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  • Exercise Gryphon Jet

    The 353rd Special Operations Group organized exercise Gryphon Jet from June 17-26, 2020 at Yokota Air Base, Japan.
  • Yokota Hosts Diversity Vigil

    Members of Team Yokota came together for a Diversity Vigil hosted by the 374th Airlift Wing’s Yokota Friendship Chapel, June 27, 2020, Yokota Air Base, Japan.The vigil consisted of an opening prayer, a poem, and a moment of silent reflection for 8 minutes and 46 seconds in solidarity and support of those who have suffered and the life lost under
  • Col. Campbell assumes command of the 374th AW

    Col. Andrew J. Campbell, 374th Airlift Wing incoming commander, formally assumed command of the 374th AW from outgoing commander, Col. Otis C. Jones, during an assumption of command ceremony at Yokota Air Base, Japan, June 22, 2020.
  • Yokota ATC: Controlling traffic in the sky

    With stoplights and lanes ushering vehicles where they need to go in an orderly fashion all too common on our roads on the ground, what little realize is that same framework exists in the sky above. While the sky does not have tangible lights as roads do, the communication provided by Yokota Air Base’s 374th Operations Support Squadron Air Traffic Control team act as that same kind of safety net, 24-hours a day -- allowing aircraft to get to their destinations safely.
  • Yokota Team Member Recognized As Top Performer

    Yokota Air Base, Japan -- There is a lot to be said about an individual so assiduous, they catch the attention of one First Sergeant. Being on an entire group of shirts’ radars is taking dedication to the next level. The Diamond Sharp Award is a reflection of that hard work and keenness in getting the job done.The impact of COVID-19 currently has
  • Global hawks return to Yokota to provide continuous support to joint partners, allies

    Pacific Air Forces will conduct a rotation of RQ-4 Global Hawks to Yokota Air Base, Japan, May 30, from Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, to ensure continuous operations in support of U.S. Indo-Pacific Command’s reconnaissance requirements. The rotation of Global Hawks, owned by the 319th Reconnaissance Wing Det. 1 to Yokota Air Base provides a stable location from which the platform can operate when inclement weather in Guam, including typhoon activities, historically hinder readiness.
  • Mental health awareness month

    Do we wait years to treat heart or liver disease? Do we ignore the symptoms? The answer is no! We address the symptoms, seek help, and develop a plan to reverse or stop the progression of the disease.So why don't we do the same for individuals who are dealing with potentially serious mental illness? View our infographic to learn how to make a
  • A band of brothers

    The distinctive howl of a firetruck siren erupts, and suddenly, nightfall is ignited with pulsating flashes of red and blue. It arrives on scene and the brave Airmen inside leap into action, ready to handle whatever comes their way. They tackle fire and save lives like a well-oiled machine.Once the job is done, the firefighters clean-up the scene
  • Yokota showcases adaptability and mission capability with Samurai Surge

    Members of the 36th Airlift Squadron, 459th Airlift Squadron and the 21st Special Operations Squadron out of Yokota Air Base, Japan, came together to complete a 17 aircraft Samurai Surge training exercise, May 21, 2020. The Samurai Surge exercise involved 17 aircraft for an elephant walk and a C-130 formation flight. Of those 17, two were CV-22 Osprey aircraft from the 353rd Special Operations Group. This event showcased the 374th Airlift Wing’s mission capability, adaptability and readiness to respond to disaster relief scenarios and contingency operations across Yokota’s area of responsibility to maintain regional stability in the Indo-Pacific, even in the face of an ongoing global COVID-19 pandemic.