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Default Air Force Logo Why is fluoride important to you?
Did you know that every time you eat or drink something, your teeth undergo a very complex process?Throughout the day, it is natural for your teeth to constantly mineralize and demineralize. You can think of this process as your enamel becoming harder or softer. Although this is a natural process, if demineralization is happening more frequently
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U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Casey Nunes, 733rd Air Mobility Squadron client systems administrator, troubleshoots an infrastructure issue within the squadron on Kadena Air Base, Japan, Sept. 24, 2014. As part of the 733rd AMS's mostly self-sufficient operation, there is a communications flight within them that handles any computer and network related issues. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airmen 1st Class Zackary A. Henry/Released) 733rd AMS: The combat readiness flight
(Editor's note: This is the third and final installment of a series on the 733rd Air Mobility Squadron.)With the responsibility of the entire squadron on their shoulders, the combat readiness flight plays a crucial role in the Kadena and Air Force mission.The combat readiness flight of the 733rd Air Mobility Squadron is responsible for all of the
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U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Nicholas Otos, 733rd Air Mobility Squadron avionics technician craftsman, marshals a C-17 Globemaster III into its spot on the flight line for inspection and servicing on Kadena Air Base, Japan, Sept. 9, 2014. The 733rd AMS aircraft maintenance unit maintains multiple airframes on Kadena to ensure aircraft are mission ready at all times. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Zackary A. Henry) Kadena's 733rd: The maintenance section
(Editor's note: This is the first installment of a three-part series on the 733rd Air Mobility Squadron.)Maintainers are a crucial part of the Air Force, working long days and nights in every type of weather imaginable to make sure all of the aircraft are always mission ready. The 733rd Air Mobility Squadron manage all passengers and cargo
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Default Air Force Logo Beautiful pain: A Kadena Airman's story of resiliency
We all have dreams when we are younger, whether that is going to space or going back to college, they take hard work and dedication. For Staff Sgt. John D. Music, 18th Maintenance Group, maintenance operations center board controller, his dream was to run across the Golden Gate Bridge. Fifteen years later, he realized that dream as he crossed the
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U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Jonathan Corbitt, 18th Component Maintenance Squadron avionics team leader, stains a piece of wood in preparation for engraving on Kadena Air Base, Japan, June 12, 2014. Corbitt has been working with wood for about 15 years, and held a job remodeling homes before enlisting into the Air Force. He said working on creative, constructive projects is a relaxing hobby he has always enjoyed. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Zade C. Vadnais) CMS NCO gets creative
Enlisting in the Air Force and being thrust into a job with little hands-on experience is a familiar situation to most Airmen today. Although there are plenty of opportunities for Airmen to pursue their interests, not everyone is able to incorporate their passions into their day-to-day work.However, Staff Sgt. Jonathan Corbitt, 18th Component
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U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Marques Bones, 18th Operations Support Squadron aircrew flight equipment specialist, inspects parachute cords for an Advanced Concept Ejection Seat II on Kadena Air Base, Japan, May 21, 2014. The parachute is designed to provide safe escape at aircraft speeds from zero to 600 knots. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Marcus Morris) 18th OSS AFE understands 'gravity' of parachutes
A pararescueman leaps out of the aircraft intent on saving a life. He pulls the cord knowing the parachute will open and allow him to land safely.Every day people rely on lifesaving equipment to function properly with little time to sit and wonder what will happen if it fails.The Airmen from the 18th Operations Support Squadron Aircrew Flight
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Members of the Kadena Air Base Honor Guard prepare to present the U.S., Japanese and Air Force flags during a retirement ceremony on Kadena Air Base, Japan, May 16, 2014. The honor guard is an all-volunteer duty that allows Airmen to show dignity and respect to service members and the nation. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Maeson L. Elleman) Kadena Honor Guard: Professional, respectful
"Forward HARCH!" *chrrrrick, click, click, click, click* They march out on to the stage with their perfectly shined shoes, silver lining of the ceremonial dress blues running up their body. On stage with their faces stone-cold, eyes staring straight ahead from underneath the black visor of their blue uniform cap and everyone in attendance is
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Members of the Kadena women’s dragon boat team learn to row their boat in unison during a practice session in Naha City, Okinawa, Japan, April 12, 2014. The team’s coach, Comica Middleton, bangs a metal drum at an even tempo to keep the team members in sync. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Zade C. Vadnais)  Kadena dragon boat racers make friends, build confidence
Thirty-two people aboard a beautifully carved boat move in unison to the tempo set by a mallet striking a metal drum. Each time the drum sounds its command, two straight rows of people dig their oars into the water and pull backward with all their might. They are exhausted, they are wet and they are giving it all they've got.They are the Kadena men
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Default Air Force Logo Kadena’s Force Support Squadron wins three Air Force annual awards
The 18th Force Support Squadron was recently honored with three Air Force Manpower, Personnel and Services annual awards.First, the Kadena Aero Club and Flight Training Center claimed the 2013 Air Force Aero Club Program of the Year award. Kadena's Aero Club is the only Federal Aviation Administration certified testing facility in Japan. They boast
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U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Ralph Rodriguez, 18th Security Forces Squadron military working dog handler, marches with his MWD, Dax, during obedience training on Kadena Air Base, Japan, March 28, 2014. Dax, one of three dogs from Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas, came to Kadena in September 2013 and was recently certified as a military working dog after seven months of training with Rodriguez. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Hailey R. Staker) MWD: the road to certification
A military working dog and his handler walk out onto the field after being instructed to perform two lefts, two rights, two about faces and two halts while marching. The handler commands his dog to sit, lie down, sit back up and stay, then walks away and repeats the commands. He commands the dog to heel and the 2-year-old, 90-pound German Shepherd
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