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Default Air Force Logo Managing your move
With peak permanent change of station season fast approaching, it's important for service members and their families to stay up-to-date on general shipping restrictions, as well as considerations unique to overseas locations like Okinawa.The best resource for PCS information is the Transportation Management Office."Our role in the PCS process is to
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2014
Rosalie Asuncion-Starr, Okinawa Enlisted Spouses Club president, surprises a U.S. Marine with a free gift card on Camp Foster, Japan, Dec. 19, 2013. The OESC donated $1,600 in cash and gift cards at installations throughout the island, paying for groceries, haircuts and meals to support active duty service members and their spouses. (Courtesy photo) OESC spreads holiday cheer through random acts of kindness
A woman peruses the aisles of Camp Foster's commissary with her daughter during the holiday season, pushing a cart full of groceries toward the checkout counter. Before entering the checkout line, she pulls her cart off to the side and begins to look through her check book register to ensure she has enough money. It doesn't really matter though;
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2014
The Cardin Hall dedication plaque sits refurbished near Bldg. 3382 on Kadena Air Base, Japan, Dec. 20, 2013. The 18th Operations Support Squadron rededicated the building Dec. 20 as a remembrance and renewed commitment to honor the sacrifices of Capt. Edwin Cardin, who perished during a mid-air collision in 1982. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Hailey R. Staker)

18th OSS remembers fallen pilot, rededicates building
The 18th Operations Support Squadron rededicated Cardin Hall, Bldg. 3382, Dec. 20 on Kadena Air Base, Japan, 30 years after it's initial naming. But, who was Cardin?In 1979, 18 F-15 Eagle aircraft flew from the United States to Okinawa, marking a historic day for the aircraft and the Air Force. Kadena Air Base became the first overseas location to
0 12/23
2013
Default Air Force Logo 12 tips for coping with stress, depression and the holidays
Stress and depression can ruin your holidays and affect your health. Seeking support, being realistic and planning ahead can help ward off stress and depression. For some people, the holidays bring unwelcome guests -- stress and depression. And it's no wonder. In an effort to pull off a perfect holiday, you might find yourself facing a dizzying
0 11/27
2013
U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Nathan Lilly, 18th Equipment Maintenance Squadron Nondestructive Inspection technician, checks an aircraft part for cracks at the NDI shop on Kadena Air Base, Japan, Nov. 5, 2013. NDI uses multimillion-dollar equipment including an X-ray machine and a special dye that glows under a black light to inspect the integrity of roughly 500 parts a month. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Maeson L. Elleman) NDI: 'We are the last say'
(Editor's note: This is the first feature article in a three-part series highlighting the Airmen and teams within the 18th Equipment Maintenance Squadron and how they are essential to the mission of Kadena Air Base and the stability of the Asia-Pacific region.)The Air Force heavily relies on inspections to ensure the safety of billions of
0 11/07
2013
U.S. Air Force Senior Master Sgt. Robert Miller, 909th Aircraft Maintenance Unit superintendant, embraces Tech. Sgt. Makoto Mizuguchi, a Japan Air Self-Defense medical technologist from Naha Hospital during the 14th annual Kadena Special Olympics on Kadena Air Base, Japan, Nov. 2, 2013.  Mizuguchi volunteered his medical ambulance services during the KSO event in the event of a medical emergency. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Amber E. N. Jacobs) Kadena senior NCO model of KSO volunteerism
As rain clouds began to dissipate and the sun began to shine, the sound of cheers could be heard blocks away from Kadena's Risner Fitness Center Nov. 2. The day had finally come--the 14th Annual Kadena Special Olympics was about to begin. Armed with a hand radio and a cell phone, Senior Master Sgt. Robert Miller, 909th Aircraft Maintenance Unit
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2013
Default Air Force Logo Kadena's 14 years of Special Olympics
Kadena has been hosting Special Olympics for more than a decade, bringing athletes, families and the community together annually.Nov. 2 will be the 14th Kadena Special Olympics where approximately 846 athletes, 500 artists, and 1,700 volunteers are anticipated to participate in a day dedicated to competition and special recognition.KSO was
0 10/30
2013
Shane Anderson, 18th Maintenance Group Air Force Engineering and Technical Services member, and Tech. Sgt. Hector Schunior, 961st Aircraft Maintenance Unit aircraft electrical and environmental technician, troubleshoot a generator of an E-3 Sentry Air Warning and Control System aircraft on Kadena Air Base, Japan, Oct. 24, 2013. During inclement weather, one of the two E-3 Sentry aircraft on island must be evacuated in order to protect the jet. The other AWACS aircraft is put in a hangar, unless the weather is forecasted to cause significant damage to the hangar, in which case the second aircraft will evacuate. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Hailey R. Davis) 18th OSS keeps aircraft safe during typhoon season
In the Pacific Theater, typhoons come and go between the months of May and November, causing aircraft to be evacuated to minimize damage and still support Kadena's mission. The 18th Operations Support Squadron works with other flying squadrons in order to coordinate locations and evacuation procedures for aircraft during inclement weather.
0 10/30
2013
Default Air Force Logo Energy Action Month: I am Air Force Energy
Summer has left and autumn has come, marking the beginning of the Air Force's Energy Action Month, "I am Air Force Energy." Similar to years prior, the Air Force is aiming to become more environmentally and economically efficient, each year improving from the last.Fuel and electricity now make up approximately 10 percent of the Air Force's budget
0 10/08
2013
Default Air Force Logo Fire Prevention Week: Prevent Kitchen Fires
Fire Prevention Week is observed nation-wide, as well as Pacific Air Forces, from Oct. 6-12.We all have busy schedules and many demands on our time. When cooking, these various demands can collide. How often have you been interrupted by a child, a pet or something else while cooking and had to step away from the stove for only a minute only to be
0 10/08
2013
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