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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
Surgeon General of the Air Force visits Team Kadena
U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Dorothy Hogg, Air Force Surgeon General, speaks during an all call with the 18th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron and the 18th Medical Group at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Jan. 24, 2019. During her visit Hogg stressed the importance of readiness and innovation as the way forward for military medicine. (U.S. Air Force photo by
Building bonds and breaking bread
Team Kadena recently hosted the 2018 Japanese Air Self-Defense Force Bilateral Exchange at Kadena Air Base, Japan. The exchange consisted of JASDF, U.S. Air Force and Army members coming together for 10 days of workplace and cultural integration.
Kadena Eagles Soar Over East China Sea
F-15C Eagles fly in formation over the East China Sea Dec. 11, 2018, during a routine training exercise out of Kadena Air Base, Japan. Both the 44th and 67th Fighter Squadrons at Kadena AB play a unique role in securing peace and stability in a free and open Indo-Pacific with their F-15C/D capabilities. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class
2018 Alliance Coordination Mechanism
Teams from the Southwestern Air Defense Force and the 18th Wing held Alliance Coordination Mechanism based talks Sept. 24 through 28, 2018, at Kadena Air Base, Japan.
They Play Ruff
Although it may be tempting, the “Do Not Pet” warning on their vests isn’t a suggestion; military working dogs may be considered one of the 18th Security Forces Squadron’s greatest assets, and most reliable companions.
Kadena Hosts annual Cookie Drive
Service members and volunteers drop off cookies during an annual Cookie Drive, Dec. 6, 2018 at Kadena Air Base, Japan. During the cookie drive, volunteers delivered handwritten holiday thank you letters from children and baked goods to Airmen living in the dorms. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kristan Campbell)
Okinawan children arrive at Tinsel Town Dec. 1, 2018, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. Tinsel Town is Kadena's annual holiday celebration offering meet-and-greets with Santa and Mrs. Claus, games, food and free entertainment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Omari Bernard)
Kadena and Naha firefighters fired up for bilateral training
A Japan Air Self Defense Force firefighter from 9th Wing, Naha Air Base, Japan, records video of U.S. Air Force firefighters from the 18th Civil Engineer Squadron and a JASDF firefighter battling a fire during structural live fire training Nov. 15, 2018, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. Before extinguishing the fire, the bilateral teams took time to
Local Okinawans, U.S. military community celebrates Okinawa International Carnival
Members of the U.S. military and locals from the community gathered for the Okinawa International Carnival, Nov. 24th and 25th, 2018, in Okinawa City, Japan.
Young Tigers soar in pack, a first for PACAF
Typically, tigers are solitary animals – they usually hunt and fend for themselves in the wild, however, on Nov. 2, four “Young Tigers” took to the skies as a pack while implementing unique tactics during exercise Steel Tiger. The group of KC-135 Stratotankers from the 909th Air Refueling Squadron departed Kadena Air Base, Japan, to refuel F-15Cs from the 44th and 67th Fighter Squadrons. The aircrew executed their pre-flight, taxi, take-off, and departure without using any radio communications. The four-ship also conducted minimum interval take-offs between departures on a single runway.