Forged In History: 374th MXS Airman yields new ceremonial sword for Yokota

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  • By Yasuo Osakabe
  • 374th Airlift Wing public affairs
Staff Sgt. Michael Smith, 374th Maintenance Squadron metals technology craftsman, draws a blueprint of the new 374th Airlift Wing sword at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Aug. 31, 2022. Smith volunteered to make a new Wing ceremonial sword which will be unveiled during the 2022 Yokota Air Force Ball. Col. James I. Baginski, former 374th Tactical Airlift Wing commander, made the former ceremonial sword at Clark Air Base, Philippines in 1974 in memory of fellow Airlifters who lost their lives in defense of freedom. (U.S. Air Force photo by Yasuo Osakabe)