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  • U.S. Air Force, Tohoku Town Establish Historic Fire Protection Agreement

    U.S. Air Force Col. Michael Richard, 35th Fighter Wing commander, and Tohoku Town Mayor Koji Nagakubo signed a Memorandum of Understanding International (MoUI) at Tohoku-Town, Japan, on July 1, 2024. This milestone MoUI marks the first Fire Protection Agreement in 25 years and the inaugural

  • Kadena firefighters train on search and rescue operations

    U.S. Air Force 18th Civil Engineer Squadron firefighters suppress the flames of aircraft fueling rig training station at Kadena Air Base, Japan, June 26, 2024. The Department of the Air Force Fire and Emergency Services are required to perform multiple live fire training events a year. (U.S. Air

  • 374th MXS changes command

    Maj. Jessica Meadows assumed command of the 374th Maintenance Squadron from Maj. David Perkins during a change of command ceremony at Yokota Air Base, Japan, June 14.

  • 18th Medical Group receive new leader

    U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Nicholas Evans, 18th Wing commander, presided over the change of command ceremony where Col. John McFarlane, outgoing 18th MDG commander, relinquished command to Col. Lisa Guzman, incoming 18th MDG commander.

  • Yellow Jackets dominate Pacific skies

    U.S. Navy EA-18G Growlers assigned to the Electronic Attack Squadron 138 (VAQ-138) fly in formation over the Pacific Ocean, June 24, 2024. The EA-18G’s vast array of sensors and weapons provides the warfighter with a lethal and survivable weapon system to counter current and emerging threats. (U.S.

  • 374th CONS leverages AI to learn languages

    The 374th Contracting Squadron personnel attended a linguist introductory training course at Yokota Air Base, Japan, June 11.The organization hosting the course specializes in development of artificial intelligence and machine learning for language translation and localization. With enhanced

  • Heavy Weapons Qualification

    Security Forces members qualified on the M249 light machine gun, while the EOD Flight qualified on the M320A1 grenade launcher. The heavy weapons qualification enhances our Airmen’s capabilities of base defense, rapid responses, wartime operations, and deterrence against adversaries.