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  • Length of Service

    The mighty Sakura cherry blossom trees that tower over the Yokota streets were once small saplings, no higher than your knee. Daniel Timperio, 374th Civil Engineer Squadron furniture and upholstery supervisor, and Keiichi Nishimura, 374th CES deputy fire chief, remember the start of these saplings and watched them grow over 40 years of dedicated service to the U.S. Air Force.
  • Airmen showcase capabilities, readiness in wing-wide exercise

    Team Yokota members participated in a week-long Samurai Readiness Inspection exercise, Oct. 26-30.The full-scale exercise is designed to enhance base readiness through training and practicing skillsets, ensuring the base is ready to respond to potential real-world contingencies in the area.Through the combined effort of approximately 180 Wing
  • Yokota Passenger Terminal renovation doesn't stop operations

    The Yokota Passenger Terminal is undergoing a remodel and will be operating from a temporary location.
  • Yokota Airmen Roundup For Training Rodeo

    An increased level of readiness provides a prepared, lethal and resilient force which remains postured to support rapid global mobility. To maintain those capabilities, the 374th Force Support Squadron participated in the 374th Mission Support Group’s war fighting skills training day, Sept. 28, at the Samurai Training Grounds on Yokota Air Base, Japan.
  • PACAF innovation lab ‘The Dojo’ now open

    The Pacific Air Forces added a new innovation lab to its roster Sept. 25, 2020 at Yokota Air Base, Japan. Wing leadership and members of the base attended a soft opening of the Dojo, which is the installation’s new hub for problem-solving. The lab is supported by YokoWERX, a spark cell inspired by the innovation model for the Air Force, AFWERX.
  • Special Cargo

    From aerosols and trucks to classified documents and medical supplies, 730th Air Mobility Squadron (AMS) work closely with the Japanese military to move a multitude of assets. In the month of August, special handling started receiving shipments of Aegis Missiles, which are meant to sustain the Japanese Maritime Self Defense Force (JMSDF) defense
  • Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

    The most important step in preventing suicide is about taking care of ourselves and our Wingmen, even one is too many.
  • Yokota Tower Run Honors Fallen Heroes of 9/11

    The Yokota Tower Run is designed to honor the fallen heroes of 9/11. Teams of four relay up and down 11 flights of stairs until they reach 110 floors wearing oxygen tanks. While running in a controlled environment in workout clothes will never compare to the extreme environments firefighters regularly have to climb in while wearing full gear, memorials like this go a long way to force a pause in the business of daily life so we can appreciate what others have sacrificed so we can have that life.
  • K-9s sniff out explosives on Sagami

    Staff Sgt. Zachary Webster, 459th Airlift Squadron special missions aviator, sits in a UH-1N Iroquois waiting for take-off prior to an aircraft familiarization and detection training at Sagami Depot, Sagamihara Japan, Sept. 2, 2020. The 459th AS frequently trains on a multitude of scenarios like medical evacuation to stay prepared for potential
  • Airmen, Soldiers, Sailors Tackle TCCC

    You have three minutes until your wingman bleeds out. You’re exhausted, sirens are blaring in your ear and you don’t have a hospital at your disposal, only what’s in your backpack and the skills you learned from Tactical Combat Casualty Care training.Over the course of three days, medics assigned to Yokota Air Base, Naval Air Facility Atsugi and