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  • Investing in our Yokota family

                Every week, thousands of guests fill the parade grounds at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas, to see their loved ones make the transition from civilian to Airman. As the sea of blue crosses the line, with pride on full display, every trainee stands tall alongside their fellow flight mates, each raising their right hands to take the oath of
  • Yokota Hosts Pacific Unity 2019

    As the dust settled and the concrete solidified, where once a crater was now stands a repaired airfield ready for use. With Pacific Unity 2019 coming to a close, civil engineer squadrons from throughout the Pacific will have the knowledge and tools needed to ensure their respective airfields can get up and running after an attack, putting planes in the sky and the mission ongoing. The four-day bilateral training event spanning from August 20-23, 2019, brought together Airmen from throughout the Pacific to team up with Japanese Air Self-Defense Force service members at Yokota Air Base, Japan to learn the advanced Rapid Airfield Damage Repair (RADR) skills necessary to respond in war-time contingency operations.
  • The USO Show Troupe performs at Yokota

    Members of the USO Show Troupe perform at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Aug. 21, 2019. The USO Show Troupe is comprised of more than 50 entertainers who perform 365 days a year around the world. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Senior Airman Kevin West)
  • RQ-4 Global Hawk arrives at Yokota Air Base

    Pacific Air Forces deployed a squadron of RQ-4 Global Hawks, from Andersen Air Force Base, Guam to Yokota Air Base, Japan, Aug. 5, 2019.
  • SECDEF Departs Yokota to Continue Pacific Tour

    U.S. Secretary of Defense Dr. Mark T. Esper shakes hands with the Airmen of the 353rd Special Operations Group prior to departing Yokota Air Base, Japan to continue his Pacific Tour, Aug. 7, 2019. While in Japan, Esper met with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Japanese Minister of Defense Takeshi Iwaya to discuss the ironclad partnership
  • Purple Heart Day 5K

    Master Sgt. Ryan Hines (center), 374th Logistics Readiness Squadron Fuels Environmental Safety Office section chief, and members of Team Yokota run during a 5K on Purple Heart Day at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Aug. 7, 2019. In 2011, while assigned to Forward Operating Base Smart in Zabul Province, Hines and his team were attacked by improvised
  • Pursuing the Light

    For a Catholic Priest, a vocation is the moment an individual feels the calling to serve God in the priesthood. That calling, as is life, is a journey. An endless web of paths laid out just waiting to be explored. The exact destination isn’t always known and it most certainly doesn’t come with step by step directions on how to get there. It is that fact that makes it so easy to get lost along the way, it happens to everyone. Whether pursuing the priesthood or one’s own goals, it is the trials and tribulations that accompany that journey which make getting to our destinations all the more satisfying. For 2nd Lt. Tyler Harris and 2nd Lt. Madison Hayes, both Air Force Reserve Command chaplain candidates out of Robins Air Force Base, GA, their paths to the priesthood may have begun with a calling, but it is their respective journeys through life and service that has placed them each right where they need to be, firmly on the road to the light.
  • Yokota hosts 2019 Mid-Air Collision Avoidance Conference

    Traveling from various places around the Kanto Plains, 14 aircraft landed at Yokota Air Base, Japan, to attend the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association-Japan’s Mid-Air Collision and Avoidance conference hosted by the 374th Operations Group, July 20, 2019.The conference provided 64 Japanese pilots with the unique opportunity to hear briefings from