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U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Jerry Martinez, United States Forces, Japan and 5th Air Force commander, gives opening remarks during the bilateral Senior Enlisted Leader (SEL) Symposium at Yokota Air Base, Japan, July 13, 2017. Gen. Martinez and Command Chief Master Sgt. Terrence Greene, USFJ and 5AF, hosted the symposium. (U.S. Air Force photo by Yasuo Osakabe) USFJ hosts bilateral SEL Symposium
U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Jerry Martinez, United States Forces, Japan and 5th Air Force commander, gives opening remarks during the bilateral Senior Enlisted Leader (SEL) Symposium at Yokota Air Base, Japan, July 13, 2017. Gen. Martinez and Command Chief Master Sgt. Terrence Greene, USFJ and 5AF, hosted the symposium. (U.S. Air Force photo by Yasuo
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Default Air Force Logo AF announces Enlisted Professional Military Education redesign
Air Force officials announced major changes to the enlisted professional military education program today via an initiative called Enlisted Professional Military Education for the 21st Century, or “EPME 21.”
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Members of the 374th Medical Support Squadron and the 374th Traffic Management Office work together loading medical supplies onto a truck, June 29, 2017, at Yokota Air Base, Japan. Yokota AB delivered their surplus of En-Route Patient Staging Systems to Misawa Air Base via ground transportation. Yokota AB delivers supplies to Misawa AB
Members of the 374th Medical Group, Medical Support Squadron and the 374th Logistics Readiness Squadron, Traffic Management Office worked together to load medical supplies, June 29, 2017, at Yokota Air Base, Japan. Medical supplies were shipped via ground transportation to Misawa Air Base, Japan.“Right now, due to shipping costs, anything that goes
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Senior Airman Jacob Lay, 374th Maintenance Squadron aerospace propulsion journeyman, adjusts a hydraulic testing machine during a MC-130 Talon II propeller test, July 12, 2017, at Yokota Air Base, Japan. The propeller test is an important step to ensure all the blades are aligned and the hydraulic systems are calibrated together within the props central hub. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Donald Hudson) Last C-130 propeller made at Yokota

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A U.S. Air Force C-130 Hercules sits on the flightline at Yokota Air Base, Japan, July 10, 2017, during a major accident response exercise. First responders with the 374th Medical Group, Yokota Fire Department, 374th Security Forces Squadron, Kyorin University Hospital, and Japan Air Self-Defense Force Air Defense Command participated in a MARE, simulating an on-base aircraft mishap. (U.S. Air Force photo by Yasuo Osakabe/Released) Yokota holds MARE
A U.S. Air Force C-130 Hercules sits on the flightline at Yokota Air Base, Japan, July 10, 2017, during a major accident response exercise. First responders with the 374th Medical Group, Yokota Fire Department, 374th Security Forces Squadron, Kyorin University Hospital, and Japan Air Self-Defense Force Air Defense Command participated in a MARE,
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Senior Airman Benjamin Paille, U.S. Air Force Band of the Pacific trumpet player, plays Taps during a B-29 Memorial Ceremony, June 24, 2017, at Shizuoka City, Japan. Since 1972, Yokota Air Base Airmen have volunteered their time to take part in a US-Japan joint memorial service to pay respect to those who lost their lives on June 19, 1945, during a World War II air raid over Shizuoka. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Juan Torres) Mourning our past, celebrating the future
On the night of June 20, 1945, while on a bombing raid over Shizuoka City, Japan, two U.S. Army Air Forces’ B-29s from the 314th Bomb Wing collided and crashed killing 23 crewmen. In the same raid, over 2,000 Shizuoka citizens also died.The next morning, Mr. Fukumatsu Itoh pulled two American Airmen from the wreckage who survived the crash but died
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A pilot assigned to the 36th Airlift Squadron flies Yokota Air Base’s first C-130J Super Hercules operational mission, June 30, 2017, near Manila, Philippines. The mission gave the Airmen the chance to showcase the aircraft’s capabilities while transporting cargo. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Juan Torres) Yokota’s C-130J completes first operational mission
The C-130H Hercules has ensured the 374th Airlift Wing remains the primary Western Pacific airlift hub for peacetime and contingency operations. Continuing this legacy is its newer model the C-130J Super Hercules, which has completed its first operational mission by transporting personnel and cargo for their sister service, July 1, 2017. The four
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Airmen jog along the trail of the Firecracker 5K run, during the Celebrate America, June 30, 2017. Celebrate America provided Yokota personnel and their families the opportunity to relax and strengthen camaraderie while remembering America's independence. (U.S. Air Force photo by Yasuo Osakabe) Yokota hosts Celebrate America festival

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Children and volunteers participate in Yokota’s annual Vacation Bible School at Yokota Air Base, Japan, June 23, 2017. Approximately 150 children gathered in the main chapel annex for the VBS before separating into their teams to participate in various activities such as arts and crafts, storytelling and snack time. VBS Mighty Fortress forges spiritual resiliency
Children and volunteers participate in Yokota’s annual Vacation Bible School at Yokota Air Base, Japan, June 23, 2017. Approximately 150 children gathered in the main chapel annex for the VBS before separating into their teams to participate in various activities such as arts and crafts, storytelling and snack time.
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A U.S. Air Force MC-130H Combat Talon II assigned to the 353rd Special Operations Group sits on the flightline at Yokota Air Base, Japan, June 15, 2017, during Exercise Teak Jet. Exercise Teak Jet is a joint combined exchange training (JCET) focused on improving interoperability between the U. S. Air Force and Japan Air Self-Defense Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Yasuo Osakabe) The 353 SOG and JASDF complete Exercise Teak Jet
Members of the 353rd Special Operations Group, from Kadena Air Base, Japan built on relationships with the Japan Air Self-Defense Force (JASDF) Hamamatsu Air Rescue Squadron, based at Komaki Air Base and Komatsu Air Rescue Squadron, during Exercise Teak Jet, which took place June 9-21, 2017 at Yokota Air Base, Japan.
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