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  • Commander's Corner: August 1, 2014

    Recently, we sent a team of Airmen to Alaska to engage with our joint partners from the Army's 25th Infantry Division to further develop our ability to generate combat airlift. It's a perfect lead-in to Red Flag, a large force employment exercise that improves our integration with fellow warfighters and increases our overall combat capability as a
  • Commander's Corner: July 18, 2014

    It's been a busy week here for Team Yokota! We just finished a rigorous Samurai Readiness Training Week that gauged our ability to respond to a variety of difficult scenarios. Whether it was Self-Aid and Buddy Care or Ability To Survive and Operate training, this was an effective opportunity to assess our readiness and emergency management skills.
  • Commander's Corner: July 11, 2014

    With the 4th of July weekend behind us, I would like to express what an awesome opportunity it was to meet with many of you face-to-face during the Celebrate America festivities. I want to thank our Mission Support Group and everyone who volunteered their time and hard work to make the event such a huge success. I can't think of a better welcome
  • JA offers Airmen challenging opportunity to retrain

    Airmen interested in law may want to consider retraining into the legal career field.The primary mission of an Air Force paralegal is to assist attorneys in providing legal counsel to commanders, first sergeants, and other key personnel on a broad spectrum of matters.Paralegals provide legal assistance to eligible clients under the supervision of
  • Tax Takeaways

    This year, Yokota Air Base volunteer tax preparers filed over 600 federal and state returns and saved service members, family members and retirees nearly $87,000 in preparation fees. In preparation for the surge of returns this season, 24 volunteers attended the Internal Revenue Service Volunteer Income Tax Assistance training in January. The VITA
  • Commander's Corner: June 27, 2014

    This week, a team of 70 Professional Airlifters returned from Cope Taufan, a combined readiness exercise that builds cooperation between the U.S. and Malaysia. This large force employment exercise included operations in close air support, interdiction, tactical airlift and combat search and rescue. Team Yokota shared its innovative airdrop
  • Commander's Corner: June 20, 2014

    Looking back on our time here at Yokota, my wife, Kris, and I agree that if we could repeat any two years of our career, it would have to be our time at the 374th Airlift Wing. When you think of all the trials and triumphs team Yokota has experienced, it's easy to see what has made the past two years so special.This is an incredible team out here
  • Sexual Assault: No Medals for Moral Courage!

    The Army's core values are honor, integrity, duty, loyalty, selfless service, personal courage and respect. The Air Force has similar core values which includes integrity, service before self and excellence. The Navy and Marine Corps core values are equally similar with honor, courage, and commitment. However, there is a core value rarely mentioned
  • Commander's Corner: May 2, 2014

    I've said it before and I'll say it again: there's something special about Yokota. I'm proud to announce that one of our own, Senior Airmen Ariful Haque from our Civil Engineering Squadron has been selected as one of 12 Air Force level Outstanding Airmen of the Year for his achievements both on and off duty.Additionally, our Professional Airlifters
  • Social fitness: the motor that drives us forward

    The Comprehensive Airman Fitness Model is comprised of four pillars, each equally important. Like the other three, the social pillar helps us combat stress, but in a different way.The broad definition of the social pillar is your ability to network with other people and how close you are to your family and friends. The tighter the circle of friends