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  • 33rd RQS Airmen to the rescue in CSAR training

    The 33rd Rescue Squadron performs a combat search and rescue training mission aboard an HH-60G Pave Hawk out of Kadena Air Base, Japan, Aug. 17, 2022. The HH-60G Pave Hawk’s primary function is to recover personnel in hostile conditions day and night, no matter the weather.

  • Kadena youth program participates in F-15 outreach event

    The 372nd Training Squadron, Detachment 15 hosted over 40 students from Himawari School Age Care as part of an outreach event at Kadena Air Base, Japan, August 12, 2022. The students were offered a glimpse of the world of F-15 Eagles’ maintainers.

  • CSAF visits Kadena Air Base

    U.S. Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. CQ Brown, Jr., visited Kadena Air Base, Japan, Aug. 11, to meet with Team Kadena face-to-face, learn more about the base’s mission, and share his strategic insight with Airmen delivering airpower every day in support of a free-and-open Indo-Pacific.

  • Keeping Kadena flying: aerospace ground equipment

    Responsible for maintaining and repairing the equipment that supplies electricity, hydraulic pressure and air pressure to aircraft, AGE specialists play an essential role ensuring aircraft are ready for flight. The southside AGE shop services 374 pieces of equipment worth approximately 29 million

  • US, UK, AUS trilateral training

    Royal Australian Air Force, U.S. Air Force and Royal Air Force service members conduct first trilateral training sortie. This sortie was the first in the Pacific region to include U.S., U.K., and Australian service members, demonstrating strong alliances and our resolve to maintain a free, open and

  • Eagle soars for 50th year

    Created during a time of much needed skill and innovation, the F-15 Eagle remains undefeated in combat with over 100 air-to-air victories and zero air-to-air losses. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Eagle’s first flight.

  • 18th SFS conducts active shooter training

    18th Security Forces Squadron defenders rehearse proper room-clearing procedures during an active shooter training exercise on Kadena Air Base, Japan, July 22, 2022. Simulated active shooter training allows instructors to evaluate 18th SFS defenders on their communication skills, weapons handling,

  • Todd Simmons talks development with Team Kadena

    Chief Master Sgt. (Ret.) Todd Simmons, former Chief Master Sergeant of Air University, held multiple seminars at Kadena Air Base, Japan, July 21-22, 2022 to speak to Airmen of all enlisted ranks about building resiliency and leadership qualities in order to accomplish professional and personal

  • 909th ARS fuels Eagles

    The 909th Refueling Squadron recently refueled F-15 Eagles assigned to the 67th Fighter Squadron over the Pacific Ocean. Aircrews routinely fly training missions to enhance U.S. operational readiness to defend Japan and ensure a free-and-open Indo-Pacific.

  • Bioenvironmental Airmen keep your head above water

    Airmen from the 18th Bioenvironmental Engineering Flight conduct routine equipment and water testing. 18th BEF Airmen are responsible for monitoring water quality, air quality and respiratory protection for the installation.

  • Kadena Airman claims USAF top spot

    The 12 Outstanding Airmen of the Year have been recognized across the Air Force and one of Kadena Air Base’s very own Airmen, Senior Airman Caden Soper, 18th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron F-15 avionics journeyman, was one of those superior performers.

  • U.S. Air Force, Navy Operate aboard Destroyer in East China Sea

    During the last week of June, Airmen from 961st Airborne Air Control Squadron joined the crew of USS Dewey (DDG 105) to support operations in the East China Sea.Joint operations test the capabilities of U.S. forces serving in Japan. Fighter pilots and air controllers from the Air Force, Navy, and

  • 515th AMOW Commander tours Kadena ops

    U.S. Air Force Col. Kyle Benwitz, 515th Air Mobility Operations Wing commander, visited the 733rd Air Mobility Squadron's facilities and personnel, during a tour at Kadena Air Base, Japan, July 14, 2022. Benwitz toured Kadena AB to better understand the mission and the people that make the mission

  • Enhancing capabilities in the sky and on the ground

    F-22 Raptors and F-35A Lightning II aircraft conducted aerial refueling with the 909th Air Refueling Squadron over the Pacific Ocean. The 909th ARS then conducted hot pit refueling and got back into action quickly in order to maintain a free and open Indo-Pacific.