An official website of the United States government
Here's how you know
A .mil website belongs to an official U.S. Department of Defense organization in the United States.
A lock (lock ) or https:// means you’ve safely connected to the .mil website. Share sensitive information only on official, secure websites.

Home : Media : News : News Article View
NEWS | Dec. 28, 2022

Yokota Delivers Holiday Spirit, Further Strengthens Ties with Local Community

By Machiko Arita 374th Airlift Wing public affairs

YOKOTA AIR BASE, Japan -- Members of the 374th Maintenance Group (MXG) visited the Mizuho town hall Dec. 22, 2022, to donate over 200 books and toys.

Every year, the 374th MXG donates educational materials to the town of Mizuho as part of their ongoing partnership.

“We greatly appreciate the support and friendship that Mizuho provides to Yokota Air Base, ” said Tech. Sgt. Yusuf Neal, 374th MXG staff product improvement manager. “This is one way we return their kind acts and friendship, as well as support our friends.”

Yokota Air Base has seven friendship clubs aiming to deepen mutual understanding and to promote goodwill through cultural exchange with residents of six cities and one town in the surrounding bases. Mizuho Town has the Mizuho-Yokota Exchange Association, which was established in 2004. The club and its counterpart, the 374th MXG, have been participating in various town events together and deepened their friendship.

“We want to give back to the community and our friends and show our appreciation for their friendship, support and hospitality,” Neal said. “It is such a beautiful town and we are thankful to be so close to them and part of their community. This is part of our effort to continuously support our neighbors, friends and hosts in the community as well as strengthen the ties between our communities, and by extension, our alliance with Japan.”

Donated books and toys will be given to libraries and children’s indoor play areas run by Mizuho Town, preschools and daycares.

This donation will not only strengthen the leadership relationship between the U.S. and Japan, but also provides an opportunity for local children to learn American culture through books and toys, thereby continuing to deepen the friendship between the U.S. and Japan for years to come.

CONNECT WITH USINDOPACOM
Facebook

Like Us
Twitter
338,139
Follow Us

ENGAGE & CONNECT MORE WITH PACOM

                                                 

IN THE USINDOPACOM NEWS
Austin Notes Progress on Development of Australia's Nuclear-Powered Sub
Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III, and Australian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense Richard Marles pose for a photo during a bilateral exchange at the Pentagon, Washington, D.C., Feb 3, 2023. (DoD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Alexander Kubitza)
Feb. 7, 2023 - The U.S. and Australia signaled their continued commitment to AUKUS, which is the trilateral security pact among Australia, the United Kingdom and the U.S., formed in 2021, Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III said...

AFRIMS attend Royal Thai Army anniversary celebration
Maj. Taylor Whitten, Armed Forces Research Institute of Medical Sciences, executive officer and Royal Thai Army Surgeon General Wuticha Isara hold a hat with the letters 123 inscribed on it to celebrate the RTA Medical Department's 123rd Anniversary Ceremony, Jan. 9. The celebration brought together 225 attendees and professionals in military medicine from around the local region representing RTA, RTAMED, Royal Thai Navy, Royal Thai Police, private industry, government, and academia. Representatives from AFRIMS were invited to join the ceremony as the only foreign military presence. (Courtesy photo)
Feb. 6, 2023 - Members from the U.S Army Medical Directorate- Armed Forces Research Institute of Medical Sciences attended the Royal Thai Army Medical Department 123rd Anniversary Ceremony, Jan. 9. The celebration brought together 225...

Ceremony commemorates 72 years since Battle of Hill 180
A statue of Capt. Lewis Millet sits near the memorial site of the Battle of Hill 180 on Osan Air Base, South Korea. The base held its annual Battle of Hill 180 ceremony Feb. 2, 2023.
Feb. 6, 2023 - In honor of the nine Soldiers who perished during the battle, Osan Air Base hosts an annual Battle of Hill 180 ceremony. This year's commemoration was held Feb. 2. Attendees payed their respects with the laying of wreaths and...

Guided-Missile Cruiser USS Shiloh Concludes 10-Day Surface Warfare Advanced Technical Training (SWATT) in the Philippine Sea
PHILIPPINE SEA (Jan. 23, 2023) The Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Shiloh (CG 67) fires a standard missile during a live-fire exercise in the Philippine Sea, Jan. 23, 2023. Shiloh is forward-deployed to the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations in support of security and stability in the Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Santiago Navarro)
Feb. 6, 2023 - The exercises tested Shiloh’s, proficiency in combat capability, lethality, as well as interoperability with other nations.Shiloh participated alongside other units including USS Rafael Peralta (DDG 115), USS Chancellorsville...

U.S. Indo-Pacific Commander Strengthens Cooperation in Visit to Timor-Leste
U.S. Indo-Pacific Commander Strengthens Cooperation in Visit to Timor-Leste
Feb. 3, 2023 - Adm. John C. Aquilino, Commander of U.S. Indo-Pacific Command, visited Timor-Leste Feb. 1-3, to strengthen our security cooperation and enduring partnership between our countries.In meetings with President José Ramos-Horta,...