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  • Yokota honors the fallen crew of Gundam 22

    With solemn hearts, teary eyes, and unwavering spirits, Airmen across Yokota Air Base stood in formation for a retreat ceremony to honor the fallen aircrew of Gundam 22, Feb. 15. On November 29, 2023, eight brave souls in Air Force Special Operations Command lost their lives in an aircraft mishap

  • Yokota loadmasters conduct routine readiness training

    Loadmasters assigned to the 36th Airlift Squadron conducted routine readiness training at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Feb. 22.The loadmasters simulated personnel drops and completed an in-flight checklist to ensure simulated paratroopers were properly released from the aircraft. Additionally, the

  • Yokota Airmen, US Army improve mission readiness during JPMRC 24-02

    Airmen assigned to the 36th Airlift Squadron at Yokota Air Base, Japan, conducted a joint forcible entry exercise alongside members of the U.S. Army 2nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 11th Airborne Division, during Joint Pacific Multinational Readiness Center 24-02 in Alaska.

  • Yokota Airmen take on the tundra during JPMRC 24-02

    Airmen assigned to the 374th Airlift Wing supported members of the U.S. Army 2nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 11th Airborne Division, during Joint Pacific Multinational Readiness Center 24-02 at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Feb. 8-22.

  • U.S.-Japan create friendship’s symphony during joint concert

    Members of the Band of the Pacific joined students from the Akishima City Zuiun Jr. High School Wind Ensemble and the Akishima City Zuiun Jr. High School Wind Ensemble for the Japan-U.S. Joint Music Concert at Foster Hall in Akishima, Tokyo, Japan, Feb. 10. The annual concert illustrates the

  • Ringing in a new era: Yokota powers down historical telephone switch

    Members of the 374th Communications Squadron (CS) gathered to witness the historic decommissioning of the Meridian Stored Logic 100 switch at Yokota Air Base, Feb. 6. The decommissioning ceremony marked a milestone in the base-wide transition from Plain Old Telephone Services to Voice Over Internet

  • Black History Month kicks off at Yokota

    The 374th Airlift Wing marked the beginning of February with a Black History Month kick-off celebration at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Feb. 1, 2024. The celebration featured music, trivia, games and line dancing.Black History Month was established in 1976 when President Gerald R. Ford extended the

  • Yokota honors host nation traditions during Japan Culture Day

    Members of the Yokota community celebrated Japan Culture Day by partaking in Japanese traditions at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Jan. 26. Over 600 Japanese employees and members of the Yokota community came together to  help celebrate and bring good fortune into the new year.