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  • 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
  • Yokota RAWS revive mobile navigation aid, drive PACAF’s airfield ACE concept

    Starting with a broken piece of electronic equipment, a small team of Yokota Airmen from the 374th Operations Support Squadron are leading the way in developing Pacific Air Force’s Agile Combat Employment (ACE) concept. Yokota’s Radar, Airfield, and Weather Systems (RAWS) shop engineered a fix for a mobile Tactical Air Navigation system that now enables aircraft to safely reach Landing Zones scattered across the Pacific.
  • Rescue Rodeo

  • 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.
  • 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 Japanese Maritime Self Defense Force (JMSDF) defense
  • Green light, Go: JGSDF conduct jump training from Yokota C-130's

    Airmen assigned to the 374th Airlift Wing, Yokota Air Base, Japan, and paratroopers with the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force, 1st Airborne Brigade, conducted a jump training mission over the Ojoji drop zone, Japan, July 8 and 9.“Bilateral trainings are important because it enhances our warfighting capabilities,” said Capt. Nick Bonner, 374th
  • Global hawks return to Yokota to provide continuous support to joint partners, allies

    Pacific Air Forces will conduct a rotation of RQ-4 Global Hawks to Yokota Air Base, Japan, May 30, from Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, to ensure continuous operations in support of U.S. Indo-Pacific Command’s reconnaissance requirements. The rotation of Global Hawks, owned by the 319th Reconnaissance Wing Det. 1 to Yokota Air Base provides a stable location from which the platform can operate when inclement weather in Guam, including typhoon activities, historically hinder readiness.
  • 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.
  • Annual Aircraft Arresting System certification

    With an area of responsibility as vast as the Pacific and an ongoing global pandemic, it takes a team effort to ensure the U.S. Military has the airfields it needs to properly work alongside its partner nations to fulfill its mission of maintaining regional stability.It is for that reason the Pacific Air Forces’ F-16 Fighting Falcon Demonstration
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