Team Kadena Group Commanders:
Col. Taylor T. Ferrell - 18th Operations Group
Col. Jason P. Kane - 18th Mission Support Group
Col. William F. Ray - 18th Maintenance Group
Col. Jay W. Veeder - 18th Medical Group
Col. Michael E. Klapmeyer - 18th Civil Engineer Group
Col. Michael Thomas - 353rd Special Operations Group
The 18th Wing delivers decisive air and cyberspace capabilities, any time, in support of U.S. interests, the defense of Japan, and peace and stability throughout the Indo-Pacific. Our wing accomplishes this mission through: innovative, ready, resilient Airmen; strong relationships with allies and partners; and a world-class strategic forward base.
A premier team of Airmen ensuring peace in the Indo-Pacific
18th Wing Lines of Effort
1. Deliver decisive air and cyberspace capabilities.
2. Develop innovative, ready and resilient Airmen.
3. Cultivate strong relationships with allies and partners.
4. Ensure a world-class strategic forward base.
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