Feature Search

Features

Feature Comments Updated
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 ... 11
Kenichi Shimajiri, 18th Civil Engineer Squadron fire inspector, stands in front of a fire truck July 27, 2016, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. Shimajiri was a firefighter for 23 years at Kadena before becoming a fire inspector. As a fire inspector, Shimajiri is responsible for ensuring buildings are free of fire hazards. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Lynette M. Rolen) Rising up
Kenichi Shimajiri, 18th Civil Engineer Squadron fire inspector, rose in the ranks from the role of a firefighter to 18th CES fire inspector.
0 7/28
2016
Default Air Force Logo What happens when someone is accused of sexual assault?
U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Albert Perez Oyola, 18th Wing Legal Office NCO in charge of Military Justice talks about the steps involved in a sexual assault case.What is the first thing that happens when someone gets accused of sexual assault?The Air Force Office of Special Investigations initiates a full investigation on the sexual assault
0 5/16
2016
U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Michael Williams, 18th Component Maintenance Squadron test, measurement and diagnostic equipment technician, calibrates a micrometer May 10, 2016, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. Micrometers are used to measure small linear distances with great precision and are used by TMDE technicians to calibrate equipment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Omari Bernard) Exercising Precision: 18th CMS TMDE sets the standard
Does it matter if a wrench is used at 69 or 89 degrees Fahrenheit?To the Airmen of the 18th Component Maintenance Squadron precision measurement equipment laboratory, it does; it's the difference between mission success and mission failure. By calibrating and repairing measurement and diagnostic equipment, the shop's mission is to provide customers
0 5/15
2016
U.S Air Force Airman 1st Class Jeremy Tarrats, 18th Security Forces Squadron patrolman, practices clearing his M4 carbine during a combat arms training and maintenance course April 28, 2016, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. The CATM training course prepares members for real-world deployments across the globe. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Benjamin Sutton) Shots Fired! CATM trains Defenders for deployments
Wearing flack vests and helmets, adrenaline pulsing through their bodies, security forces Airmen concentrated on one thing: firing multiple rounds directly into the target as quickly and accurately as possible.One day their life, or the life of a fellow Airman, may depend on these warfighting reflexes."Our main responsibility is to safely qualify
0 5/05
2016
Wingman Day is scheduled for Oct. 2, on Kadena Air Base, Japan, as an opportunity for Airmen to step outside of their day-to-day work environment and focus on team-building exercises. Wingman Day encourages Comprehensive Airmen Fitness, enhancing resiliency skills with group activities to promote physical, mental, social and spiritual fitness. (U.S. Air Force illustration/Senior Airman John Linzmeier) Victim advocates: standing by 24/7
To say the least, the road to recovery from a sexual assault can seem like an unsurpassable burden for the victim.Not only are survivors left feeling violated, frightened and damaged from the attack, but the support process can seem daunting as well. In order to guide them through the helping agencies that are there to aid them after an assault,
0 4/29
2016
U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class William Leonard, 18th Logistics Readiness Squadron vehicle mechanic, performs a ball joint replacement in the special vehicles shop April 14, 2016, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. The 18th LRS is the largest LRS in the Air Force and is composed of 757 authorized personnel. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Nick Emerick)) Air Force special purpose vehicle maintenance helps keep birds in the sky
The special purpose vehicles shop on Kadena Air Base is responsible for vehicles that help put planes in the air."We deal a lot in flight line vehicles; like aircraft towing vehicles, anything big with hydraulics, we work on it," said Staff Sgt. Randy Johnson, the assistant NCO in charge of the special vehicle maintenance shop with the 18th
0 4/27
2016
U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Rena Bissett, 18th Security Forces Squadron Military Working Dog handler, pets her MWD, Judi, April 13, 2016, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. Bissett and Judi have been working together for almost one year, and have already formed a deep bond. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Lynette M. Rolen) 18th SFS works hand-in-paw for defense of Kadena
Military Working Dog handlers play a critical part in the defense of Kadena.This defense can only be maintained when there is a healthy relationship between a MWD handler and their dog.The mission is accomplished through teamwork and the bond between a handler and their MWD."Without that bond, you're not going to have a good dog team," said Staff
0 4/13
2016
U.S. Air Force 1st Lt. Brittany Trimble, 36th Fighter Squadron pilot, plugs her air flight crew equipment into an F-16 Fighting Falcon before takeoff, Feb. 15, 2016, at Korat Royal Thai Air Force Base, Thailand. Women were first allowed to enter pilot training in 1976 and in 1993 women were finally authorized to enter fighter pilot training. Trimble is one of only 676 female pilots who serve in the U.S. Air Force. There are 12,823 pilots Air Force wide. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Amber E. Jacobs) Women's History Month spotlight: 1st Lt. Brittany Trimble
Started in 1987, Women's History Month is a time not only where we celebrate female role models and historical figures, but it is also a time where we honor women in public service and government who have inspired those around them.Sir Arthur Kent once said, "The course of human history is determined, not by what happens in the skies, but by what
0 3/23
2016
Lisa Vinacco is recognized as Kadena’s Key Spouse of the Year for 2015. Vinacco received the Kadena Key Spouse of the Year award for her unwavering dedication to the mission and families of the 18th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron. (Courtesy Photo) Kadena recognizes outstanding spouse
Lisa Vinacco has a busy schedule. Balancing a life filled with appointments, teaching, and family time is vital to maintaining normalcy despite the strain of military life overseas.Vinacco, the 2015 Kadena Key Spouse of the Year, represents another milestone in the long line of military mothers and spouses who balance a multitude of tasks,
0 3/23
2016
Eight things that Kadena pet owners should know about their pets regarding the Noncombatant Evacuation Operation process.  (U.S. Air Force graphic by Naoko Shimoji) Eight things you should know to have your pets ready for evacuation
U.S. Army Capt. Tricia Culbertson, Military Working Dog Officer in charge of the Okinawan Veterinarian Activity, answers eight questions that Kadena pet owners should know about their pets regarding the Noncombatant Evacuation Operation process.1. What are the requirements for pets in order to get off the island?In a NEO environment, all our pets
0 3/16
2016
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 ... 11
RSS