Image Copyright: Courtesy of Samuel Aldrich
By Seth Robson
Copyright: Stars and Stripes
YOKOTA AIR BASE, Japan — A Friday night out partying ended with an hours-long wait at the gate for hundreds of airmen, who were subjected to a drug test as they re-entered the base.
In a procedure that has earned unofficial nicknames such as “Operation Golden Flow” and “The Lemonade Party,” Yokota Air Base leaders drug-tested 273 active-duty service members as they came home from their night on the town.
“The gate sweep for drug testing was performed in accordance with the commander’s intent to maintain the health and wellness of a ready force as well as a drug-free Air Force community,” 374th Airlift Wing spokesman 2nd Lt. Jacob Bailey said in an email.