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  • A Life of Service

    A new leash hangs by the door ready to go on long walks, toys spread out across the home left exactly where they were last played with, a Tempur-Pedic memory foam bed in the corner to nap in when the eyes get heavy, and a family to provide a life’s worth of love. This isn’t life in the kennels anymore, this is retirement after a life’s worth of service. For the recently retired and adopted Topa, a military working dog specializing in patrol and explosives detection, assigned to the 374th Airlift Wing at Yokota Air Base, Japan, this is home. “Topa has more than earned his place on the couch for the rest of his life,” said Staff Sgt. Cody Nickell, 374th Security Forces Squadron military working dog handler, Topa’s previous handler, and Topa’s new adopted home. “Having been lucky enough to have been Topa’s handler for the past two years, when I look into that boy’s eyes I know he’s given everything he has to the mission and he has done so since the day he began working as a military working dog.”
  • Yokota welcomes JASDF Surgeon General

    Japanese Air Self-Defense Force Maj. Gen. Shinya Bekku, JASDF Surgeon General, address a room full of Headquarters Pacific Air Forces and the 374th Medical Group leadership about the ongoing partnership between the two nation’s medical teams at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Oct. 28, 2019. The meeting allowed both sides to come together with the goal of
  • Strengthening partnerships through the Bilateral Exchange Program

    Yokota Air Base Airmen participated in the Bilateral Exchange Program, in which Japan Air Self-Defense Force Airmen experience working with U.S. Air Force Airmen, Oct. 17-25.15 Koku-Jieitai Airmen visited Yokota to work with their U.S. Air Force counterparts, giving them a chance to learn, grow and strengthen relationships.This program allows the
  • "Seeking help is a strength."

    Alcohol Drug Abuse Prevention and Treatment Program or ADAPT looks to provide education and treatment to individuals dealing with substance abuse problems.“We are very goal oriented when it comes to any kind of treatment we provide,” said Staff Sgt. Ryan Keene, 374th Medical Operations Squadron mental health technician. “We are looking at both
  • Environmental Office hosts natural/cultural tour at Tama Hills

    The 374th Civil Engineer Squadron Environmental Office hosted a nature and history exploration walking tour, known as an eco-tour, for 25 citizens of Inagi City at the Tama Service Annex, Inagi City, Tokyo, Oct. 23, 2019.
  • Global Hawk redeploys from Yokota Air Base to Andersen Air Force Base

    Pacific Air Forces redeployed a squadron of 319th Reconnaissance Wing Global Hawk RQ-4s from Yokota Air Base, Japan, to Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, Oct. 20, 2019.The three-month deployment kept operations running smoothly during the summer typhoon-season, when inclement weather has a higher potential to hinder theater-wide operations.“We were
  • Hangar 800 Safety Demolition Ceremony

    A safety prayer for the demolition of the Hanger 800 was held at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Sept. 26, 2019. Approximately 30 people from the United States and Japan attended the ceremony, including Lt. Col. Bradly Bucholz, commander of the 374th Civil Engineer Squadron and George Matusak, acting deputy Commander of the 374th Civil Engineer Squadron,
  • Yokota Infor Fair

    Members of Team Yokota share information on Oct. 2, 2019, at Yokota Air Base, Japan. The information fair was open to the base with more than 40 organizations participated in the information fair. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Senior Airman Kevin West)