Gen. Shunji Izutsu, Japan Air Self-Defense Force (Koku-Jietai) Chief of Staff, and local Japan leaders visited U.S. Forces Japan to attend a U.S.-Japan Leadership Program gathering, reaffirming the importance of the U.S. Air Force – Japan Self-Defense Force alliance, March 19, 2022.
Airman 1st Class Dakota Bernhart, 374th Logistics Readiness Squadron fuels distribution operator, center, briefs members of the Japan Air Self Defense Force, 3rd Depot, on the particulars of an R-11 refueling truck during a base facilities tour Dec. 15, 2021, at Yokota Air Base, Japan.
Members from the 374th Medical Group and Tokyo Fire Department Fussa fire emergency service, TFD 9th Fire District, Japan Air Self-Defense Force Operations Support Wing, and Yokota’s first responders pose for a group photo during West Tokyo Emergency Medical Service summit 2021, at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Nov. 18, 2021.
Japan Air Self-Defense Force (JASDF) Lt. Col. Michinari Kugimoto, 3rd Air Wing Headquarters, Defense Section chief, presents a letter of appreciation to U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Paul Deitz, 35th Security Forces Squadron (SFS) NCOIC of training, for coordinating and leading the bi-lateral exercise "Guard and Protect" at Misawa Air Base, Japan, Nov...
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.
“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 Force Base, Japan, said as he walked into a room belonging to the Japanese Air Self-Defense Force.
U.S. Air Force Major Ryan Kiggins, 736th Security Forces Squadron commander, speaks with a Koku-Jieitai Kawasaki C-2 pilot minutes before an airdrop during Cope North 21, Feb. 10, 2021, on Angaur, Palau.
Two B-1B Lancers took off from Andersen AFB, to conduct a Bomber Task Force (BTF) mission in the Indo-Pacific command theater, Dec. 16, 2020, integrating with Japanese fighters and making history landing at Iwakuni.
U.S. Air Force Col. Jesse J. Friedel, 35th Fighter Wing commander, and Japan Air Self-Defense Force Maj. Gen. Takahiro Kubota, 3rd Air Wing commander, signed Memorandum of Understanding International (MOUI) 3010 at Misawa Air Base, Japan, Feb. 12, 2021