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No attack, no chance
Racing motorcycles perform Gymkhana Nov. 17, 2018, at the Koza Motorsports Festival Okinawa City, Japan. Gymkhana is a form of racing with a starting point, finishing point, and obstacles that a rider has to get through in the fastest time possible. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Greg Erwin)
Kadena hosts Veteran's Day Parade
U.S. military members, veterans and their families participate in the Veteran's Day Parade, Nov. 11, 2018, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. Veteran’s Day Parades are celebrated across U.S. military stations both at home and abroad. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kristan Campbell)
Trick or Treat!
Candy! Buckets and buckets of candy awaits eager Okinawa children as they boisterously flock around the 18th Mission Support Group commander, Col. Thang T. Doan as he greets families to the Halloween trick or treat cultural exchange.
18 EMS crash recovery train with JASDF counterparts
Getting a flat tire is never convenient for anyone, but chances are they weren't on an airfield runway the last time it happened to them. Airmen from the 18th Equipment Maintenance Squadron hosted members of the Japanese Air Self Defense Force 9th Air Wing, Maintenance Operating Group, October 22, 2018, at Kadena Air Base, Japan, to share techniques and procedures on how both organizations do their job – clearing disabled aircraft off of what can be very busy runways and taxiways. The two organizations came together to conduct Crash Damaged and Disabled Aircraft Recovery training to learn how they each approach two of their most common scenarios: a blown tire and an aircraft going off the improved surface of a runway or taxiway and into soft ground.
Cutting back on the juice
October 31 marks the end of Energy Action Month. The goal of the month is to highlight the role energy and water play in the Air Force’s mission and encourage smart energy and water use and management. The 718th Civil Engineer Squadron energy office worked throughout the month to raise awareness about energy savings and resiliency.
COMPACAF Spouse: Supports Team Kadena Families
Sharene Brown, spouse of U.S. Air Force Gen. CQ Brown, Jr., Pacific Air Forces (PACAF) commander, shakes hands with Kristopher Kwiatek, Kadena High School principal, during the PACAF commander's visit at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Oct. 22, 2018. The spouses group visited Kadena Middle School, Mental Health, and the Airman & Family Readiness Center and
COMPACAF: Team Kadena critical to regional security and stability
KADENA AIR BASE, Japan – Gen. CQ Brown, Jr., Pacific Air Forces commander, visited Kadena Air Base, Japan, Oct. 22, 2018, to familiarize himself with the 18th Wing’s mission, present his expectations for the Pacific Air Forces and emphasize the importance of Team Kadena’s role in ensuring regional security and stability.
Cob Webs and Broomsticks: Kadena set for Halloween fun
Come Oct. 31st the streets of base housing will be filled with zombies, witches, superheroes and other various costume clad children and adults all vying to fill their tummies with candy for Halloween. All housing on Kadena Air Base – Stearly Heights, Sebille Manor, North Terrace, Terrace Heights, Marek Park, Jennings, Washington Heights, Clark Vista and Chibana housing – may be visited for trick-or-treating from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m.
Four-legged-friends join Kadena's walk for Domestic Violence
U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Jeaftmyr Del Rosario, 18th Component Maintenance Squadron aircraft electrical and environmental journeyman, holds a sign during the Paws Against Domestic Violence event Oct. 20, 2018, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. U.S. Army, Air Force and Marine Corps family advocacy agencies came together to host the event to raise
2018 Fire Prevention Week
Participants of the Fire Station 1 Open House interact with firefighters and the equipment they use Oct. 6, 2018, on Kadena Air Base, Japan. The open house was hosted by the 18th Civil Engineer Squadron to raise awareness about fire safety during Fire Prevention Week. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Micaiah Anthony)
USFJ, 5th AF CC visits Kadena Air Base
Lt. Gen. Jerry Martinez, U.S. Forces, Japan, and 5th Air Force commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Terrence Greene, USFJ and 5th AF command chief, visited here to observe the 18th Wing mission and engage the Airmen, spouses and families of Team Kadena Oct. 16, 2018.
USFJ Commander presents medals to JASDF rescue crew
U.S. Forces Japan and 5th Air Force Commander, Lt. Gen. Jerry Martinez visited Naha Air Base, Japan, Oct. 15th, to recognize members of the Naha Air Rescue Squadron, Southwestern Air Defense Force, for their heroic actions.
Kadena hosts joint training to boost INDOPACOM interoperability
Select U.S. Soldiers, Sailors, Marines and Airmen stationed across Okinawa attended classes at the Erwin Professional Military Education Center on Kadena Air Base, Japan, for the Okinawa Joint Experience from Sept. 25 to Sept. 27. The OJE was designed to give service members an opportunity to come together and learn in a joint environment. Students were split into four classes, each with a mix of 12 service members from the Army, Navy, Marine Corps and Air Force.
Scanning the sky, so we can fly
From clear calm skies and beach weather to violent typhoons, the 18th Operations Support Squadron weather flight provides accurate weather forecasts to the units on Kadena. Accurate weather forecasting helps the DoD personnel on the base conduct smooth operations, along with the safe planning of outdoor activities on their off-time.
Suicide prevention is everyone’s responsibility
Every attempt of suicide or death by suicide affects countless loved ones, coworkers, and friends who are impacted by the long lasting consequences. One suicide is one suicide too many. Whether you are a family member, a contractor, the newest trainee or the most senior individual in your unit, everyone has a role to play in suicide prevention.