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Default Air Force Logo Season’s Greetings from COMPACAF
Gillian and I are happy to be stationed in the Pacific theater once again, celebrating the holiday season alongside the rest of our PACAF family.While this is a time of celebration, we want to shift our focus from celebrating 'with' our families to actually celebrating them. Quite often, mission requirements force us to make sacrifices throughout
0 12/03
2012
Default Air Force Logo Thanksgiving message from 18th Wing Commander
Thanksgiving is a perfect time to pause, reflect, and count our many blessings. As I reflect back on 2012 and look forward to 2013, I'm mindful of how my family, my friends, and my work mates have touched my life and blessed me through intangible and eternal ways. I'm also grateful and proud to be called a citizen of the Land of the Free and the
0 11/22
2012
Default Air Force Logo Veterans Day Commentary from COMPACAF
The eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month marks a monumental time in the history of mankind. On that day, November 11, 1918, an armistice went into effect between the Allied Forces and Germany, effectively marking an end of hostilities in the First World War.President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed November 11, 1919, as the first
0 11/08
2012
Default Air Force Logo Veterans Day: Reflecting on a proud legacy
As we reflect on our heritage this Veterans Day, let us remember with great pride the achievements our service members have made and honor their many sacrifices. It is our Armed Forces that carry the great burden and responsibility of defending the nation and our allies, and we do it with honor and unyielding courage.On November 11th, 1918,
0 11/08
2012
Default Air Force Logo Kadena Leadership Pathways - calling all leaders
Kadena Warriors! Are you ready to lead? I challenge each Airman, civilian, and family member to be proactive and sign up for leadership and resiliency courses offered under the new Kadena Leadership Pathways program. These courses can help you be a more effective leader, no matter who you are or what position you hold.The KLP program links helping
0 10/09
2012
Default Air Force Logo Could Kid Rock have gotten it right?
There is certainly no shortage of opinions regarding morality, but certain moral truths are so self-evident that even a hard-partying, rock star can recognize and use them to entertain and sell music. Is it possible that someone as seemingly shallow as Kid Rock could get it right about something as deep as the moral essence of life? If so, is it
0 10/02
2012
Minayo Tsuhako (right), a Kadena Language Institute student, takes a photo of Yui Makawa (left), also a KLI student, during her internship at the 18th Wing Public Affairs office on Kadena Air Base, Japan, Sept. 4, 2012. Tsuhako is part of the KLI internship program which gives members of the class a chance to work at places around Kadena for a month in preparation for attending schools abroad. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Brooke P. Beers) KLI internship builds vocabulary, friendships
I've been to U.S. military bases many times before, but this was the first time I had an opportunity to work with military members on base.I was nervous doing everything at first, but everyone was very kind to me so I got used to working there quickly. I worked at the 18th Wing Public Affairs office as one of the nine interns from Kadena Language
0 9/24
2012
Default Air Force Logo Wing commander delivers Labor Day message
Team Kadena,Labor Day weekend is iconic in that it signifies the end of summer, the flood of yellow school buses and the "beginning of the end" of the oppressive heat cycle. With the more tolerable temperatures and the close of our "critical days of summer" awareness campaign, unsurprisingly we typically see an increase in accidents and
0 8/28
2012
Default Air Force Logo My job is prosecuting sexual assault
Here's a simple truth...sexual offenders reject our core values of integrity, service and excellence, in favor of following their own base, undisciplined, criminal desires. Most sexual assaults committed by Airmen are "blue on blue," or Airmen victimizing other Airmen. So in addition to rejecting our core values, these undisciplined Airmen reject
0 8/15
2012
First sergeants art They call me 'Shirt'
In the pantheon of NCOs, the first sergeant or "Shirt" can easily lay claim to the status of "hardest working and most versatile" of all sergeants in the U.S. Air Force.The concept of the first sergeant in the U.S. Armed Services started with General Baron Von Steubon. Von Steubon's background with the Prussian Army made him the ideal candidate for
0 7/23
2012
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