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  • LGBT Journey to Service

    On June 26, 2015, the United States Supreme Court ruled on Obergefell v. Hodges, providing the fundamental right to marry to same-sex couples in all 50 states and the District of Columbia, guaranteeing not only the recognition of same-sex marriages throughout the country, but also the accompanying rights and responsibilities that were provided to marriages of opposite-sex couples. “I will always remember that day,” said Nathan Evans, 374th Force Support Squadron Unite program community cohesion coordinator. “It was on that day I jumped in my car and drove all the way from South Carolina to be there for that ruling. It was obviously a huge deal for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community and everyone wanted to be there for another moment history. It was as if the entire LGBT world was right there in D.C., an endless sea of rainbow to celebrate what was another step on our road to equality.
  • 353rd SOG Activates Two New Squadrons at Yokota

    Master Sgt. Andrew Banta, master of ceremonies, announces the departing of the official party during the assumption of command ceremony at Yokota Air Base, Japan, July 1, 2019. The two newly-activated squadrons will operate and maintain CV-22 Ospreys. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Brieana E. Bolfing)
  • The Spirit Behind the Games

    It was five decades ago that the Special Olympics was founded by Eunice Kennedy Shriver. In what was her own backyard at the time, Shriver founded an organization with a very clear mission, to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities,
  • USAF, Japan Honors Fallen

    Yokota Air Base, Japan, Honor Guardsmen present the colors during the 47th annual B-29 Memorial Ceremony, at Sengen Shrine in Shizuoka City, Japan, June 22, 2019. The ceremony takes place to honor the lives of those who perished during a bombing raid over Shizuoka City during World War II. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Gabrielle Spalding)
  • 459th AS sharpens thier SAR capabilities

    The 459th Airlift Squadron trains on a multitude of scenarios in order to stay prepared for potential real-world contingencies and operations.
  • Oregon ANG hosts second Cascadia Airlift exercise

    Aircrews from Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark., and Yokota Air Base, Japan teamed up with the 173rd Fighter Wing for the second “Cascadia Airlift” exercise, June 3, 2019 at Kingsley Field in Klamath Falls, Oregon.
  • 36th Airlift Squadron Pilot for a Day reinstated

    Noah Gifford, 10, tries out the jumpmaster chair in the back of a C-130J Super Hercules at Yokota Air Base, Japan, May 24. Gifford was selected as the 36th AS's pilot for a day and given as close to a real pilot's experience as possible, covering everything from the formation mission brief to the flight checklist of the C-130J Super Hercules.
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