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  • They’ll be coming down the building when they come

    Something about heights makes many people a little nervous. For some, the fear of the fall causes the butterflies to flutter; for others, the thought of the sudden stop at the end creates a fair amount of anxiety. For firefighters, though, how far away the ground is doesn’t matter so long as they can help the person that needs them.
  • That's my dress!

    Military ball season gives a chance for active duty members and spouses to dress up and show pride in their respective branch of service. Whether you’re Air Force and only have one per year, or the Marine Corps and have multiple, each chance to get in your dress uniform celebrates a proud part of one’s heritage. For the first time overseas, on Sept. 18, 2018, USO Okinawa was able to bring this event to the island at the Kadena Rocker Enlisted Club.
  • Don’t be Afraid to Act

    Asking questions can feel awkward but, if asking two simple questions could help save a person’s life, would you do it? Suicide is complex and cannot be defined by one single cause; however, knowing the warning signs and asking the right questions could help those in your life who are struggling. Pay attention to changes in conversation, behavior, and mood as there are associated warning signs that could increase the chance that an individual may try to take their own life.
  • The wheels on the GOV go round and round

    U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Andrew Lee, 18th Logistics Readiness Squadron vehicle maintenance technician, performs scheduled maintenance on a government operated vehicle Sept. 11, 2018, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. From ambulances to buses, and everything in between, the technicians from 18th LRS vehicle management flight keep the wheels moving
  • Making sure you get what you need

    U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Tristen Wright, 18th Logistics Readiness Squadron south-side parts store technician, leads training for members of the 919th Special Operations Logistics Readiness Squadron from Duke Field, Fla., Sept. 12, 2018, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. Airmen train consistently to ensure all members are educated and ready to
  • Everything but a spoonful of sugar

    U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Cheyenne Wright, 18th Medical Group pharmacy technician, and Capt. Allen Houser, 18th MDG pharmacy operations officer-in-charge, check and fill prescriptions Sept. 10, 2018, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. Technicians ensure patients receive the appropriate number of the correct tablets as determined by their medical
  • Kadena Firefighters host 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb

    U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Forrest Privette, 18th Civil Engineer Squadron driver operator, takes a moment to reflect after climbing 110 flights of stairs during the Kadena Fire Emergency Services 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb Sept. 11, 2018, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. The event was held to honor the sacrifices 417 first responders made during the
  • Your action could save a life

    What could you do in just 12 minutes? If you think about it, it’s not that much time – You could finish a chapter of your favorite book, maybe watch a good video on Youtube, or complete a match in Fortnite but, most importantly, you could save a life. In 2016 the CDC released that suicide was the 2nd leading cause of death in Americans aged 10-34.
  • Aircraft don’t run on hopes and dreams

    Anyone who has a car understands the importance of having a full tank of clean, reliable gas. For Kadena Air Base, an organization responsible for defending nations and providing worldwide humanitarian relief, the same rules apply. That's where unit's like the 18th Logistics Readiness Squadron's fuels distribution flight comes in.
  • 2018 C-130 LASS

    U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Joseph Sandahl, 353rd Special Operation Maintenance Squadron aero-repair section chief, speaks with foreign air force members about his units’ maintenance methods during the 2018 C-130 Logistics and Safety Symposium Aug. 29, 2018, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. Air force officers from Malaysia, Japan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka,
  • Kadena EMT team killed the competition

    At the beginning of August, a team from Kadena Air Base, Japan, participated for the first time, and won the 11th annual Emergency Medical Technician Rodeo competition held at Cannon Air Force Base, New Mexico.
  • Dirt Boys: USAF, JASDF hold Bi-Lateral Exercise

    U.S. Air Force Airmen and members of the Japan Air Self-Defense Force participate in the Rapid Airfield Damage Recovery Bi-lateral Exercise Aug. 29, 2018, at Naha Air Base, Japan. Tools and techniques used by the JASDF were utilized during the exercise, and gave Airmen the opportunity to observe JASDF airfield repair processes. (U.S. Air Force
  • Chill, Cryogenics has what you need

    Nearly a year ago, Kadena Air Base, Japan, opened a cryogenic production plant as part of the 18th Logistics Readiness Squadron. As a new plant – the only operational one in the Air Force – many may be unaware of not only its successfulness, but also its purpose. Providing the base and various other units on island with cryogenic products – whether it be in a liquid or gaseous form – is the plant’s main priority.
  • Kadena hosts inaugural Fighter LASS for PACAF

    Air Force officers from allied and partner nations across the Pacific, visited Kadena Air Base, Japan, to take part in the 2018 Fighter Logistics and Safety Symposium Aug. 20 through Aug. 24. The inaugural symposium enabled forces from Australia, Indonesia, Japan, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and the U.S. to work together and improve interoperability in the region.
  • Put out the fire!

    An Exchange customer gets a laugh at Pluggy, an interactive fire hydrant, during a fire safety demonstration Aug. 24, 2018, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. The demonstration is an annual event leading into Fire Safety Month. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Greg Erwin)