YOKOTA AIR BASE, Japan — Another 150 troops from the 374th Airlift Wing will leave Wednesday for various locations in Southwest Asia to support operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom, Yokota officials said.

It’s part of a scheduled rotation within the Air Force’s Aerospace Expeditionary Force cycle, with the upcoming deployment representing roughly half of Yokota’s entire commitment in AEF 3 and 4 — which is being carried out in waves this month.

Col. Doug Kreulen, the acting 374th Airlift Wing commander, will join family, friends and other senior leaders for Wednesday’s send-off.

Personnel from several squadrons and agencies are among them, including staff from civil engineering, communications, mission support, wing staff, medical, logistic readiness, maintenance, aircraft maintenance, operational support, air postal, comptroller, weather, security forces, contracting and services.

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