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  • USAF volunteer efforts uplift Kanoya community

    Members of the 319th Expeditionary Reconnaissance Squadron and 374th Airlift Wing, deployed to Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force Kanoya Air Base, have now dedicated dozens of hours volunteering to serve the local area since arriving in October 2022, in addition to their primary mission of supporting

  • Yokota hosts 47th annual Japanese-American Friendship Festival

    The 374th Airlift Wing hosted the 47th annual Japanese-American Friendship Festival 2023 on May 20 and 21, welcoming over 193,000 people to the Yokota Air Base airfield.The base opened to the public for two full days of aircraft static displays, live music, food, fun, and aerial exhibitions of

  • Cope North 23: Trilateral integration at Iwo To strengthens capabilities

    Ten U.S. Air Force airfield experts from Yokota and Andersen Air Base flew to the Japanese island of Iwo To, historically called Iwo Jima, to exchange skills with Japan Air Self-Defense Force and Royal Australian Air Force partners as part of the Cope North 23 field exercise, Feb. 21-22.Cope North

  • Keen Sword 23 engagements for USFJ and JJS leadership

    USFJ and Japan Joint Staff leadership visited Fuchu Air Base, Japan and Sagami General Depot to receive multi-domain operations briefing during Keen Sword 23. Keen Sword is a biennial, joint, and bilateral field-training exercise, involving the U.S. military and Japan Self-Defense Forces, designed

  • U.S. supports JSDF humanitarian exercise

    An Airman from the 374th Logistics Readiness Squadron waits to load cargo on a C-130J Super Hercules on the flightline at Yokota Air Base, Japan, during exercise Tomodachi Rescue 22 Feb. 11, 2022. The aerial component of the exercise consisted of one U.S. C-130J, and a KC-130H, C-2, and C-1 from the

  • 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

  • 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