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  • Yokota firefighters conduct bilateral training with JASDF

    The 374th Civil Engineer Squadron Fire Department conducted a joint training with Japan Air Self Defense Force. Practicing standardized firefighting techniques between U.S. and Japanese Airmen gave both sides the opportunity to sharpen joint capabilities and build stronger partnerships.

  • U.S. Air Force observes JASDF exercise at Yakumo Sub Base

    Members from 5th Air Force and the 515th Air Mobility Command flew to Yakumo Sub Base, Oct. 13, to observe a Japan Air Self-Defense Force (Koku Jieitai) exercise called Sokuou Kidou.Throughout the exercise JASDF showcased their methods for airfield assessment, mobile refueling systems, deployable

  • PACAF and JASDF hosts bilateral civil engineer key leader engagement

    Civil engineer leaders from Pacific Air Forces and Japan Air Self-Defense Force toured each other’s facilities to learn how they function. They exchanged knowledge and expertise for accelerating interoperability to make both country's civil engineer forces stronger together.

  • U.S. Air Force observes JASDF exercise at Yakumo Sub Base

    Members from 5th Air Force and the 515th Air Mobility Command flew to Yakumo Sub Base, Oct. 13, to observe a Japan Air Self-Defense Force (Koku Jieitai) exercise called Fokuou Kidou.Throughout the exercise JASDF showcased their methods for airfield assessment, mobile refueling systems, deployable

  • 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

  • Team Kadena strengthens ties to SWADF through fam flight

    U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. David Eaglin, 18th Wing commander, meets with Japan Air Self-Defense Force Lt. Gen. Masahito Yajima, Southwestern Air Defense Force commander, prior to a familiarization flight at Kadena Air Base, Japan, April 12, 2022. Yajima’s visit to Kadena highlighted the 18th Wing's

  • 70th Annual Operation Christmas Drop kicks off Dec. 6 in Guam

    U.S. and partner nation Airmen are set to participate in the Department of Defense’s longest running humanitarian assistance training mission out of Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, beginning Dec. 6, 2021. Operation Christmas Drop, or OCD, is an annual U.S. Air Force tradition of packaging and

  • A Moment in Time

    The 374th Airlift Wing and Japan Air Self-Defense Force Operations Support Wing leadership participated in a time capsule burial ceremony, July 29, 2021, to reflect on obstacles Yokota faced and overcame in the year 2020. 

  • Remembering his Roots

    “Anata no sentai shireikan no namae wa nanidesuka [Who is your squadron commander]?These are the words Air Force 1st Lt. Sean Crittenden, a C-130J Super Hercules pilot assigned to the 36th Airlift Squadron at Yokota Air Base, Japan, said as he walked into a room belonging to the Japanese Air