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  • Yokota Airmen participate in Cope Tiger 2007

    Nearly 50 Yokota Air Base aircrews, maintainers and medics left Japan for Thailand and are participating in this year's Exercise Cope Tiger 2007. Cope Tiger is a joint Thai and U.S. sponsored multi-lateral command post exercise, field training exercise and humanitarian civic service exercise between the nations of Thailand, Singapore and the U.S.
  • Community donates to Angel Tree

    The Yokota Angel Tree Program kicked off Saturday at the Yokota Community Center. "This program was established to help children here have a great holiday," said Master Sgt. Joseph Yabes, 374th Logistics Readiness Squadron first sergeant. "Each year, names of angels, (children whose family may be experiencing financial difficulty) are solicited by
  • Yokota Hercs ready to execute 54th anniversary of Christmas Drops

    The 374th Airlift Wing and 36th Airlift Squadron will continue the 54-year tradition of delivering much needed supplies to dozens of Micronesian islands beginning this weekend, as part of Operation Christmas Drops. This will be the 19th consecutive year in which Airmen from the 374th Airlift Wing have teamed up with Andersen Air Force Base, Guam to
  • Winter safety important

    With the holidays and winter time well upon us, the hectic schedule of shopping, planning parties, ski and snowboarding trips or that vacation back to the CONUS may be a little overwhelming. With everything else going on it is important to keep the season joyous by keeping safety in mind. One thing we should pay attention to is our vehicles.
  • Japanese senior enlisted leaders visit USFJ

    A 17-member delegation of senior enlisted leaders from the Japanese Ground Self Defense Force recently attended a conference here to learn best practices and improve enlisted force development. The members of the delegation represent the Ground Self Defense Force's - essentially, the Japanese army - firstever cadre of sergeants major. Their
  • New BBQ restaurant opens

    The grand opening of the long awaited new restaurant, the East Side Blues, is Feb. 1, at 3 p.m. With a barbeque style menu and a combination theme celebrating Memphis Blues and New Orleans Mardi Gras Jazz, the restaurant will add dining variety for the base community. Located in the Eastside Shoppette complex, the facility was previously a Mexican
  • Wing hosts first-ever Joint New Year's Party

    Nearly 300 Japanese civic leaders and approximately 50 senior leaders from the 374th Airlift Wing gathered together at the Yokota Enlisted Club Sunday night for the first-ever Joint New Year's Party. The event was hosted by Col. Scott Goodwin, 374th Airlift Wing commander, and the presidents of each of the four local friendship clubs which included
  • Base DUI rate drops nearly 40 percent

    Yokota Air Base incurred nearly 40 percent fewer drinking and driving incidents in 2006 as compared to 2005. According to DUI statistics supplied by the 374th Security Forces Squadron, the number of incidents went from 21 in 2005 to only 13 in 2006, a 38 percent reduction. "This outstanding accomplishment is a great example of the Yokota community
  • Yokota adopts 0-0-1-3 program for responsible drinking

    Problem drinking, especially binge drinking, is a national health crisis. Research shows that some individuals start drinking at an early age. Alcohol is a major factor, nationwide, in crimes of all types to include sexual assault, suicide, homicide, domestic violence, physical assaults, and varying vehicular accidents. Binge drinking is 10 times