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  • JASDF and PACAF bands open MLB Japan Open Series

    A Japan Air Self-Defense Force member plays the trombone during rehearsal for the Major League Baseball Japan Opening Series at the Tokyo Dome, March 20, 2019. The Japan Air Self-Defense Force and Pacific Air Forces bands performed both the U.S. and Japanese national anthems as part of the ceremony. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kyle Johnson)
  • Yokota Teen Center Reopening

    After more than two years, the Teen Center at Yokota Air Base reopened. A ribbon cutting ceremony was held Mar. 15, 2019. The Teen Center is located on the east side of the base in building 4313. It is opened to teens age 13-18. The facility features a basketball court, culinary section, movie theater, game room and various other sections and
  • PACAF Band Spreads Joy of Music

    The U.S. Air Force Band of Pacific-Asia travelled to Kyotango City, Japan, to give local communities a chance to share and interact with U.S. service members, Mar. 8-9.The two-day event hosted by Japan's Ministry of Defense promoted mutual understanding and bilateral relationships through the universally-understood language of music.The band
  • Team Yokota Helps Members Immerse in Local Culture

    Don’t you want to learn more about Japan? By learning about Japanese culture, customs, manners and a few words, you will be able to enrich your life in Japan. There are various on‐base opportunities to study Japan.
  • Guard and Protect 2019

    Patrolling the base just as they’ve always done. The sound of the rain a constant, the fog on the windows lingering. That’s when the call came. It may not have been from the same familiar voices. However, it came from the voice of an ally and that’s all that matters to the Defenders of the 374th Security Forces Squadron. “When that call comes, we respond. It’s what we do,” said Airman 1st Class Alec Williams, 374th SFS patrolman. “Whether it’s for our own or for our partners from the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF), we need to be there for one another and that’s exactly what we did throughout this exercise.”
  • Cope North 2019: Allied Aeromedical Evacuations

    After a short pause caused by record-breaking super typhoon Wutip, the United States, Australia, and Japan were right back to business for Cope North 2019. The second week of the exercise had the three allied nations working together on Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, and its neighboring islands in the Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas. Despite the typhoon-caused delay, they were able to quickly establish a bare base and open a contingency runway in response to simulated disasters and emergencies. On Feb. 27, service members from the U.S., Royal Australian Air Force, and the Japan Air Self-Defense Force exercised their Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief skills together on Tinian by providing emergency medical care and secure transportation for simulated patients. The activities, which called for medical care under duress, included the use of aircraft from Andersen AFB, to include MH-60 helicopters from the U.S. Navy’s Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 25, as well as C-130Hs from the Japanese Air Self-Defense Force.
  • 374 CES, MDG Team up for Quality Care

    Approximately 150 feet of weather-resistant corridor designed to safely transport patients from one area of the hospital to another now stands in front of the hospital at Yokota Air Base, Japan. Two days prior it was just a parking lot, now it stands as not only a symbol of the level of patient care provided, but as a symbol of the teamwork that goes into Team Yokota accomplishing its mission. What was quoted as taking weeks to construct for a contractor was erected in a week’s worth of planning and two days’ worth of building thanks to the capability of the 374th Civil Engineer Squadron. It was that capability that allowed the 374 CES to team up with 374th Medical Group to continue providing the quality patient care the residents of Yokota have come to rely on.
  • Japan-U.S. Joint Concert

    This past weekend the USAF Band of the Pacific teamed up with the Hamura Daiichi Jr. High School Band to play as one during the 11th annual Japan-U.S. Joint Concert organized by the North Kanto Defense Bureau Ministry of Defense. The performance demonstrated the close partnership and friendships Team Yokota has with the local community.
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