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  • Japan Ground Self-Defense Force Narashino Jump 2021

    Japan Ground Self-Defense Force Soldiers assigned to the 1st Airborne Brigade, perform jump rehearsal at Yokota Air Base, May 20, 2021. JGSDF members rehearse their jump procedures before boarding aircraft to ensure successful operations in-flight. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Airman 1st Class Tyrone Thomas.)
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Air Ambulance UH-1 Transport Training

    Recently, the 459th Airlift Squadron and 374th Medical Group partnered for an air ambulance UH-1 transport training.
  • Yokota Airmen let their hair down

    U.S. Airmen around the world can breathe a sigh of relief and let their hair down with new hairstyle options expanding from traditional buns to braids, ponytails and some styles in between.
  • U.S-Japan conducts historic airborne operation

    YOKOTA AIR BASE, Japan – In the bright Japanese morning sun, stretched across the flightline, more than 500 Japan Ground Self-Defense Force members talk, rehearse jump procedures and shimmy parachute packs onto their backs. All the while, U.S. Air Force Airmen prepare 12 C-130J Super Hercules aircraft for a surge unlike any other on record. The first day of history in the making for the U.S. and Japan partnership was full of energy, excitement and critical focus. The 374th Airlift Wing supported the JGSDF, 1st Airborne Brigade, for the largest static-line personnel jump and cargo drop between the U.S. and Japan, for exercise Airborne 21, March 9 to 11.
  • 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.
  • From Uncertainty to Confidence: One Airman's Voyage to Success

    Everyone deals with trials and tribulations, but what matters most is how a person takes those obstacles and turns them into victories. Senior Airman Kembria Mims, 374th Operation Support Squadron host aviation resources manager, dealt with her fair share of let downs growing up, but her story is a reflection of what it means when you leave your troubles in the past and come out triumphant.  
  • U.S. forces enhance joint capabilities during exercise

    U.S. Marine Corps, Army and Air Force military members discuss mission operations for Joint Exercise Littoral Strike at Combined Arms Training Center Camp Fuji, Japan, Jan. 20, 2021. The two-day exercise focused on integration between the U.S. Marine Corps, Army, Air Force and Navy. It consisted of various simulated wartime scenarios, including an
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