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  • U.S. forces enhance joint capabilities during exercise

    U.S. Marine Corps, Army and Air Force military members discuss mission operations for Joint Exercise Littoral Strike at Combined Arms Training Center Camp Fuji, Japan, Jan. 20, 2021. The two-day exercise focused on integration between the U.S. Marine Corps, Army, Air Force and Navy. It consisted of various simulated wartime scenarios, including an
  • Yokota Celebrates BSC Airmen

    The Air Force celebrated Biomedical Sciences Corps week, Jan. 25-29, to honor their heritage while recognizing the achievements and continuing efforts of the men and women who comprise the corps.The BSC dates back to 1917, when the Army established the Army Sanitary Corps to combat infectious diseases. The Army Medical Administrative Corps followed
  • CV-22 gets cleaned for inspection

    Senior Airman Brody Lee, 753rd Special Operations Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief, cleans a wing of a CV-22 Osprey assigned to the 21st Special Operations Squadron at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Dec. 23, 2020. Ospreys under-go an inspection every 180 days, which includes using high pressure hoses and brushes to remove dirt and debris from the
  • Newly installed AAS maintains Yokota’s readiness

    An F-16DJ Fighting Falcon assigned to the 35th Fighter Wing, Misawa Air Base, Japan, approaches a barrier cable during the initial certification test of the newly installed flightline BAK-12 barrier, aircraft arresting system (AAS) at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Jan. 13, 2021. The tail-hook latches onto the AAS cable which then rapidly decelerates the
  • Yokota's first jump training of the New Year

    An Air Force C-130J Super Hercules assigned to the 36th Airlift Squadron takes off during an Army and Air Force high altitude - low opening jump training exercise at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Jan. 8, 2021. HALO training not only allows Soldiers and Airmen to practice jumping but also allowed the Yokota aircrews to practice flight tactics and timed
  • First wave of COVID-19 vaccines arrives at Yokota

    The first wave of Moderna COVID-19 vaccine shipments has been delivered to Yokota Air Base, Japan, Dec. 26.
  • 2020 Team Yokota Cookie Crunch delivers holiday cheer across Yokota AB

    A volunteer baker drops off cookies for the 2020 Team Yokota Cookie Crunch on Yokota Air Base, Japan, Dec. 18, 2020. More than 15,600 cookies were donated, bagged and distributed to single U.S. and Japan Air Self-Defense Force Airmen. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Hannah Bean)