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  • 374th Airlift Wing and allies prepare for Operation Christmas Drop

    A C-130J Super Hercules, assigned to the 36th Airlift Squadron, from Yokota Air Base, takes off at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, Dec. 2, 2021, for the 70th Anniversary of Operation Christmas Drop. OCD is the Department of Defense’s longest-running humanitarian assistance and disaster relief training mission and provides relief to more than 50
  • RED HORSE delivers airlift support expansions to Yokota Air Base

    The red baseball cap wearing 800th RED HORSE Group, or Rapid Engineer Deployable Heavy Operational Repair Squadron Engineers, have been seen at Yokota Air Base flightline construction sites throughout the year as they steadily toil to build permanent expansions to the base’s aircraft support and mission readiness capabilities.
  • The First OCD team takes off at Yokota

    A C-130J Super Hercules assigned to the 36th Airlift Squadron sits on the flightline at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Nov. 29, 2021 bound for Andersen Air Force Base, Guam to participate in the 70th annual Operation Christmas Drop , beginning Dec. 5. The weeklong international effort allows Pacific Air Forces Airmen from the 36th Wing, Andersen AFB,
  • NKDB officials tour Tama Hills

    Col. Andrew Campbell, 374th Airlift Wing commander, toured Tama Hills Recreational Facility with Osamu Oogiya, North Kanto Defense Bureau director general, and Yoshinori Wada, Yokota Defense Office chief, to discuss the local community concerns and how Yokota and Tama were working to improve local partnerships and community involvement.
  • An Almost Total Lunar Eclipse Seen in Yokota

    The moon sits in partial lunar eclipse over the Yokota control tower at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Nov. 19, 2021. The Moon passes into the shadow of the Earth, creating a partial lunar eclipse so deep that it can reasonably be called almost total. (U.S. Air Force photo by Yasuo Osakabe)
  • TFD and JASDF First Responders visit Yokota Hospital

    (Right to left) U.S. Air Force Col. Michael Brough, 374th Medical Group commander and Col. Dane Campbell, 374th MDG director of operations, exchange their business cards to members of the Tokyo Fire Department 9th Fire District during West Tokyo Emergency Medical Service summit 2021, at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Nov. 18, 2021. The West Tokyo EMS
  • Mayors of Japan tour Yokota

    Yokota Air Base leadership hosted a dozen Japanese mayors from the Kanto, Tohoku, and Hokkaido regions, who toured the base, Nov. 15, 2021. The mayors visited Yokota to reaffirm the importance of the U.S. Air Force – Japan Air Self-Defense Force alliance, and to learn the strategic importance of the bases’ mission and its partnership with local communities.
  • Yokota administers pediatric COVID-19 vaccine

    Ford Campbell, right, receives the pediatric version of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Nov. 18th 2021. In accordance with Yokota’s mission to attain the highest safety and vaccination rates possible, the 374th Medical Group held a vaccination line specifically for children ages 5 to 11. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt.
  • U.S-Japan conducts airborne operation

    Japan Ground Self-Defense Force soldiers assigned to the 1st Airborne Brigade, line up outside a C-130J Super Hercules at Yokota Air Base, Japan, before a personnel drop, Nov. 15th, 2021. Yokota’s 374th Airlift Wing and JGSDF’s 1st Airborne Brigade organized this demonstration of interoperability, bi-lateral training, and the capability to execute
  • First Lady of PACAF and Yokota key spouse group visit COVID-19 contingency towers

    Cindy Wilsbach, center, First Lady of PACAF, and other command key spouses depart one of the COVID-19 contingency towers at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Nov. 1, 2021. Protecting the health and well-being of Yokota Airmen, families and civilian personnel, is a key component of mission readiness as base protection efforts also help protect Japanese