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  • The Passing of Mr. Andrew “Drew” Hakun

    Mr. Andrew “Drew” Hakun, a veteran U.S. Navy officer and civilian employee, died due to natural causes, February 20, 2021.He was pronounced dead by medical personnel at an off-base medical center.Mr. Hakun worked as an employee for the Department of Defense Special Representative, Japan, on base and is survived by his wife, Cathy “CJ”, and two
  • Remembering Desert Storm: Yokota AB's role in establishing air superiority

    Thirty years ago more than 60,800 Total Force Airmen rapidly deployed in support of Operation Desert Storm, including two units out of Yokota Air Base, Japan – known back then as the 374th Tactical Airlift Wing.
  • Numazu Beach Landing, a 459th AS first

    Capt. Jose Sahagun Flores, 459th Airlift Squadron flight safety officer, left, and Capt. Nick Curren, 316th Operations Support Squadron, Joint Base Andrews, Md., training officer, fly over Numazu Beach, Japan for the first time, Feb. 18, 2021. During the flight the pilots conducted various water and land training scenarios. (U.S. Air Force photo by
  • Arctic Airlift, 374th AW assists Army in sub-zero training

    Working outside in 40 degrees below zero isn’t something a person generally thinks of doing, at some point, the numbers start to lose value and cold is just plain cold. But that didn’t stop the U.S. Army and Air Force from what they do every year for Exercise Arctic Warrior.
  • Spouse of 374th LRS Member Pronounced Dead

    Mrs. Kayla Ash, spouse of a 374th Logistics Readiness Squadron member, was pronounced dead on Yokota Air Base, Feb. 9, 2021.“I would like to express my heartfelt condolences and deepest sympathies to the family and friends of Mrs. Kayla Ash during this difficult time,” said Lt. Col. Tyson Daw, commander of the 374th Logistics Readiness Squadron.
  • Missing Yokota Member Pronounced Dead

    A male dependent was found unresponsive at a tower unit on the east side of base at approximately 11:00 a.m. yesterday morning.The individual has been identified by law enforcement as Mr. Trevor Balint. The deceased was pronounced dead by medical personnel on scene. Mr. Balint was reported missing on February 1. Security Forces, the Office of
  • Yokota Member Pronounced Dead

     An individual was found unresponsive on Yokota Air Base, Feb. 16, 2021.The individual was pronounced dead by medical personnel who arrived on scene.The identity of the individual will be withheld until 24 hours after next of kin notification.The cause of death and the circumstances of this incident are currently under investigation.More
  • Yokota Dependent Pronounced Dead

     A dependent was pronounced dead on Yokota Air Base, Feb. 9, 2021.There is no relation between this death and the ongoing missing-person case.An investigation is ongoing, but there is no indication that COVID-19 was a factor.The dependent’s name is being withheld until 24 hours after the next-of-kin notification.-30-
  • From Uncertainty to Confidence: One Airman's Voyage to Success

    Everyone deals with trials and tribulations, but what matters most is how a person takes those obstacles and turns them into victories. Senior Airman Kembria Mims, 374th Operation Support Squadron host aviation resources manager, dealt with her fair share of let downs growing up, but her story is a reflection of what it means when you leave your troubles in the past and come out triumphant.  
  • Misawa F-16s head south for trilateral exercise

    U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcons assigned to the 13th and 14th Fighter Squadrons, Misawa Air Base, Japan, park on the flightline in preparation for Exercise Cope North 21 at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Jan. 29, 2021. The primary intent of Cope North is to enhance coordination of combined air tactics, hone techniques and procedures while
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