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Photo Of U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Jeffrey Weeks, 730th Air Mobility Squadron air terminal operations center information controller, speaks to members of the Japan Air Ground Self-Defense Force about the significant missions of the 730th AMS at Yokota Air Base, Japan, March 22, 2024.

JASDF air support command experiences cargo support through 730 AMS visit

Japan Air Ground Self-Defense Force Lt. Gen. Hideaki Kajiya, air support command vice commander, visited the 730th Air Mobility Squadron at Yokota Air Base, Japan, March 22, to learn about how the squadron uses material handling equipment operations as part of their hands-on cooperation with allies.

Photo Of Master Sgt. Kenneth Welch, 374th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron lead maintenance production superintendent and his wife walk down to accept the plaque for achieving Senior Master Sgt. March 22, 2024.

Yokota recognizes newest Senior Master Sergeants

Yokota’s newest Senior Master Sergeant selects were recognized during the Senior Master Sergeant release party at Yokota Air Base, Japan, March 17, 2024.

Photo Of U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Jacob Oseguera, 374th Civil Engineering Squadron firefighter, poses for photo while climbing a ladder inside a C-5M Super Galaxy, assigned to the 60th Air Mobility Wing, Travis Air Force Base, CA, at Yokota Air Base, Japan, March 19, 2024.

Yokota maintainers, firefighters train on C-5M Super Galaxy

Members of the 730th Air Mobility Squadron and 374th Civil Engineering Squadron engaged in proficiency training on a C-5M Super Galaxy ground trainer at Yokota Air Base, Japan, March 19.

Photo Of Maj. Daniel Arguello, Public Health Command–Pacific’s Chief of Health Physics, right, puts a soil sample in a bag during a March 12 exercise on Sagami General Depot with assistance from Staff Sgt. Kevin Stringer, assigned to Tripler Army Medical Center in Hawaii, left.

Public Health Command–Pacific’s radiological advisory medical team tests its skills during Sagami General Depot exercise

The Public Health Command–Pacific radiological advisory medical team conducted an exercise March 12 at Sagami General Depot.

Photo Of Kekua Aumua, a supervisory air traffic control specialist, works inside the Kastner Airfield tower at Camp Zama, Japan, May 2, 2022.

USAG Japan employee earns prestigious award for decades of aviation service

A U.S. Army Garrison Japan senior air traffic controller at Kastner Airfield here was recently honored for his 25 years of service to Army aviation and volunteer work in the community.

Photo Of U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. David Miller, 373rd Training Squadron Detachment 15 operations flight chief, talks about a simulated combat scenario for an Aircraft Battle Damage Repair course at Yokota Air Base, Japan, March 18.

Yokota stands up local ABDR Course

The 373rd Training Squadron Detachment 15 held its first Aircraft Battle Damage Repair course at Yokota Air Base, Japan, March 18.

Photo Of From left, U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Jerry Dunn , 374th Airlift Wing command chief, Col. Andrew Roddan, 374th AWcommander, and Amber McClenney, Yokota Spouses’ Club (YSC) president, cut a ribbon, signifying the opening of the YSC Asian Bazaar at Yokota Air Base, Japan, March 16, 2024.

Yokota Spouses’ Club: Supporting the community

The Yokota Spouses’ Club hosted an Asian Bazaar at Yokota Air Base, Japan, March 16 and 17. The annual event allows local community members to buy and sell antiques, art, jewelry, furniture, clothing, and more.

Photo Of Cadet Chelsea Sanchez crawls through an obstacle while completing a confidence course at Camp Zama, Japan, March 12, 2024.

Camp Zama unit offers taste of Army life to cadets, culinary students

Despite their combat uniforms coated with a mix of sweat, rain and mud, nearly 40 Junior ROTC cadets were all smiles after a grueling morning of navigating obstacles and physical training.

Photo Of U.S. Air Force (USAF) Tech. Sgt. Jordan Silversmith, 36th Airlift Squadron evaluator loadmaster, awaits for the signal to drop Japan Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF) paratroopers over a drop zone for static-line jump training during Airborne 24, March 7, 2024, at Kikaijima Island, Japan.

U.S.-Japan soar through heavy winds for Airborne 24

As dawn approached on the brisk morning of March 7, relentless winds echoed over the flightline of Yokota Air Base, Japan.

Photo Of Master-at-Arms 1st Class Justin Hamilton, Commander, Fleet Activities Yokosuka Command Career Counselor, introduces the first topic of CFAY’s Sailor 360 program March 12, 2024 at the installation’s Benny Decker Theater. Hamilton is the command’s Sailor 360 program coordinator and is tasked with bringing the training program back to live, in person sessions to ensure the correct information and resources are provided to CFAY and Yokosuka-based Sailors.

Commander, Fleet Activities Yokosuka restarts Sailor 360 

Master-at-Arms 1st Class Justin Hamilton, Commander, Fleet Activities Yokosuka Command Career Counselor, introduces the first topic of CFAY’s Sailor 360 program March 12, 2024 at the installation’s Benny Decker Theater.

Photo Of Col. Marcus Hunter, center, commander of U.S. Army Garrison Japan, answers a question during a housing town hall inside Kizuna Hall at Camp Zama, Japan, March 7, 2024.

USAG Japan leaders talk tenant survey, home businesses in housing town hall

U.S. Army Garrison Japan leaders hosted a town hall here Thursday to answer questions and better inform housing residents.

Photo Of U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Kendrick Mercer, 35th Communications Squadron radio frequency transmission technician, demonstrates communications equipment usage for Japan Air Self-Defense (JASDF) Airmen during a Multi-Capable Airman (MCA) course at Misawa Air Base, Japan, March 5, 2024.

35th Fighter Wing conducts Bilateral MCA Training

During the first week of March, the 35th Fighter Wing conducted the first bilateral Multi-Capable Airman (MCA) training with Airmen from the Japan Air Self-Defense Force (JASDF), providing an opportunity for Airmen from both nations to work closely as they learn useful mission critical skills.

Photo Of U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Giovanni Elias, 374th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron flight crew chief, waits to marshal a C-130J Super Hercules assigned to the 36th Airlift Squadron during exercise Airborne 24 at Yokota Air Base, Japan, March 7, 2024.

Keeping Airborne 24 Soaring: Inside the crucial work of 374th AMXS

Amidst the deafening roars of C-130J Super Hercules engines from the Yokota flightline, the 374th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron stands as the faithful backbone of aircraft operability, ensuring mission readiness from the ground up for exercise Airborne 24.

Photo Of Culinary Specialist Seaman Apprentice Vashti Randolph, from Seattle, grills chicken in the wardroom galley aboard the U.S. Navy’s only forward-deployed aircraft carrier, USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76), while in-port Commander, Fleet Activities Yokosuka, March 8. Ronald Reagan, the flagship of Carrier Strike Group 5, provides a combat-ready force that protects and defends the United States, and supports alliances, partnerships and collective maritime interests in the Indo-Pacific region.

Yokosuka-based USS Ronald Reagan sailors prepare food in wardroom galley

Culinary Specialist Seaman Apprentice Vashti Randolph, from Seattle, grills chicken in the wardroom galley aboard the U.S. Navy’s only forward-deployed aircraft carrier, USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76), while in-port Commander, Fleet Activities Yokosuka, March 8.


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