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  • 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
  • Airmen, Soldiers, Sailors Tackle TCCC

    You have three minutes until your wingman bleeds out. You’re exhausted, sirens are blaring in your ear and you don’t have a hospital at your disposal, only what’s in your backpack and the skills you learned from Tactical Combat Casualty Care training.Over the course of three days, medics assigned to Yokota Air Base, Naval Air Facility Atsugi and
  • $2B Air Force savings goal surpassed with help from 374 CONS

    Talents across the Air Force have meticulously focused resources on reducing military spending and contracting squadrons globally have now surpassed a $2B goal—six months ahead of schedule. The Yokota 374th Contracting Squadron, credits their hand in this united success to their change-agent attitude, supportive mission partners and a dedication to ending the reign of the status quo.
  • 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 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
  • Cope North 2019: Allied Aeromedical Evacuations

    After a short pause caused by record-breaking super typhoon Wutip, the United States, Australia, and Japan were right back to business for Cope North 2019. The second week of the exercise had the three allied nations working together on Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, and its neighboring islands in the Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas. Despite the typhoon-caused delay, they were able to quickly establish a bare base and open a contingency runway in response to simulated disasters and emergencies. On Feb. 27, service members from the U.S., Royal Australian Air Force, and the Japan Air Self-Defense Force exercised their Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief skills together on Tinian by providing emergency medical care and secure transportation for simulated patients. The activities, which called for medical care under duress, included the use of aircraft from Andersen AFB, to include MH-60 helicopters from the U.S. Navy’s Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 25, as well as C-130Hs from the Japanese Air Self-Defense Force.
  • Japanese Culture Day

    Members of Yokota experience Japanese culture
  • A Boeing KC-46 visits Yokota

    A Boeing KC-46A Pegasus visited Yokota Air Base, Japan for the first time, Oct. 23, 2018, during a system evaluation. The KC-46A extends refueling capacity and range, improves capabilities and efficiency, and has the ability to perform cargo and aeromedical evacuation missions.
  • Yokota’s C-130J Super Hercules makes its debut in Red Flag-Alaska

    After a transition from the older C-130H Hercules model, the 36th Airlift Squadron are ready to provide tactical airlift throughout RF-A. "It’s our first time flying the J-model in RF-A, so it’s really been a learning experience for us as a squadron,” said Capt. Christopher Ansel, 36th Airlift Squadron C-130J mission planning cell chief. Yokota’s
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