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  • Spark Tank Innovation

    Units from around Kadena Air Base's 18th Wing compete for $146,000 in innovation funding by presenting their best ideas and concepts to a panel of senior leaders who provided feedback and determined the amount of funding awarded.

  • Police Week 2019

    Airman and Marines participated in 2019 Police Week May 13-17, on Kadena Air Base, Japan. National Police Week is a time honoring those who have sworn to protect and defend, as well as, pay special recognition to those law enforcement officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty for the

  • 33rd RQS HH-60G Pavehawks prepare to fly

    U. S. Air Force Airmen perform pre-flight inspections on multiple HH-60G Pave Hawks May 8, 2019, on Kadena Air Base, Japan. The 33rd Rescue Squadron, which flies and maintains the Pave Hawks is also known as the Jolly Green Giants. They maintain a high tempo of operations and training in order to

  • Kadena Eagles touch down at Tinian

    The 44th Fighter Squadron from Kadena Air Base, Japan, spent time on temporary duty assignment recently at the 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

  • Sayonara Shogun Two

    A KC-135 Stratotanker piloted by U.S. Air Force Col. Richard Tanner, 18th Wing vice commander, drives through water spray May 7, 2019, commemorating Tanner's final or fini flight at Kadena Air Base, Japan. For many aircrew, the fini flight is a way to recognize and honor fellow aviators as one who

  • Strengthening relationships through social media

    Kadena Air Base and the Japan Air Self Defense Force collaborated on a contest using their Twitter pages to give followers a chance to win a tour of both bases. With roughly a 1 of 30 chance in winning, 10 people were selected to be part of a same-day tour of both Naha and Kadena Air Bases, May

  • Kadena Shoguns compete in Naha Dragon Boat Races

    Thousands of spectators watch teams compete during the 45th Annual Naha Dragon Boat Race May 5, 2019, at Naha Port, Japan. The Naha Dragon Boat Race is the largest dragon boat race on Okinawa with more than 50 competing teams. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Omari Bernard)

  • Paving the Way

    Most students, at some point or another in their lives, hear the questions, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” and, “What are you going to do after you graduate?”. It’s a question students may hear as early as kindergarten and all throughout high school. Some people know what they want to do

  • Kadena remembers the Holocaust

    The National Socialist German Worker’s Party, led by Adolf Hitler, systematically exterminated between six and nine million European Jews in concentration camps throughout their regime beginning in 1933. By 1945, more than 11 million people in total are estimated to have been murdered by the Nazis.

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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