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  • OCD unites Air Forces, strengthens operations

    Imagine living on one of the most remote islands in the world where the primary means of transportation on, off and around your home is by boat; and every December you see bundles drop from aircraft providing you with essential supplies to help with your daily life. Those bundles come from U.S. Air Force, Royal Australian Air Force and the Koku
  • Maintainers help aircrews deliver bundles of joy

    Four C-130J Super Hercules propellers create a humming sound as they power the aircraft, commonly referred to this time of year as “Santa’s sleigh”, down the runway to deliver bundles of goods to people living on some of the most remote islands in the world during the 66th Operation Christmas Drop at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, from Dec. 9
  • Yokota COLA Decrease for 2018

    BLUF:• Cost of Living Allowance rates at Yokota Air Base will decrease significantly in 2018. • Decreases in the average costs of recreation, furniture, household products, tobacco and alcohol account for this year’s COLA decrease.• COLA is determined by where members shop, how much those goods and services cost and the exchange rate.• Paychecks
  • OCD volunteers pack bundles

    Getting into the spirit of the holidays, with smiles on their faces and Santa hats on their heads, hundreds of volunteers gathered to fill nearly 140 supply bundles for the start of the 66th Operation Christmas Drop, Dec. 9, 2017, at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam.As volunteers from all over the region arrived at the 734th Air Mobility Squadron
  • Building bundles, checking them twice

    Once a year islanders throughout the Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas, Federated States of Micronesia, and Republic of Palau will see bundles parachute out the back of multiple planes to provide them with essential supplies that are necessary for their daily lives. The bundles include items such as educational material, clothing and food, but
  • Vigilant Ace 18

    In preparation for exercise Vigilant Ace 18, three U.S. Air Force Bases: Yokota Air Base, Japan, Dyess AFB, TX, and Little Rock AFB, AR, came together to provide airlift support for the annual exercise, Vigilant Ace 18 .  Vigilant Ace 18, is a large scale annual exercise between the US and the Republic of Korea aimed at providing realistic air
  • Yokota kicks off holiday season with annual Christmas tree lighting

    The Yokota High School Choir performs during the community tree lighting ceremony at the main chapel at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Nov. 30, 2017. Members of the Yokota community gathered for carols and fellowship to celebrate the holiday season. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Chelsea Sweatt)
  • End of an Era

    When the last C-130H Hercules departed Yokota Air Base, it left like a rock star as a crowd of people cheered and waved. Breaking up the band isn’t easy, especially for the 374th Maintenance Squadron’s aerospace propulsion flight who have closed a nearly seventy year tour. The propulsion flight at Yokota has a rich history dating back to 1948 with
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