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  • AEIS Assemble! Kadena Schools Celebrate Month of the Military Child

    Students, teachers and parents attend a Month of the Military Child assembly April 15, 2019, at the Amelia Earhart Intermediate School on Kadena Air Base, Japan. April is designated as the Month of the Military Child and is a time to honor the sacrifices made by military families worldwide. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Omari Bernard)
  • PACAF EOD tech to compete for top Air Force level award

    KADENA AIR BASE, Japan - Tech. Sgt. Bryan Woiewucki, 18th Civil Engineer Squadron Explosive Ordnance Disposal flight NCO in-charge of training, begins his morning the same way as many Airmen: P.T., breakfast and a morning meeting. However, Tuesday, April 2, would turn out to be different.
  • ADFA visits KAB, learns about the Battle of Okinawa

    KADENA AIR BASE, Japan – Fifteen members from the Australian Defence Force Academy recently spent time here learning about the 18th Wing’s capabilities and visiting historical sites.
  • PME builds a stronger fighting force

    Members of Team Kadena's noncommissioned officer corps came together for a week of Professional Military Education learning and training April 1-5, 2019. These NCOs had the unique opportunity to speak with U.S. Air Force Command Chief Master Sgt. Rick Winegardner, U.S. Forces Japan Command Senior Enlisted Leader, about the future of warfighting across the Pacific and how it will include U.S. servicemembers from all branches.
  • Fly like an Eagle

    An F-15C Eagle takes off from Kadena Air Base, Japan, April 3, 2019. The F-15 Eagle is an all-weather, maneuverable, tactical fighter designed to permit the Air Force to gain and maintain air supremacy over the battlefield. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Matthew Seefeldt)
  • 5th Air Force, USFJ Commander visits Team Kadena

    U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Case A. Cunningham, 18th Wing commander, salutes as Lt. Gen. Kevin Schneider, U.S. Forces Japan and Fifth Air Force commander, arrives April 4, 2019, to Kadena Air Base, Japan. Schneider visited Team Kadena to learn about and assess the operational readiness of Kadena’s forces and continued role in the South East
  • Fire Fighters Train to Save the Day

    A P-23 aircraft rescue and firefighting crash truck sprays water on a training aircraft during a training exercise, Apr. 3, 2019, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. The P-23 Crash Truck is a larger version of the P-19 ARFF truck and has a larger fire suppression agent capacity. It is primarily assigned at transport, bomber, depot and cargo aircraft bases.
  • Keystone of Innovation

    Since its inception years ago, virtual reality has provided ways to relax, have fun, and is a great way to learn or train in a controlled environment. Now, the 18th Maintenance Group has a new VR training matrix and is currently developing and reinforcing job tasks for maintainers across three separate airframes.
  • Locked and loaded

    Members of the Japan Air Self-Defense Force and U.S. Air Force Airmen from the 18th Wing at Kadena Air Base, Japan, pose for a photo during bilateral weapons training March 11, 2019, at Naha Air Base, Japan. The training opens up suggestions for improving and standardizing weapons loading and unloading procedures, and boosts understanding from both
  • JASDF Cadets visit Team Kadena

    Japan Air Self-Defense Force Air Officer Candidate School cadets and instructors attend an 18th Wing mission brief at the 18th Operations Support Squadron Feb. 28, 2019, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. During their tour, the cadets gained a better understanding of the operations and mission of the 18th Wing on Okinawa. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff
  • Kadena Airmen put out local fire

    Two aircraft recovery Airmen from the 18th Equipment Maintenance Squadron put out a local sugar mill fire Jan 11, 2019 in Uruma, Japan.
  • Out with the old, In with the new

    Brig. Gen. Case A. Cunningham, 18th Wing commander, presented a check for $2,500 to the 2018 Shogun Spark Tank winners for their contingency lodging application, LodgeNET, on Feb. 11, 2019 at Kadena Air Base, Japan.
  • Eagle eyes on engine bay

    U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Nathaniel West, 18th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief, cleans an F-15 Eagle engine bay compartment, Jan. 18, 2019, on Kadena Air Base, Japan. The F-15 Eagle is powered by two turbofan engines that are capable of producing 23,450 pounds of thrust per engine. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Micaiah
  • 2019 Air Force Biomedical Sciences Corps Week

    Across the Air Force Airmen in the biomedical sciences corps dedicate countless hours to ensure the health and welfare of the force. To recognize their accomplishments and raise awareness for these unsung heroes the Air Force has dedicated the week of Jan. 28 through Feb. 1, 2019, as the U.S. Air Force Biomedical Sciences Corps Week.
  • Naha and Kadena Airmen foster goodwill at 2018 JAAGA Awards

    U.S. Air Force 1st Lt. Antoinio Arnold, 18th Operation Support Squadron chief of intel readiness, delivers a speech in Japanese during the 2018 JAAGA Awards Ceremony January 31, 2019, at Naha Air Base, Japan. Arnold was recognized for his outstanding skills in a Japan-U.S. defense conference, the Bilateral Leadership Officer Group and the