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  • Team Kadena volunteers keep holiday mail moving

    The Kadena Post Office is requesting volunteers to keep the extra half million pounds of holiday mail moving smoothly. Every holiday season, the post office relies on 150 to 300 volunteers to help with the additional mail. Kadena's Assistant Postmaster, Tech. Sgt Brian Barlow, said without the

  • Cessna forced landing investigation report released

    An investigation into the Oct. 24 forced landing of a Kadena Aero Club Cessna-172 near Nago City concluded that the accident occurred as a result of engine failure brought on by fuel starvation. In his report, the investigating officer determined the aircraft ran out of fuel in flight because of

  • Kadena Air Base improves playgrounds in family housing areas

    A new project is underway in Kadena Air Base family housing areas to replace deteriorating playgrounds with newer facilities. "The civil engineers have taken a proactive interest in improving the playgrounds on base," said Jeff Noorda, 718th Civil Engineer Squadron chief of base development.

  • Kadena Angel Tree brings holiday joy to military families

    Angels are on the way to assist financially strapped military families this holiday season. A time-honored tradition on military bases, the Angel Tree program provides people with the opportunity to give gifts - mostly toys - to families that aren't able to afford them. The 18th Wing Chapel manages

  • Wanna make an Air Force commercial?

    Senior leaders are asking Airmen to get behind the camera and submit a video for the next Air Force advertising campaign. The contest has begun and runs until Jan. 9. Airmen are encouraged to create a video depicting what their unit or they do to support the Air Force mission, as well as highlight

  • 18th Wing earns four PACAF safety awards

    The 18th Wing earned four Pacific Air Force Safety Awards for fiscal year 2008 and has been nominated for seven Air Force-level awards. Awarded annually, the PACAF safety awards recognize safety programs around the command for their dedication to safety and mishap-free operations. "This is an

  • 44th Fighter Squadron trains with JASDF in Hokkaido

    Pilots and maintenance personnel from the 44th Fighter Squadron and 44th Aircraft Maintenance Unit arrived at Chitose Japan Air Self-Defense Force Base in Hokkaido Dec. 8 to participate in bilateral training with the JASDF 2nd Air Wing. Throughout the week, the Airmen will work side-by-side with

  • VIDEO: 18th Wing commander thanks Team Kadena for 2008 accomplishments

    In a holiday video message Dec. 5, the commander for the Air Force's largest combat wing thanked his team for their accomplishments during 2008. 18th Wing commander, Brig. Gen. Brett Williams, also highlighted the importance of the 18th Wing's mission to peace and stability in the Asia-Pacific

  • Share your Team Kadena success stories with Hometown News

    Airmen and Soldiers on Kadena can now share good news with family and friends back home through the Army and Air Force Hometown News program. The Hometown News program enables servicemembers to highlight awards, promotions, reassignments, deployments, graduation from military schools and other

  • VIDEO STORY: Kadena Firefighters prepare to save lives

    Kadena firefighters participated in fire training at Kadena Air Base's Silver Flag training area Dec. 2, 2008 in support of Exercise Beverly High 09-01. The crew rescued two victims and extinguished flames with precision, preparing them for real world scenarios that could one day save lives. To see

  • Kadena F-15s to deploy to Chitose Air Base for bilateral training

    Five Kadena F-15s from the 44th Fighter Squadron and about 70 Airmen will depart early next week for Chitose Japan Air Self-Defense Force Base in Hokkaido, Japan to participate in a bilateral training event with the JASDF's 2nd Air Wing. This Type I Aircraft Training Relocation is designed to

  • Airmen, Marines join forces during week-long exercise

    Japan-based Airmen and Marines came together this week for Exercise Beverly High 09-01, Kadena Air Base's first Local Operational Readiness Exercise of the fiscal year. During the exercise which began Dec. 1, 18th Wing units have been training for wartime missions under simulated combat conditions.

  • Air Force Climate Survey deadline extended to Dec. 14

    If you want to play a part in shaping our future Air Force, an effective and proven tool may be sitting in your inbox. Since Oct. 1, an initial e-mail invitation and several follow-on reminders were sent out Air Force-wide, which included a link to the 2008 Air Force Climate Survey and