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  • Helicopter Symposium 2021

    U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Leonard Kosinski, Fifth Air Force deputy commander, welcomes Helicopter Symposium attendees, Sept. 8, 2021, at Yokota Air Base, Japan. Yokota hosted its first Helicopter Symposium Sept. 8-9, designed to strengthen relationships between units in and around the Kanto area while also discussing flight safety and Mid-Air
  • More power, lower cost, 374th CE updates base power grid

    The 374th Civil Engineer Squadron is striving to save Yokota Air Base approximately $20 million annually by upgrading Yokota Air Base’s power grid, a sprawling infrastructure project that aims to increase energy efficiency up to 30% and simultaneously improve operational readiness.
  • Lt. Gen. Rupp takes command of U.S. military in Japan

    Lt Gen. Ricky N. Rupp assumed command of U.S. Forces Japan and 5th Air Force from Lt. Gen. Kevin B. Schneider.
  • CMSAF visits Yokota

    Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force JoAnne S. Bass visited Yokota for a two-day immersion Aug. 27 and 28. Bass kicked off the tour with an enlisted all call, where she spoke about some of her priorities and expectations.
  • Team USA Paralympians visit Yokota

    Team USA trained at Yokota prior to competing in the 2020 Summer Paralympic games, which allowed them the opportunity to acclimate to the region and time change. The Paralympic games are a major international sporting event in which thousands of athletes compete, including wounded and injured U.S. service members.
  • Yokota hosts Paralympic athletes

    The 374th Airlift Wing is hosting approximately 70 athletes from August 11 to 21, prior to them competing in the 2020 Summer Paralympic games in Tokyo. This time frame provides the athletes a chance to acclimate to the local climate and weather as well as adjust to the time difference.
  • Yokota tests trial fitness components

    In July, the Air Force announced updates to the fitness assessment including new options for the cardio and strength portions of the test. After being selected as one of the trial sites, the 374th Force Support Squadron Fitness Assessment Cell is offering individuals the opportunity to test on these new components throughout August.
  • 459th AS pilot exchanges aircraft for words

    For Capt. Jennie Seibert, 459th Airlift Squadron UH-1N Huey pilot and chief of training, this heat would not stop her from what she came here to do, bridge the gap between deployed Airmen and Moroccans through communication.
  • The Passing of MSgt Quinshayan Y. Richardson

    MSgt Quinshayan Y. Richardson, 374th Medical Group, died due to natural causes, August 3, 2021.MSgt Richardson was pronounced dead by medical personnel at a United States hospital.MSgt Richardson worked at the 374th Medical Group on base as the Medical Readiness Flight Chief and is survived by her mother Carolyn D. Richardson.“My sincerest