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Staff Sgt. Christopher Hill learns a different technique for extinguishing fires from Japan Air Self Defense Force Master Sgt. Masashi Mitake at Tsuiki Air Base, Japan. Six Kadena Air Base, Japan, NCOs took part in a bilateral exchange from Dec. 5 to 13 at a remote seaside JASDF base. The NCOs lived and worked alongside JASDF Airmen in similar jobs to build relations and promote interoperability. Sergeant Hill is with the 18th Civil Engineer Squadron, (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Jeffery Loftin) Kadena Airmen live life of Japan self defense force
Six Kadena Air Base NCOs recently had the opportunity to experience what life is like in the Japan Air Self Defense Force. As part of the NCO Bilateral Exchange Program they traveled in JASDF aircraft Dec. 5 to Tsuiki Air Base in mainland Japan. There, they spent nine days living and working side-by-side JASDF airmen in similar jobs. "We're
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Airmen from Kadena Air Base, Japan, embark Jan. 8 on a commercial aircraft for transport to support the war on terrorism. More than 600 Kadena members are deploying to various locations in the U.S. Central Command's area of responsibility. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Sheila deVera) Team Kadena members deploy
More than 600 Airmen from here have begun deploying as part of Air Expeditionary Force Cycles 5 and 6 to various locations in the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility to support the war on terrorism. As Airmen prepared to board commercial aircraft for flights to locations in Iraq and Qatar, the 18th Wing commander met with them to wish a
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Pararescuemen from the 31st Rescue Squadron on Kadena Air Base, Japan, carry a F470 Zodiac boat from the water used to pick up fellow pararescuemen Jan. 16.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Kelly Timney) They serve 'that others may live'
Normally, when people hear about members of the 31st Rescue Squadron, they think of them as super heroes who act on a moment's notice, jumping out of aircraft in a blaze of gunfire to save a downed pilot. Combat search and rescue is more than what people see in the movies -- pararescuemen - also known as PJs - perform combat land and water recovery
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Default Air Force Logo Team Kadena helps fellow Airman fallen ill
When Kadena Airmen heard a fellow Airman was ill and needed help, the response was immediate and impacting. A long-time mental health technician, Senior Master Sgt. Jake Cooper, 18th Medical Group Life Skills Support Center superintendent, has been mentoring Team Kadena members for years. He was diagnosed Jan. 10 with a mass on his brain that is
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