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  • Minimal ground time, maximum refueling

    Kadena Air Base Airmen performed hot-pit refueling operations on a KC-135 Stratotanker assigned to the 6th Air Refueling Wing, June 28, 2022. Hot-pit refueling allows the aircraft to keep its engines running while receiving fuel, which minimizes ground time and ensures the mission will continue with

  • 33rd RQS lands at sea

    The 33rd Rescue Squadron conducted training operations with a US Navy Vessel, June 17, 2022. This training enhanced the SMAs and pilots ability to land on naval vessels in case rescue operations occur at sea.

  • A reason to smile: 18th DS keeps PACAF mission ready

    18th Dental Squadron dental laboratory technicians fabricate partial dentures and crowns for patients at Kadena Air Base, Japan, June 22, 2022. The 18th DS dental laboratory services 44 installations within the Indo-Pacific Command, ensuring mission readiness for service members assigned to

  • Fly like an Eagle

    44th Fighter Squadron F-15C Eagles refuel with a 909th Air Refueling Squadron KC-135 Stratotanker over the Pacific. Kadena's Airmen conduct operations in the Pacific region to maintain a free and open Indo-Pacific.

  • An Eagle's View of In-Air Refueling

    Team Kadena is committed to providing world class support to enable a range of U.S. operations and exercises to strengthen regional alliances and partnerships, as well as U.S. forces’ readiness to respond when called upon.

  • How Kadena keeps its Eagles flying

    Airmen from the 18th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron prepare an F-15 Eagle for a hot-pit refueling at Kadena Air Base, Japan, June 14, 2022. Airmen from the 44th AMU, 18th Logistics Readiness Squadron and 67th AMU worked in unison to complete hot-pit refueling for several F-15s, ensuring Kadena’s

  • 909th fuels the Raptors

    The199th Fighter Squadron F-22A Raptors conducted aerial refueling with the 909th Air Refueling Squadron KC-135 Stratotanker over the East China Sea June 8, 2022. The 199th FS conducted agile combat employment operation in the Pacific to strengthen the readiness and interoperability needed to defend

  • 18th CPTS wins PACAF FMA of the year award

    Continually proving themselves to be hard chargers throughout the 2021 fiscal year; the 18th Comptroller Squadron financial analysis flight has been awarded the PACAF FMA of the year award in acknowledgement of their hard work.

  • U.S. Air Force, JASDF forces develop new skills with ACE

    U.S. Air Force Airmen and Japan Air Self-Defense Force Master Sgt. Kego Aiba learn several different procedures during an Agile Combat Employment course at Kadena Air Base, Japan, May 17, 2022. The ACE course is designed to train multi-capable Airmen to be able to complete tasks that are outside of

  • Sniffing out danger at Okuma

    Members of the 18th Security Forces Squadron military working dog unit performed a simulated mission at Okuma Beach, Japan, May 6, 2022. The exercise at Okuma allowed the MWD handlers and their dogs to practice their search procedures in an unfamiliar environment, gauging the capabilities teams have

  • Day and Night, rain or shine: DAGREs fast rope into action

    U.S. Air Force 353rd Special Operations Support Squadron Deployed Aircraft Ground Response Element team members conducted fast-rope training with the 33rd Rescue squadron at Kadena Air Base, Japan, May 16, 2022. This training started with controlled fast roping operations in a rappel tower,