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Fueling a Partnership
The 35th Fighter Wing provides worldwide deployable forces with a sustained forward presence focused on maintaining a free and open Indo-Pacific.
Feast of the East
A neon-lit display portrays cultural highlights of the island of Guam during an Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage (AAPIH) luncheon at the Rocker Enlisted Club, Kadena Air Base, Japan, May 16, 2019. Stylized information booths gave attendees various perspectives on cultures to include the Philippines, Afghanistan, Korea, China,
Spark Tank Innovation
Units from around Kadena Air Base's 18th Wing compete for $146,000 in innovation funding by presenting their best ideas and concepts to a panel of senior leaders who provided feedback and determined the amount of funding awarded.
Police Week 2019
Airman and Marines participated in 2019 Police Week May 13-17, on Kadena Air Base, Japan. National Police Week is a time honoring those who have sworn to protect and defend, as well as, pay special recognition to those law enforcement officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty for the safety and protection of others.
33rd RQS HH-60G Pavehawks prepare to fly
U. S. Air Force Airmen perform pre-flight inspections on multiple HH-60G Pave Hawks May 8, 2019, on Kadena Air Base, Japan. The 33rd Rescue Squadron, which flies and maintains the Pave Hawks is also known as the Jolly Green Giants. They maintain a high tempo of operations and training in order to ensure peak performance around the globe; anytime, anywhere.
Kadena Eagles touch down at Tinian
The 44th Fighter Squadron from Kadena Air Base, Japan, spent time on temporary duty assignment recently at the Tinian International Airport, Tinian, during exercise Resilient Typhoon, April 23, 2019. Resilient Typhoon is a dispersal exercise based at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, designed to validate Pacific Air Force’s ability to maintain
Sayonara Shogun Two
A KC-135 Stratotanker piloted by U.S. Air Force Col. Richard Tanner, 18th Wing vice commander, drives through water spray May 7, 2019, commemorating Tanner's final or fini flight at Kadena Air Base, Japan. For many aircrew, the fini flight is a way to recognize and honor fellow aviators as one who can now hang their hat with the many Airmen who
Strengthening relationships through social media
Kadena Air Base and the Japan Air Self Defense Force collaborated on a contest using their Twitter pages to give followers a chance to win a tour of both bases. With roughly a 1 of 30 chance in winning, 10 people were selected to be part of a same-day tour of both Naha and Kadena Air Bases, May 8. The winners consisted of individuals from Okinawa and mainland, Japan – all of who were aircraft enthusiasts. For most, base tours – especially two in one day—is a rare opportunity.
Kadena Shoguns compete in Naha Dragon Boat Races
Thousands of spectators watch teams compete during the 45th Annual Naha Dragon Boat Race May 5, 2019, at Naha Port, Japan. The Naha Dragon Boat Race is the largest dragon boat race on Okinawa with more than 50 competing teams. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Omari Bernard)
Paving the Way
Most students, at some point or another in their lives, hear the questions, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” and, “What are you going to do after you graduate?”. It’s a question students may hear as early as kindergarten and all throughout high school. Some people know what they want to do and take a straight path toward their future. For others it can be a windy road with twists and turns.
Kadena remembers the Holocaust
The National Socialist German Worker’s Party, led by Adolf Hitler, systematically exterminated between six and nine million European Jews in concentration camps throughout their regime beginning in 1933. By 1945, more than 11 million people in total are estimated to have been murdered by the Nazis. More than 70 years later, Kadena Air Base remembers the lives of the Jewish people who perished under that brutal dictatorship. From April 29 to May 3, 2019, the base hosted a screening of the film “Woman in Gold,” held a remembrance ruck march, and had a remembrance chapel service.
Team Kadena celebrates Earth Day 2019
Team Kadena members plant trees in celebration of Earth Day 2019, April 29, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. Earth Day celebrates the planet’s environment and raises public awareness by reminding people to think about humanity’s values, the threats the planet faces and ways to help protect the environment. The theme for Earth Day 2019 is “Protect Our
Kadena celebrates Month of the Military Child
Children tour the interior of police cars during the Month of the Military Child Fun Fest April 26, 2019, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. Kadena Airman and Family Readiness Center put on the event to celebrate military children and their sacrifices. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mandy Foster)
Kadena F-15C Eagles Touch Down at Tinian
An F-15C Eagle from the 44th Fighter Squadron, Kadena Air Base, Japan, lands at Tinian International Airport, Tinian, during exercise Resilient Typhoon, April 23, 2019. Resilient Typhoon is a dispersal exercise based at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, designed to validate Pacific Air Force’s ability to maintain readiness while adapting to rapidly
Keeping the Fleet: Kadena Vehicle maintenance operations
U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Robert Lucas, 18th Logistics Readiness Squadron special purpose maintenance supervisor, and Senior Airman Conner Worthington, 18th LRS customer service technician, replace part of the oil cap on a flightline vehicle April 20, 2019, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. In addition to fixing vehicles, the 18th LRS also responds to