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Metal Work: 18th EMS Patches Up Eagles Metal Work
Airman 1st Class Brady Motes, 18th Equipment Maintenance Squadron aircraft structural maintenance technician, drills holes into a metal plate April 5, 2018, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. The 18th Equipment Maintenance Squadron helps maintain the two F-15 Eagle squadrons stationed at Kadena. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Omari Bernard)
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718th CES and Boy Scouts commemorate Earth Day Kadena Goes Green
Scouts from Boy Scouts of America Troop 102 and 109 anchor a sapling during a tree planting ceremony April 17, 2018 at Kadena Air Base, Japan. The scouts planted six trees with guidance from the 718th Civil Engineer Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Omari Bernard)
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U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Leann Munoz, 18th Force Support Squadron customer service technician, creates a new common access card for Tech. Sgt. Michael Evans, 718th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron NCOIC of computer electronic warfare, Mar. 29, 2018, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. The 18th FSS Military Personnel Section implemented a new process that enables customers to file for a dependent identification card from their cell phones or personal emails. The new system saves customers time and enables the MPS to complete more tasks. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Micaiah Anthony) 18th FSS Brings Innovative ID Process to Kadena
Whether it’s giving up after searching for hours and destroying the house, lost wallets, stolen purses, or even just simply dealing with an upcoming expiration date—renewing or acquiring a new dependent identification card for some may seem to be a daunting task. To alleviate hassles associated with ID card renewal, the 18th Force Support Squadron Military Personnel Section at Kadena Air Base, Japan, implemented a new process effective April 1, for dependents.
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Bataan Death March Remembering the Fallen
Team Kadena honored fallen American and Filipino servicemen killed during the Bataan Death March with the 5th annual Bataan Memorial Death March, held April 7, 2018, at Kadena Air Base.
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Vehicle MX Can they fix it? Yes, they can!
When an Airman gets into a government owned vehicle, the assumption is the vehicle will start up with zero issues and be able to help the Airman get from point A to point B. What may not be known is when there’s a flat tire or dead battery, the 18th Logistics Readiness Squadron vehicle maintenance shop has the tools and people to help get the vehicle up and running again.
0 4/05
2018
. A chat with the Chief
With all the stripes on their sleeves and years of service under their belts, it can be hard to picture a chief master sergeant as having been a part of the “E-4 mafia,” but each enlisted leader was once a junior enlisted Airman making his or her way through the early years of their career.
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Default Air Force Logo Sharp, crisp and motionless by choice
The 18th Wing Honor Guard welcomed a dozen new members during a ceremony March 14, after a three-day crash course training program.
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Default Air Force Logo Staying Grounded
Most people hear “spiritual resiliency” and immediately think of one’s religious views. While a Christian myself, I don’t associate the two very closely.
0 3/30
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Default Air Force Logo Developing the force
The Spring cycle for Air Force Developmental Special Duties is quickly approaching, and newly-minted NCOs may wonder what this will mean for their future in the Air Force.
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ChildAbusePreventionMonth Can you identify the signs?
In 1983, President Ronald Reagan proclaimed April as National Child Abuse Prevention Month. Since then, a number of programs and preventative trainings have come to the forefront of many Americans minds and organizations.
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Sacred Sites Local residents tour their past at Kadena
Approximately 40 local nationals from Okinawa visited Kadena Air Base, Japan, March 21, 2018, to pay respects at preserved sacred sites during an annual tour.
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. Touring with JAAGA
Members of the Japan-American Air Force Goodwill Association toured Kadena Air Base, Japan, with the 18th Wing commander March 13 and 14, 2018.
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18th CES They got that boom, boom, boom
Often times, when people think of explosive ordnance disposal teams, they think of a scene out of Hurt Locker – an American hero to be, a selfless soul in a bomb suit ready to risk it all for their comrades and country. Although it’s a part of the job, detonating a potentially life-threatening explosive isn’t necessarily the everyday mission; there’s much more to the career field. For the 18th Civil Engineer Squadron EOD team, the island of Okinawa offers a unique working experience, seeing as how the military installations are built upon the grounds where a war was once fought.
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Kadena Squadron Superintendent Course Gathering the tools to lead
KADENA AIR BASE, Japan – Kadena Air Base hosted its first Squadron Superintendent Course for approximately a dozen senior noncommissioned officers, March 11 through 14. Senior NCOs from different squadrons under the 18th Wing attended the two-and-a-half-day course to develop themselves for future or current roles as superintendents.
0 3/16
2018
Protocol Protocol: Planning the Visitors – Visiting the Plans
When distinguished visitors come to a base, every minute of their day is meticulously planned. Hotels, travel, formal dinners, seating locations – the entire process is much like a large puzzle. This is just a typical day at Kadena Air Base for the resident “puzzlemasters” behind the scenes – the members of protocol.
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