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  • Yokota Airmen let their hair down

    U.S. Airmen around the world can breathe a sigh of relief and let their hair down with new hairstyle options expanding from traditional buns to braids, ponytails and some styles in between.
  • U.S-Japan conducts historic airborne operation

    YOKOTA AIR BASE, Japan – In the bright Japanese morning sun, stretched across the flightline, more than 500 Japan Ground Self-Defense Force members talk, rehearse jump procedures and shimmy parachute packs onto their backs. All the while, U.S. Air Force Airmen prepare 12 C-130J Super Hercules aircraft for a surge unlike any other on record. The first day of history in the making for the U.S. and Japan partnership was full of energy, excitement and critical focus. The 374th Airlift Wing supported the JGSDF, 1st Airborne Brigade, for the largest static-line personnel jump and cargo drop between the U.S. and Japan, for exercise Airborne 21, March 9 to 11.
  • U.S., Japan remember the Great East Japan Earthquake

    The 374th Airlift Wing hosted a ceremony for the 10th Anniversary of the Great East Japan Earthquake and the Operation Tomodachi support efforts at the wing headquarters building March 11.The wing, alongside representatives from the North Kanto Defense Bureau and the surrounding municipalities’ friendship club, honored the nearly 16,000 individuals
  • Bravery: Action in spite of fear

    Yokota Air Base sends fire engine to cool nuclear reactor following historic earthquake
  • Combat Arms Training

    Yokota's combat arms training and maintenance (CATM) hosted an M240B and M249 machine guns qualification training for the Yokota defenders and leadership at Combined Arms Training Center Camp Fuji, Japan, March 4, 2021.
  • Yokota kicks off Air Force Assistance Fund campaign

    The Air Force Assistance Fund kicked off March 1, 2021.
  • The Passing of Mr. Andrew “Drew” Hakun

    Mr. Andrew “Drew” Hakun, a veteran U.S. Navy officer and civilian employee, died due to natural causes, February 20, 2021.He was pronounced dead by medical personnel at an off-base medical center.Mr. Hakun worked as an employee for the Department of Defense Special Representative, Japan, on base and is survived by his wife, Cathy “CJ”, and two
  • Remembering Desert Storm: Yokota AB's role in establishing air superiority

    Thirty years ago more than 60,800 Total Force Airmen rapidly deployed in support of Operation Desert Storm, including two units out of Yokota Air Base, Japan – known back then as the 374th Tactical Airlift Wing.