Exercise Beverly Morning 24-1 in full swing at Yokota

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  • By Airman 1st Class Natalie Doan
  • 374th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

Airmen assigned to the 374th Airlift Wing and participating tenant units began Exercise Beverly Morning 24-1 on Oct. 16 at Yokota Air Base, Japan, in a collective effort to maintain their readiness to respond to any contingency, at any time.

Exercise Beverly Morning is a full-scale exercise designed to prepare Airmen for real-world conflicts as they engage in a wide range of scenarios. From simulated deployments to mock active shooters to degraded conditions, the exercise allows Airmen to sharpen skills and test procedures, ensuring members of Yokota AB are ready for a potential threat or crisis.

“This exercise underscores our commitment to the defense and security of the Indo-Pacific region while also reinforcing our continued focus on readiness,” said Col. Andrew Roddan, 374th AW commander. “The Airmen here at Yokota are always prepared to meet the challenges of the future, and Beverly Morning makes certain we can execute our tactical airlift mission under pressure.”

BM 24-1 is expected to last another six days, during which Airmen are scheduled to work day and night to conduct mission critical tasks, such as aircraft generation, mass casualty response and rapid airfield damage repair.

Maj. Jason Tingstrom, 374th AW inspector general, said he has received overwhelmingly positive feedback from his evaluators regarding the performance of Yokota Airmen.

“We are constantly impressed by our Airmen’s ability to work under pressure and find creative solutions to mission requirements,” he said. “We’ve placed them in a difficult scenario, but their performance thus far tells me that Yokota will be ready to meet whatever challenges the future holds.”