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  • Local Repair Saves $400,000

    How well would a C-130J Super Hercules fly without its tail? Luckily Yokota Airmen don’t have to find out.Since late March, 374th Maintenance Squadron and 374th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron coordinators have hosted a contract field team from Lockheed Martin Corporation to conduct repairs for four C-130J aircraft at Yokota Air Base, Japan. Crane
  • 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
  • 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 friendship is what kindled Yokota’s assistance in the effort.
  • Yokota Airmen are ready to the mission going

    U.S. Air Force C-130J Super Hercules’ sit on the flightline at Yokota Air Base, Japan, July 28, 2017, during a training mission. Yokota is the only forward-based tactical airlift squadron in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. They provide C-130 aircrews to conduct theater airlift, special operations, aeromedical evacuation, repatriation and humanitarian
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