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  • SERE specialist earns PACAF Airman of the Year

    An Airman from the 374th Operation Support Squadron was recently recognized as the 2006 Pacific Air Forces Command Outstanding Survival Evasion Resistance and Escape Specialist for the Airman category. One of only two SERE specialist on Yokota Air Base, Senior Airman Jason Davis not only led combat survival training for Yokota but also all military
  • Base cuts custodial contract

    Due to various budget cuts throughout the military, many services here have been reduced or removed completely. The most noticeable cut may be the custodial services in offices around Yokota Air Base. "Several factors have applied pressure to the Air Force budget, including the War on Terrorism and operations costs, increasing costs of fuel,
  • No heat, no cool season has arrived

    The cooling season is on the horizon; in anticipation of this, the heating season is rapidly coming to an end. In fact, on April 3 the 374th Civil Engineer Squadron began the process of shutting down the heating systems base wide. The anticipated activation of the cooling systems is slated for late May. The period for "No heating-No cooling" is
  • Yokota’s water supply receives excellent

    The most recent consumer confidence report was released March 26 and Yokota Air Base water quality received an excellent rating. "This report tests the quality of drinking water at Yokota and Tama Hills Recreational Center," said Shoko Sukegawa, 374th Aerospace Medicine Squadron Bioenvironmental Engineering Flight technician. "The report also
  • April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month

    April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month and the Department of Defense is taking a concerted stand against sexual assault as it observes SAAM. This annual event provides us with the opportunity to increase knowledge and promote prevention of this crime through special events and public education. This year's theme for SAAM is Stand Up Against Sexual
  • Fuji Flyer ends June 1

    The last edition of the Fuji Flyer newspaper will be June 1. Due to reorganization of Air Force personnel, Public Affairs officials made a decision to move Air Force newspapers to Web-based news and information. There are many benefits to going to this new system. For instance, people will not have to wait a week to read the latest news taking
  • GPS-driven dropsondes improves airdrop accuracy

     An emerging technology is making airdrops around the world more accurate. Called dropsondes, they not only improve aircrew capabilities, they also keep troops safe downrange. "A dropsonde is merely a meteorological device that we use to collect weather information from the altitude of the plane to the surface," said Maj. Daniel DeVoe, chief of Air
  • Month of the Military Child kicks off with career day

    A fourth grader raises his hand, his face is beaming, and asks a firefighter, "What do you do?" This was one scene as Yokota Air Base residents kicked off the Department of Defense's 21st Month of the Military Child celebration here March 30 with a career day. The career day showed children they are important and gave them hands-on experience and
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