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A U.S. Air Force 44th Fighter Squadron F-15 Eagle takes off from Kadena Air Base, June 22, 2017.  Kadena Air Base is the hub of airpower in the Pacific and is the home to the 18th Wing, the U.S. Air Force's largest combat wing. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Airman 1st Class Greg Erwin) Fit For Flight
A U.S. Air Force 44th Fighter Squadron F-15 Eagle takes off from Kadena Air Base, June 22, 2017. Kadena Air Base is the hub of airpower in the Pacific and is the home to the 18th Wing, the U.S. Air Force's largest combat wing. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Airman 1st Class Greg Erwin)
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Burgers and hotdogs cook on a grill June 28, 2017, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. Grease from grilling can cause fires to flare out of control. Proper situational awareness and maintaining fire extinguishers can reduce the likelihood of fires spreading onto other property and homes. (U.S Air Force photo by Senior Airman Quay Drawdy) Avoid yelling fire
When it comes to fire, keeping it inside the grill and awayfrom our families and belongings is one of the highest priorities. In thesummer months, when barbecues and bonfires are commonplace, it is important toremember how to use them in a positive and safe manner.18th Civil Engineer Squadron firefighters respond tofire-related incidents that have
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Mental health providers from the 18th Medical Operations Squadron stand for a group photo in front of the Kadena Mental Health Clinic June 26, 2017, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. The Kadena Mental Health Clinic serves the mental health needs of more than 16,000 joint service beneficiaries, including U.S. military service members, veterans, and their families. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Omari Bernard) Getting the help you need
Post-traumatic stress disorder might be considered by many a byproduct of war and participation in combat; however PTSD is not exclusive to military members, because it can affect civilians as well. Many people may not know it, but there is help readily available at Air Force hospitals and clinics dedicated to helping anybody.
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U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Jacob Clark, 44th Aircraft Maintenance Unit weapons load team crew member, inspects an AIM-9 sidewinder missile during a quarterly weapons load competition June 23, 2017, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. The competition was held between the 44th and 67th Aircraft Maintenance Units and the 120th Fighter Squadron, from Colorado Air National Guard, Buckley Air Force Base, for quickest and most accurate loading of weapons on their respective aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman John Linzmeier) May the best load team win
U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Jacob Clark, 44th Aircraft Maintenance Unit weapons load team crew member, inspects an AIM-9 sidewinder missile during a quarterly weapons load competition June 23, 2017, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. The competition was held between the 44th and 67th Aircraft Maintenance Units and the 120th Fighter Squadron, from Colorado
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U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Tyler Odin, 18th Mission Support Group vehicle maintainer, replaces parts on an 18th Security Forces Squadron truck in the vehicle maintenance shop June 21, 2017, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. Vehicle maintainers with the 18th MSG work on several different types of government vehicles, such as 18th SFS patrol cars and 18th Logistics Readiness Squadron buses. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Nick Emerick) For whom the wrench turns
The sounds of bolts tightening and wrenches turning echoes through the warm air of the vehicle garage; contractors and Airmen work side by side to ensure mission-essential equipment is back on the streets as quickly as possible. 18th Mission Support Group vehicle maintenance technicians work diligently under the scorching heat of June 21 inside the
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U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Serah Lewis, 18th Logistics Readiness Squadron material management specialist, stands for a photo June 22, 2017, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. The 18th LRS material management specialists ensure customers who visit the central warehouse are able to leave with the parts they need to complete their missions. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Quay Drawdy) Through Airmen’s Eyes
Walking into the 18th Logistics Readiness Squadron’s central warehouse can feel a bit overwhelming until you’re met with the smiles and hard work put forth by the Airmen working there.Senior Airman Serah Lewis, 18th LRS material management specialist, is one of the smiling faces many customers see when walking into the warehouse to pick up parts.“I
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U.S. Air Force Col. Paul Oldham, 18th Mission Support Group commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Jason Heilman, 18th MSG command chief, cut a ribbon to signify the opening of the Air Force's only operational cryogenic production plant June 16, 2017, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. Cryogenics technicians work with oxygen and nitrogen in support of more than 30 units on Kadena that utilize cryogenic assets. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Quay Drawdy) The coolest crew to brew
The 18th Logistics Readiness Squadron opened the U.S. AirForce's only operational cryogenic production plant June 16, 2017, at KadenaAir Base, Japan.The sole operational cryogenic production plant willsignificantly impact the way that cryogenic technicians do their jobs.“This is going to help us a lot,” said Airman 1st ClassOlavio Bisneto, 18th LRS
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U.S. Air Force 67th Aircraft Maintenance Unit F-15 Eagle crew chiefs inspect hydraulic systems of an F-15 during training operations June 13, 2017, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. The 67th AMU helps maintain the aircraft of one of the largest fighter wing in the U.S. Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Omari Bernard) Eagle Maintenance
U.S. Air Force 67th Aircraft Maintenance Unit F-15 Eagle crew chiefs inspect hydraulic systems of an F-15 during training operations June 13, 2017, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. The 67th AMU helps maintain the aircraft of one of the largest fighter wing in the U.S. Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Omari Bernard)
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Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force Kaleth O. Wright speaks with members of the 18th Wing June 12, 2017, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. Wright conducted his CMSAF Town Hall for more than 900 enlisted, officers, civilians and spouses of the 18th Wing and its partner unit where he addressed his command priorities, mission vision and the importance of Kadena and its Airmen. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Quay Drawdy) 18th CMSAF visits 18th Wing
The Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force visited Kadena Air Base, Japan, June 11 and 12, 2017.Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force Kaleth O. Wright visited multiple locations around the base and discussed the importance of resiliency, mentorship and challenges of working at an installation with a high operations tempo.“[Airmen] need to take care of
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A U.S. Air Force F-15 Eagle assigned to the 67th Fighter Squadron takes off during a training sortie June 7, 2017, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. The Kadena's F-15 Eagles and F-16 Fighting Falcons conduct training missions frequently in order to build strategic partnerships and maintain peace and stability in the Pacific region. (U.S. Air Force photo by Naoto Anazawa) Top guns take to the sky
A U.S. Air Force F-15 Eagle assigned to the 67th Fighter Squadron takes off during a training sortie June 7, 2017, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. The Kadena's F-15 Eagles and F-16 Fighting Falcons conduct training missions frequently in order to build strategic partnerships and maintain peace and stability in the Pacific region. (U.S. Air Force photo
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A U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon assigned to the 120th Fighter Squadron, Buckley Air Force Base, F-15 Eagle assigned to the 44th FS, and an MC-130H Combat Talon II assigned to the 1st Special Operations Squadron conduct operations on the flightline June 7, 2017, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. The variety of aircraft stationed on and temporarily assigned to Kadena assist with maintaining Kadena’s premier air presence in the Pacific region. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Lynette M. Rolen) Taking to the skies
A U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon assigned to the 120th Fighter Squadron, Buckley Air Force Base, F-15 Eagle assigned to the 44th FS, and an MC-130H Combat Talon II assigned to the 1st Special Operations Squadron conduct operations on the flightline June 7, 2017, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. The variety of aircraft stationed on and temporarily
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U.S. Air Force Airman Angel Manriquez, 961st Aircraft Maintenance Unit crew chief apprentice, marshals in an E-3 Sentry from the 961st Airborne Air Control Squadron June 8, 2017, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. The 961st AACS is a combat-ready Sentry squadron providing airborne command and control, long-range surveillance, detection and identification information for commanders in support of U.S. goals. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman John Linzmeier) Receiving the AWACS
U.S. Air Force Airman Angel Manriquez, 961st Aircraft Maintenance Unit crew chief apprentice, marshals in an E-3 Sentry from the 961st Airborne Air Control Squadron June 8, 2017, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. The 961st AACS is a combat-ready Sentry squadron providing airborne command and control, long-range surveillance, detection and identification
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Japan Ground Self-defense Force, 1-1 Air Defense Artillery battalion and 18th Wing members pose for a group photo at the end of a two-day chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear defense exercise May 18, 2017, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. The operation was spent learning ways to improve operations and supplying guidance to help improve processes of the other units. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Nick Emerick) Training how you fight
Japan Ground Self-Defense Force, U.S. Army and Air Force held a multiservice chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear defense training exercise, May 17-18. Members of U.S. Army 1-1 Air Defense Artillery hosted members of the JGSDF and 18th Wing, demonstrating a variety of CBRN decontamination practices, including one on the MIM-104 Patriot missile system.
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Gena Schneider, right, 18th Wing Specialist for Primary Prevention of Violence, leads Shogun members through Green Dot Key Influencer Training May 24, 2017, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. Green Dot is the Air Force’s program to prevent power-based interpersonal violence using a proactive approach to community awareness. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Lynette M. Rolen) Not just another dot
Gena Schneider, right, 18th Wing Specialist for Primary Prevention of Violence, leads Shogun members through Green Dot Key Influencer Training May 24, 2017, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. Green Dot is the Air Force’s program to prevent power-based interpersonal violence using a proactive approach to community awareness. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior
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U.S. Air Force Airmen from the 18th Civil Engineer Squadron remove a wall frame from ceiling bearings at the 961st Airborne Air Control Squadron May 17, 2017, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. The 18th CES structures Airmen ensure Kadena’s buildings have enough space for units to safely and efficiently conduct mission operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Lynette M. Rolen) Fortification at its best
U.S. Air Force Airmen from the 18th Civil Engineer Squadron remove a wall frame from ceiling bearings at the 961st Airborne Air Control Squadron May 17, 2017, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. The 18th CES structures Airmen ensure Kadena’s buildings have enough space for units to safely and efficiently conduct mission operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by
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