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  • Kadena 3D prints shields in COVID-19 fight

    As experts search for vaccines, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) shortages have become a critical issue during the outbreak of COVID-19. Many companies, individuals, and institutions have stepped up to fulfill this growing demand – Kadena Air Base is no exception.By utilizing the resources and

  • 嘉手納基地の取り組み

    ここ数日間、沖縄における新型コロナウィルス感染者の数が大きく増えています。4月7日、県内で新たに12名の感染が判明しました。状況の変化に対応すべく、第18航空団は嘉手納基地で勤務する皆さんと私達の任務をしっかり守るため、基地の外における移動の制限をより厳格にします。基地の外での行動に関する今回の指針は、すでに発出されたものに代わるものです。

  • 67th Aircraft Maintenance Unit

    Members of the 67th Aircraft Maintenance Unit conduct an oil inspection on an F-15C Eagle at Kadena Air Base. The technicians collect samples to ensure the oil is clean and free of metal shavings and sediment. Airmen of Team Kadena rise to the challenge every day to ensure we are mission ready in

  • Kadena Air Base take offs

    F-15C Eagles and KC-135 Stratotankers launch out of Kadena Air Base on April 9, 2020. This dynamic duo is critical to the U.S.-Japan Alliance as they work in tandem to ensure a Free and Open Indo-Pacific.

  • 909th ARS continues mission through tough times

    Team Kadena is postured to protect its forces against COVID-19 while also maintaining mission readiness in support of the U.S.-Japan Alliance. The 909 ARS conducts aerial refueling missions throughout the region ensuring a free and open Indo-Pacific.

  • Weather Airmen keep eagle eyes on skies

    Weather Airmen must maintain accurate weather readings even during adverse conditions. They monitor wind speed, visibility, weather conditions and cloud levels for pilot and base safety.

  • Kadena conducts COVID-19 testing

    Airmen from the 18th Medical Group conduct COVID-19 testing at Kadena Air Base, Japan, March 20. Under the most current guidance from the Centers for Disease Control, the 18 MDG has increased its testing for the disease. Those who are tested become Persons Under Investigation (PUI), are contacted by

  • 733rd AMS Adopts-a-School

    Members from the 733rd Air Mobility Squadron and students from Kadena Elementary School gather for an Adopt-a-School Program ceremony at KDES. The Adopt-a-School program is a voluntary, ongoing partnership between a school and a military unit that will foster a mutually beneficial partnership

  • Kadena Airmen tryout for the Defenders Challenge Championship

    The 18th Security Forces Squadron members participated in the Defenders Challenge, an event that challenges participants to run through an obstacle course designed to test their physical and mental abilities. The Defenders Challenge reinforces the defender ethos and the competitive nature within