Yokota Airmen soar through BM 24-1 Published Nov. 3, 2023 By Master Sgt. Nathan Allen 374th Airlift Wing Public Affairs YOKOTA AIR BASE, Japan -- U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. D’Angelo Seabron, 36th Airlift Squadron loadmaster, performs a preflight check at Osan Air Base, South Korea, during Exercise Beverly Morning 24-1, Oct. 20, 2023. Exercise Beverly Morning is Yokota’s annual readiness exercise, designed to ensure Yokota is ready to respond rapidly to any potential real-world crisis. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Staff Sgt. Spencer Tobler) Photo Details / Download Hi-Res The exercise, which tested the readiness and wartime capabilities of 374th Airlift Wing Airmen, saw participants execute critical tasks under simulated high-pressure scenarios, reaffirming preparedness and operational expertise. A C-130J Super Hercules assigned to the 36th Airlift Squadron fly over the Japanese coastline after completing airdrops during Exercise Beverly Morning at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Oct. 25, 2023. The 36th AS maintains C-130J mission-ready aircrew to conduct theater airlift, special operations, aeromedical evacuation, search and rescue, repatriation and humanitarian relief missions. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Senior Airman Brooklyn Golightly) Photo Details / Download Hi-Res "The days and nights were long, but I am so grateful and impressed with how this team responded to any challenge and scenario. Together, we proved that it takes all of us working together to keep Yokota Air Base running as the premier airlift hub in the Indo-Pacific theater,” he said. “None of what we do here would be possible without the unwavering support and partnership of our Japanese allies.” C-130J Super Hercules pilots from the 36th Airlift Squadron adjust flight controls in air during Exercise Beverly Morning 24-1 at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Oct. 25, 2023. Beverly Morning is a full-scale readiness exercise designed to build bilateral resilience, interoperability and fortitude. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Senior Airman Brooklyn Golightly) Photo Details / Download Hi-Res Capt. Kevin Wise, 374th AW Inspector General evening exercise director, said he received positive and valuable feedback from wing inspection team evaluators as they evaluated 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.