COMPACAF duo visits Yokota community U.S. Air Force Logo April 25, 2023 COMPACAF duo visits Yokota community Cindy Wilsbach (left), spouse of Gen. Ken Wilsbach, Pacific Air Forces commander, gives a volunteer award medal to Yokota Key Spouse president Amber McClenny, for her extensive efforts in support of community events during a base visit at Yokota Air Base, Japan, April 18, 2023. The Yokota Key Spouses Club works to build-up the base community at all levels via outreach efforts to include social activities, cultural exchanges, and volunteer opportunities. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Ryan Lackey) Details Download COMPACAF duo visits Yokota community Gen. Ken Wilsbach, Pacific Air Forces commander, shakes hands with Lt. Gen. Ricky Rupp, U.S. Forces Japan and 5th Air Force commander, during an office call to the USFJ headquarters as part of an annual base tour at Yokota Air Base, Japan, April 18, 2023. Wilsbach focused his visit to meet with partners at Yokota, Japan Self-Defense Forces, and the U.S. Embassy in Tokyo. The annual tour also provided an opportunity to showcase mission-essential functions of the base for Yokota spouses and families. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Ryan Lackey) Details Download COMPACAF duo visits Yokota community (Left to right) Renee Otto, 374th Airlift Wing key spouse; Cindy Wilsbach, spouse of Gen. Ken Wilsbach; Amber McClenney, Yokota Key Spouse Club president; and Charlotte Rupp, U.S. Forces Japan key spouse, pose for a photo at the base thrift store during a base visit at Yokota Air Base, Japan, April 18, 2023. Cindy visited several community centers during the visit to include the base Kibo Child Development center, the U.S.-Japan Culture Club, the Air Mobility Command Passenger Terminal, and the Yokota Spouse Club Thrift Store to display recognition and support for Team Yokota members. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Ryan Lackey) Details Download COMPACAF 1st lady visits Yokota Spouses Club Cindy Wilsbach (center-left), First Lady of Pacific Air Forces, poses for a photo with the Yokota Spouses Club at the base thrift store during a site visit at Yokota Air Base, Japan, April 18, 2023. Wilsbach visited the group to provide a volunteer award medal to Yokota Spouse’s Club President, Amber McClenny, for her extensive efforts in support of community events at the base. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Ryan Lackey) Details Download Gen. Ken Wilsbach, Pacific Air Forces commander, and his wife, Cindy, arrived at Yokota Air Base April 18 to meet with base leadership and counterparts at the U.S. Embassy in Tokyo. The visit helped strengthen friendships with the Japan Ministry of Defense and recognize superior performers at Yokota. “It's always good to be able to visit base members and our Yokota community,” said Gen. Wilsbach. “Being here in person is a wonderful opportunity to reinforce a positive relationship and demonstrate how valuable our commitment to our Japanese counterparts is.” Gen. Wilsbach and his wife took the opportunity to connect with Team Yokota families, spouses, and support staff at community support centers across the base. “I am passionate about spouses volunteering; so much of the community support comes from their work,” said Cindy Wilsbach. “Spouses need more than a coin, they need a medal of appreciation, as I feel that they make such an important impact on so many lives here.” Cindy held true to her words by presenting a spouse volunteer medal to Amber McClenney, Yokota Spouse's Club president, for putting in hundreds of hours of enthusiastic support toward base community events. “Volunteering helped me find my people, my community, and that’s so very important to everyone,” said McClenney. “The spouses club has been my best way to stay connected.” The couple’s visit is part of a progressive and ongoing effort to strengthen the relationship between the U.S. and Japan, as well as supporting the hard-working team members that keep Yokota’s community strong and capable.