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  • Selective arming program begins at Kadena

    Non-security forces Airmen are redefining the meaning of force protection by taking up weapons and the training that goes along with it to protect their squadron resources. A few units have already completed training with the 18th Security Forces Squadron through the selective arming program which gives them the ability to respond immediately to an
  • Upgrade training on Kadena critical

    Living on an island in the Pacific, it is difficult for Airmen to travel from Kadena Air Base back to the United States to receive needed upgrade training for mission support and career advancement. Field Training Detachment 15, 372nd Training Squadron is a maintenance training unit instructing a gamut of aviation maintenance-related courses for
  • Feeding hungry minds

    School starts next week and the AAFES School Meal Program is ready to provide healthy meals to feed hungry minds. AAFES School Meal Program is operated under the guidelines of the USDA National School Lunch Program. This means that the school menu must follow Dietary Guidelines and meet the following nutrition standards when analyzed over a week: 
  • Back to school

    Department of Defense Dependant Schools officials are emphasizing safety, health and wellness and the acquisition of foreign language skills, for the 2007-2008 school year, which starts Monday. Children's safety is a critical focus for DoDDS and officials encourage parents to speak with their kids about general safety tips and preventative
  • Mouth guards for safety use

    The mouth is one of the most commonly injured parts of the body while participating in sports activities. Dental injuries can be painful, expensive and permanent. For prevention of dental injuries, the sports mouth guard is considered an essential item of sporting equipment. A mouth guard is a flexible appliance made out of plastic and worn during
  • Are you medically ready to fight?

    Being medically ready is a critical part to deploying. Members from the 18th Medical Group are tasked with reviewing medical records of Airmen getting ready for deployment. "Our goal is to look through the records and see who are medically ready to fight," said Tech. Sgt. Demetria Geldziler, 18th Aerospace Medicine Squadron Health Services
  • Fit to fight

  • Getting the Cargo Downrange

    Just like Airmen, equipment on aircraft heading downrange must go through processing lines and be properly documented and prepared. The 733rd Air Mobility Squadron joint inspection team is there to ensure this happens. Along with 18th Logistics Readiness Squadron's Cargo Deployment Facility, the 733rd AMS joint inspection team handled more than 200
  • Valiant Shield wraps up

    Valiant Shield 2007, the largest exercise of its kind in the Pacific, wrapped up seven days of flying operations in the vicinity of Guam Monday. During the field training exercise, more than 30 air-refueling sorties were flown, with KC-135 and KC-10 tankers offloading 2.286 million pounds of fuel to airborne aircraft. U.S. Air Force B-52s, F-15Cs,
  • Kadena Airman gets married by long distance

    The Nikah--a marriage contract--can be seen in the background on a computer monitor as an Islamic religious leader steps into view and begins a ceremony uniting an 18th Communication Squadron officer here in Okinawa with his bride in Pakistan. Dating was never an issue for the couple that met 15 years earlier and kept in touch recently via e-mail,