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  • Yokota Passenger Terminal renovation doesn't stop operations

    The Yokota Passenger Terminal is undergoing a remodel and will be operating from a temporary location.
  • Special Cargo

    From aerosols and trucks to classified documents and medical supplies, 730th Air Mobility Squadron (AMS) work closely with the Japanese military to move a multitude of assets. In the month of August, special handling started receiving shipments of Aegis Missiles, which are meant to sustain the Japanese Maritime Self Defense Force (JMSDF) defense
  • Airmen, Soldiers, Sailors Tackle TCCC

    You have three minutes until your wingman bleeds out. You’re exhausted, sirens are blaring in your ear and you don’t have a hospital at your disposal, only what’s in your backpack and the skills you learned from Tactical Combat Casualty Care training.Over the course of three days, medics assigned to Yokota Air Base, Naval Air Facility Atsugi and
  • Yokota showcases adaptability and mission capability with Samurai Surge

    Members of the 36th Airlift Squadron, 459th Airlift Squadron and the 21st Special Operations Squadron out of Yokota Air Base, Japan, came together to complete a 17 aircraft Samurai Surge training exercise, May 21, 2020. The Samurai Surge exercise involved 17 aircraft for an elephant walk and a C-130 formation flight. Of those 17, two were CV-22 Osprey aircraft from the 353rd Special Operations Group. This event showcased the 374th Airlift Wing’s mission capability, adaptability and readiness to respond to disaster relief scenarios and contingency operations across Yokota’s area of responsibility to maintain regional stability in the Indo-Pacific, even in the face of an ongoing global COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Flight Provides Vital Support to Entire Continent

    One small unit has the extensive mission of providing support services over a 76.9 million square mile territory.As an active duty service member who has spent 17 years serving overseas, U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Troy Sachao, 337th Air Support Flight commander, can detail the unique challenges of being assigned in Australia.“Most of the time when
  • US, JSDF team up for humanitarian exercise in Komaki

    Primed and ready for potential calls to action, Yokota Airmen integrated with Japanese Self-Defense Forces to support Japan’s joint bilateral disaster relief exercise, dubbed the “Tomodachi Rescue Exercise,” on Feb. 21 to 23. Tomodachi means “friend” in Japanese, and our commitment to that friendship is what kindled Yokota’s assistance in the effort.
  • Volunteers Creating Smiles - Red Cross Dental Assistant Program

    Arriving at Yokota’s 374th Dental Clinic, you are more than likely to be greeted with a kind smile from an American Red Cross volunteer dental assistant. These volunteers are an essential part in patient care and clinic operations for many military dental clinics worldwide.
  • Yokota’s C-130J Super Hercules makes its debut in Red Flag-Alaska

    After a transition from the older C-130H Hercules model, the 36th Airlift Squadron are ready to provide tactical airlift throughout RF-A. "It’s our first time flying the J-model in RF-A, so it’s really been a learning experience for us as a squadron,” said Capt. Christopher Ansel, 36th Airlift Squadron C-130J mission planning cell chief. Yokota’s
  • Yokota Airmen provide airlift at Red Flag-Alaska

    Airmen assigned to the 374th Airlift Wing flew to Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, to provide joint airlift support during the 2-week exercise, Red Flag-Alaska 18-2. Representing the Pacific’s Premiere Power Projection Platform, the Yokota Airmen joined the approximately 2,000 total service members participating in the exercise each year.
  • Yokota Striders Hosted the 37th Annual Frostbite Run

    A freezing morning at Yokota Air Base didn’t stop about 12,000 people from gathering on Yokota’s roads for the 37th Annual Yokota Striders Frostbite Run Half-Marathon and 5K and 2K Road Race, Jan. 14, 2018.The race has grown in popularity and now attracted more than 8,000 runners in the half-marathon alone, 3,000 runners in the 5K run, and 700
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