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  • 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

  • Range day showcases Wild Weasel mission

    Members of Team Misawa attended the annual Range Day event hosted by the 35th Operations Group at Draughon Range near Misawa Air Base, Japan, Oct. 9, 2020.

  • COPE North Rapid Airfield Damage Recovery

    If our military history has taught us anything, it is this: war, and how we defeat our enemies, evolves over time. As our global adversaries develop new tactics and weaponry, and engage in long-term strategies to usurp U.S. national security, our National Defense Strategy requires us to meet these