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  • Helicopter Symposium 2021

    U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Leonard Kosinski, Fifth Air Force deputy commander, welcomes Helicopter Symposium attendees, Sept. 8, 2021, at Yokota Air Base, Japan. Yokota hosted its first Helicopter Symposium Sept. 8-9, designed to strengthen relationships between units in and around the Kanto area while also discussing flight safety and Mid-Air
  • Wearing jeans with a purpose, Denim Day

    Denim is a sturdy workman’s textile that has evolved into an ever-present, essential component of the fashion industry and common in daily life. Denim is also a social statement utilized as a visible means of protest against victim blaming and in support of victims of sexual crimes.
  • 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
  • 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 airfields, allowing for operations to continue in combat
  • Strengthening Ties with Bilateral Exchange

    For over 20 years, Yokota Air Base, Japan has participated in the Bilateral Exchange Program, in which Japan Air Self-Defense Force Airmen experience what it’s like to work as U.S. Air Force Airmen. This year’s 14 day program gave a chance for all Airmen to learn, grow and strengthen relationships together. Kuniko Takamizu, 374th Airlift Wing
  • 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 Bomb Wing, were on a bombing raid over Shizuoka
  • The question that matters most

    It was about one in the morning when Jim Cunningham found out his eldest brother committed suicide.“I’m usually in bed by 9:30, 10 p.m. and my family knows this,” said Lt. Col. Jim Cunningham, 374th Comptroller Squadron Commander. “Nobody calls after 10 o'clock in my family. When the phone rang and I looked down and saw who it was, I knew this
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