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14 live in Alabama
2 live in Alaska
43 live in Arizona
19 live in Arkansas
2 live in Armed Forces Europe
4 live in Armed Forces Pacific
154 live in California
21 live in Colorado
12 live in Connecticut
17 live in Delaware
114 live in Florida
48 live in Georgia
12 live in Hawaii
2 live in Idaho
34 live in Illinois
25 live in Indiana
8 live in Iowa
10 live in Kansas
16 live in Kentucky
10 live in Louisiana
8 live in Maine
19 live in Maryland
17 live in Massachusetts
31 live in Michigan
20 live in Minnesota
8 live in Mississippi
21 live in Missouri
3 live in Montana
6 live in Nebraska
21 live in Nevada
10 live in New Hampshire
20 live in New Jersey
16 live in New Mexico
47 live in New York
37 live in North Carolina
3 live in North Dakota
39 live in Ohio
21 live in Oklahoma
17 live in Oregon
40 live in Pennsylvania
3 live in Rhode Island
40 live in South Carolina
5 live in South Dakota
20 live in Tennessee
92 live in Texas
5 live in Utah
1 lives in Vermont
30 live in Virginia
36 live in Washington
8 live in West Virginia
23 live in Wisconsin
1 lives in British Columbia
1 lives in Israel
1 lives in Italy
5 live in Japan
1 lives in Korea
2 live in Thailand
1 lives in United Kingdom
1 lives in Viet Nam
54 location unknown
446 are deceased


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Percentage of Joined 610 MASS Alumni: 39.8%

A:   525   Joined
B:   795   Not Joined

Date last up-dated 10/13/2014


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This website is dedicated to all personnel who served in the 610 MASS at Yokota AB, Japan.  Please join us by filling out your profile so that you can gain access to the complete website. We're in the process of building this site for you to visit and enjoy so please be patient as we develop it and come back often to look for new updates.

The 610th Military Airlift Support Squadron (MASS) was activated on 8 April 1966 and deactivated on 1 October 1978. Its mission was to provide direct support to the Far East which included Vietnam , Japan and Korea. It handled approximately 126,000 passengers and 16,000 tons of cargo a month. (Ref: Stars & Stripes 07/23/69) It also earned six Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards.

Our members were very proud to support the air evacuations of the wounded from Vietnam, many of which had been wounded only hours before being evacuated. It was also a great honor to support the aircraft bringing back the brave members of the military who had given their lives. All of our members supported these missions tirelessly, in many different ways, and would do what ever it took to see that they were successfully accomplished. 

If you would like to join the 610 MASS Alumni Association you can do so by filling out the form to the left under "Registration Form". Just copy and paste it to a document, fill it out and then mail it to the address on the form. It's as simple as that. For one year you'll receive a copy of our newsletter, three times a year, along with a master listing, once a year, of everyone's information unless an individual request it to be kept private. You'll also be supporting the Alumni Association in it's efforts to provide social activities, social welfare and allow us to honor the memory of our deceased who served in the 610 MASS.

Go to your profile and indicate if you’re thinking about attending next year’s reunion or not. It will give us a rough estimate on the number of members planning to attend.


I'm looking for someone who might be interested in taking over this web site. I'll work with you and show you the ropes. If you're at all interested send me an e-mail and we can talk about it.


We are now a non-profit organization under the War Veterans' Organizations tax exemption section 501 (c) (19). Some donations are tax deductable. Upon receipt of your donation you'll be sent a letter you can use for your taxes.

We now have copies (150 weeks) of the 1969 through 1971 weekly Afterburner & FUJI FLYER Yokota base newspapers available for you to look at. Sign in and look at “More Information” on the left side of this page for information on how to access them. 

Ever wonder about the history of Yokota. Here's a link to the Wikipedia article on Yokota AB:

  smileysmileycool Over 315 610 MASS folks are on our Facebook page. You can find us @ Friends of 610MASS (Yokota AB Japan) This is the link. Join us.

We need your help in locating other members of the 610 MASS. We've added a page on the left hand side titled "HELP US FIND THEM." It has partial information on members. We need additional information on. See if you can help us.

I am also looking for old paperwork with names. Promotion orders, AFSC and TDY orders. Thanks, Bob Shaw


If you ever get a chance to visit the National Museum of the United States Air Force at Wright-Patterson AF Base in Dayton, Ohio be sure to take a look at our plaque, see above, which was dedicated on September 28, 2005.  It's located in the Memorial Park on Wall #2-048. See picture below for the exact location. 
To see pictures of the dedication ceremony, go to "YOKOTA PICTURES" and you'll find the password needed to access the web site in the first paragraph. Then select this website 
and use the password to gain access

                610 MASS Alumni Association Members
Chairman & Reunion Coordinator
Ed Strahan
485 Springtime Lane
Red Bluff, CA. 96080
Newsletter Publisher & Personnel Coordinator
William O. Richter
PO Box 294
East Glastonbury, CT. 06025
Sergeant at Arms
Calvin C. Clayton
112 Strawbridge Drive
Rockton, IL. 61072
Entertainment & Tour Director
Raphael (Ray) Wik
162 Begonia Terrace
Parrish, FL. 34219
Harold Mitchell (Mitch)
354 Sussex Circle
Vacaville, CA. 95687



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