Yokota showcases adaptability and mission capabilities with Samurai Surge

Three C-130J Super Hercules assigned to the 36th Airlift Squadron fly over Lake Motosu, Japan, May 11, 2020, during pre-Samurai Surge training exercise. While COVID-19 has forced teams maintain aircraft and mission plan in a physically distant manner, Yokota’s Samurai Surge serves as proof the pandemic has not altered the 374th Airlift Wing’s mission capability, adaptability and readiness to respond to the needs of the Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Air Force photo by Yasuo Osakabe)
Three C-130J Super Hercules assigned to the 36th Airlift Squadron fly over Lake Motosu, Japan, May 11, 2020, during pre-Samurai Surge training exercise. While COVID-19 has forced teams maintain aircraft and mission plan in a physically distant manner, Yokota’s Samurai Surge serves as proof the pandemic has not altered the 374th Airlift Wing’s mission capability, adaptability and readiness to respond to the needs of the Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Air Force photo by Yasuo Osakabe)

Three C-130J Super Hercules assigned to the 36th Airlift Squadron fly over Lake Motosu, Japan, May 11, 2020, during pre-Samurai Surge training exercise. While COVID-19 has forced teams maintain aircraft and mission plan in a physically distant manner, Yokota’s Samurai Surge serves as proof the pandemic has not altered the 374th Airlift Wing’s mission capability, adaptability and readiness to respond to the needs of the Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Air Force photo by Yasuo Osakabe)

A loadmaster with the 36th Airlift Squadron loads a low-cost, low-altitude bundle onto a C-130J Super Hercules at Yokota Air Base, Japan, May 21, 2020, during the Samurai Surge training exercise. The Samurai Surge event also served as a training opportunity for aircrews to fine tune their skillsets and better prepare themselves to respond to humanitarian aid and disaster relief scenarios throughout the Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Air Force photo by Yasuo Osakabe)
A loadmaster with the 36th Airlift Squadron loads a low-cost, low-altitude bundle onto a C-130J Super Hercules at Yokota Air Base, Japan, May 21, 2020, during the Samurai Surge training exercise. The Samurai Surge event also served as a training opportunity for aircrews to fine tune their skillsets and better prepare themselves to respond to humanitarian aid and disaster relief scenarios throughout the Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Air Force photo by Yasuo Osakabe)

Senior Airman Christian Candelaria Acevedo, 374th Logistics Readiness Squadron combat mobility ops technician, operates a forklift during the Samurai Surge training exercise at Yokota Air Base, Japan, May 21, 2020. The exercise used 17 aircraft in total from the 36th Airlift Squadron, 459th Airlift Squadron, and the 353rd Special Operations Group Detachment 1 and tested Yokota’s capability to respond to the needs of the Pacific on a moment’s notice. (U.S. Air Force photo by Yasuo Osakabe)

An Airman with the 374th Logistics Readiness Squadron combat mobility flight loads low-cost, low-altitude bundles with a forklift into a C-130J Super Hercules at Yokota Air Base, Japan, May 21, 2020, during the Samurai Surge training exercise. The Samurai Surge event also served as a training opportunity for aircrews to fine tune their skillsets and better prepare themselves to respond to humanitarian aid and disaster relief scenarios throughout the Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Air Force photo by Yasuo Osakabe)

Nine C-130J Super Hercules assigned to the 36th Airlift Squadron wait on the flightline during the Samurai Surge training exercise at Yokota Air Base, Japan, May 21, 2020. The Samurai Surge event also served as a training opportunity for aircrews to fine tune their skillsets and better prepare themselves to respond to humanitarian aid and disaster relief scenarios throughout the Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Air Force photo by Yasuo Osakabe)

Seven C-130J Super Hercules assigned to the 36th Airlift Squadron wait on the flightline during the Samurai Surge training exercise at Yokota Air Base, Japan, May 21, 2020. The Samurai Surge event also served as a training opportunity for aircrews to fine tune their skillsets and better prepare themselves to respond to humanitarian aid and disaster relief scenarios throughout the Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Air Force photo by Yasuo Osakabe)

Crew chiefs assigned to the 374th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron push an A/M32 diesel generator into position prior to starting a C-130J Super Hercules during the Samurai Surge training exercise at Yokota Air Base, Japan, May 21, 2020. To ensure the health and safety of its Airmen in the face of an ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Yokota’s personnel proactively utilize social distancing and cloth face coverings to better protect themselves, the community, and the wing’s overall mission capability.(U.S. Air Force photo by Yasuo Osakabe)

Seven C-130J Super Hercules aircraft from the 374th Airlift Wing fly in formation with two CV-22 Osprey from the 21st Special Operations Squadron over the Pacific ocean as part of Yokota Air Base, Japan’s Samurai Surge training exercise, May 21, 2020. The 374th AW operates a mission fleet of C-130J Super Hercules, C-12 Hurons and UH-1N Iroquois as the primary Western Pacific airlift hub for U.S. Air Force peacetime and contingency operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Yasuo Osakabe)

Seven C-130J Super Hercules’ assigned to the 36th Airlift Squadron taxi on the runway at Yokota Air Base, Japan, May 21, 2020, during the Samurai Surge training exercise. The 374th Airlift Wing operates a mission fleet of C-130J Super Hercules, C-12 Hurons and UH-1N Iroquois as the primary Western Pacific airlift hub for U.S. Air Force peacetime and contingency operations.(U.S. Air Force photo by Yasuo Osakabe)

A CV-22 Osprey assigned to the 21st Special Operations Squadron taxi on the runway at Yokota Air Base, Japan, May 21, 2020, during the Samurai Surge training exercise. With 17 aircraft participating, the Samurai Surge allowed the 374th Airlift Wing to test its mission capability through an elephant walk and training flight providing aircrews the vital training needed to respond in area of responsibility as unique as the Indo-Pacific. (U.S. Air Force photo by Yasuo Osakabe)

CV-22 Ospreys assigned to the 21st Special Operations Squadron taxi on the runway at Yokota Air Base, Japan, May 21, 2020, during the Samurai Surge training exercise. With 17 aircraft participating, the Samurai Surge allowed the 374th Airlift Wing to test its mission capability through an elephant walk and training flight providing aircrews the vital training needed to respond in area of responsibility as unique as the Indo-Pacific. (U.S. Air Force photo by Yasuo Osakabe)

Aircraft from the 36th Airlift Squadron, 459th Airlift Squadron and 21st Special Operations Squadron taxi their way across the Yokota Air Base, Japan, flightline during the elephant walk portion of the Samurai Surge training exercise, May 21, 2020. With 17 aircraft participating, the Samurai Surge allowed the 374th Airlift Wing to test its mission capability through an elephant walk and training flight providing aircrews the vital training needed to respond in area of responsibility as unique as the Indo-Pacific. (U.S. Air Force photo by Yasuo Osakabe)

Aircraft from the 36th Airlift Squadron, 459th Airlift Squadron and 21st Special Operations Squadron taxi their way across the Yokota Air Base, Japan, flightline during the elephant walk portion of the Samurai Surge training exercise, May 21, 2020. With 17 aircraft participating, the Samurai Surge allowed the 374th Airlift Wing to test its mission capability through an elephant walk and training flight providing aircrews the vital training needed to respond in area of responsibility as unique as the Indo-Pacific. (U.S. Air Force photo by Yasuo Osakabe)

Two UH-1 Iroquois assigned to the 459th Airlift Squadron fly over Lake Motosu, Japan, May 14, 2020, during pre-Samurai Surge training exercise. While COVID-19 has forced teams maintain aircraft and mission plan in a physically distant manner, Yokota’s Samurai Surge serves as proof the pandemic has not altered the 374th Airlift Wing’s mission capability, adaptability and readiness to respond to the needs of the Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Air Force photo by Yasuo Osakabe)

Two UH-1 Iroquois assigned to the 459th Airlift Squadron fly over Mount Fuji, Japan, May 14, 2020, during pre-Samurai Surge training exercise. While COVID-19 has forced teams maintain aircraft and mission plan in a physically distant manner, Yokota’s Samurai Surge serves as proof the pandemic has not altered the 374th Airlift Wing’s mission capability, adaptability and readiness to respond to the needs of the Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Air Force photo by Yasuo Osakabe)

Two UH-1 Iroquois assigned to the 459th Airlift Squadron fly over Mount Fuji, Japan, May 14, 2020, during pre-Samurai Surge training exercise. While COVID-19 has forced teams maintain aircraft and mission plan in a physically distant manner, Yokota’s Samurai Surge serves as proof the pandemic has not altered the 374th Airlift Wing’s mission capability, adaptability and readiness to respond to the needs of the Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Air Force photo by Yasuo Osakabe)

A C-12 Huron assigned to the 459th Airlift Squadron flies over Mount Fuji, Japan, May 14, 2020, during pre-Samurai Surge training exercise. While COVID-19 has forced teams maintain aircraft and mission plan in a physically distant manner, Yokota’s Samurai Surge serves as proof the pandemic has not altered the 374th Airlift Wing’s mission capability, adaptability and readiness to respond to the needs of the Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Air Force photo by Yasuo Osakabe)

Three C-130J Super Hercules assigned to the 36th Airlift Squadron fly over Lake Motosu, Japan, May 11, 2020, during pre-Samurai Surge training exercise. While COVID-19 has forced teams maintain aircraft and mission plan in a physically distant manner, Yokota’s Samurai Surge serves as proof the pandemic has not altered the 374th Airlift Wing’s mission capability, adaptability and readiness to respond to the needs of the Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Air Force photo by Yasuo Osakabe)

Three C-130J Super Hercules assigned to the 36th Airlift Squadron fly over Mount Fuji, Japan, May 11, 2020, during pre-Samurai Surge training exercise. While COVID-19 has forced teams maintain aircraft and mission plan in a physically distant manner, Yokota’s Samurai Surge serves as proof the pandemic has not altered the 374th Airlift Wing’s mission capability, adaptability and readiness to respond to the needs of the Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Air Force photo by Yasuo Osakabe)

Three C-130J Super Hercules assigned to the 36th Airlift Squadron fly over Mount Fuji, Japan, May 11, 2020, during pre-Samurai Surge training exercise. While COVID-19 has forced teams maintain aircraft and mission plan in a physically distant manner, Yokota’s Samurai Surge serves as proof the pandemic has not altered the 374th Airlift Wing’s mission capability, adaptability and readiness to respond to the needs of the Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Air Force photo by Yasuo Osakabe)

Three C-130J Super Hercules assigned to the 36th Airlift Squadron fly over Mount Fuji, Japan, May 11, 2020, during pre-Samurai Surge training exercise. While COVID-19 has forced teams maintain aircraft and mission plan in a physically distant manner, Yokota’s Samurai Surge serves as proof the pandemic has not altered the 374th Airlift Wing’s mission capability, adaptability and readiness to respond to the needs of the Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Air Force photo by Yasuo Osakabe)

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