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  • Readiness flight provides typhoon safety tips

    For military members and their families stationed in Japan, preparing for typhoons may be a new concept. Typhoon season began in May and continues through November. To ensure their safety, people need to know the best measures to take before and during a typhoon, said Staff Sgt. Brian Fagan, 374th Civil Engineer Squadron Readiness and Emergency
  • Yokota provides easier moves for Airmen

    Changing duty stations can be a complicated process for military members and their dependents. The Airman and Family Readiness Center provides a class called Smooth Moves that will help people achieve a smooth transition to their next base. Smooth Moves is a three hour workshop held at the AFRC usually once a month. The class is offered to anyone
  • A tradition honored over time

    Honor Guard is a tradition and detail that is held highly in the U.S. Air Force. "As an Honor Guard member you may render arms for retirees and veterans, participate in flag folding, give honors to funerals, but you are more likely to be tasked with present colors and cordon for weddings, a retreat or anything else that may require a posting or
  • Sakana Pool makes a big splash

    Looking for a place to cool off from the sun and maybe get a tan? The Sakana Pool is the place to go. "The pool's opening had a beautiful turnout for its first day," said Ms. Tony Valigura, 374th Services Squadron aquatics director. "The pool remained near full capacity from 11:30 a.m. until it closed at 6 p.m." The opening coincided with summer
  • Fireworks are fun, but not allowed

    Fireworks may be fun and exciting to play with, but they can also be dangerous. "According to the National Fire Protection Association 10,800 people were treated in United States for firework related injuries," said Capt. Ely Wolin, 374th Medical Support Squadron urgent care physician. In the past, school age children have accounted for nearly half
  • New program helps Airmen stay fit to fight

    The Samurai Fitness Center staff is offering a way for military members to assess their health and help improve their lives. Micro-Fit provides people with an accurate assessment of their current fitness status. "Micro-Fit is a computer-based assessment of a person's current health status," said Tech. Sgt. Niaa Payne, 374th Services Squadron
  • PCSing with pets

    Families are not the only ones moving during the permanent change of station season, some families are also accompanied by their pets. When doing this, owners should first contact the transportation management office. TMO can assist in the scheduling of pets on Air Mobility Command airlifts. However, if space is not available on the aircraft, the
  • Domo Days in full swing

    The Yokota Par 3 and Tama Hills golf courses are offering young military members an accessible golf program which runs through September. Domo Days is a program offering free golf lessons by Professional Golf Association instructors to E-5 and below. The program was conceived by Howard Kunoda, Tama Hills' general manager, and Eugene McDaniel, Par 3
  • Sayonara Concert: PACAF Band goes out in style

    The Pacific Air Forces Band of the Pacific Asia's big band, Pacific Showcase, performed at a Sayonara Concert here Sunday with five other bands from the surrounding areas. "The five cities surrounding Yokota Air Base requested a Sayonara Concert to say thank you and goodbye to Pacific Showcase," said Maj. Daniel Price, PACAF Band commander. "This
  • The YOSC- Serving Yokota for more than 50 years

    The Yokota Officers' Spouses' Club began more than 50 years ago when spouses started sharing cultural exchanges and teaching English to Japan Self-Defense Force wives. Over the years, the club has evolved to include a variety of welfare, cultural and social activities. "The club not only brings individuals together for companionship and