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  • Japan Minister of Defense visits Yokota

    Japanese Minister of Defense Minoru Kihara visited Yokota Air Base, Japan, Oct. 10, 2023. Kihara has served as Japan’s Minister of Defense since September 2023. Yokota leaders regularly meet with officials from the Japan Ministry of Defense to discuss the shared security of the region and continue

  • Yokota commander reinforces community ties with NACCC

    Col. Andrew Roddan, 374th Airlift Wing commander, at the invitation of Masayoshi Muto, Chairman of Fussa City Assembly, addressed members of the National Association of Chairpersons of City Councils during a conference on Oct. 3 at the Showakan Hotel in Akishima, Japan.

  • 374th IG prepares inspectors for large scale readiness exercise

    Leaders from the 374th Inspector General office conducted a final readiness session and briefing for its Wing Inspection Team (WIT) members helping to inspect all functions and units during an annual large-scale mission readiness exercise at Yokota Air Base on Oct. 5.

  • MWD Riko retires after 5 years of service

    Riko, a seven-year-old German Shepard, officially retired from his role as a military working dog Oct. 11 at Yokota Air Base, Japan, after serving in the U.S. Air Force for five years.