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  • 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

  • ACE: A leaner, meaner force

    Airmen from Kadena Air Base, Japan, executed a training exercise on Marine Corps Air Station Futenma Feb. 21, 2020, in cooperation with Airmen from the 317th Airlift Wing from Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, 19th Airlift Wing from Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas, and MCAS Futenma Marines to

  • Kadena supports Okinawa Marathon

    Team Kadena supported the Okinawa Marathon Feb. 16, 2020, on Kadena Air Base, Japan. Every year thousands of people train to run the Okinawa marathon, and Kadena AB has been there to support the athletes each year.

  • 県内の教員が嘉手納基地で研修

    2020年1月30日、県内9校の小学校教員とALT(外国語指導助手)30人が、嘉手納基地内のカデナ小学校で行われたELI英語教育研修に参加しました。この研修は外務省、米国国務省並びに国防省教育局との共催事業で、日本人教員を対象とした研修を実施することで良好な日米関係を発展させています。(米空軍写真撮影:ダニエル・フェルナンデス3等空曹)

  • U.S., Japan and Australian forces kick off COPE NORTH 2020

    More than 100 aircraft will soar over the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands and the Federated States of Micronesia as U.S. forces, Koku Jieitai (Japan Air Self-Defense Force) and the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) collaborates during exercise COPE NORTH, Feb. 12-28.

  • Okinawa Teachers Train at Kadena

    Okinawa School teachers from across the island converged at Kadena Air Base Jan. 30, ready to take part in what is now known as the English Language Initiative or ELI. The initiative provides English language training for Japanese educators by U.S. partners in support of the April 2020 Japan-wide