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  • En route to Red Flag- Alaska 21-2

    Fourteen A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft assigned to the 25th Fighter Squadron, Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, park at a ramp, May 24, 2021, at Yokota Air Base, Japan. This team of A-10s arrived at Yokota in preparation for Red Flag Alaska 21-2, a Pacific Air Forces-sponsored exercise designed to provide realistic training in a simulated combat
  • The 36th Airlift Squadron demonstrates Agile Combat Employment capabilities during Samurai Readiness Inspection

    KADENA AIR BASE, Japan -- Aircrew from the 36th Airlift Squadron flew to Misawa and Kadena Air Bases, May 2, to perform Agile Combat Employment procedures, a crucial component of Yokota Air Base’s Samurai Readiness Inspection.  The SRI is an annual training exercise that evaluates Team Yokota on a series of simulated, practical wartime and
  • Team Yokota tests readiness in base-wide exercise

    YOKOTA AIR BASE, Japan -- Yokota members took part in a two-week long Samurai Readiness Inspection exercise, April 25-May 6. The base-wide exercise leveraged multi-domain capabilities to out-match those seeking to challenge the U.S. and Coalition interests in the region through a credible, capable, and dynamic defense posture to compete, deter, and win against state and non-state adversaries. Team Yokota was evaluated on their readiness to perform the Wing’s mission by executing global mobility in support of operations across the Indo-Pacific while under simulated wartime and contingency conditions.
  • Local Repair Saves $400,000

    How well would a C-130J Super Hercules fly without its tail? Luckily Yokota Airmen don’t have to find out.Since late March, 374th Maintenance Squadron and 374th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron coordinators have hosted a contract field team from Lockheed Martin Corporation to conduct repairs for four C-130J aircraft at Yokota Air Base, Japan. Crane
  • Yokota Hosts Bilateral Aviation Safety

    Airmen from the 374th Airlift Wing Safety Office and 353rd Special Operations Group Safety Office hosted guests from the Tokyo Aviation Police and the Japanese Coast Guard to speak about Yokota’s operational procedures on Mid Air Collision Avoidance or MACA, April 7, at Yokota Air Base, Japan.“MACA, in short, keeps aircraft from flying into each
  • Remembering Desert Storm: Yokota AB's role in establishing air superiority

    Thirty years ago more than 60,800 Total Force Airmen rapidly deployed in support of Operation Desert Storm, including two units out of Yokota Air Base, Japan – known back then as the 374th Tactical Airlift Wing.
  • 2020 Team Yokota Cookie Crunch delivers holiday cheer across Yokota AB

    A volunteer baker drops off cookies for the 2020 Team Yokota Cookie Crunch on Yokota Air Base, Japan, Dec. 18, 2020. More than 15,600 cookies were donated, bagged and distributed to single U.S. and Japan Air Self-Defense Force Airmen. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Hannah Bean)
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