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A U.S. Air Force F-15 Eagle from the 67th Fighter Squadron takes off March 16, 2017, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. The F-15’s superior maneuverability and acceleration are achieved through high engine thrust-to-weight ratio and low wing loading. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Corey Pettis/Released) Air Superiority
A U.S. Air Force F-15 Eagle from the 67th Fighter Squadron takes off March 16, 2017, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. The F-15’s superior maneuverability and acceleration are achieved through high engine thrust-to-weight ratio and low wing loading. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Corey Pettis/Released)
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U.S. Air Force Capt. Matt Davis, 909th Air Refueling Squadron KC-135 Stratotanker pilot, flies in formation with U.S. Marine Corps F-35B Lightning IIs from Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 121, March 14, 2017, over the Pacific Ocean. The training sortie marked the first air refueling mission with F-35s in the 909th ARS’s area of operation. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman John Linzmeier) 909th ARS conducts F-35 inaugural refueling
The 909th Air Refueling Squadron conducted the inaugural aerial-refueling mission with F-35B Lightning IIs from the Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 121, Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, March 14, over the Pacific Ocean.
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Members of the Japan Air Self-Defense Force learn about and handle different weapons during a tour of the Security Forces Squadron March. 14, 2017, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. They were then given a tour of the Squadron and its different sections, such as the base defense operations center, investigations office and interview and holding cells. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Corey Pettis/Released) Defenders in arms
Members of the Japan Air Self-Defense Force visited Kadena's Security Forces Squadron March 14, to see how U.S. base defense operations are performed. The JASDF security forces members toured the SFS to get a first-hand look at U.S. security operations and training.
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U.S. Air Force Col. Christopher Amhrein, 18th Wing vice commander, cuts a ribbon during a building dedication ceremony March 13, 2017, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. The 18th Logistics Readiness Squadron received two new facilities to aid with their mission on Kadena. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Omari Bernard) Dedicated to the Mission
U.S. Air Force Col. Christopher Amhrein, 18th Wing vice commander, cuts a ribbon during a building dedication ceremony March 13, 2017, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. The 18th Logistics Readiness Squadron received two new facilities to aid with their mission on Kadena. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Omari Bernard)
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A vaccine is prepared March 14, 2017, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. The immunization clinic offers an annual flu vaccine to not only service members, but their families as well. With children and individuals over 65 being much more susceptible to the effects of viruses in general, ensuring they’re protected is incredibly important. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Quay Drawdy) Feeling incredible thanks to medical
A vaccine is prepared March 14, 2017, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. The immunization clinic offers an annual flu vaccine to not only service members, but their families as well. With children and individuals over 65 being much more susceptible to the effects of viruses in general, ensuring they’re protected is incredibly important. (U.S. Air Force
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U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Victor Estupinan, motorcycle rider, performs a pre-ride inspection checklist on his bike during an 18th Wing annual motorcycle safety brief March 9, 2017, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. Wing Safety and the Green Knights chapter 138 hosted the event to reinforce safety requirements and to promote mentorship opportunities for riders. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Peter Reft/Released) Ride Safe, Ride Smart
Wing Safety and the military motorcycle club Green Knights chapter 138 held an 18th Wing annual motorcycle safety brief for military and civilian riders March 9 at the Keystone Theater and Base Exchange parking lot.
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U.S. Air Force material management technicians from the 445th Logistics Readiness Squadron, inspect  ndividual protective equipment March 13, 2017, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. The Airmen are temporarily embedded in the 18th LRS IPE shop to help organize, keep inventory, test and inspect deployment and training gear. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman John Linzmeier) IPE Airmen keep Kadena ready
U.S. Air Force material management technicians from the 445th Logistics Readiness Squadron, inspect ndividual protective equipment March 13, 2017, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. The Airmen are temporarily embedded in the 18th LRS IPE shop to help organize, keep inventory, test and inspect deployment and training gear. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior
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A U.S. Air Force combat control Airman from the 320th Special Tactics Squadron communicates with a U.S. Navy HH-60 Sea Hawk from the Helicopter Sea Combat Unit 12 during a training exercise March 10, 2017, at the Irisuna Jima Training Range, Okinawa, Japan. Combat controllers execute complex air-to-ground missions that integrate ground-based radio operations with fixed and rotary wing aircraft in combat environments. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman John Linzmeier) Air-to-ground attacks coordinated by 320 STS, 5th ANGLICO
A U.S. Air Force combat control Airman from the 320th Special Tactics Squadron communicates with a U.S. Navy HH-60 Sea Hawk from the Helicopter Sea Combat Unit 12 during a training exercise March 10, 2017, at the Irisuna Jima Training Range, Okinawa, Japan. Combat controllers execute complex air-to-ground missions that integrate ground-based radio
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A U.S. Air Force F-15 Eagle from the 67th Fighter Squadron receives an inflight refuel from a KC-135 Stratotanker from the 909th Air Refueling Squadron March 6, 2017, en route to Kadena Air Base, Japan. Both Squadrons returned to Kadena after spending three weeks training with Australian and Japanese partners for exercise Cope North at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam. During the exercise, the 909th ARS flew 23 sorties and offloaded more than 1.1 million pounds of fuel to 180 receivers. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman John Linzmeier) Cope North: Mission accomplished
KADENA AIR BASE, Japan -Airmen and aircraft from Kadena's 67th Fighter Squadron, 909th Air Refueling Squadron, 961st Airborne Air Control Squadron, and 18th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron returned to Kadena after participating in the 88th iteration of Exercise Cope North. The exercise was held at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam.
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A damaged hydraulic hose was removed from a dump truck March 13, 2017, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. Scuffs, scratches and continues rubbing, paired with incredibly high pressure per square inch, can lead to dangerous hydraulic line failure. The 18th Logistics Readiness Squadron takes care to ensure that these machines are not out of service long, keeping the Kadena mission moving forward. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Quay Drawdy) Fixing any and all: vehicle maintenance
A damaged hydraulic hose was removed from a dump truck March 13, 2017, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. Scuffs, scratches and continues rubbing, paired with incredibly high pressure per square inch, can lead to dangerous hydraulic line failure. The 18th Logistics Readiness Squadron takes care to ensure that these machines are not out of service long,
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An F-15 Eagle from the 67th Fighter Squadron taxis across the flightline Feb. 7, 2017, on Kadena Air Base, Japan. The 67th FS is one of two squadrons of F-15 Eagles stationed on Kadena alongside the 44th Fighter Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Nick Emerick/Released) Steel Eagles
An F-15 Eagle from the 67th Fighter Squadron taxis across the flightline Feb. 7, 2017, on Kadena Air Base, Japan. The 67th FS is one of two squadrons of F-15 Eagles stationed on Kadena alongside the 44th Fighter Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Nick Emerick/Released)
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U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Calvin Cook, 18th Communications Squadron postal clerk, files member’s P.O. Box information at the Kadena Air Base Post Office March 13, 2017, on Kadena Air Base, Japan. The mission of the Post Office is to provide both personal and official mail to the service members and their families here on the island. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Corey Pettis/Released) One box you can’t take with you
The Post Office can be an overlooked step in the in/out-processing grind, but it is important to remember to stop by.
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U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Cameron Pinkerton, a 18th Civil Engineer Group pavement maintenance and heavy equipment operator, uses a sweeper to clear rocks from a simulated repaired runway at the munitions storage area of Kadena Air Base, Japan, March 3, 2017. The Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps worked side by side, trading different approaches to the same problems, bolstering the others ability to work with their sister services in any situation, planned or otherwise. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Nick Emerick/Released) More than one way to fill a hole
Heavy machinery lumbered around, piloted by U.S. Air Force Airmen, U.S. Navy Seabees, and U.S. Marine Corps combat engineers during an exercise which included the repair of a mock-up of an airfield in Kadena Air Base’s munitions storage area. The exercise took place March 2-3, allowing members of the three services to demonstrate their capabilities.
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Airmen from the 18th Component Maintenance Squadron research inspection information March 10, 2017, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. After a module has been on an engine for a certain amount of flight-time, that piece must be replaced. When a new part as major as a core engine module is installed, the entire unit goes through tests to “break-in” the new component. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Quay Drawdy) Breaking in the core
Airmen from the 18th Component Maintenance Squadron research inspection information March 10, 2017, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. After a module has been on an engine for a certain amount of flight-time, that piece must be replaced. When a new part as major as a core engine module is installed, the entire unit goes through tests to “break-in” the new
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An HH-60 Pavehawk crewmember from the 33rd Rescue Squadron directs a helicopter onto a refueling station March 7, 2017, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. Airmen from the 33rd RQS train night and day to provide support in disaster and rescue operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Omari Bernard) Gas and Go
An HH-60 Pavehawk crewmember from the 33rd Rescue Squadron directs a helicopter onto a refueling station March 7, 2017, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. Airmen from the 33rd RQS train night and day to provide support in disaster and rescue operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Omari Bernard)
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