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18th AMS 18th Aerospace Medicine tests water, oil, soil
Laboratory testing equipment sits on a counter at the 18th Aerospace Medicine Squadron preventive medicine flight laboratory services March 8, 2018, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. The lab tests many elements found in the environment of Okinawa, Japan, such as water, oil and soil. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jessica H. Smith)
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Key Spouses Key Spouses support the mission behind the scenes
The Air Force Key Spouse program is an official Air Force family readiness program put in place at the unit level to help Airmen and their families be resilient through all of the challenges of being a member of the armed forces. While other programs for resiliency may be more visible to the naked eye, some may say that the Key Spouse program is one type of glue that holds the base together behind the scenes.
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A secluded island awaits visitors Feb. 17, 2018. Tokashiki Island is one of the many places the 18th Force Support Squadron Information Tickets and Travel office offers trips to. (U.S. Air Force by Senior Airman Jessica Smith) Work or play
For many, being stationed overseas can be a blessing or a curse.
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2018
Always Prepare: Kadena opens gates to Chatan town during tsunami exercise Always Prepare
Okinawan and military first responders hosted a bilateral natural disaster exercise at Kadena Air Base Feb. 28, 2018, to test and improve evacuation procedures between members of Team Kadena and the local community.
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Kadena Repairing the field, one hole at a time
The sound of heavy machinery fills the air as dust flies. Noise grows louder as drills and saws cut through pavement, evidence of people hard at work. The cloud of dirt lifts overhead and clears to reveal the project behind the racket and debris– airfield repair.
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. Remembering the fallen
Members of the 1st Special Operations Squadron visited the crash site of Stray 59 Feb. 26, to drop a wreath in honor for the eight aircrew members and 15 passengers who died there. The memorial flight has been flown by the 1st SOS every year since the crash 37 years ago. On Feb. 26, 1981, during the crew’s last mission of a 16-day exercise hosted
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Default Air Force Logo Knick, knack, package stack, giving you your mail
The 18th Force Support Squadron post office sorts packages and letters for nearly 10 thousand mail boxes. In the last month, Airmen and volunteers processed more than 280 thousand pieces of mail, and they want to process even more. During the first quarterly mail receptacle review of 2018, it was discovered over eight percent of the mail boxes
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Fire Training Emergency response training ignites multi-nation friendships
The training helicopter used by firefighters from the 18th Civil Engineer Squadron arrives at the Okinawa Athletic Park, Feb. 23, 2018, in Okinawa City, Japan. Local Japanese firefighters and first-responders worked with 18th CES to prepare for a variety of scenarios involving many separate agencies. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Benjamin
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Running since 1993: Kadena Air Base supports 26th Annual Okinawa Marathon Running since 1993
Kadena Air Base has a history of supporting community events to strengthen community relations and build upon international friendships. They support the Okinawa International Carnival, host the Kadena Special Olympics, and open their gates to runners during the marathon.
0 2/23
2018
. Fabricate it ‘til you make it
Imagine, for a moment, an F-15C Eagle. In the mind, it’slikely flying or looking neat and proper in a hangar, showing the kind of imageairshows are made of. Now picture that same aircraft with missing or brokenpanels. The view is different and probably nowhere near as pleasant. Withoutmembers of the 18th Equipment Maintenance Squadron, there would
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2018
Contracting Tell us what you want; what you really, really want
Every day people go to work, step through the door, grab their tools and start their daily mission. But one may wonder who purchased that vest, or that wrench, or even the pen and paper used to take notes in the weekly meetings? That’s where the 18th Contracting Squadron comes through.
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2018
Pavehawks, Eagles Pavehawks, Eagles take flight
U.S. Air Force Capt. Chris Allen, 33rd Rescue Squadron flight commander, walks toward an HH-60G Pavehawk before a flight Feb.13, 2018, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. The 33rd RQS has been stationed on the island of Okinawa, Japan, uninterrupted since 1971; they officially joined the 18th Wing in 1993. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Benjamin
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U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Bianca Mitchell, 18th Logistics Readiness Squadron Traffic Management Office outbound cargo movement traffic overseer, tapes up cargo for shipment to another installation, Feb. 14, 2018, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. TMO outbound supports more than just Kadena. A key part of their mission is to also support military installations and units around the globe. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Omari Bernard) It ships if it fits
Ever wonder how aircraft parts get shipped out from the base? The 18th Logistics Readiness Squadron Traffic Management Office ships out any cargo that needs to be sent from units on Kadena Air Base to other installations. Whether it’s for resupply or repair, TMO outbound will get it there.
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Media Visit; Defense News; NHK; Kadena Air Base Lights, camera, action!
When telling Kadena’s story, it’s often from one set of eyes – that of the military member themselves. By having an outside source come and tell Kadena’s story however, it allows another benefit that isn’t overly apparent – understanding what someone perceives of the base, our operations, and even the Air Force as a whole.
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The Kadena Shoguns Women’s Dragon Boat team practice at the Fairchild Pool Feb. 7, 2018, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. The Kadena Shoguns Women’s Dragon Boat Team is defending their Best U.S. Women’s Dragon Boat Team title against both the Army and Navy women’s dragon boat teams. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Omari Bernard) Making Waves
The Kadena Shoguns Women’s Dragon Boat team practice at the Fairchild Pool Feb. 7, 2018, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. The Kadena Shoguns Women’s Dragon Boat Team is defending their Best U.S. Women’s Dragon Boat Team title against both the Army and Navy women’s dragon boat teams. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Omari Bernard)
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