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  • Merry Christmas Drop from Woleai

    “Santa 31 is headed your way!!” For those on the island of Woleai in the Federated States of Micronesia and other islands throughout the FSM and the Republic of Palau, it’s radio calls like that from the North Pole at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, that make Christmas come a little early every year thanks to Santa’s C-130’s participating in Operation Christmas Drop.
  • Yokota kicks off holiday season 2019

    Yokota community kicks off 2019 holiday season with tree lighting ceremony at the Friendship Chapel.
  • Operation Christmas Drop Opening Ceremony 2019

    Members of the 36th Wing base honor guard await to present the colors at the Operation Christmas Drop “Push” Ceremony at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, Dec. 9, 2019. Operation Christmas Drop is an annual U.S. Air Force tradition of packaging and delivering food, tools and clothing to more than 56 remote islands in the South-Eastern Pacific,
  • Operation Christmas Drop day one

    1st Lt. Tyson Bradley, a co-pilot assigned to the 36th Airlift Squadron, Yokota Air Base, Japan, pours sea dye marker to designate a drop target in the sea as part of Operation Christmas Drop 2019 at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, Dec. 8, 2019. OCD is a quadrilateral training mission designed to give C-130 crews from the U.S. Air Force, Japanese
  • Bundles are packed, rigged and ready to roll

    Service members from the U.S. Air Force, Japanese Air Self-Defense Force (Koku Jietai), Royal Australian Air Force, Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF), and volunteers from the local community came together for a day of bundle building during Operation Christmas Drop 2019 at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, Dec. 7, 2019.
  • OCD 2019 is here and Santa’s C-130s are ready to fly

    As the seasons change, December often times leads to trees without leaves, snow, and frigid air signaling what is the holiday season. For the island of Guam and many others scattered throughout the Pacific, the holiday season is marked not by the arrival of the more traditional winter, but that of the arrival of C-130s in the sky.
  • Yokota breaks ground for AFSOC Airfield Apron

    Members from Yokota Air Base, Air Force Special Operations Command, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Nippo Corporation performed a ground breaking ceremony for the new AFSOC Airfield Apron at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Dec. 5, 2019. The AFSOC complex will provide the 21st Special Operations Squadron a permanent home for the CV-22 Osprey as a new apron
  • 374 AMXS hosts resiliency event

    Members of the 374th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron participate in a question and answer session on Nov. 27, 2019, at Yokota Air Base, Japan. The 374 AMXS hosted a resiliency event where Airmen discussed various topics with squadron leadership as well as participated in team building activities. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kevin West)
  • 374th AW/CC talks bilateral future with RAAF partners

    374th Airlift Wing commander, Col. Otis C. Jones, and Chief Master Sgt. Nicole Wilson, 374th Communications Squadron chief enlisted manager, visited Australian military partners to discuss their priorities and Yokota Air Base's mission and capabilities as the Pacific Air Force’s airlift hub.During his one-week visit, Jones met with Royal Australian
  • Future JASDF maintenance officers tour Yokota AB

    JASDF maintenance cadets visited Yokota on an educational tour to learn firsthand how their U.S. Air Force counterparts conduct aircraft maintenance.