Yokota AB to host EEP exercise, participants needed Published Aug. 31, 2023 Leaders from the 374th Airlift Wing are looking for family members to participate in an evacuation exercise on Sept. 7 or 8 for approximately 2-4 hours. Children are welcome to participate and will enrich the evaluation process, but are not expected to be pulled from school in order to participate. Families will need to process with luggage and empty crates should take the place of pets. Animals will not be allowed to process the through the simulated evacuation line. Family members should also have their Emergency Evacuation Plan folders with them. The process will involve families getting notified of evacuation, meeting at a designated pick-up location for transport to the processing lines. Once there, luggage will be taken for loading and families will process the line, going through all of the documents inside their EEP folders. Families should expect some waiting time while all families are processed. Once complete, families will be transported back to designated pick up locations. Volunteers should contact their unit's Noncombatant Evacuation Operations warden or their chain of command to participate in the exercise. Click here to learn more about the evacuation process and hear the testimony of Col. Brett Cochran, 374th Airlift Wing deputy commander and his wife, Kim, who decided to evacuate during Operation Tomodachi in 2011 after an earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear reactor explosion struck Japan.