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  • Airmen practice water rescue

    Part of participating in a local operational readiness exercise is practicing skills and tactics that many hope they never have to use. Such was the case when a water survival and rescue exercise was conducted off the coast of Okinawa Oct. 24 here as part of LORE Beverly High 08-1. In the scenario a pilot ejects from his aircraft over the water far
  • AFSOC chief discusses hot topics with 353rd SOG

    In his second opportunity this year for an up close look at the Pacific Air Commandos, the command chief master sergeant for the Air Force Special Operations Command at Hurlburt Air Force Base, Fla., discussed hot topics with members of the 353rd Special Operations Group here. Chief Master Sgt. Michael Gilbert toured all five of the group's
  • Wing executes first LORE of fiscal year

    More than 5,000 Airmen here had the opportunity to sharpen their warfighting skills as the 18th Wing kicked-off its first local operational readiness exercise of the fiscal year Monday. The weeklong Beverly High 08-1 LORE tested the wing's ability to respond to higher headquarters directives to support air combat operations in the Pacific should it
  • Halloween safety a must

    As the end of October approaches so does Halloween and officials here are raising safety awareness to ensure everyone has an enjoyable time during this occasion. The 18th Wing has initiated a number of methods to minimize potential Halloween hazards for children, such as establishment of Halloween hours. "This year, the wing commander has
  • Air defense batallion marks anniversary, explains role

    A year has passed since 1/1 Air Defense Artillery Battalion Soldiers arrived here to provide missile defense for Okinawa in support of the US-Japan bilateral security treaty. The 1/1 ADA and the 18th Wing stand ready to provide stability in the western Pacific by combining missile defense and air combat power capabilities against potential regional
  • Protect the message, protect the mission

    U.S. adversaries constantly attack Department of Defense computer systems and countering their efforts is everyone's responsibility, particularly here at Kadena Air Base -- the Air Force's largest combat wing. Computer users who neglect established security procedures and communicate carelessly can adversely impact the Kadena AB mission and also
  • Testing recovery

  • Jungle rescue

  • Officials explain MOPP driving policy

    A sense of urgency is expected as Airmen here execute their mission during this week's local operational readiness exercise, but a sense safety is just as important, particularly when it comes to driving in MOPP gear. Driving while wearing Mission Oriented Protective Posture gear poses potential hazards and therefore is not allowed unless Airmen
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