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  • 18th CES, MWSS-172 keep Futenma on track

    18th Civil Engineering Squadron and Marine Wing Support Squadron 172 Marines completed a track renovation on Camp Futenma, April 26, 2022. This project was also an opportunity to train both the Airmen and Marines on heavy equipment operations.

  • USFJ Command Team, U.S. Ambassador visit Okinawa

    The U.S. Forces of Japan command team and the U.S. Ambassador of Japan visited Okinawa to discuss quality of life issues for the armed forces stationed there and their families on April 28, 2022. A few of the topics discussed were spousal employment and healthcare, child daycare and development

  • Keeping the wheels rolling: 18th LRS vehicle maintenance

    The 18th Logistics Readiness Squadron vehicle maintenance general purpose shop performs a variety of tasks, ranging from oil and filter changes to complete engine overhauls. The general purpose shop’s main objective is to service vehicles driven regularly on the flightline so aircrews and

  • Diversity, inclusion chief visits Team Kadena

    Anthony Cruz Munoz, Pacific Air Forces chief of diversity and inclusion officer, visited Kadena Air Base, Japan, April 21-22, 2022. Mr. Cruz is PACAF’s principal advisor on all diversity and inclusion matters focused on creating a culture where every Airman is free to reach their maximum potential

  • Air Mobility Command reopens Space-Available travel

    SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. – As of 22 April, 2022, all restrictions on space-available (Space-A) travel have been lifted. The Office of the Under Secretary of Defense temporarily suspended most Space-A travel aboard Air Mobility Command and contracted aircraft, effective March 21, 2020 in order to

  • Fueling innovation: ‘Project Venom’ wins PACAF Spark Tank

    A team of three 18th Wing Airmen took first place in this year’s Pacific Air Forces Spark Tank, earning $126,000 toward funding for their innovative idea, “Project Venom” during the competition at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, April 7, 2022.

  • Strengthening collective lethality, increasing interoperability

    U.S. Navy and Marine Corps fighter assets integrated with U.S. Air Force assets to rehearse multi-domain joint and allied missions, increasing interoperability and strengthening collective lethality. These missions are opportunities for Pacific Air Forces to perform routine integration with joint

  • RED FLAG-Alaska 22-1 to focus on joint, multilateral readiness

    Red Flag-Alaska 22-1, a Pacific Air Forces-sponsored joint and multilateral exercise, is scheduled to begin April 28 with primary flight operations over the Joint Pacific Alaska Range Complex and is scheduled to run through May 13. Red Flag-Alaska is designed to provide realistic combat training in

  • Fueling the fight overnight

    A group of 44th Fighter Squadron F-15C Eagles were refueled by a 909th Air Refueling Squadron KC-135 Stratotanker during a nighttime aerial refueling over the Pacific Ocean, April 14, 2022. Nighttime aerial refueling allows aircraft to accomplish the mission efficiently, eliminating the need to

  • 18th CES conducts KC-135 familiarization training

    18th Civil Engineer Squadron firefighters prepare for 909th Air Refueling Squadron KC-135 Stratotanker training at Kadena Air Base, Japan, April 12, 2022. The training evaluated 18th CES firefighters’ rescue and recovery abilities during a KC-135 engine or cockpit fire.

  • Team Kadena strengthens ties to SWADF through fam flight

    U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. David Eaglin, 18th Wing commander, meets with Japan Air Self-Defense Force Lt. Gen. Masahito Yajima, Southwestern Air Defense Force commander, prior to a familiarization flight at Kadena Air Base, Japan, April 12, 2022. Yajima’s visit to Kadena highlighted the 18th Wing's

  • 18th MUNS hosts local community to pray at monuments

    Airmen from the 18th Munitions Squadron invite local Okinawans onto the munitions storage area, which houses both a sacred Okinawan site and munitions for the Pacific region, in an effort to cultivate strong relations with host nation allies.