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1st. Lt. Andy Schloemer's career flying high F-15E pilot credits aero clubs for Air Force career
First Lt. Andy Schoemer's Air Force career has taken off, thanks to the Air Force Aero Club.
0 10/25
2017
Airmen from the 822d Base Defense Squadron storm a building to rescue a simulated hostage rescue during the Scorpion Fire Team Challenge, June 28, 2017, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. The challenge was designed to push the Airmen to their physical and mental limits by incorporating written tests, hostage rescues, blindfolded weapons assembly and physical exertion sessions among 14 other challenges. Eighteen four-person teams competed during the two-day event for various prizes and bragging rights. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Janiqua P. Robinson) AF Week in Photos
This week's photos feature Airmen from around the globe involved in activities supporting expeditionary operations and defending America. This weekly feature showcases the men and women of the Air Force.
0 7/07
2017
Airmen from the 22nd Airlift Squadron and the 730th Air Mobility Squadron, download cargo off of a C-5M Super Galaxy after arriving at Yokota Air Base, Japan, March 5, 2017. The team worked together to offload nearly 50,000 pounds of various cargo. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Nicole Leidholm) Pacific mission demonstrates C-5M upgrades
A C-5M Super Galaxy aircraft from the 22nd Airlift Squadron flew a Pacific channel mission March 4 - 5, 2017, from Travis Air Force Base, California, delivering cargo to Yokota Air Base, Japan.
0 3/09
2017
Default Air Force Logo AF helps Airmen obtain CDL
The Air Force is taking steps to turn government vehicle operator certifications into commercial driver’s licenses. By creating a course to mirror the American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators Commercial Driver’s License Test System model, the Air Force will enable examiners to certify government motor vehicle operators on commercial vehicle equivalents in accordance with federal motor vehicle safety regulations.
0 2/08
2017
Japan Ground Self-Defense Force members prepare to construct a container delivery system bundle at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Nov. 7, 2016. As part of Keen Sword 17, U.S. and Japan Self-Defense Force members participated in C-17 Globemaster III tie-down training, UH-1N Iroquois night flight familiarization and C-130 Hercules container delivery system bundle drops, each designed to increase combat readiness and interoperability within the framework of the U.S.-Japan alliance. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Delano Scott/Released) US, Japan forces work together during Keen Sword
Members from the Japan Self-Defense Forces and U.S. Forces, Japan, came together for Keen Sword 2017 at Yokota Air Base from Oct. 30 – Nov. 11. KS17 involved U.S. forces and the JSDF from all components of both militaries, training to conduct bilateral operations in support of the defense of Japan.
0 11/15
2016
Lieutenant General Jerry P. Martinez, Commander, U.S. Forces Japan, and Commander, 5th Air Force, Pacific Air Forces, Yokota Air Base, Japan, official Photo New commander takes reigns of US Japan, 5th AF
Lt. Gen. Jerry P. Martinez assumed command of U. S. Forces, Japan, and 5th Air Force during a ceremony at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Oct. 6.
0 10/06
2016
A joint team of U.S. Air Force Airmen from the Kadena, Yakota and Misawa civil engineer squadrons practice concrete screeding skills using the materials, equipment and methods to repair craters during airfield damage repair training exercise Sept, 15, 2016, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. This process can be done quickly in combat situations so airfield operations can resume. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Stephen G. Eigel) PACAF civil engineers improve airfield repair skills
Civil engineer squadrons from Kadena, Yokota and Misawa Air Bases teamed up here with the Air Force Civil Engineer Center to conduct training for the new Rapid Airfield Damage Repair technique Sept. 12-15.
0 9/16
2016
Default Air Force Logo Around the Air Force: June 7
On this look around the Air Force, President Barack Obama speaks at the U.S. Air Force Academy’s commencement ceremony; battlefield Airmen get their own training group; and an update on C-130J Super Hercules aircraft destined for Yokota Air Base, Japan.
0 6/07
2016
A C-130 Hercules takes off from Yokota Air Base, Japan, April 18, 2016. The 374th Airlift Wing sent two aircraft in support of the government of Japan in their relief efforts for the series of earthquakes that took place in the Kyushu region recently. The aircraft transported heavy vehicles and personnel from Chitose Air Base, Hokkaido to Kyushu. (U.S. Air Force photo/Yasuo Osakabe) Yokota aids Japan with earthquake relief
The 374th Airlift Wing sent two C-130 Hercules aircraft and aircrew to the Kyushu region April 18, supporting the government of Japan in their relief efforts for the series of earthquakes that took place in Kumamoto Prefecture and surrounding areas.
0 4/18
2016
A U.S. Air Force MC-130 Talon II, from Kadena Air Base, Japan, sits in the phase docks to be repaired at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Feb. 19, 2016. The aircraft will enter the phase docks every 540 days for a 14 to 16-day inspection and to be repaired. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman David Owsianka/Released) Maintenance is key to keeping Yokota, Kadena aircraft flying
The aircraft at Yokota and Kadena air bases in Japan rely on the 374th Maintenance Squadron’s phase docks to receive their maintenance and keep them going. Every 540 days, a C-130 Hercules or MC-130 Talon II enters the phase docks for an inspection and repairs. During the 14- to 16-day process, Airmen inspect the aircraft and fix any potential discrepancies.
0 3/29
2016
Members from Naval Air Facility Atsugi observe as personnel take JP-8 fuel samples from an R-11 refueling trucks at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Jan. 26, 2016. The training allowed members to be prepared to support Navy aircraft at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, during exercise Cope North. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman David Owsianka) Yokota Airmen help prepare Sailors for refuels
Airmen fuelers from the 374th Logistics Readiness Squadron provided essential training on the R-11 refueling trucks to Sailors from Naval Air Facility Atsugi, Japan, at Yokota Air Base Jan. 25-29. The training allowed members to prepare to support Navy aircraft at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, during exercise Cope North.
0 2/01
2016
Japan Self-Defense Force and U.S. military members work on a scenario during exercise Keen Edge 16 at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Jan. 21, 2016. The exercise focused on bilateral coordination, force protection, host nation support, ballistic missile defense and non-combatant evacuation operations in Japan. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman David Owsianka) US, Japan participate in Keen Edge 16
Members from the Japan Self-Defense Forces and United States Forces Japan came together to conduct a joint-bilateral command post exercise Keen Edge 16 at Yokota Air Base, Japan, from Jan. 23-29; this was the 14th command post exercise since 1986.
0 1/29
2016
Airman 1st Class Connor Harrington, 374th Civil Engineer Squadron pavement and equipment apprentice, performs a spall repair at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Jan. 13, 2016. From keeping the flightline mission ready to maintaining the roads and sidewalks, the behind the scenes work done by the group of Airmen known as the 'Dirt Boys' keep Yokota's mission going. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Delano Scott/Released) CE Airmen help keep Yokota operational
From keeping the flightline mission ready to maintaining the roads and sidewalks, the behind scenes work done by a small group of Airmen known as the “Dirt Boys” keeps Yokota Air Base's mission going.
1 1/21
2016
Staff Sgt. Brandon Cenarrusa, a 374th Civil Engineer Squadron pest management craftsman, climbs out of a crawlspace at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Jan. 6, 2016. From performing disease vector surveillance to providing base-wide pest control services for insects and wildlife, entomology Airmen utilize both preventative and immediate response maintenance practices to ensure that facilities remain pest free. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Delano Scott) Yokota's pest control
The role of entomology Airmen is far reaching; from performing disease vector surveillance to providing pest control services for insects and wildlife at Yokota Air Base, these Airmen utilize both preventative and immediate response maintenance practices to ensure that facilities remain pest free.
0 1/07
2016
Australian Army Cpl. Teome Matamua and Sgt. Phillip McIllvaney, 176th Air Dispatch Squadron loadmasters, deliver the first low-cost, low-altitude bundle of Operation Christmas Drop 2015 to the island of Mogmog, Dec. 8, 2015. Australian and Japanese C-130 Hercules aircrews for the first time joined U.S. Airmen during the 64th year of Operation Christmas Drop which provided critical supplies to 56 islands throughout the Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas Islands, Federated States of Micronesia and Republic of Palau. It highlighted the U.S. and allied airpower capabilities to orient and respond to activities in peacetime and crisis. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Katrina Brisbin) US, Australia, Japan launch Operation Christmas Drop
With the holiday season now in full swing, C-130 Hercules aircrews and support personnel from Japan Air Self-Defense Force, Royal Australian Air Force and the 374th Airlift Wing at Yokota Air Base, Japan, began spreading cheer and joy while practicing critical humanitarian aid/disaster relief (HA/DR) training by delivering donated goods via C-130 to more than 56 of the Pacific's most remote and populated islands.
0 12/09
2015
U.S., Japan and South Korean bands perform the closing ceremony of the Japan Self-Defense Force Marching Festival at the Nippon Budokan Arena in Tokyo, Nov. 13, 2015. The festival allowed all of the bands the opportunity to engage and interact with one another. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Delano Scott) Strengthening alliances with music
The U.S. Air Force Band of the Pacific performed at the 2015 Japan Self-Defense Force Marching Festival at the Nippon Budokan Arena in Tokyo Nov. 13-15.
0 11/18
2015
Airmen prepare seating in a C-130 Hercules during Vigilant Ace 16 at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Nov. 2, 2015. Multiple C-130s were inspected, reconfigured and fueled in preparation of flights for Vigilant Ace, a U.S. and South Korea combined exercise aimed at enhancing operational and tactical level coordination through combined and joint combat training. The exercise also provided critical training for the Airmen of the 374th Airlift Wing to maintain peace and stability in Japan and the entire Indo-Asia Pacific region. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Cody H. Ramirez) Yokota enhances capabilities through exercise
Members of the 374th Airlift Wing participated in exercise Vigilant Ace 16 from Nov. 1-10, in conjunction with a Samurai Readiness Inspection at Yokota Air Base. Vigilant Ace is a large-scale exercise on the Korean Peninsula designed to enhance the interoperability of U.S. and allied forces through combined combat training.
0 11/14
2015
Capt. Michael Farrara, a 459th Airlift Squadron C-12 pilot, attempts to move quietly through the bamboo during a survival, evasion, resistance and escape combat survival training at Tama Hills Recreation Area, Japan, Sept. 22, 2015. Students are taught to move quietly to avoid capture. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Elizabeth Baker) SERE: The drive to survive
Staff Sgt. Robert Rogers, 374th Operations Support Squadron SERE training NCO in charge, has been serving the Air Force as a SERE specialist for eight years.
1 9/30
2015
U.S. Soldiers with the 1st Battalion (Airborne), 501st Infantry Regiment, and members of the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force wait to board a C-130 Hercules from Yokota Air Base, Japan, during Red Flag-Alaska at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Aug. 12, 2015. More than 60 U.S. Army Soldiers and more than 20 JGSDF members jumped from multiple C-130 Hercules during the training. More than 20 allied countries have participated in Red Flag-Alaska since its conception, improving integration, interoperability and cross-cultural competence. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Cody H. Ramirez/Released) Japanese forces jump from US aircraft for first time in Red Flag-Alaska history
A C-130 Hercules assigned to the36th Airlift Squadron from Yokota Air Base, Japan, became the first U.S. aircraft to drop Japan Ground Self-Defense Force members onto U.S. soil, during Red Flag-Alaska Aug. 12.
0 8/20
2015
Members from Yokota Air Base, Japan, hike the Yoshida trail on the way to the summit of Mount Fuji, Japan, July 11, 2015. To make sure all 86 hikers returned safely from the mountain, hikers traveled alongside a wingman, keeping each other motivated along the way. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Elizabeth Baker) CMSAF, Airmen display resiliency on Mt. Fuji
Airmen from Yokota Air Base, Japan, tested many of the Comprehensive Airman Fitness pillars as they climbed Japan's tallest mountain on July 11. To reach the summit of Mount Fuji, hikers had to climb over 5,000 feet, starting at the fifth station at an altitude of 7,562 feet, and ending at the summit at an altitude of 12,389 feet. They were also joined by Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James A. Cody.
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2015
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