UH-1: A history of the Huey at Yokota

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Joshua Keller, 374th Maintenance Group contractor, performs maintenance on a UH-1N Iroquois at Yokota Air Base, Japan on Aug. 20, 2014. UH-1N maintainers from the 374th MXG ensure the helicopters are prepared to respond to any type of mission—day or night. (U.S. Air Force photo by Osakabe Yasuo/Released)
Joshua Keller, 374th Maintenance Group contractor, performs maintenance on a UH-1N Iroquois at Yokota Air Base, Japan on Aug. 20, 2014. UH-1N maintainers from the 374th MXG ensure the helicopters are prepared to respond to any type of mission—day or night. (U.S. Air Force photo by Osakabe Yasuo/Released)

UH-1: A history of the Huey at Yokota

by: Osakabe Yasuo, 374th Airlift Wing public affairs | .
Yokota Air Base | .
published: August 22, 2014

YOKOTA AIR BASE, Japan -- Over half a century ago, the Bell Huey family of helicopters entered the Department of Defense inventory. The iconic helicopter became a symbol for the war in Vietnam, where the helicopter was a vital part of troop movements.
 
The UH-1 Iroquois first entered the Air Force inventory in 1964 and was used for Strategic Air Command missile support. The UH-1N model was brought into service in 1970 and one year later, the UH-1N's arrived at Yokota. Since then, these helicopters have provided humanitarian support, DV missions, and search and rescue capabilities.
 
Yokota also uses the UH-1N to conduct bilateral training missions. Maintenance for the old, but reliable helicopters falls to the 374th Maintenance Group who ensures they continue to fly safely during any kind of mission.

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