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  • AGE Specialists ensure Kadena's aircrafts ready for flight

    Aerospace Ground Equipment personnel are responsible for providing and maintaining these essential maintenance support capabilities.
  • Missouri Airmen conduct annual field training at KAB

    The 139th Logistics Readiness Squadron from Rosecrans Air National Guard Base, Missouri, conducted aerial port freight operations training in conjunction with the 733rd Air Mobility Squadron, at Kadena Air Base, Japan June 12, 2019.
  • Crew Chief of the Year

    Crew chiefs direct aircraft maintenance crews and ensure that all inspections and maintenance procedures are performed correctly and safely.
  • 18th EMS Airmen take care of Kadena Aircraft's tires

    Aircraft tires must be periodically replaced so the wheel and tire shop takes those wheels, inspects and washes them so they can be reused.
  • NICU Transportation Course

    U.S. Air Force 1st Lt. Mackenzie Antley, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit nurse assigned to the 18th Medical Operations Squadron, discusses vital signs during a NICU transportation course June 5, 2019, on Kadena Air Base, Japan. The NICU transportation course goes over the roles and responsibilities necessary when transporting an infant patient, what
  • 18th EMS works phase inspection

    Crew chiefs are responsible for ensuring every part of the jet is in safe, working order.
  • Heavy Metal

    U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Adam Decker, south aerospace ground equipment section chief assigned to the 18th Equipment Maintenance Squadron, demonstrates how to use the hydraulic test stand during a bilateral training exercise with the Japan Air Self-Defense Force May 23, 2019, on Kadena Air Base, Japan. This bilateral training exercise focused on
  • Okinawa Snake Safety 101

    A Taiwanese Habu Snake, or Protobothrops Mucrosquamatus, watches onlookers from the corner of a terrarium at the Entomology Pest Management Section, June 5, 2019, At Kadena Air Base, Japan. The Taiwanese Habu snake is an invasive species that is not only harmful to the ecosystem, but also venomous and poses a danger to humans on the island. (U.S.
  • Crew Chief Ceremony

    Airmen from the 44th and 67th fighter squadron recite the dedicated crew chief’s creed. Along with the responsibility of being assigned to a specific aircraft comes the time-honored tradition of painting the dedicated crew chief’s name on the side of the aircraft.
  • Kadena Eagles Fly High

    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.
  • ISO dock provides Kadena’s air mission

    Maintainers from the 18th Maintenance Group inspect a KC-135 Stratotanker during an isochronal inspection at Kadena Air Base, Japan, May 22, 2019. During the inspections, aircraft maintainers look for and repair problems in every system, from nose to tail and wing-tip to wing-tip.
  • Japanese, U.S. Teachers Boost Bilateral Future

    Team Kadena middle school staff shared activity-driven English lessons to Okinawa elementary teachers in support of the Foreign Language Initiative at the Ryukyu Middle School (RMS) May 24, 2019. Dr. Tracy Rice, regional English Language Coordinator, developed the “We Can!” training program in support of the Department of Defense Educational Activities (DoDEA) role in the bilateral agreement, enabling RMS to host training for local Okinawa teachers.
  • Allied Airmen are a Powerful Weapon

    Japan Air Self-Defense Force members watch a load demonstration during the first bilateral weapons load exchange between Kadena Air Base and the JASDF, May 23, 2019. The goal of the training is to accurately and safely load munitions while strengthening the U.S.-Japan alliance in order to secure a free-and-open Indo-Pacific. (U.S. Air Force photo
  • Team Kadena bids farewell to Col. Richard C. Tanner

    Team Kadena bids farewell to U.S. Air Force Col. Richard C. Tanner, 18th Wing vice commander, at Kadena Air Base, Japan, May 29, 2019.
  • Falcons and Eagles soar over Alaska during Northern Edge 2019

    With participants and assets from the U.S Air Force, Marine Corps and Navy, Northern Edge is Alaska’s premier joint-training exercise designed to practice operations and enhanced interoperability among the services.
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