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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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U.S. Air Force Band of the Pacific, Pacific Trends perform a concert at Tedako Hall in Urazoe City, Japan, May 24, 2017. The United States Air Force Band of the Pacific-Asia serves Pacific Air Forces' ceremonial, airmen morale, and commanders outreach needs and objectives throughout an area of responsibility which spans the Pacific Ocean from the Arctic Circle to Australia, and from the Polynesian Islands to the east coast of India, to include all of Southeast Asia. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Corey Pettis) Spreading smiles through music
U.S. Air Force Band of the Pacific, Pacific Trends perform a concert at Tedako Hall in Urazoe City, Japan, May 24, 2017. The United States Air Force Band of the Pacific-Asia serves Pacific Air Forces' ceremonial, airmen morale, and commanders outreach needs and objectives throughout an area of responsibility which spans the Pacific Ocean from the
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Children from Kadena Elementary School gather around a cardboard cutout of the world’s largest land-walking animal, an African elephant, May 22, 2017, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. The event produced by members of the school’s English as a Second Language team and was held to teach cross-curricular subjects such as science, health, history and geography. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman John Linzmeier) Largest, tallest, oldest animals at Kadena Elementary
Children from Kadena Elementary School gather around a cardboard cutout of the world’s largest land-walking animal, an African elephant, May 22, 2017, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. The event produced by members of the school’s English as a Second Language team and was held to teach cross-curricular subjects such as science, health, history and
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U.S. Air Force Airmen from the 909th Air Refueling Squadron and the 18th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron guide a staircase into position May 3, 2017, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. While Airmen from each squadron have different mission sets, both of them work together to save lives through aeromedical evacuation. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman John Linzmeier) Pumping gas, saving lives
An aircrew from the 909th Air Refueling Squadron here refueled U.S. Navy aircraft assigned to the USS Carl Vinson in the Western Pacific during a training mission and diverted to Yokota Air Base, Japan, to provide aeromedical evacuation support for two patients May 3.
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U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Danielle Clemons, 18th Medical Group Medical Services Account cashier, works at her station May 16, 2017, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. Clemons recently provided medical assistance to a local family upon witnessing a car accident. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Lynette M. Rolen) Roadside rescue
Senior Airman Danielle Clemons, 18th Medical Group Medical Services Account cashier, and Airman 1st Class Kaden Petersen, 18th Civil Engineer Squadron structural apprentice, were traveling to the Okinawa Peace Memorial Park April 2, 2017.
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A U.S. Air Force Globemaster III sits on the flightline May 13, 2017, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. The 18th Aerospace Evacuation Squadron maintains responsibility over the largest area of operations in the military, reaching from the Horn of Africa to Alaska. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Quay Drawdy) Working to save a young life
U.S. Air Force Airmen and U.S. Navy Sailors worked togetherto outfit a C-17 Globemaster III with life-saving equipment May 13, 2017, atKadena Air Base, Japan.Airmen and Sailors prepared the logistics and materials fora specialized life-support omnibed system that was put into a Globemaster IIIfor the first time. The bed was required to transport a
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A team of aerospace propulsion technicians from the 18th Component Maintenance Squadron service an F-15 Eagle engine May 12, 2017, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. The Airmen worked together to prepare an F-15 Eagle engine for a trial run at the test cell. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman John Linzmeier) Propulsion in motion
A team of aerospace propulsion technicians from the 18th Component Maintenance Squadron service an F-15 Eagle engine May 12, 2017, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. The Airmen worked together to prepare an F-15 Eagle engine for a trial run at the test cell. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman John Linzmeier)
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A U.S. Air Force Airman from the 18th Logistics Readiness Squadron applies anti-corrosion chemicals April 6, 2017, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. The product provides a thin layer of protection over bare metal or painted surfaces so the vehicle can resist corrosion, effectively reducing the amount of corrosion sustained and maintaining mission effectiveness for longer periods of time. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Omari Bernard) Corrosion Control
Kadena Air Base is one of the U.S. Air Force’s most corrosive bases for vehicles and aircraft. With constant humidity and proximity to saltwater from the ocean, the climate takes its toll on vehicles, this keeps the 18th Logistics Readiness Squadron’s vehicle maintainers constantly busy.
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U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Joshua Cox, 18th Component Maintenance Squadron hydraulics technician, retrieves aircraft components May 2, 2017, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. Attention to detail skills are vital in order for Airmen to maintain proper accountability and handling of parts and tools. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman John Linzmeier) Pieces of freedom
Aircraft across the Air Force depend on the constant upkeep and expertise from hydraulics Airmen in order to function. No matter how small the job is, each work order and every tasking is aimed at generating aircraft and ultimately protecting the Indo-Asia-Pacific Region.
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Jessica Bone and Sherry Sawyer, Kadena Shoguns’s Women’s Dragon Boat Team members, hold up a trophy for placing first in their heat May 5, 2017, at Naha Port, Japan. The Kadena Shoguns Women’s Dragon Boat Team defeated the Army’s and Navy’s women’s dragon boat teams to defend their title of best military women’s dragon boat team. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Omari Bernard) Lady Shoguns Defend Title
Each spring on Okinawa, wooden dragons soar through the sea as thousands of onlookers watch from Tomari Wharf in Naha City. Dozens of teams combat the sea, and their nerves, as each team member struggles to stroke in unison to the tune of a bronze gong that can barely be heard over the cheers of the crowd.
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U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Rebecca Kimberling, 18th Civil Engineer Squadron Explosive Ordnance Disposal supply NCO in charge, was one of three NCOs within the Fifth Air Force to receive a Stripes for Exceptional Performers promotion April 26, 2017, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. Stripes for Exceptional Performers promotions are awarded to Airmen who exhibit outstanding performance in their careers, encompassing the whole-Airman concept. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Lynette M. Rolen) She’s the bomb
Tech. Sgt. Rebecca Kimberling, 18th Civil Engineer Squadron Explosive Ordnance Disposal supply NCO in charge, was one of three NCOs within the Fifth Air Force to receive a Stripes for Exceptional Performers promotion.
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U.S. Air Force Capt. James Taylor, 18th Wing chaplain, speaks during the 18th Wing Annual Volunteer Recognition ceremony April 28, 2017, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. The Annual Volunteer Recognition ceremony awards the efforts of Kadena’s most influential volunteers. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Lynette M. Rolen) Making a difference
U.S. Air Force Capt. James Taylor, 18th Wing chaplain, speaks during the 18th Wing Annual Volunteer Recognition ceremony April 28, 2017, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. The Annual Volunteer Recognition ceremony awards the efforts of Kadena’s most influential volunteers. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Lynette M. Rolen)
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Japan Air Self-Defense Force Col. Riichi Furugaki, JASDF Air Staff College director of education department, greets U.S. Air Force 2nd Lt. William Holmquist, 18th Logistics Readiness Squadron fuels operations officer, April 27, 2017, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. Leaders from the JASDF Air Staff College visited the 18th LRS petroleum, oils and lubricants flight to learn about the systems Kadena AB uses. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Lynette M. Rolen) Fueling relationships
Japan Air Self-Defense Force Col. Riichi Furugaki, JASDF Air Staff College director of education department, greets U.S. Air Force 2nd Lt. William Holmquist, 18th Logistics Readiness Squadron fuels operations officer, April 27, 2017, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. Leaders from the JASDF Air Staff College visited the 18th LRS petroleum, oils and
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