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  • Frostbite Road Race reunites neighboring communities

    Team Yokota held its 42nd Frostbite Road Race, the first held in three years due to COVID-19 restrictions, on a course that wove throughout the base on Jan. 22, 2023.The run began in 1981 and has since gathered a large following, and now sits as one of the top 100 road races held in Japan.

  • Yokota leadership serves Christmas lunch

    The 374th Airlift Wing leadership served holiday meals to service members and families at the Samurai Café Dining Facility at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Dec. 23, 2022.

  • Yokota hosts JASDF Chief of Staff for U.S.-Japan Leadership Program

    Gen. Shunji Izutsu, Japan Air Self-Defense Force Chief of Staff, and local Japan leaders visited U.S. Forces Japan to attend a U.S.-Japan Leadership Program gathering, reaffirming the importance of the U.S. Air Force – Japan Self-Defense Force alliance, March 19, 2022.

  • Lt. Gen. Rupp Immersion Tour

    Lt. Gen. Ricky Rupp, U.S. Forces Japan and 5th Air Force commander, thanks event organizers following an immersion tour of the base, at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Oct. 5, 2021. An immersion tour gives commanders and senior leaders the opportunity to learn more about the unit's mission. (U.S. Air Force

  • 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

  • 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

  • 374 CES Train on Rapid Airfield Damage Repair

    Airmen with the 374th Civil Engineer Squadron begin filling a crater with water and concrete, as part of Rapid Airfield Damage Repair (RADR), during Exercise Beverly Morning 18-04, at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Nov. 2, 2018. RADR is a multi-staged process which quickly and effectively repairs

  • U.S., Japanese Tradition Honors the Fallen

    Traditions celebrate many things all across the world. For Yokota Airmen and members of the Shizuoka community, the annual B-29 Memorial Ceremony celebrates a tradition of honor, respect and unity.  On June 19, 1945, in the midst of WWII, two U.S. Army Air Force B-29 Superfortresses, from the 314th