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  • Team Kadena celebrates Earth Day 2019

    Team Kadena members plant trees in celebration of Earth Day 2019, April 29, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. Earth Day celebrates the planet’s environment and raises public awareness by reminding people to think about humanity’s values, the threats the planet faces and ways to help protect the environment. The theme for Earth Day 2019 is “Protect Our
  • Kadena celebrates Month of the Military Child

    Children tour the interior of police cars during the Month of the Military Child Fun Fest April 26, 2019, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. Kadena Airman and Family Readiness Center put on the event to celebrate military children and their sacrifices. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mandy Foster)
  • Kadena F-15C Eagles Touch Down at Tinian

    An F-15C Eagle from the 44th Fighter Squadron, Kadena Air Base, Japan, lands at Tinian International Airport, Tinian, during exercise Resilient Typhoon, April 23, 2019. Resilient Typhoon is a dispersal exercise based at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, designed to validate Pacific Air Force’s ability to maintain readiness while adapting to rapidly
  • Keeping the Fleet: Kadena Vehicle maintenance operations

    U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Robert Lucas, 18th Logistics Readiness Squadron special purpose maintenance supervisor, and Senior Airman Conner Worthington, 18th LRS customer service technician, replace part of the oil cap on a flightline vehicle April 20, 2019, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. In addition to fixing vehicles, the 18th LRS also responds to
  • 18th MDG Conducts Training

    Airmen from the 18th Medical Group and 18th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron work together to load a simulated patient onto a KC-135 Stratotanker during a joint field training exercise, March 27, 2019, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. The 18th MDG and 18th AES tested their ability to treat and transport a large amount of patients. (U.S. Air Force photo by
  • KLI hosts 22nd Annual Entrance Ceremony

    Kadena Language Institute students and honorary guests take a commemorative photo during the 22nd Annual KLI Entrance Ceremony April 11, 2019, at the Kadena Rotary Town Plaza, Okinawa, Japan. The 18th Wing has and continues to support KLI since its inception in May of 1998. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Omari Bernard)
  • Air Force releases findings on 2018 Kadena Air Base F-15C mishap

    Pacific Air Forces released the results of its investigation into an F-15C aircraft mishap that occurred June 11, 2018, off the coast of Kadena Air Base, Japan, Apr. 23, 2019.
  • AEIS Assemble! Kadena Schools Celebrate Month of the Military Child

    Students, teachers and parents attend a Month of the Military Child assembly April 15, 2019, at the Amelia Earhart Intermediate School on Kadena Air Base, Japan. April is designated as the Month of the Military Child and is a time to honor the sacrifices made by military families worldwide. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Omari Bernard)
  • PACAF EOD tech to compete for top Air Force level award

    KADENA AIR BASE, Japan - Tech. Sgt. Bryan Woiewucki, 18th Civil Engineer Squadron Explosive Ordnance Disposal flight NCO in-charge of training, begins his morning the same way as many Airmen: P.T., breakfast and a morning meeting. However, Tuesday, April 2, would turn out to be different.
  • ADFA visits KAB, learns about the Battle of Okinawa

    KADENA AIR BASE, Japan – Fifteen members from the Australian Defence Force Academy recently spent time here learning about the 18th Wing’s capabilities and visiting historical sites.
  • PME builds a stronger fighting force

    Members of Team Kadena's noncommissioned officer corps came together for a week of Professional Military Education learning and training April 1-5, 2019. These NCOs had the unique opportunity to speak with U.S. Air Force Command Chief Master Sgt. Rick Winegardner, U.S. Forces Japan Command Senior Enlisted Leader, about the future of warfighting across the Pacific and how it will include U.S. servicemembers from all branches.
  • Fly like an Eagle

    An F-15C Eagle takes off from Kadena Air Base, Japan, April 3, 2019. The F-15 Eagle is an all-weather, maneuverable, tactical fighter designed to permit the Air Force to gain and maintain air supremacy over the battlefield. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Matthew Seefeldt)
  • 5th Air Force, USFJ Commander visits Team Kadena

    U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Case A. Cunningham, 18th Wing commander, salutes as Lt. Gen. Kevin Schneider, U.S. Forces Japan and Fifth Air Force commander, arrives April 4, 2019, to Kadena Air Base, Japan. Schneider visited Team Kadena to learn about and assess the operational readiness of Kadena’s forces and continued role in the South East
  • Fire Fighters Train to Save the Day

    A P-23 aircraft rescue and firefighting crash truck sprays water on a training aircraft during a training exercise, Apr. 3, 2019, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. The P-23 Crash Truck is a larger version of the P-19 ARFF truck and has a larger fire suppression agent capacity. It is primarily assigned at transport, bomber, depot and cargo aircraft bases.
  • Keystone of Innovation

    Since its inception years ago, virtual reality has provided ways to relax, have fun, and is a great way to learn or train in a controlled environment. Now, the 18th Maintenance Group has a new VR training matrix and is currently developing and reinforcing job tasks for maintainers across three separate airframes.