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  • 459th Airmen deliver important COVID tests on Christmas Eve

    Airmen from the 459th Airlift Squadron executed a high-priority, short notice request from the Japanese Government to help deliver 217 COVID-19 test samples from U.S. Marine Corps Camp Hansen, Okinawa, to U.S. Army Camp Zama, Kanagawa prefecture, Dec. 24, 2021.
  • U.S., Japan Forces perform bilateral logistics training

    Airman 1st Class Dakota Bernhart, 374th Logistics Readiness Squadron fuels distribution operator, center, welcomes members of the Japan Air Self Defense Force, 3rd Depot, during a base facilities tour Dec. 15, 2021, at Yokota Air Base, Japan. Opportunities such as tours, exchange events and combined training with JASDF personnel and U.S. Air Force
  • C-130 joint jump training at Yokota

    Marines assigned to the 3rd Reconnaissance Battalion, 3rd Marine Division, jump from the loading dock of a 36th Airlift Squadron C-130J Super Hercules during high altitude, low opening (HALO) parachute jumps at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Dec. 17, 2021. HALO training allows joint training interoperability and practice between military branches, which
  • A loadmaster completes her first Operation Christmas Drop

    It was a hot, muggy day, but Santa still had to deliver presents to islands in the Pacific. For a lot of people in the Federated States of Micronesia and the Republic of Palau, one of their Santas during the 70th Anniversary of Operation Christmas Drop was Senior Airman Kim Doyle, 36th Airlift Squadron loadmaster.
  • 21st SOS supports U.S. Marines and JGSDF in massive Resolute Dragon exercise

    Airmen and CV-22B Ospreys from the 21st Special Operations Squadron supported air-to-ground operations with U.S. Marine contingents and soldiers from the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force during Resolute Dragon 2021, the largest bilateral training exercise of the year, in Japan, from Dec. 1 to 16.
  • Joint Jump Training at Yokota

    A Marine assigned to the 3rd Reconnaissance Battalion, 3rd Marine Division, sets up a drop zone marker during a helicopter high altitude, low opening (HALO) parachute jump training at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Dec. 13, 2021. U.S. Marines and a U.S. Air Force Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape (SERE) specialist conducted week-long jump training
  • 374th Airlift Wing and allies support the 70th Anniversary of Operation Christmas Drop

    The 374th Airlift Wing stationed at Yokota Air Base, Japan, alongside its allied nations and partners participated in the 70th Anniversary of Operation Christmas Drop starting Dec. 5. With roots dating back to 1952, OCD is the longest-running Department of Defense humanitarian and disaster relief training mission.
  • U.S., Japan strengthen friendship during 374th AW Holiday Social

    U.S. Air Force leadership and Japanese partners from the Japan Air Self Defense Forces, Japan America Air Force Goodwill Association, friendship clubs, and the Government of Japan, attended a Christmas holiday social event at the Yokota Air Base Officer’s Club, Dec. 11, 2021. The social event was an opportunity to help solidify goodwill and positive relationships between the groups while enjoying music and performances from the Yokota High School band and a children’s ballet group.
  • PACAF AIRPS keeps people connected during holidays

    It's no secret the holidays can bring increased traffic to postal operations, especially overseas. Family members are sending packages to loved ones to and from the U.S., active-duty members are ordering presents, taking advantage of holiday deals and many are sending out their holiday greetings. The Pacific Air Forces Air Postal Squadron manages operations for the PACAF AIRPS transportation flight at Yokota and three detachments at 11 locations including Japan, South Korea, Australia, New Zealand, Hawaii and Antarctica, to serve more than 355,000 patrons throughout the region.
  • U.S., Koku-Jieitai engineers practice rapid runway repair at Yokota

    U.S. Air Force and Koku-Jieitai (Japan Air Self-Defense Force) civil engineers repaired concrete damage side-by-side in a Rapid Airfield Damage Repair exercise on Yokota Air Base, Japan, Dec. 2.Bilateral exercises like these allow the two nations to understand each other’s processes and integrate seamlessly when needed.“We worked alongside JASDF