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About Kadena

Kadena Air Base is the hub of airpower in the Pacific, and home to the 18th Wing and a variety of associate units. Together they form "Team Kadena" -- a world-class combat team ready to fight and win from the Keystone of the Pacific. 

Nearly 18,000 Americans and more than 4,000 Japanese employees and contractors make up Team Kadena. The base's estimated economic impact upon Okinawa's economy is more than $700 million annually.

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We all come from different backgrounds. We all have our own stories. We all had our stories intertwine here, in basic training. Remember where we come from and why we are here. Check out this video, #TeamKadena, and be proud of what you have become.
The only constant is change. Check out some of the changes with AFI 36-2903.
Check out the ceremony that kicked off when Kadena invited some of their #Okinawan #Neighbors to open a new medical logistics building. #TLAMMP
Did you know that you can play hockey on Okinawa? Service members and civilians of all four branches of the U.S. military played against Team Okinawa during the Haebaru Tournament last Sunday at the Southern Hills Ice Arena in Haebaru Town. Team Okinawa proved skill and speed can overcome sheer size and power with an 11-2 victory over the Sniperz. For more information about ice skating and hockey, contact military liaisons Patrick Baker at patrick.j.baker44.mil@mail.mil, or Marvin Floer at marvin.f.floer.mil@mail.mil. 沖縄でアイスホッケーができるって知ってました?先週の日曜日、南風原町にあるサザンヒルアイスリンクで南風原トーナメントが開催され、地元沖縄チームと米軍チーム「スナイパーズ」(四軍の軍人と民間人で構成)が試合を行いました。米軍チームは体格が大きくて筋力はありましたが、沖縄チームのテクニックとスピードに圧倒されました。結果は沖縄チームが11-2で勝利。アイススケートおよびアイスホッケーに関してのご質問は米軍の調整係パトリック・ベイカー(patrick.j.baker44.mil@mail.mil)またはフロアー・マービン(marvin.f.floer.mil@mail.mil)までお問い合わせください。
The Kadena Language Institute hosted its 21st annual English Contest for elementary and junior high school students. Col. Thang Doan, 18th MSG commander, attended as one of the judges. We would like to thank all the KLI leaders, staff and students for continuing friendship with Team Kadena. 嘉手納外語塾主催による、小中学生を対象にした 「第21回嘉手納町英語コンテスト」が開催されました。第18任務支援群司令官、サング・ドーン大佐が審査員の一人として参加しました。嘉手納外語塾の塾頭をはじめ、スタッフ、生徒の皆さんのチームカデナへの継続的な友情に感謝します。
PTSD is a mental disdorder that affects almost 70,000 of our nations troops and is growing everyday. If you think you or someone you know might have PTSD don't be afraid to speak up. #TeamKadena
For our #TBT, we get a history lesson. Big thanks to the amazing Wing Historians.
Okinawa is seasonal TCCOR 4 as of July 11 at 0630L. Sustained destructive winds greater than 50 knots or gusts greater than 60 knots are possible within 72 hours. Check the Joint Typhoon Warning Center at <a href="http://www.metoc.navy.mil/jtwc/jtwc.html" target="_blank"><a href="http://www.metoc.navy.mil/jtwc/jtwc.html</a> and Shogun Weather at <a href="http://www.kadena.af.mil/Agencies/Local-Weather/" target="_blank">http://www.kadena.af.mil/Agencies/Local-Weather/</a> for the latest weather updates. The Kadena Typhoon Guide is available as a link on the Shogun Weather page for specific actions to be followed in TCCOR 4." target="_blank">http://www.metoc.navy.mil/jtwc/jtwc.html</a> and Shogun Weather at <a href="http://www.kadena.af.mil/Agencies/Local-Weather/" target="_blank">http://www.kadena.af.mil/Agencies/Local-Weather/</a> for the latest weather updates. The Kadena Typhoon Guide is available as a link on the Shogun Weather page for specific actions to be followed in TCCOR 4.</a>
Don&#39;t live in the past... The Kadena Connect App has all of the information you need to stay informed about the weather, sea conditions and just about everything else #TeamKadena related. Check it out for yourself!
Okinawa is TCCOR All Clear as of July 10 at 1828L. The storm is over and not forecast to return. Check the Joint Typhoon Warning Center at http://www.kadena.af.mil/Agencies/Local-Weather/ for the latest weather updates. The Kadena Typhoon Guide is available as a link on the Shogun Weather page for specific actions to be followed in TCCOR All Clear." target="_blank">http://www.metoc.navy.mil/jtwc/jtwc.html and Shogun Weather at http://www.kadena.af.mil/Agencies/Local-Weather/ for the latest weather updates. The Kadena Typhoon Guide is available as a link on the Shogun Weather page for specific actions to be followed in TCCOR All Clear.
Okinawa is TCCOR Storm Watch as of July 10 at 1525L. Recovery actions are complete. Strong winds are still possible due to the proximity of the tropical cyclone and personnel should exercise caution while outdoors. Personnel may return to work as directed by their Unit Commanders. Check the Joint Typhoon Warning Center at http://www.kadena.af.mil/Agencies/Local-Weather/ for the latest weather updates. The Kadena Typhoon Guide is available as a link on the Shogun Weather page for specific actions to be followed in TCCOR Storm Watch." target="_blank">http://www.metoc.navy.mil/jtwc/jtwc.html and Shogun Weather at http://www.kadena.af.mil/Agencies/Local-Weather/ for the latest weather updates. The Kadena Typhoon Guide is available as a link on the Shogun Weather page for specific actions to be followed in TCCOR Storm Watch.
Okinawa is TCCOR 1R as of July 10 at 1400L. All personnel except for designated recovery crews should remain in their residences while damage assessment and cleanup to mitigate risks to personnel safety is accomplished. Sustained destructive winds greater than 50 knots or gusts greater than 60 knots have subsided and are no longer forecasted to occur. Sustained high winds of 35-49 knots may still be occurring. Depending upon weather conditions, a move from 1R to either TCCOR Storm Watch or All Clear will indicate recovery actions are complete. Check the Joint Typhoon Warning Center at http://www.kadena.af.mil/Agencies/Local-Weather/ for the latest weather updates. The Kadena Typhoon Guide is available as a link on the Shogun Weather page for specific actions to be followed in TCCOR 1R." target="_blank">http://www.metoc.navy.mil/jtwc/jtwc.html and Shogun Weather at http://www.kadena.af.mil/Agencies/Local-Weather/ for the latest weather updates. The Kadena Typhoon Guide is available as a link on the Shogun Weather page for specific actions to be followed in TCCOR 1R.
This #TeamKadena Honor Guardsman shares his approach to leading a team of dedicated individuals while improving himself in the process. Check out the video below to see the embodiment of the Air Force core value of Service Before Self.
Okinawa is TCCOR 1C as of July 10 at 0500L. Sustained strong winds of 35-49 knots are occurring and are forecasted to increase to sustained destructive winds greater than 50 knots or gusts greater than 60 knots. Check the Joint Typhoon Warning Center at http://www.kadena.af.mil/Agencies/Local-Weather/ for the latest weather updates. The Kadena Typhoon Guide is available as a link on the Shogun Weather page for specific actions to be followed in TCCOR 1C." target="_blank">http://www.metoc.navy.mil/jtwc/jtwc.html and Shogun Weather at http://www.kadena.af.mil/Agencies/Local-Weather/ for the latest weather updates. The Kadena Typhoon Guide is available as a link on the Shogun Weather page for specific actions to be followed in TCCOR 1C.
#TeamKadena is proud & honored to be trusted with assuring a Free & Open Indo-Pacific. #lethality #Airpowerhttps://t.co/XwnohJs69e
#TeamKadena was honored & proud to be a part of this historic moment. #FriendsPartnersAllies #USPhilippinesAlliance https://t.co/UAX8WWYFJp
Three of #TeamKadena’s finest were interviewed about their experiences while participating in #CopeIndia2018!!… https://t.co/Ip3J1DXANx
#USFJ has ended its search & rescue effort today. Our thoughts and prayers are with all those involved. Full pr… https://t.co/cBqiWcxcMb
Here’s some news to cheer everyone up on a rainy Tuesday. #TeamKadena representing in the @PACAF #WeekInPhotos!!! P… https://t.co/FXj7S1KNwx
#USFJ commander, Lt Gen Jerry Martinez provides an update below. #AlliesAndPartners https://t.co/Y6PbK8V8Zt
With members of #TeamKadena currently participating in #CopeIndia2018 it only makes sense to read what the #SecDefhttps://t.co/qRaCTTfROq
A hero’s welcome yesterday at #ReganAirport for #WWII veterans for a #PearlHarbor Remembrance #HonorFlight. Members… https://t.co/LrgJEmOW2l
#TeamKadena members participating in #CopeIndia2018 had an opportunity to meet Chief of the Air Staff, Air Chief Ma… https://t.co/lxwdiiE2fR
Great information from #GenDunford here. #TeamKadena stands at the forefront of IndoPacific #powerprojection & meet… https://t.co/TFdig0M6C6
Our thoughts and prayers to everyone involved. https://t.co/r2QZBd6fOl
In response to the situation, #TeamKadena sent Special Operators to assist w/rescue operations. Huge thank you to t… https://t.co/MHY0kFELQh
Interested in #CopeIndia2018?? @IAF_MCC Air Commodore JS Mann discusses the various #PartnersAndAllies, #Mission pl… https://t.co/UMG3NY0d3Z
#TeamKadena’s very own #67FS #CC spoke briefly to @IAF_MCC about participating in #CopeIndia2018 & how #vital the… https://t.co/TvMURVIIfu
Three #TeamKadena members spoke to the @IAF_MCC for a video about #CopeIndia2018! The #exercise is underway &… https://t.co/ZBbA9sA8mT
Looks like the #TeamKadena #ZZ tails have landed at #CopeIndia2018 & are preparing for #missions supporting our… https://t.co/dZ2loxWLUZ
Straight from the Boss, #SecDef Mattis stated the #NationalDefenseStrategy’s first line of effort: #lethality That’… https://t.co/fYJ6dg7PJ3
“We will miss him, but at the going down of the day, his example will long guide our Sailors, Soldiers, Airmen and… https://t.co/3bjBpUmTPZ