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  • 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)
  • Yokota Airmen Roundup For Training Rodeo

    An increased level of readiness provides a prepared, lethal and resilient force which remains postured to support rapid global mobility. To maintain those capabilities, the 374th Force Support Squadron participated in the 374th Mission Support Group’s war fighting skills training day, Sept. 28, at the Samurai Training Grounds on Yokota Air Base, Japan.
  • Yokota CBRN training adapts to pandemic constraints

    Members of the 374th Civil Engineering Squadron Emergency Management team have found a way to continue the mission while limiting the risk of COVID-19 transmission by moving Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear training to the great outdoors, July 22, 2020, Yokota Air Base, Japan.
  • 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.
  • Find, Secure, Return; Yokota Airmen complete Fuji drop

    A C-130J Super Hercules, assigned with the 36th Airlift Squadron, Yokota Air Base, Japan, drops bundles at the Combined Arms Training Center, Camp Fuji, Japan, March 25, 2020. The 36th AS completed formation flight training as well as dropped pallets consisting of simulated heavy equipment and containerized delivery system bundles. (U.S. Air Force
  • Yokota performs first-ever C-130J assault landing on Foxtrot taxiway

    For the first time ever, Team Yokota conducted a C-130J assault landing on the Foxtrot taxiway March 26.Foxtrot taxiway was originally used for the legacy C-130H models from 1991 to 2001, after that, Yokota’s airlifters have used the permanently painted hard-surface on the main runway.The taxiway was brought out of retirement and repurposed for
  • USAF, Japan Honors Fallen

    Yokota Air Base, Japan, Honor Guardsmen present the colors during the 47th annual B-29 Memorial Ceremony, at Sengen Shrine in Shizuoka City, Japan, June 22, 2019. The ceremony takes place to honor the lives of those who perished during a bombing raid over Shizuoka City during World War II. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Gabrielle Spalding)
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