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  • Female aviators honored during US, Japan ‘Fly Girls’ event

    More than 100 middle school and high school students attended the annual ‘Fly Girls’ aviation event hosted by the 36th Airlift Squadron, as part of International Women’s Day, March 8. During the event, members of the 36th AS, 459th AS, and U.S. Air Force flying units from Kadena Air Base, Japan,

  • A shared commitment to safety in Fussa City

    Yokota Air Base leadership, the Fussa City Police Department and members of the on and off-base communities participated in a joint crime prevention patrol in Fussa, Japan, December 16, 2022.The joint patrol has been a long-standing effort between Fussa City and Yokota Air Base to promote safety and

  • Christmas Big Band Concert: strengthening relationships through song

    Leaders of the 374th Airlift Wing attended the Christmas Big Band Concert at the Mizuho Viewpark Skyhall in Mizuho, Japan, Dec. 14, 2022.Col. Andrew L. Roddan, 374th Airlift Wing commander, and Col. Philip Dorsch, 374th Maintenance Group commander, were among several American and Japanese attendees

  • U.S.-Japan Friendship Concert: Connecting communities through music

    Leaders of the 374th Airlift Wing attended the U.S- Japan Friendship Concert hosted by the Fussa-Yokota Goodwill Exchange Club, at the Fussa Citizen’s Hall located in Fussa, Japan, Dec. 14, 2022.Col. Andrew L. Roddan, 374th AW commander, and Col. Ryan Vetter, 374th Mission Support Group commander,

  • Yokota leaders showcase partnership with Japanese tradition

    Plenty of laughs were shared as base leaders and their Japanese Air Self-Defense Force (Koku-Jeitai) counterparts gathered at the Operation Support Wing annual mochi pounding ceremony.Mochi is a traditional Japanese rice cake that is made just in time for the New Year and is widely considered a

  • Cope South 2022 enhances U.S., BAF tactical airlift interoperability

    More than 70 U.S. Air Force Airmen and one U.S. Space Force Guardian assigned to the 36th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron, joined approximately 300 members of the Bangladesh Air Force to evaluate and improve their combined interoperability during Exercise Cope South 2022 from Feb. 19 to Feb. 26.The