Yokota Volunteers turned their tassels at the Red Cross Dental Assistant Program Graduation Ceremony on 13 June 2019. Students Olga Gaiduk and Saeri Forest celebrated completing over 650 hours of volunteer service at the 374th Dental Squadron.
Airman 1st Class, Chance Chase 374th Communication Squadron network operator, relaxes after donating blood at Yokota Air Base, Japan, July 18, 2019. Volunteers donated blood on July 18 and 19 to the Japanese Red Cross Society.
When people think of donating blood, they often think of a sharp need pricking their skin and potentially passing out from blood loss. What many don’t think of in that moment is that they could be indirectly saving multiple people’s lives just by donating.
Arriving at Yokota’s 374th Dental Clinic, you are more than likely to be greeted with a kind smile from an American Red Cross volunteer dental assistant. These volunteers are an essential part in patient care and clinic operations for many military dental clinics worldwide.