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  • Newly installed AAS maintains Yokota’s readiness

    An F-16DJ Fighting Falcon assigned to the 35th Fighter Wing, Misawa Air Base, Japan, approaches a barrier cable during the initial certification test of the newly installed flightline BAK-12 barrier, aircraft arresting system (AAS) at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Jan. 13, 2021. The tail-hook latches onto the AAS cable which then rapidly decelerates the
  • Yokota's first jump training of the New Year

    An Air Force C-130J Super Hercules assigned to the 36th Airlift Squadron takes off during an Army and Air Force high altitude - low opening jump training exercise at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Jan. 8, 2021. HALO training not only allows Soldiers and Airmen to practice jumping but also allowed the Yokota aircrews to practice flight tactics and timed
  • First wave of COVID-19 vaccines arrives at Yokota

    The first wave of Moderna COVID-19 vaccine shipments has been delivered to Yokota Air Base, Japan, Dec. 26.
  • 2020 Team Yokota Cookie Crunch delivers holiday cheer across Yokota AB

    A volunteer baker drops off cookies for the 2020 Team Yokota Cookie Crunch on Yokota Air Base, Japan, Dec. 18, 2020. More than 15,600 cookies were donated, bagged and distributed to single U.S. and Japan Air Self-Defense Force Airmen. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Hannah Bean)
  • Band of the Pacific spreads holiday joy

    Senior Airman Alycia Cancel, U.S. Air Force Band of the Pacific vocalist, sings during the Sounds of the Season show at the Officer’s Club on Yokota Air Base, Japan, Dec. 15, 2020. Cancel sang to a live and virtual audience to spread holiday joy. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joshua Edwards)
  • Yokota RAWS revive mobile navigation aid, drive PACAF’s airfield ACE concept

    Starting with a broken piece of electronic equipment, a small team of Yokota Airmen from the 374th Operations Support Squadron are leading the way in developing Pacific Air Force’s Agile Combat Employment (ACE) concept. Yokota’s Radar, Airfield, and Weather Systems (RAWS) shop engineered a fix for a mobile Tactical Air Navigation system that now enables aircraft to safely reach Landing Zones scattered across the Pacific.
  • Yokota MDG Counters COVID Cases with Augmentee Program

    In response to a spike in COVID-19 cases, 374th Medical Group public health professionals enacted a more aggressive campaign against the virus by tapping into the augmentee program, Nov. 23, Yokota Air Base, Japan.Airmen from a variety of career fields, including mental health, optometry and medical logistics were recruited to work alongside public