24 November 2020

Huge historic hangar is getting $5.7 million dollar upgrade at US air base in Tokyo


YOKOTA AIR BASE, Japan – A massive 72-year-old hangar that’s hosted B-29 bombers, countless change-of-command ceremonies and a troop talk by the sitting U.S. president is getting a $5.7 million upgrade at the home of U.S. Forces Japan in western Tokyo.Hangar 15, at the southern end of Yokota’s runway, is 50 feet tall from floor to rafters and 164 feet wide – big enough to accommodate the C-130J Super Hercules transport planes operated by the 374th Airlift Wing.In recent months the hangar, which [...]