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  • Commander's Corner for Feb 27

    Team Yokota,This weekend, our Airlifters return to home station after completing Exercise COPE NORTH in Guam. Our Professional Airlift team worked alongside multinational partners in the region to practice humanitarian aid and disaster relief scenarios in and around the Northern Marianas islands, which suffered from months of food and commodity
  • Commander's Corner: Feb. 13, 2015

    This week, Team Yokota paid homage to a monumental act of friendship that occurred more than 100 years ago with the planting of two new cherry blossom saplings here on base. On February 14th, 1912, more than 3,000 Japanese Cherry Blossom "Sakura" trees were shipped from Yokohama, Japan aboard the S.S. Awa Maru as a gift from the people of Japan to
  • February is Energy Conservation Month in Japan

    The Japanese Energy Conservation Month in February was enacted as part of an evolving energy strategy focused on demand reduction and energy conservation.  In accordance with the Government of Japan's Energy Policy, The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) declared the following National Observances for Energy Conservation efforts in
  • Commander's Corner: Feb 6, 2015

    This week, we welcomed back a team of Airlifters who participated in Exercise COPE SOUTH alongside our partners from the Bangladesh Air Force. Both forces executed a successful and incredibly important mission, demonstrating our combined ability to generate tactical airlift in the event of a contingency or crisis.Together, we flew 25 sorties,
  • 2015 energy saving resolutions

    The new year is quickly approaching and some of you may be wondering what your New Year's resolutions might be.  The Yokota Energy Team wishes you all the best in 2015 and has a few green ideas for you to save some green. 1.  Resolve to drive less in 2015!· If you have resolved to get fit this year, try walking or riding your bike at least once a
  • Commander's Corner: Dec. 19, 2014

    This year, Team Yokota supported multiple joint and bilateral exercises and disaster preparedness drills that ensured we emerged from 2014 more capable and ready to support the Airlift mission than ever before.We just closed out yet another successful Operation Christmas Drop--the Department of Defense's longest running humanitarian mission. We
  • Floss the teeth you want to keep

    "How many times a day should I brush my teeth?" "Do I really have to floss?" "Isn't brushing enough?"  "I was on vacation and that's why I did not floss."  These are a few of the things we hear from our patient's every day in the dental clinic.  The six minutes needed to brush and floss can seem like the hardest to achieve and incorporate in our
  • Commander's Corner: Dec 12, 2014

    As you all know, the updated USFJ Liberty Policy officially went into effect Tuesday. The updated policy is a direct reflection of the continued professionalism displayed by our service members both on and off base. A big component of that is our commitment towards honoring and respecting our gracious Japanese hosts.While the curfew policy has
  • Holiday energy savings

    As the holiday season is upon us with the hustle and bustle of party planning, writing out cards to loved ones back home, and dashing to the stores for gifts, it's easy to forget the simple things like turning off lights and appliances and turning down thermostats before jetting out the door.  Please remember to take a few minutes to reduce energy
  • Smoking and Tobacco

      According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, more than 20 million Americans have died due to smoking related issues since the first Surgeon General's Report on Smoking and Health was issued in January 1964.  Most of those deaths were adults who smoked, but 2.5 million were nonsmokers who died from secondhand smoke.For all