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  • Yokota, Fussa community partner in safety

    Team Yokota joined the Fussa Police Department and members of the local community for the annual Year-End Joint Patrol in Fussa, Japan, Dec. 22. The joint patrol is conducted through the streets of Fussa at the end of each year to promote safety and highlight the partnership between the U.S. Air

  • From Skies to Seas: Airman Assists Humanitarian Aid Aboard the USNS Mercy

    It is a rare opportunity for any U.S. Air Force Airmen to board a ship and work alongside the U.S. Navy and other nations in a joint environment. So, when U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Sammi-Joy Severino learned of an open spot on the hospital ship United States Naval Ship Mercy to provide

  • 36th AS conducts joint training with NZDF

    Airmen from the 36th Airlift Squadron conducted bilateral joint training with New Zealand Defense Force members at Royal New Zealand Air Force Base Auckland, New Zealand, Nov. 20 – 23, 2023. The 36th AS and NZDF members performed static-line jumps for trainees in the NZDF Parachute Training and

  • Put to the test: 8 FW pilot completes upgrade certification

    On the morning of Nov. 15, 2023, as Airmen from the 8th Fighter Wing readied themselves for flying operations, Capt. Tyler Hansen took an extra moment in his preparations. Despite more than 600 hours of flight time, the next few hours would be some of the most important in his career.The large force

  • Mokil Atoll native flies home for OCD

    Nanako Lipai, a Mokil Atoll native, and members of the Japan Air Self-Defense Force pose for a photo after a flight in support of Operation Christmas Drop 2023 (OCD 23), at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, Dec. 6, 2023. This was Lipai’s third time flying during OCD but it was the first time she got to

  • United in Strength: aircraft line runway at Kadena

    Just another Tuesday at Kadena Air Base! Every day, the 18th Wing and its mission partners on base conduct joint air operations featuring a range of unique aircraft, but you don’t always get to see it in one place.

  • USAF, JASDF maintenance immersion

    The 374th Maintenance Group hosted Japan Air Self-Defense Force airmen for a bilateral maintenance immersion, Oct. 31 – Nov. 3, at Yokota Air Base, Japan.