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  • Yokota youth get firsthand look at air mobility mission

    Members of the 730th Air Mobility Squadron teamed with the base Child and Youth Centers to host a squadron immersion tour from Dec. 19-20, to educate children of the base community on how the unit contributes to the airlift mission across the region.More than 70 dependents, from the age of 5 years

  • Yokota Air Base introduces “Rent the camo” pilot program

    Yokota Air Base, Japan, is one of the first United States Air Force installations to launch the Maternity Uniform Pilot Program, or “Rent the Camo,” October 1, 2022.The U.S. Congress passed the “Rent the Camo: Access to Maternity Wear Act” Bill in 2020, creating this new program that temporarily

  • 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

  • Bringing health, happiness, prosperity into the New Year

    A few weeks after holiday lights started to illuminate the homes and trees of Yokota Air Base, members of the Japan Air Self-Defense Force Operational Support Wing came to the 374th Airlift Wing headquarters building Dec. 16, to add to the decorations with a touch of Japanese culture.

  • 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

  • Yokota leadership attends Musashimurayama Deedara Festival

    Yokota leadership attended Deedara Festival at Musashimurayama City to demonstrate the 374th AW commitment to enhancing the relationship between Yokota Air Base and the local communities. This was the first time the city hosted the festival since 2019. The festival aims to promote mutual exchanges,

  • 36th Airlift Squadron, JGSDF team up for jump training

    Approximately 121 JGSDF paratroopers from the 1st Airborne Brigade jumped from C-130J aircraft assigned to the 36th AS for multiple days, sustaining the wing’s airlift capabilities and its effectiveness to transport and insert JGSDF personnel.

  • Yokota commemorates service during Veterans Day Ceremony

    Service members and civilians participate in the 2022 Yokota Veterans Day Ceremony at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Nov. 10, 2022. The ceremony included a formation with service members from each U.S. military branch, as well as members of the Japan Self-Defense Force, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9555