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  • 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
  • Yokota students show precision, dedication

    "Squad, halt!"  The uniformed members in polished dress shoes marching in formation with shined-brown rifle stocks parading in a small gym come to a stomping halt. The nine young men and women stand at a position of attention. These young men and women aren't servicemembers -- they're high school students. They are the members of the Yokota High
  • Road Tax season returns

    Japanese road tax season begins Sunday and affects all Status of Forces Agreement members across the Kanto Plain. Members who own a vehicle as of April 1 must pay this tax by May 31 or they may lose their driving privileges or vehicle registration privileges, according to 374th Security Forces Squadron officials. "Starting Monday, people can
  • Pacific Trends wows listeners in India

    For the Indian Air Force's 75th anniversary, the Pacific Air Forces rock group "Pacific Trends" joined military bands from India, Singapore, Sri Lanka and Thailand to perform at the Indian Air Force Platinum Jubilee Tattoo here March 17. This was one of the final performances of Pacific Trends in India over their 12-day trip through the country. As
  • Women learn, celebrate health

    Various organizations on Yokota put on a health fair at the Samurai Fitness Center as an informative and active way to reach out to the base's female population as part of Women's History Month. Women have many health issues in common with men, but there's also several that are unique to their gender and the information at the fair covered it all.
  • NCOs learn JASDF culture

    During a 10-day NCO cultural exchange program with the Japanese Air Self Defense Force that ends here today, one Air Force NCO had a chance to meet some unexpected "brass." While most of the NCOs found their counterpart's jobs were quite similar to their own, there was one noteworthy exception--security forces. "Japanese tradition in the Security
  • AFAF: Save the charities, save the mission

    It's in the news as well as under our own roofs. Our nation's defense forces, including Airmen, are enduring very challenging times of seeing less of our families, experiencing personal hardships, while working within a structurally-changing Air Force. These are some reasons why our Air Force family is now closer than ever in taking care of each
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