresses the attendees of the annual First Sergeant Symposium, July 27, 2017, at Yokota Air Base, Japan. Winkler and Young spoke to the importance of the role of being a first sergeant. The four day course consisted of academics provided by the U.S. Air Force First Sergeants Academy for senior NCOs with the knowledge to better serve commanders on issues impacting Airmen. NCOs attend annual First Sergeant Symposium
More than 40 Noncommissioned officers attended the annual First Sergeant Symposium, July 24-27, at Yokota Air Base, Japan. The role of a first sergeant is to take care of the needs of Airmen including their health, morale, discipline and welfare. Those in attendance learned the importance of being a first sergeant.“Our job is people,” said Master
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2017
Tech. Sgt. Johnnie Sims, 403rd Operations Support Squadron Aircrew Flight Equipment technician, at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, handles equipment during a 374 OSS manning assist, July 20, 2017, at Yokota Air Base, Japan. Sims assists 374 OSS with Yokota’s transition from C-130H Hercules to C-130J Super Hercules. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Juan Torres) 374th OSS manning assist
With Yokota undergoing a C-130H Hercules to C-130J Super Hercules transition, the 374th Operations Support Squadron has been preparing for their arrival with the help of Air Force Reservists and Air National Guardsmen.This transition from the old H-model to the new J-model C-130s has given the Aircrew Flight Equipment Flight a chance to show their
0 7/27
2017
Senior Airman Kayla Hayes, 374th Maintenance Squadron non-destructive inspection journeyman, prepares for work identifying structural imperfections in aircraft machinery, July 24, 2017, at Yokota Air Base, Japan. Hayes is an active part of Yokota’s community through taking part in activities such as the head of logistics for Martin Luther King Day, wing LGBT Pride Observance Committee chairman, Honor Guard and teaching diversity to students across the world through the University of Maryland University College with her wife Master Sgt. Candice Hayes, 374th Logistics Readiness Squadron cargo movement section chief. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Donald Hudson) Strengthening Yokota’s Diversity
Through the leadership of one, and the hard work of many, Airmen from Team Yokota were able to show the symbolism of one community on Yokota Air Base of coming together in acceptance and equality. Senior Airman Kayla Hayes, 374th Maintenance Squadron non-destructive inspection journeyman, is an active part of Yokota’s community through taking on
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2017
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