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  • US, JP firefighters unite for local fire prevention drill

    Members from the U.S. Air Force 374th Civil Engineer Squadron and the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force joined forces to participate in an annual fire prevention drill in Inagi City, Japan, Nov 5.During the event, the 374th CES engaged with the Inagi community, fielded questions about the P-22

  • Building better bundles

    The 374th Logistics Readiness Squadron and Japan Ground Self-Defense Force held the first joint Containerized Delivery System bundle build in preparation for Airborne 23, Jan. 25, 2023, at Yokota Air Base, Japan.The CDS bundles simulated cargo, which consisted of fuel, water, food, and different

  • Yokota participates in multilateral New Year’s Jump exercise

    A multilateral collaboration of U.S. Air Force, U.S. Army, British army, Australian army, and Japan Ground Self-Defense Force members conducted an annual New Year’s Jump exercise at Camp Narashino, Chiba, Japan, Jan. 8, 2023.More than 180 paratroopers participated in the event jumping from three

  • JGSDF personnel conduct joint CBRN study with Yokota Airmen

    The Japan Ground Self-Defense Force Central Biological Chemical Weapons Defense Unit participated in a joint Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear decontamination study, April 18 and 21, 2022, at Yokota Air Base, Japan. The study was a two-day event involving familiarization briefings from

  • Japan Ground Self-Defense Force Narashino Jump 2021

    Japan Ground Self-Defense Force Soldiers assigned to the 1st Airborne Brigade, perform jump rehearsal at Yokota Air Base, May 20, 2021. JGSDF members rehearse their jump procedures before boarding aircraft to ensure successful operations in-flight. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Airman 1st Class Tyrone

  • U.S-Japan conducts historic airborne operation

    YOKOTA AIR BASE, Japan – In the bright Japanese morning sun, stretched across the flightline, more than 500 Japan Ground Self-Defense Force members talk, rehearse jump procedures and shimmy parachute packs onto their backs. All the while, U.S. Air Force Airmen prepare 12 C-130J Super Hercules