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  • Strengthening Ties with Bilateral Exchange

    For over 20 years, Yokota Air Base, Japan has participated in the Bilateral Exchange Program, in which Japan Air Self-Defense Force Airmen experience what it’s like to work as U.S. Air Force Airmen. This year’s 14 day program gave a chance for all Airmen to learn, grow and strengthen relationships together. Kuniko Takamizu, 374th Airlift Wing
  • Air Force and Marines accomplish joint fire training

    YOKOTA AIR BASE, Japan – On a hot summer day at the fire-pit on Yokota Air Base, Japan, Aircraft Rescue and Fire-Fighting specialists assigned to Marine Air Base Iwakuni, Japan, and 374th Civil Engineer Squadron firefighters dawned their personal protective gear, grabbed a firehose and battled a raging inferno coming from a simulated aircraft.From
  • U.S., Japanese Tradition Honors the Fallen

    Traditions celebrate many things all across the world. For Yokota Airmen and members of the Shizuoka community, the annual B-29 Memorial Ceremony celebrates a tradition of honor, respect and unity.  On June 19, 1945, in the midst of WWII, two U.S. Army Air Force B-29 Superfortresses, from the 314th Bomb Wing, were on a bombing raid over Shizuoka
  • Yokota in full bloom

    Cherry blossoms are in full bloom along McGuire Avenue at Yokota Air Base, Japan, March 30, 2018. The Sakura trees reached full bloom eight days earlier than the previous year. (U.S. Air Force photo by Yasuo Osakabe)
  • Airmen, Marines participate in Jump training

    U.S. Air Force aircrews with the 36th Airlift Squadron watch U.S. Marine jumpers descend from an Air Force C-130H Hercules at Yokota Air Base, Japan, March 23, 2017, during jump week. The training not only allowed the Marines to practice jumping, but it also allowed the Yokota aircrews to practice flight tactics and timed-package drops. (U.S. Air
  • Jump Week, Day and Night

    A Marine with the 3rd Reconnaissance Battalion, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force, stows suspension lines preparing a parachute on Jan. 11, 2017, at Yokota Air Base, Japan. The Marine unit spent the week working on their parachute qualifications practicing static line and high-altitude, low-opening jumps. (U.S. Air Force photo by
  • Fighting to prevent sexual assault

    In an attempt to reduce the frequency of sexual assaults on base, dozens of teens took to the mat alongside Yokota Airmen to practice Gracie Jiu-Jitsu, July 23, 2016, at the Taiyo Community Center. The Gracie Defense Systems is a new program specifically designed to increase awareness and reduce the frequency of sexual assaults in the U.S. Armed Forces. In June, Gracie Family Jiu-Jitsu instructors traveled to Yokota to teach a one-week instructor certification course to more than 30 Airmen.