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  • Hispanic Heritage Month read aloud at Yokota

    The Yokota Latin American Association held a Hispanic Heritage Month read aloud at Joan K. Mendel Elementary School, Sept. 18-21, at Yokota Air Base, Japan, to celebrate Hispanic literary contributions with Yokota’s young learners.

  • Yokota leaders participate in DoDEA facility groundbreaking ceremony

    Representatives from Yokota Air Base, Department of Defense Education Activity, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and Nippo Corporation performed a groundbreaking ceremony for a new DoDEA Pacific East District superintendent office at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Sept. 1.The ceremony included a Shinto

  • Yokota families kickstart school year during Back to School Expo

    As a kickstart to the 2023-24 School year, the School Liaison Program, Military and Family Readiness Center and the Integrated Prevention Office hosted the "Back to School Expo: World Travel Edition" Aug. 15, to provide important resources to families. The event showcased a plethora of activities

  • 374th leaders, Airmen enjoy local Bon Dance festivals

    Japan Air Self-Defense Force Col. Ota Masashi (left), 2nd Tactical Airlift Group commander and U.S Air Force Col. Andrew Roddan, 374th Airlift Wing commander, pose for a photo at Iruma’s Bon festival, Japan, July 26, 2023. Participants were treated to food, fireworks and performances of various

  • Mission 22’s “2 Wheels 2 Heal”

    Yokota’s chapter of Mission 22 held its 3rd annual motorcycle ride and car show officially dubbed “2 Wheels 2 Heal,” at Yokota Air Base, Japan, June 25. According to the Department of Veterans Affairs in 2020 there was 6,146 Veteran suicides, averaging to 16.8 deaths per day. Mission 22 provides

  • What’s bugging you Yokota?

    Summertime means longer days, a warmer climate, and more bugs. The increase in insects means more chances of insect-borne diseases, such as Japanese encephalitis, which spread via mosquitoes. The 374th Medical Group entomology Airmen collect samples of insects from across Yokota Air Base, and submit