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Members from the U.S. Army Aviation Battalion Japan and the 1st Battalion, 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne) converged on Kadena July 31, 2017 through August 3, 2017, for a battalion collective training exercise.
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Department of Defense; DoD; Kadena Air Base; Kadena; Pacific; Pacific Air Force; Air Force; Japan; PACAF; PACOM; 5AF; 5th Air Force; USFJ; United States Forces Japan; People; Aircraft; KAB; Air Power; USAF; United States Air Force; Pacific Command Through the fire and the flames
The 18th Civil Engineer Squadron hosted hands-on fire training with local firefighters from various cities in Okinawa August 14, 2017. “We conducted hands-on training on an F-15 to demonstrate the egress procedures, discussed the hazards associated with the aircraft, and showed a demo on what we would do on an emergency response,” said U.S. Air
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Bio, EM team up for training Bio, EM team up for training
U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Isaiah Flemings, 18th Aerospace Medicine Squadron bioenvironmental engineering technician, and Airman Brittany Harris, 18th Civil Engineer Squadron Emergency Management Flight EM operations apprentice, survey and investigate a staged scene of a hazardous materials incident during a training exercise August 3, 2017, at
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KADENA AIR BASE, Japan Youth exchange promotes friendship, teamwork
Members of the Kadena Air Base Keystone Club used verbal and physical communication skills to connect with nearly twenty fellow Japanese teens Aug. 7, at an event at the base’s Teen Center. The program provided local teens with the opportunity to apply what they have learned about the English language, experience English culture and interact with members of Kadena Air Base.
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Peach Aviation Limited officials and U.S. Air Force 18th Operations Support Squadron airfield personnel stand for a group photo July 27, 2017, at Kadena Air Base. Peach Aviation executive vice president, José Oller, visited Kadena to personally thank flightline Airmen and contractors for their performance in handling a 12-aircraft diversion from Naha Airport.  Mr. Oller was a passenger aboard one of the flights that landed at Kadena. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Peter Reft) Okinawa’s aviation safety net
Shogun Airmen from the 18th Wing demonstrated Kadena’s capability as a safety net when Japanese military and civil aviation authorities diverted aircraft during Naha Airport’s closure due to an aircraft malfunction July 26, 2017. The 12 aircraft landed safely and remained at Kadena for about an hour until they were able to resume their flights to Naha.
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U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Zachary Hough, Tech. Sgt. Josean Arce and Staff Sgt. Ryan Anderson, 33rd Helicopter Maintenance Unit weapons section weapons load technicians, transport GAU-18 50-caliber machine gun toward an HH-60 Pave Hawk from the 33rd Rescue Squadron July 26, 2017, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. The weapons section provides defensive-counter-air lethality to nine HH-60 Pave Hawks from the 33rd Rescue Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman John Linzmeier) Armed, ready for action
U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Zachary Hough, Tech. Sgt. Josean Arce and Staff Sgt. Ryan Anderson, 33rd Helicopter Maintenance Unit weapons section weapons load technicians, transport GAU-18 50-caliber machine gun toward an HH-60 Pave Hawk from the 33rd Rescue Squadron July 26, 2017, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. The weapons section provides
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U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Matthew Abel, 18th Security Forces Squadron defender, fires on a target while Senior Airman Trent Jones, 18th SFS trainer, evaluates his performance during Taser and oleoresin capsicum (OC)  spray training July 20, 2017, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. Each member had to fire on two targets as part of the qualification process. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Airman 1st Class Greg Erwin) Shock to the system
“So tell me your name and where you’re from,” says Senior Airman Trent Jones, 18th Security Forces Squadron trainer, to a defender preparing for the jolt from 50,000 volts of electricity during the Taser and oleroresin capsicum (OC) spray training held July 20, 2017.   As the defender starts to answer, Jones pulled the trigger on the Taser,  and
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Default Air Force Logo Torii Station Bolsters Ambulatory Capabilities
Okinawa recently enhanced its ability to respond to emergency medical situations on and off post by standing up an ambulance crew who will be able to respond to SOFA-status personnel that are in need of medical transport to the hospital.
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U.S. Air Force Airmen from the 18th Medical Support Squadron assemble a pallet of supplies during a medical material distribution exercise July 13, 2017, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. To ensure all U.S. forces on Okinawa are ready to fight at a moment’s notice, the 18th MDSS provides medical supplies to all DoD service members, dependents and civilians. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman John Linzmeier) Aiding the Pacific
Joint U.S. service members and DoD civilians from various medical units on Okinawa converged for a first-of-its-kind exercise July 12-14, at Kadena AB in order to test the Theater Lead Agent for Medical Material – Pacific’s ability to aid large-scale emergencies.
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New annual Mental Health Assessment requirement begins July 31
New annual Mental Health Assessment requirement begins July 31
Starting July 31, 2017, Airmen undergoing their annual Periodic Health Assessment may notice something new. A Mental Health Assessment will now be part of every annual PHA, to help ensure that Airmen suffering from undiagnosed mental health issues are referred to the necessary care. Mental health issues are a serious problem for U.S. Armed Forces
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U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Jerry P. Martinez, U.S. Forces Japan and 5th Air Force commander, presides over the 18th Wing change of command from Brig. Gen. Barry Cornish to Brig. Gen. Case Cunningham July 10, 2017 at Kadena Air Base, Japan. The change of command is a traditional military ceremony in which the command is transferred to the incoming commander. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman John Linzmeier) Kadena Shoguns change command
Brig. Gen. Barry R. Cornish relinquished command of the 18th Wing to Brig. Gen. Case Cunningham during a change of command ceremony July 10 at Kadena Air Base, Japan.
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A U.S. Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 121 F-35B Lightning II taxis on the flightline during forward area refueling point joint training exercise June 27, 2017, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. The training between services gave the Marine Corps a unique opportunity to practice joint operations with the 353rd Special Operations Group by utilizing the MC-130J Commando II and MC-130H Talon II's unique ability to air deliver 18th Logistics Squadron ground refueling operations to forward deployed locations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Omari Bernard) Bringing lightning to the fight
KADENA AIR BASE, Japan – U.S. Marines and Airmen conducted the first ever joint forward area refueling point exercise involving the F-35B Lighting II June 26, at Kadena Air Base, Japan.
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Aerospace propulsion technicians from the 18th Component Maintenance Squadron service an A-10 Thunderbolt II engine July 6, 2017, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. The Airmen performed preventative maintenance, which requires them to completely deconstruct the engine prior to rebuilding it. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman John Linzmeier) Fix em’ up, send em’ back
It’s up to the Airmen of the 18th Component Maintenance Squadron TF-34 section to take apart each engine, piece-by-piece, to keep them in top shape.
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U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Barry Cornish, 18th Wing commander, waves from the cockpit of an F-15 Eagle from the 67th Fighter Squadron during his final flight June 29, 2017, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. Cornish has been the commander of the 18th Wing since April 2015. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Airman 1st Class Greg Erwin) Brig. Gen. Cornish conducts final flight at Kadena
U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Barry Cornish, 18th Wing commander, waves from the cockpit of an F-15 Eagle from the 67th Fighter Squadron during his final flight June 29, 2017, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. Cornish has been the commander of the 18th Wing since April 2015. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Airman 1st Class Greg Erwin)
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Missy Cornish, fitness professional, leads a Muay Thai exercise as a part of a Warrior Training Fitness workout June 28, 2017, at the Risner Fitness and Sports Complex, Kadena Air Base, Japan. Cornish developed the Warrior Training Fitness program as a way to reinforce physical resilience and promote alternative workout methods. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Greg Erwin) Warrior Training Fitness program instills warrior ethos for Team Kadena
The day started like most summer days at Kadena Air Base with a scorching hot sun and thick humidity that fogs up glasses. However, at the Risner Fitness and Sports Complex, there was a level of positive energy that suggested less oppressive weather. As attendees approached the exercise field, they could hear upbeat music from speakers and the
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