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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,

  • Frostbite Road Race reunites neighboring communities

    Team Yokota held its 42nd Frostbite Road Race, the first held in three years due to COVID-19 restrictions, on a course that wove throughout the base on Jan. 22, 2023.The run began in 1981 and has since gathered a large following, and now sits as one of the top 100 road races held in Japan.

  • 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

  • The art of baking: bringing back a taste of home

    It’s the most wonderful time of the year, when people around the world take to their kitchens to bake a variety of sweets. Like any creative pursuit, baking can be a form of self-expression and an opportunity to pour a little bit of passion, creativity and love into each recipe they make. Baking can

  • Yokota partners with community during Fussa City beautification project

    Airmen assigned to the 374th Airlift Wing plant flowers alongside members of the Fussa City community during a city beautification project at Fussa City, Japan, Oct. 31, 2022. The project was an opportunity for Team Yokota to strengthen its ties and friendship with Japanese neighbors outside the

  • 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