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Default Air Force Logo Kadena commissary to reveal new look after temp closure
The Kadena Commissary will close one hour early March 31 and be closed April 1-2 for a major reorganization intended to make the store more customer friendly. The Defense Commissary Agency is in a continual process of changing how  product is placed on commissary shelves, according to Mr. Rene Francisco, Kadena commissary  store director. New
0 3/27
2007
Default Air Force Logo Military women sharp--and showing it
March is Women's History Month--a time to celebrate the grandmothers, mothers, sisters and daughters who are all at the heart of a movement that brought about significant changes in education, politics and law, religion, work, social reform and health. These women from all walks of life took long strides to ensure the acknowledgement of their
0 3/24
2007
Default Air Force Logo Air Force officials release 2007 posture statement
Air Force officials released their annual posture statement which articulates the major elements required for the Air Force to fulfill its mission and its priorities over the course of the next year and into the future. The secretary of the Air Force and the Air Force chief of staff testified before the House Armed Services Committee Feb. 28,
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2007
Default Air Force Logo Airman court-martialed for dereliction of duty, DUI
An 18th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron Airman was found guilty March 13 for driving under the influence of alcohol and failing to maintain current vehicle property damage insurance. Senior Airman Banks was charged under Article 111, drunken operation of a vehicle. On Dec. 8, 2006, security forces found Airman Banks sitting outside his car, which he
0 3/21
2007
Default Air Force Logo Kadena to change crisis response procedures
Kadena will soon transform how it responds to emergencies and crises when the new Air Force Incident Management System is fully implemented here. The system, called AFIMS, standardizes the planning, preparedness, response and recovery efforts for incidents and accidents. It also brings Kadena and the Air Force in line with a Homeland Security
0 3/21
2007
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KADENA AIR BASE, Japan -- More than 100 Airmen from Elmendorf Air Force Base, Alaska, learned skills they will need to operate in a combat environment after completing the week-long Silver Flag training exercise March 16.  Senior Airman Branden Chadwick (driver) and Airman 1st Class Tim Larson from the 3rd Civil Engineer Squadron bring in a load of folded fiberglass mats to repair holes in the runway. Silver Flag provides expeditionary combat support training to Airmen in the civil engineer, personnel services, contracting and services career fields, preparing them for upcoming deployments to support the Global War on Terrorism. (Air Force/Airman 1st Class Ryan Ivacic) Silver Flag prepares Airmen for deployment
More than 100 Airmen from Elmendorf Air Force Base, Alaska, learned skills they will need to operate in a combat environment after completing the weeklong Silver Flag training exercise here March 16. Silver Flag provides expeditionary combat support training to Airmen in the civil engineer, personnel services, contracting and services career
0 3/20
2007
Default Air Force Logo DoDEA parents, students, teachers give high ratings to schools
The Department of Defense Education Activity announced recently the results of its 2006-2007 Customer Satisfaction Survey, or CSS. The survey, administered every other year to parents, teachers and students in grades four through 12 and teachers, provides DoDEA with valuable information about the quality of education it provides and areas needing
0 3/19
2007
Default Air Force Logo What's on 'The Chief's Scope'?
Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. T. Michael Moseley launched a new Web feature March 14 to tell Airmen what is of special interest to him. Known as "The Chief's Scope," it is designed to briefly highlight current topics General Moseley feels are important to America's Airmen. "The issues on my scope are ones that keep me up at night," said General
0 3/18
2007
Default Air Force Logo 42 Kadena SNCOs selected for Senior Master Sgt
Forty-two Kadena master sergeants were recently selected for promotion to senior master sergeant.  They are: 18th Wing -- Sheila Parra18th Comptroller Squadron -- Karl Bradford18th Operations Support Squadron -- Michael Fern, Todd Miller and Barriet Thomas18th Maintenance Group -- Carol Aderis18th Component Maintenance Squadron -- Peter
0 3/15
2007
Default Air Force Logo 12 Kadena officers selected for lieutenant colonel
Twelve majors assigned to Kadena were recently selected for promotion to lieutenant colonel. They are: 18th Wing -- Matthew Grant 18th Operations Group -- John Moran 44th Fighter Squadron -- Paul Johnson 67th Fighter Squadron -- Garren Roberts 961st Airborne Air Control Squadron -- Stephen Carson 18th Operations Support Squadron -- Kent Williams,
0 3/14
2007
Default Air Force Logo Improved flight line kitchen operations at Johnson facility
The Johnson Dining Facility upgraded food services after recently consolidating flight line kitchen services under one roof. Looking at food service operations with an Air Force Smart Operations 21 mindset, 18th Services Squadron members streamlined their processes in an effort to better serve their customers. "Having a consolidated flight line
0 3/14
2007
Default Air Force Logo Kadena Airman found guilty at court-martial
A Kadena Airman was found guilty March 7 of striking a fellow Airman with a beer bottle and being drunk and disorderly. At a summary court-martial, Senior Airman Eric L. Sharp, 718th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, was sentenced to 30 days confinement, reduction to Airman (E-2) and forfeiture of two-thirds pay for one month.
0 3/12
2007
Default Air Force Logo 18th Wing conducting NEO exercise
The 18th Wing will conduct a noncombatant evacuation operation exercise Wednesday and Thursday at Chapel 1 to test the wing's emergency evacuation procedures for family members. The exercise will target at least 20 percent of families of active-duty members, Department of Defense civilians and contractors across every unit on base for evacuation
0 3/12
2007
Default Air Force Logo Kadena's '5-star' Services programs among best in Air Force
Kadena's fitness, library, outdoor recreation and golf programs were recently honored with "Five-Star" recognition by the Air Force, honoring them as among the best in the Air Force.The Air Force recognized 87 programs service-wide on March 3 as having a high level of quality and achievement, but only Kadena won the 5-star crown in each
0 3/12
2007
The hyperbaric treatment works by delivering a higher concentrations of oxygen into the affected tissue areas of the body. The patient is "sealed" into a closed chamber where the atmospheric pressure is increased. Kadena hyperbaric chamber saves lives
Since 1995, 167 patients have been treated for decompression sickness in the hyperbaric chamber at Kadena AB, an average of 17 cases per year DCS develops when potentially life-threatening bubbles of nitrogen arise in tissues after diving or high-altitude flying. Hyperbaric treatment uses pressure and oxygen aids in eliminating those bubbles and
0 3/08
2007
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