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Department of the Air Force
Bldg 535, Unit 5119
Yokota AB (Fussa) Japan 197-0001
When you arrive at your new installation, you’ll need to follow installation-specific procedures. Each installation and service handles in-processing differently. Here, you can find installation-specific guidelines and a list of documents to bring with you when checking- in. Reach out to the contacts provided if you have specific questions.
Due to COVID-19 if you arrive at the Air Mobility Command terminal via the Patriot Express you will clear customs, claim your luggage and be greeted by a specialist team to assist you in transitioning to either lodging or your quarters.
If you arrive at Narita or Haneda International Airport you will be required to clear customs, claim your luggage and travel to Yokota AB on a shuttle bus operated by 374 Force Support Squadron Vehicle Operations. You may access more shuttle bus information online. Please coordinate closely with your sponsor if arriving at Narita or Haneda to ensure your sponsor and your gaining unit is aware of your arrival at Yokota Air Base.
Newcomer's Orientation provides base in-processing, mandatory briefings and community resource information for joint-service military members and civilian employees. Spouses are encouraged to attend and children are welcome to accompany parents as well.
Newcomer's Orientation is held at the Airman and Family Readiness Center in Building 535 next to the Yokota Community Center on main base. Reporting time will be provided during registration. Please register for Newcomer's Orientation by calling DSN 315-225-8725 or emailing email@example.com.
Parents may seek childcare for permanent change of station. Inquire about the 20-hours, per child of free childcare sponsored by the Air Force Aid Society for Air Force personnel.
The drivers course is held every Thursday at 8:00 a.m. at the Airman and Family Readiness Center Building 535 next to the Base Exchange and Commissary on main base. Registration is required for this event. Unit Commander Support Staff or sponsor must bring 374AW Form 50 in person to Pass & Registration, Building 993 to register for the course. Please contact Pass & Registration by calling DSN 315-225-8333 for additional information.
First Term Airmen and First Term Officer
Prior to your arrival to Japan you will be assigned a sponsor. Please contact your unit if you have not been contacted by your sponsor. If you are accompanied you will be given base-housing. Depending on the wait which fluctuates by season you may be staying at the Kanto Lodge DSN 315-224-2002 or the TLF until housing becomes available. There are mandatory briefs for both first term airman and officers.
Temporary Lodging Reservations
New arrivals will be checked-in to the Kanto Lodge, one of Pacific Air Force's largest hotel operations. For more information visit the Kanto Lodge Website. Families with dependent children or pets may be housed at additional lodging facilities on the East Side of Yokota AB. The Kanto Lodge is a 24 hour operation and can be reached at DSN 315-224-2000/2002. Due to COVID-19 a Restriction of Movement may be required.
Please note some members coming accompanied may go directly into their housing units.
Family members not command sponsored will not be eligible for military benefits at Yokota AB. Please check with your local Military Personnel Section or the Yokota MPS at DSN 315-225-7565.
Yokota is an accompanied tour area with concurrent travel of dependents authorized.
If you get married prior to or enroute to Yokota you must inform your losing-unit commander and follow the procedures exactly as instructed. The military will not pay for travel and housing of your spouse if you do not follow proper procedures. Please contact Military Personnel Flight (MPF) for further information 315-225-9913.
To assist Air Force members the Air Force Aid Society has instituted the "Child Care for Permanent Change of Station" program. Air Force Aid will pay for 20 hours of free childcare per child depending on participating Family Child Care provider availability.
Stop by the Airman and Family Readiness Center Building 535 upon your arrival at Yokota Air Base to enroll in the program and be provided with a list of participating FCC providers. Please remember to bring a copy of your orders. The A&FRC phone number is DSN 315-225-8725.