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Yokota launches multiple aircraft for readiness exercise

  • Published
  • By Airman 1st Class Samantha White
  • 374th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

Three C-130J Super Hercules aircraft assigned to the 36th Airlift Squadron took off from Yokota Air Base, Japan, Oct. 23, in support of Exercise Beverly Morning 24-1.

As the only regional airlift transportation hub for personnel and cargo, the 374th Airlift Wing exercises regularly to maintain uninterrupted high-paced joint and allied operations if deterrence fails or disaster strikes.

With the skilled operation of the 36th Airlift Squadron, Yokota aircraft maintains a forward presence and supports combat operations by providing responsive movement of personnel and equipment through aerial delivery and assault air-land operations.

The C-130J Super Hercules is the prime transport for air-dropping troops and equipment into hostile areas and can operate from nearly any landing zone that meets its launch and recovery requirements.