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  • Yokota University signed into action

    Col. Andrew Roddan, 374th Airlift Wing commander, signed a proclamation that officially activated “Yokota University” as part of a year-long commitment to professional development by the Yokota Professional Development Council on Jan. 31, 2023.

  • Team Yokota celebrates a New Year with JASDF partners

    Leaders from the 374th Airlift Wing and the 5th Air Force participated in a Japan Air Self Defense Force (JASDF) New Year’s Reception hosted by their Operations Support Wing (OSW) in Tachikawa, Japan, on Jan. 21, 2023. The OSW is co-located at Yokota Air Base alongside the 374th AW, 5th AF, and the

  • 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 postal operations ramp up for the holidays

    The Pacific Air Forces Air Postal Squadron has been sorting and delivering two to three times the amount of mail during the holiday season while working seven days a week to ensure an increased flow of mail can be sorted and delivered across the region. Yokota Air Base’s geographical location makes

  • Yokota member helps wash away families’ deployment stressors

    Danielle Gomez, a stay-at-home mom and active duty spouse at Yokota Air Base, decided to help her neighbors by offering free house cleaning services to families with a deployed spouse. Stationed at Yokota AB since 2018, Gomez has firsthand experience on the strain deployments have on families.

  • 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.