newsgov youngkin visits virginia servicemembers at air base in japan

Gov. Youngkin visits Virginia servicemembers at Yokota Air Base in Japan

Rebecca Barnabi
Gov. Glenn Youngkin visits with servicemembers at Yokota Air Base in Japan on Apr. 26, 2023. Official Photo by the Office of Gov. Glenn Youngkin.

In his first international trade mission as governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia, Gov. Glenn Youngkin visited Yokota Air Base in Japan on Wednesday.

His trip to Asia enabled him the opportunity to meet with Virginia servicemembers in the airlift squadron, the medical group, aircraft maintenance, communications and other respective entities at the base.

“It was incredible to visit Yokota Air Base today and thank our Virginia servicemembers stationed here. When adversaries seek to destabilize the globe it often falls on our armed forces to meet the gathering threats and defend freedom. Their courage, commitment, and dedication to keeping America and Virginia safe is profound and I’m honored to serve as their home state governor,” Youngkin said. 

Rebecca Barnabi

Rebecca Barnabi

Rebecca J. Barnabi is the national editor of Augusta Free Press. A graduate of the University of Mary Washington, she began her journalism career at The Fredericksburg Free-Lance Star. In 2013, she was awarded first place for feature writing in the Maryland, Delaware, District of Columbia Awards Program, and was honored by the Virginia School Boards Association’s 2019 Media Honor Roll Program for her coverage of Waynesboro Schools. Her background in newspapers includes writing about features, local government, education and the arts.