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  • Band of the Pacific spreads holiday joy

    Senior Airman Alycia Cancel, U.S. Air Force Band of the Pacific vocalist, sings during the Sounds of the Season show at the Officer’s Club on Yokota Air Base, Japan, Dec. 15, 2020. Cancel sang to a live and virtual audience to spread holiday joy. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joshua Edwards)
  • Yokota RAWS revive mobile navigation aid, drive PACAF’s airfield ACE concept

    Starting with a broken piece of electronic equipment, a small team of Yokota Airmen from the 374th Operations Support Squadron are leading the way in developing Pacific Air Force’s Agile Combat Employment (ACE) concept. Yokota’s Radar, Airfield, and Weather Systems (RAWS) shop engineered a fix for a mobile Tactical Air Navigation system that now enables aircraft to safely reach Landing Zones scattered across the Pacific.
  • Yokota MDG Counters COVID Cases with Augmentee Program

    In response to a spike in COVID-19 cases, 374th Medical Group public health professionals enacted a more aggressive campaign against the virus by tapping into the augmentee program, Nov. 23, Yokota Air Base, Japan.Airmen from a variety of career fields, including mental health, optometry and medical logistics were recruited to work alongside public
  • Yokota Airmen train on 515th AMOW C-5M Super Galaxy

    Maintainers from the 730th Air Mobility Squadron spent ten days training on a C-5M Super Galaxy aircraft from Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, Nov. 2–12 on Yokota Air Base. Yokota often serves as a refueling station for aircraft flying through the Pacific, which means a variety of transient aircraft divert through the base, often requiring
  • Yokota hosts first 5th Air Force Agile Combat Employment conference

    Yokota hosted the first of many multi-discipline conferences, Nov. 9 and 10, 2020, which included action officers from agencies across the  5th Air Force Wings and opened new doors toward advancing the Air Force’s Agile Combat Employment initiative.ACE is a new approach to wartime readiness across the Air Force as directed by the Chief of Staff of
  • U.S., Japan Sharpen Skills During Keen Sword 21

    Exercise Keen Sword 21, began Oct. 25 and has been going at full steam across the Indo-Pacific region over the past two weeks. Approximately 9,000 U.S. service members from the U.S. Navy, Marine Corps, Army, and Air Force conducted training with their Japan Self-Defense Force counterparts from military installations throughout mainland Japan, Okinawa prefecture, and their surrounding territorial waters.
  • USAF and JASDF conduct Silver Flag Training

    Airmen with the 374th Civil Engineer Squadron and Japan Air Self-Defense Force along with the 554th Red Horse Squadron assigned to Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, conducted week-long bilateral airfield damage repair training during a Silver Flag training exercise at Yokota Air Base, Japan.During the training, Airmen with the 554th RHS educated
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