Atsugi NAF – Naval Air Facility Atsugi is a naval air base located in the cities of Yamato and Ayase in Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan. It is the largest United States Navy air base in the Pacific Ocean and houses the squadrons of Carrier Air Wing 5, which deploys with the aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN-73). Service members stationed at Atsugi also work in conjunction with the Kamiseya Naval Radio Receiving Facility. Despite its name, the base is 4 nautical miles (7.4 km; 4.6 mi) east northeast from the City of Atsugi, and is not adjacent to the city.
Iwakuni MCAS – Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni or MCAS Iwakuni is a USMC air station located in the Nishiki river delta, 1.3 NM (2.4 km; 1.5 mi) SE of the Iwakuni Station in the city of Iwakuni, Yamaguchi, Japan. The Japanese government bought a large portion of what is today MCAS Iwakuni in 1938, with the view of establishing a naval air station. They commissioned the new base 8 July 1940. American B-29’s bombed Iwakuni in May and August 1945, concentrating on the oil refinery and Rail Transport Office or train station areas.
Kadena AB/Futenma MCAS – a USAF base in the towns of Kadena and Chatan and the city of Okinawa, in Okinawa Prefecture, Japan. It is the hub of US air power in the Pacific and home to the USAF’s 18th Wing and a variety of associate units. The 18th Wing is the host unit. In addition, the base hosts associate units from 5 other Air Force major commands, the United States Navy and other Department of Defense agencies and direct reporting units. Associate units operate more than 20 permanently assigned, forward-based or deployed aircraft from the base daily.
Misawa AB – is a US military facility located 3 NM (5.6 km; 3.5 mi) NE of the railway station in Misawa, 3 mi (4.8 km) west of the Pacific Ocean, 10 mi (16 km) NE of Towada, 18 mi (29 km) NW of Hachinohe, and 425 mi (684 km) north of Tokyo, in Aomori Prefecture, in the Tōhoku region in the northern part of the island of Honshū of Japan. The 35th Fighter Wing (35 FW) is host wing. Misawa is the only combined, joint service installation in the western Pacific. It houses 3 U.S. military services (Army, Navy, and Air Force), as well as the Japan Self-Defense Forces.
Yokota AB – is a USAF base in the city of Fussa, one of 26 cities in the Tama Area, or Western Tokyo. The base houses 14,000 personnel. The base occupies a total area of 136,413 m2 (1,468,340 sq ft) and has a 3,353 m × 61 m (11,001 ft × 200 ft) runway. Among its facilities are the broadcast center for the American Forces Network Tokyo radio service and a detachment of PACAF‘s Band of the Pacific. The facility which houses Yokota Air Base was originally constructed by the Imperial Japanese Army in 1940 as Tama Airfield, and used as a flight test center.
Hello, as a civilian stationed overseas, we are allowed two Space A flights a year. Do you know if we are trying to get from Japan to Hawaii and find that we could take a flight from Yokota to Travis and the next day from Travis to Hawaii, would that count as 1 or 2 flights? Thanks!
Sorry. I have no idea. However if you will join this free group and ask the same question there, I’ll bet you can get your answer. You also might want to just ask at the passenger terminal. I’m sure they know the answer. https://www.facebook.com/groups/325711150854371/
HOW OFTEN ARE FLIGHTS AVAILABLE TO JAPAN? ARE MANY SEATS ARE NORMALLY OPEN ? WHERE CAN ONE FIND A LISTING OF FUTURE FLIGHTS TO JAPAN OR OKINAWA?
THANKS FOR ALL YOUR TIME AND HELP
There are flights to Japan all the time, especially from Travis and Sea-Tac. The open seats depend on the aircraft, the mission and the number of people wanting to ride, so that’s too difficult to estimate. https://www.facebook.com/travispassengerterminal/ and/or https://www.facebook.com/SeaTacAmcPassengerTerminal/ (this is the Patriot Express aka Freedom Bird) Japan & Korea are the only place that Sea-Tac flies, but they are busy during PCS season. As a Cat VI, trying to use the PE while the kids are out of school is probably a waste of time.