U.S. Air Force Trains Over Yokota Air Base, Japan

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • U.S. Air Force Capt. Joseph Goetz, right, checks a map with the use of night-vision goggles during a training mission above Yokota Air Base, Japan, Feb. 21, 2013. Goetz, a pilot, is assigned to the 36th Airlift Squadron. Yokota conducted a readiness week, allowing airmen to showcase their professional airlift capabilities and ability to support any contingencies in the Pacific. U.S. Air Force photo by Osakabe Yasuo
  • U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Nickolas Alarcon observes a drop zone from the rear of a C-130 Hercules aircraft after deploying a light payload above Yokota Air Base, Japan, Feb. 21, 2013. Alarcon, a loadmaster, is assigned to the 36th Airlift Squadron. The C-130 aircrews demonstrated their airlift capabilities during a readiness week. U.S. Air Force photo by Osakabe Yasuo
  • A light payload deploys from the rear of a C-130 Hercules aircraft during a training mission above Yokota Air Base, Japan, Feb. 21, 2013. U.S. Air Force photo by Osakabe Yasuo
  • U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Nickolas Alarcon communicates with pilots after deploying a light payload from the rear of a C-130 Hercules aircraft above Yokota Air Base, Japan, Feb. 21, 2013. Alarcon, a loadmaster, is assigned to the 36th Airlift Squadron. U.S. Air Force photo by Osakabe Yasuo
  • U.S. Air Force Capt. Travis Patton gives a pre-flight briefing to aircrews on a C-130 Hercules aircraft on Yokota Air Base, Japan, Feb. 21, 2013. Patton is assigned to the 374th Operations Support Squadron. U.S. Air Force photo by Osakabe Yasuo
  • U.S. Air Force airmen assigned to the 374th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron and 36th Airlift Squadron prepare to launch as part of a six-ship formation of C-130 Hercules aircraft on Yokota Air Base, Japan, Feb. 21, 2013. U.S. Air Force photo by Osakabe Yasuo
  • Six C-130 Hercules cargo aircraft line up before takeoff during a readiness week on Yokota Air Base, Japan, Feb. 21, 2013. The 374th Airlift Wing uses C-130s to support combatant commanders in the Pacific region. U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Cody H. Ramirez
  • A formation of U.S. Air Force C-130 Hercules aircraft fly together over Yokota Air Base Japan, Feb. 21, 2013. U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Raymond Geoffroy
  • U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Andy Schloemer, left, coordinates with pilots in the skies over Tokyo, Feb. 21, 2013. Schloemer, a flight engineer, is assigned to the 459th Airlift Squadron. During the flight, Schoemer and pilots documented landmarks used for navigation. U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Cody H. Ramirez