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  • Connecting Kadena to the Indo-Pacific

    Every day Airmen wake up and put on their uniform to perform a job essential to executing the mission. While getting the mission done is critical, understanding the strategic environment in which Airmen serve is equally important. U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Matthew Begeman, 353rd Special Operations

  • VORTAC: Kadena’s Beacon of Hope

    U.S. Air Force and Navy members worked together to install an antenna on the Very High Frequency Omnidirectional Range Tactical Air Control system at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Oct. 15, 2021. The VORTAC system is used to aid civil and military aircraft in navigation.

  • MOPP sortie generation during ATSO training

    Airman 1st Class Samuel Graeser, 44th Aircraft Maintenance Unit crew chief, decontaminates an F-15C Eagle during an ability to survive and operate training exercise at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Nov. 17, 2021. The decontamination process is used in the event an aircraft has been exposed to a chemical

  • Joint training: safe at sea

    31st Rescue Squadron pararescuemen conduct hoist operations aboard the Landing Craft Utility, Fort McHenry, Nov. 10, 2021. This training consisted of a simulated patient needing to be exfiltrated aboard a vessel at sea, testing the aircraft pilot’s and ship captain’s ability to communicate

  • Multi-capable Airmen integration with JASDF

    Japan Air Self-Defense Force Lt. Col. Sunao Matsumoto, right, 9th Air Wing base supply commander, and other JASDF members tour the 18th Logistics Readiness Squadron mobility processing building at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Nov. 10, 2021. Sharing practices and training tools strengthens relations

  • Bob Hope Elementary opens with ribbon cutting ceremony

    Members of the Kadena High School Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps Color Guard stand ready to begin the ribbon cutting ceremony at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Nov. 9, 2021. The honor guard presented the colors for the playing of the National Anthems of Japan and the United States, which officially

  • Kadena post office unloads the sleigh

    With the holiday season quickly approaching, the Kadena post office is working hard to ensure everyone receives holiday mail in a timely manner. “We are processing about 4,500 parcels a day compared to the standard 2,000 parcels due to the holidays,” explained Senior Master Sgt. Gabrielle Sablan,

  • DFAC serves Kadena

    The Marshall dining facility serves Airmen and other service members to keep them fueled to fight.

  • 909th ARS Refuels Eagles

    The 909th Air Refueling Squadron supported F-15C Eagles by providing aerial refueling. The 909 ARS provides combat-ready KC-135 and crew to support peacetime operations and all levels of conflict in the Indo-Pacific theater.

  • Family values on foreign soil

    A Shogun Airman from Kadena Air Base, Japan, has been recognized for his continuous volunteer efforts over the past two years to help Nakanomachi Elementary School maintain their school grounds starting at approximately Oct. 2019 during the COVID-19 lockdowns.Senior Airman Darren Meno, 18th

  • E-3 Sentry makes historic touchdown in Chitose ATR

    The 961st Airborne Air Control Squadron made a historic touchdown in its first-ever Chitose Air Base Aviation Training Relocation event in Hokkaido, Japan, held throughout September 2021. The E-3 Sentry, the Air Force’s premier airborne warning and control system, joined Kadena Air Base’s 67th

  • PACAF Leadership visits the 18th Wing

    KADENA AIR BASE, Japan – U.S. Air Force Gen. Ken Wilsbach, Pacific Air Forces (PACAF) commander, and Chief Master Sgt. David Wolfe, PACAF command chief, visited Kadena Air Base, Japan, Nov. 3 - 4, 2021.

  • RIDEX, bringing together service branches and countries

    Japan Ground Self-Defense Force Col. Toshiaki Maruo, 15th Brigade chief of staff toured the 353rd Special Operations Wing's temporary set up for the Remote Island Disaster exercise alongside U.S. Air Force Col. Shane Vesely, 353rd SOW commander, at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Nov. 2, 2021. Military

  • Signed, Sealed, Delivered, Outbound!

    The 18th LRS Airmen pack and ship auxiliary military supplies worldwide, ensuring other air force bases are equipped with the assets they need. The cargo shipped out of Kadena can include a variety of military items, from aircraft parts to rescue equipment.