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  • Yokota celebrates America

    The 374th Services Squadron helped Yokota Airmen celebrate Independence Day Wednesday by hosting Celebrate America. The celebration, held in Hangar 15, consisted of many events including a scavenger hunt, three-point shoot out and cookie challenge. Although the rain was cause for some events to be cancelled, participants did not let it damper their
  • Yokota welcomes its newest member the C-12 Huron

    As Yokota Air Base's final C-21A Learjet leaves Japan, a new brethren of the sky comes in, the C-12J Huron. With the arrival of the C-12 to fill the empty void of the recently departed C-21, the mission of the 459th Airlift Squadron will continue. The C-12 is a twin turboprop aircraft used to transport cargo, senior-level passengers and aero
  • C-21 makes final flight at Yokota

    After more than 62,000 mishap-free flying hours and 21 years of service, Yokota Air Base's C-21 transport jet ended its service here as base officials held a ceremony honoring the final departure of the C-21 June 29. The base's four C-21s with the 459th Airlift Squadron have been replaced by three C-12J Hurons, a twin-turboprop aircraft that landed
  • Outdoor safety paramount during summer

    During the summer months people need to keep in mind safety especially since children are out of school and, in general, people spend more time outdoors. "The incidents usually associated with summer are mishaps such as tripping or falling over children's toys, wires, and other hazards. Additionally, accidents involving children at play grounds,
  • School is out, curfews still in effect

    Yokota Air Base schools are out for the summer, but curfews for minors on base are still in effect. Due to summer break, curfew hours have been extended to midnight to 5:30 a.m. for high school juniors and seniors, but original curfews, 10:30 p.m. to 5:30 a.m., remain in effect for all other school-age minors. "I believe the curfew is a good thing
  • Japanese, Americans remember their fallen

    On June 19, 1945, during World War II, a formation of B-29 bombers took part in an air raid over Shizuoka, Japan. Thousands of Japanese civilians perished along with 23 Airmen when two of the B-29 bombers collided. After the raid Mr. Fukumatsu Itoh and other survivors of the raid rescued two aircrew members, who later died from their wounds and
  • Controlling Yokota's skies

    Every year thousands of aircraft take off and land on Yokota's airfield, it is 374th Operational Support Squadron Air Traffic controllers that ensure these aircraft safely complete their mission. Primary duties of controllers is to regulate en route and terminal air traffic. They initiate and issue ATC clearances, instructions and advisories to
  • Maintaining the mission

    In the United States Air Force some of our duties consist of defending air operations and providing humanitarian aid in time of need, but without aircraft maintainers these missions would not succeed. At Yokota Air Base the 374th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron provides maintenance support to 14 assigned C-130E/H, 4 UH-1N and 3 C-21 aircraft. They
  • Services provides fun, excitement for Independence Day

    Independence Day is approaching and the members of the 374th Services Division are providing Yokota residents with numerous contests, events and sights with Celebrate America. This is an all day event July 4 and is free to anyone who has access to the base. "Not only will everything be free but we will also be giving away more than $1,000 worth of