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  • Brig. Gen. Cornish conducts final flight at Kadena

    U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Barry Cornish, 18th Wing commander, waves from the cockpit of an F-15 Eagle from the 67th Fighter Squadron during his final flight June 29, 2017, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. Cornish has been the commander of the 18th Wing since April 2015. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Airman 1st Class Greg Erwin)
  • Warrior Training Fitness program instills warrior ethos for Team Kadena

    The day started like most summer days at Kadena Air Base with a scorching hot sun and thick humidity that fogs up glasses. However, at the Risner Fitness and Sports Complex, there was a level of positive energy that suggested less oppressive weather. As attendees approached the exercise field, they could hear upbeat music from speakers and the
  • Fit For Flight

    A U.S. Air Force 44th Fighter Squadron F-15 Eagle takes off from Kadena Air Base, June 22, 2017. Kadena Air Base is the hub of airpower in the Pacific and is the home to the 18th Wing, the U.S. Air Force's largest combat wing. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Airman 1st Class Greg Erwin)
  • Avoid yelling fire

    When it comes to fire, keeping it inside the grill and awayfrom our families and belongings is one of the highest priorities. In thesummer months, when barbecues and bonfires are commonplace, it is important toremember how to use them in a positive and safe manner.18th Civil Engineer Squadron firefighters respond tofire-related incidents that have
  • Getting the help you need

    Post-traumatic stress disorder might be considered by many a byproduct of war and participation in combat; however PTSD is not exclusive to military members, because it can affect civilians as well. Many people may not know it, but there is help readily available at Air Force hospitals and clinics dedicated to helping anybody.
  • May the best load team win

    U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Jacob Clark, 44th Aircraft Maintenance Unit weapons load team crew member, inspects an AIM-9 sidewinder missile during a quarterly weapons load competition June 23, 2017, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. The competition was held between the 44th and 67th Aircraft Maintenance Units and the 120th Fighter Squadron, from Colorado
  • For whom the wrench turns

    The sounds of bolts tightening and wrenches turning echoes through the warm air of the vehicle garage; contractors and Airmen work side by side to ensure mission-essential equipment is back on the streets as quickly as possible. 18th Mission Support Group vehicle maintenance technicians work diligently under the scorching heat of June 21 inside the
  • Through Airmen’s Eyes

    Walking into the 18th Logistics Readiness Squadron’s central warehouse can feel a bit overwhelming until you’re met with the smiles and hard work put forth by the Airmen working there.Senior Airman Serah Lewis, 18th LRS material management specialist, is one of the smiling faces many customers see when walking into the warehouse to pick up parts.“I
  • The coolest crew to brew

    The 18th Logistics Readiness Squadron opened the U.S. AirForce's only operational cryogenic production plant June 16, 2017, at KadenaAir Base, Japan.The sole operational cryogenic production plant willsignificantly impact the way that cryogenic technicians do their jobs.“This is going to help us a lot,” said Airman 1st ClassOlavio Bisneto, 18th LRS
  • Eagle Maintenance

    U.S. Air Force 67th Aircraft Maintenance Unit F-15 Eagle crew chiefs inspect hydraulic systems of an F-15 during training operations June 13, 2017, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. The 67th AMU helps maintain the aircraft of one of the largest fighter wing in the U.S. Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Omari Bernard)
  • 18th CMSAF visits 18th Wing

    The Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force visited Kadena Air Base, Japan, June 11 and 12, 2017.Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force Kaleth O. Wright visited multiple locations around the base and discussed the importance of resiliency, mentorship and challenges of working at an installation with a high operations tempo.“[Airmen] need to take care of
  • Top guns take to the sky

    A U.S. Air Force F-15 Eagle assigned to the 67th Fighter Squadron takes off during a training sortie June 7, 2017, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. The Kadena's F-15 Eagles and F-16 Fighting Falcons conduct training missions frequently in order to build strategic partnerships and maintain peace and stability in the Pacific region. (U.S. Air Force photo
  • Taking to the skies

    A U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon assigned to the 120th Fighter Squadron, Buckley Air Force Base, F-15 Eagle assigned to the 44th FS, and an MC-130H Combat Talon II assigned to the 1st Special Operations Squadron conduct operations on the flightline June 7, 2017, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. The variety of aircraft stationed on and temporarily
  • Receiving the AWACS

    U.S. Air Force Airman Angel Manriquez, 961st Aircraft Maintenance Unit crew chief apprentice, marshals in an E-3 Sentry from the 961st Airborne Air Control Squadron June 8, 2017, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. The 961st AACS is a combat-ready Sentry squadron providing airborne command and control, long-range surveillance, detection and identification
  • Training how you fight

    Japan Ground Self-Defense Force, U.S. Army and Air Force held a multiservice chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear defense training exercise, May 17-18. Members of U.S. Army 1-1 Air Defense Artillery hosted members of the JGSDF and 18th Wing, demonstrating a variety of CBRN decontamination practices, including one on the MIM-104 Patriot missile system.