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  • Fifth Air Force hosts Yokota senior leader discussion

    U.S. Air Force and Japan Air Self-Defense Force enlisted leaders from Yokota Air Base, Japan, gathered at Fifth Air Force headquarters to conduct a round-table discussion about increasing tensions in the Indo-Pacific, June 12, 2023. The discussion was led by U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Shawn

  • Guardians visit Japan for collaborative effort

    U.S. Space Force Col. Marc Brock, Space Delta 2 commander, and a group of DEL 2 Guardian operators visited the Japan Air Self-Defense Force’s Space Operations center in Tokyo, Japan on April 12, 2023, to learn about their operations, collaborate, and build partnerships for the future of the Space

  • Female aviators honored during US, Japan ‘Fly Girls’ event

    More than 100 middle school and high school students attended the annual ‘Fly Girls’ aviation event hosted by the 36th Airlift Squadron, as part of International Women’s Day, March 8. During the event, members of the 36th AS, 459th AS, and U.S. Air Force flying units from Kadena Air Base, Japan,

  • U.S. and Japanese Forces team up for Southern Beach

    KADENA AIR BASE, Japan – U.S. Airmen and Sailors from Kadena Air Base, Japan teamed up in the skies near Okinawa with Japan Air Self Defense Force personnel during the latest iteration of the bilateral Southern Beach exercise on 19 January, 2023.

  • 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