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18th MDG Conducts Training
Airmen from the 18th Medical Group and 18th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron work together to load a simulated patient onto a KC-135 Stratotanker during a joint field training exercise, March 27, 2019, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. The 18th MDG and 18th AES tested their ability to treat and transport a large amount of patients. (U.S. Air Force photo by
KLI hosts 22nd Annual Entrance Ceremony
Kadena Language Institute students and honorary guests take a commemorative photo during the 22nd Annual KLI Entrance Ceremony April 11, 2019, at the Kadena Rotary Town Plaza, Okinawa, Japan. The 18th Wing has and continues to support KLI since its inception in May of 1998. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Omari Bernard)
Air Force releases findings on 2018 Kadena Air Base F-15C mishap
Pacific Air Forces released the results of its investigation into an F-15C aircraft mishap that occurred June 11, 2018, off the coast of Kadena Air Base, Japan, Apr. 23, 2019.
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.