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Yokota first responders prepare for aircraft decontamination Oct. 25, 2023

YOKOTA AIR BASE, Japan- U.S. Air Force first responders from the 374th Security Forces Squadron, 374th Civil Engineer Squadron emergency management flight, and 374th CES fire department simulated an aircraft decontamination scenario at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Oct. 21, 2023. 

In chemical warfare, aircraft decontamination procedures are designed to neutralize Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear agents to return aircraft to operational status.

The event occurred within Exercise Beverly Morning 24-1, Yokota’s annual, full-scale readiness exercise designed to prepare the installation for maintaining operations in a contested environment.  

In the event of aircraft contamination, Airmen will sanitize the aircraft and crew to maintain mission readiness and protect the health and performance of Yokota resources.