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  • Kadena HS student to participate in Special Olympics World Summer Games

    A Kadena High School student will participate in the Special Olympics World Summer Games in Shanghai, China, Oct. 2-11. Lamarr is the only athlete from Okinawa and the first American to compete on a Japanese Team. The opening ceremonies for the games are scheduled to begin with more than 7,500 athletes and 40,000 volunteers, representing 165
  • Typhoon Nari sideswipes Okinawa

    In the second typhoon of the season to head towards Okinawa, only the northern portion of Typhoon Nari passed over Kadena Air Base said a base weather official. Typhoon preparations began on the base early Sept. 14 with the knowledge the storm was not as strong as the July typhoon. As the storm progressed the base did not go into the highest
  • Typhoon Nari heads for Okinawa

    The second typhoon of the season, Typhoon Nari, is on track to pass over Okinawa according to base weather officials. "Right now it should hit the island sometime Friday evening with 45 knot winds gusting to 65 knots and should last until early Saturday morning," said Capt. Jonathan Wilson, 18th Operations Support Squadron weather flight commander.
  • USFJ command chief visits Kadena

    The newly appointed U.S. Japan and 5th Air Force command chief recently visited Kadena Air Base to meet with Airmen, Soldiers, Sailors and Marines. During his three-day visit, Chief Master Sgt. Craig Deatherage toured the base, attended the base's 9/11 remembrance ceremony, and spoke about his focus areas as the senior enlisted advisor. One of the
  • Turkey Shoot

  • Traffic delays possible during Gate 3 construction

    Kadena drivers can expect some traffic congestion and delays at Gate 3 for approximately six weeks starting Oct. 1 due to construction work. Contract workers will be installing final denial barriers in the area. "The barriers are the final defense if somebody decides to try and run the gates," said Bryan Cawthorne, 718th Civil Engineer Squadron
  • Crew chief visit

  • 101 Critical Days of Summer over, but not danger

    The 101 Critical Days of Summer are now over, but the danger isn't, according to base safety officials. There were 19 deaths Air Force wide during this year's annual safety campaign that runs from Memorial Day to Labor Day. That is up from 17 last year. Most of the fatalities were the result of private motor vehicle accidents (eight), and
  • Air Force Ball to celebrate anniversary of aviation

    The Air Force Ball, to be held at the Rocker NCO Club Sept. 22, will recognize the birthdays of two key events in military aviation. "This year is the 60th anniversary of the Air Force and it also coincides with the 100th anniversary of military aviation," said Lt. Col. Peter Oertel, 18th Operations Group deputy commander. "It was back in 1907 when
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