374th Airlift Wing Public Affairs
6/18/2015 - YOKOTA AIR BASE, Japan -- The
374th Airlift Wing includes four groups: operations, mission support,
maintenance and medical. Each group manages several squadrons in order
to carry out the wing's mission.
Yokota Air Base is also home to U.S. Forces Japan, a joint service
headquarters coordinating matters affecting U.S. and Japanese defense
relations, and 5th Air Force, whose mission is to enhance the U.S.
deterrent posture and, if necessary, provide fighter and military
airlift support for offensive air operations.
As the primary Western Pacific airlift hub for peacetime and contingency
operations, the wing provides airlift for the movement of passengers,
cargo and mail to all Department of Defense agencies in the Pacific area
of responsibility and provides transport for people and equipment
throughout the Kanto Plain and the Tokyo metropolitan area.
Yokota hosts several tenant units including the 515th Air Mobility
Group, which manages air mobility operations throughout the Western
Pacific, and the Japanese Air Defense Command which controls Japan's air