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  • Bilateral runway repair enhances partnerships

    Members of the 35th Civil Engineer Squadron (CES) and Japan Air Self-Defense Force (JASDF) 3rd Air Wing counterparts participated side-by-side in a live-fire and rapid airfield damage repair team exercise hosted by JASDF at Draughon Range, Japan, Aug. 1 - 4, 2022.The exercise kicked off with the

  • The 374th LRS and 36th AS assist U.S. Marines on Iwo Jima

    While aiding Marines with a refueling mission, Airmen from the 374th Logistics Readiness Squadron and the 36th Airlift Squadron practiced Agile Combat Employment concepts of innovative logistics and force projection capabilities.

  • 374th LRS keeps the mission rolling

    The 374th Logistics Readiness Squadron Vehicle Maintenance is responsible for maintaining all government owned vehicles on the installation, helping to support all missions at Yokota Air Base and five geographically separated units. They maintains nearly 1,000 government vehicles valued at

  • 33rd RQS Airmen to the rescue in CSAR training

    The 33rd Rescue Squadron performs a combat search and rescue training mission aboard an HH-60G Pave Hawk out of Kadena Air Base, Japan, Aug. 17, 2022. The HH-60G Pave Hawk’s primary function is to recover personnel in hostile conditions day and night, no matter the weather.

  • Father passes baton to son during final flight

    With retirement around the corner, U.S. Air Force Col. Dominic Setka, former 5th Air Force chief of staff, jumped on the opportunity to take his final flight in an E-3 Sentry with his son, U.S. Air Force Capt. Nathan Setka, 961st Airborne Air Control Squadron air weapons officer at Kadena Air Base,

  • The Royal Thai Air Force, French Air Force visits Japan

    Both the French Air Force (Armee de L'air) and Royal Thai Air Force’s 601st Squadron visited Japan between Aug. 10 to 13. Their visits coincided enabling them to perform their own multilateral trainings. Both France and Thailand are part of the United Nations and Yokota Air Base is one of seven U.S.

  • Osan Airmen brace for monsoon flooding

    Airmen assigned to the 51st Fighter Wing fill sandbags at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Aug. 9, 2022. The sandbags are to be dispersed throughout Osan in preparation for flooding caused by heavy rainfall during South Korea’s monsoon season.

  • 36 LRS POL Fuels the Forward Edge

    "Fuels are a big part of the mission here," said Senior Airman Jacob Thompson, 36th Logistics Readiness Squadron fuels equipment maintenance technician. "This is a big landing spot for heavy aircraft and training exercises for the Air Force; without fuel they wouldn’t be able to do that."