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  • U-2 makes first appearance during Northern Edge 17

    Looking across the flightline at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson during previous Northern Edge exercises you would have seen a mass of gray and white aircraft, but this year the distinctly black U-2S Dragon Lady from Beale Air Force Base, California, made its presence known for the first time at Northern Edge, and showcased the unique capabilities it can bring to the joint fight.
  • Global Hawk's first take off from Yokota

    The RQ-4 Global Hawk’s first take off from Yokota Air Base occurred May 5, 2017.
  • Colorado Air National Guard 120th Fighter Squadron prepares for Kadena deployment

    Approximately 250 Airmen and 12 F-16 Fighting Falcons with the 120th Fighter Squadron from Colorado Air National Guard Base, Buckley Air Force Base, Colorado, are set to deploy in May to Kadena Air Base, Japan, as the 120th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron in support of the U.S. Pacific Command Theater Security Package.
  • Global Hawk arrives at Yokota

    An RQ-4 Global Hawk approaches Yokota Air Base, Japan, May 1, 2017. The aircraft is part of the 69th Reconnaissance Group Detachment 1 and provides near real-time aerial imagery reconnaissance support to U.S. and partner nations assisting in multitude of operations. This capability was effectively employed during Operation Tomodachi, a relief
  • U.S. Vice President Mike Pence arrives in South Korea

    U.S. Vice President of the United States Mike R. Pence lands at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea (ROK), April 16, 2017. Pence’s visit to Korea highlights the importance of the U.S. – ROK alliance, and how teamwork will be vital to deterring regional threats and maintaining stability on the Korean peninsula.
  • U.S. deploys Global Hawks to Japan, maintains stability of Indo-Asia-Pacific region

    The U.S. Air Force plans to deploy five RQ-4 Global Hawks and approximately 105 personnel, currently based at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, to Yokota Air Base, Japan, from May to October 2017.
  • C-130J completes first training sortie

    The C-130J Super Hercules completed its first training sortie at Yokota Air Base, Japan, March 20, 2017. The aircraft soared over the skies of Japan, stopped at Misawa AB to for the aircrew to become proficient within the Super Hercules before returning to Yokota.
  • U.S. continues CBP operations in Indo-Asia-Pacific region

    A U.S. Air Force B-1B Lancer assigned to the 9th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron, deployed from Dyess Air Force Base (AFB), Texas, takes off March 10, 2017, at Andersen AFB, Guam.
  • Fighter Squadron returns home with stronger allies, sharper skills

    Airmen from the 35th Fighter Wing returned to Misawa Air Base, Japan, March 4, after a month long exercise.
  • PACAF’s first C-130J Super Hercules arrives in Japan

    Members of Team Yokota came out to welcome the first of 14 C-130J Super Hercules being assigned to the 374th Airlift Wing during an arrival ceremony held at Yokota Air Base, Japan, March 6, 2017.