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374th Operations Group

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Yokota in full bloom

A 459th Airlift Squadron C-12 Huron flies over cherry blossom trees, April 11, 2019, at Yokota Air Base, Japan. The 459 AS provides responsive airlift super for distinguished visitors, as well as aeromedical evacuations, search and rescue, and priority airlift missions throughout the Pacific. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Donald Hudson)

A parachute opens as a bundle floats toward the ground

A parachute opens as a bundle floats toward the ground after executing an airdrop from an Air Force C-130J Super Hercules assigned to the 36th Airlift Squadron during a bundle drop training scenario at the Combined Arms Training Center, Camp Fuji, Japan, March 27, 2019. During the scenario, the 36th AS were able to complete formation flight training as well as drop pallets consisting of simulated heavy equipment and containerized delivery system bundles. (U.S. Air Force photo by Yasuo Osakabe)

U.S. Air Force Capt. Michael Pyles

U.S. Air Force Capt. Michael Pyles, 36th Airlift Squadron C-130J pilot, performs a visual confirmation over Mount Aso, Japan, July 16, 2019, during flight training mission. The training allows USAF and JGSDF units to work alongside each other while improving the readiness of our armed forces. (U.S. Air Force photo by Yasuo Osakabe)

Tech. Sgt. Nicholas Poe

Tech. Sgt. Nicholas Poe, 459th Airlift Squadron special missions aviator, performs a visual conformation with night vision goggles before taking off from a landing zone at Combined Arms Training Center Camp Fuji, Japan, June 4, 2019. The 459th AS frequently trains on a multitude of scenarios in order to stay prepared for potential real-world contingencies and operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Yasuo Osakabe)

Lt. Daniel Carr

Lt. Daniel Carr, 459th Airlift Squadron UH-1N co-pilot, gets hoisted to an Air Force UH-1N Iroquois at Combined Arms Training Center Camp Fuji, June 4, 2019, during a night training mission. The 459th AS frequently trains on a multitude of scenarios in order to stay prepared for potential real-world contingencies and operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Yasuo Osakabe)

Airman 1st Class Matthew Pfeffer, 36th Airlift Squadron C-130J loadmaster

Airman 1st Class Matthew Pfeffer, 36th Airlift Squadron C-130J loadmaster, performs a low-cost low-altitude bundle airdrop on a marked target during the Yokota C-130J Rodeo March 22, 2019, over Yokota Air Base, Japan. The 36th Airlift Squadron held a tactical airlift Rodeo competition to test and improve combat tactics in a competitive environment with a split focus on pilot and loadmaster skills. (U.S. Air Force photo by Yasuo Osakabe)

Maintains a forward presence by providing rapid responsive movement of personnel, equipment and operational support in the Asia-Pacific region. Ensures the combat readiness of three operational squadrons using C-130J, C-12J and UH-1N aircraft. Conducts three distinct missions; intratheater airlift, aeromedical evacuation and distinguished visitor transport for U.S. Pacific Command and other agencies in support of national security policy.

36th Airlift Squadron
Only forward-based tactical airlift squadron in the Pacific. Maintains a forward presence and supports combat operations by providing responsive movement of personnel and equipment through aerial delivery and assault airland operations. Maintains C-130J mission-ready aircrew to conduct theater airlift, special operations, aeromedical evacuation, search and rescue, repatriation and humanitarian relief missions.

459th Airlift Squadron
Maintains a forward presence in the Pacific and provides responsive airlift support for distinguished visitors, as well as other priority passengers and cargo, on travel vital to the national security interest of the United States. Maintains both UH-1N and C-12J mission-ready aircrews to conduct aeromedical evacuation, search and rescue and priority airlift missions throughout the Pacific.

374th Operations Support Squadron
Maintains a forward presence in the Western Pacific, supporting U.S. Pacific Command interests. Provides for flight operations, intelligence, combat survival, aviation resource management, aircrew training, life support, weather forecasting and observing, combat tactics, mission scheduling, airfield management and air traffic control. Supports the group staff and two airlift squadrons operating UH-1N, C-12J, and C-130J aircraft.