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  • Yokota participates in the Fussa Tanabata Festival

    Military Members from Yokota Air Base, Japan participated in the Fussa City Tanabata Festival here on August 8. Airmen and U.S. citizens from Yokota were given the opportunity to carry a Mikoshi, a type of portable shrine, from Shinmeisya Shrine to Fussa's City Hall. The belief is that by doing this they will bring luck to the upcoming fall and
  • 374th MDSS changes command

    Lt. Col. J. Kelly Klein took command of the 374th Medical Support Squadron from Lt. Col. Dean Borsos in a change of command ceremony here July 25. Colonel Klein's was previously assigned as commander of the 1st Special Operations Medical Support Squadron, Hurlburt Field, Fla. "I am extremely proud to join the Samurai Warrior team and look forward
  • AFOSI hold change of command ceremony

    Command of 6th Field Investigations Squadron changed hands here on July 31. Lt. Col. Curtis Riedel relinquished command to Lt. Col. Timothy Zoerlein. Colonel Riedel has been in the U.S. Air Force for 24 years and has served as commander of the 6th FIS since August 2006. He described the squadron as the finest investigative squadron he has seen. "I
  • Yokota holds body building competition

    Yokota's Samurai Fitness Center held its 10th annual Body Building Competition on July 27, featuring Japanese and American competitors. The competition was started as a way to allow American body builders to compete with Japanese competitors, according to Mr. Pat Coleman, fitness center director. While the competition started out with about 15
  • Water parks enforce tattoo policy

    Some water parks and swimming pools in the Kanto Plain area have a policy that prohibits people with tattoos from entering the facility. The policy applies to everyone regardless of age, nationality, sex, or the size or purpose of the tattoo. The following parks have a no-tattoo policy:- Fujikyu Highland- Seibuen- Tama Tech- Toshimaen - Tobu Zoo
  • 374th MXS changes command

    Command of the 374th Maintenance Squadron changed hands June 25 when Maj. Timothy Trimmell received command from Maj. Matthew Gamblin. Major Trimmell's previous assignment was at Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala. "It is a true pleasure to be a member of the Samurai Warrior team. I look forward to leading the professional Airmen of the 374th Maintenance
  • Yokota Airman Return Home from Thailand

    The remaining 37 Airman returned, June 24 from Utapao, Thailand; where they were deployed in support of a Joint Relief Effort in Myanmar. C-130s from Yokota and C-130s from the 152 Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron provided aid to Myanmar since May 12, 10 days after a category 4 storm hit the country. Yokota Airman were able to provide a
  • Yokota transfers to new hazardous material tracking system

    Yokota will be the second base in Pacific Air Forces to transition to a new hazardous material tracking system when the Enterprise Environmental Safety and Occupational Health Management Information System becomes fully operational at the end of July. The new system, called EESOH-MIS, replaces the Air Force Environmental Management Information