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  • Kadena POW/MIA events

    The Kadena Air Force Sergeants Association will hold events Thursday and Friday to honor prisoners of war and those missing in action. Retired Air Force Capt. Guy Gruters, a former POW in the Vietnam War, will speak with members of Team Kadena during some of these events. The dates and times for the

  • Holiday greetings team now taping at Kadena

    An Army and Air Force Hometown News Service team will visit Kadena Air Base to tape holiday greetings for active-duty service members and DOD civilians Sept. 15 and 16. Every year hometown news teams are dispatched to all corners of the globe to record greetings of service members currently deployed

  • Video Story: Team Kadena reflects on 9-11

    The men and women of Kadena Air Base took time Thursday to reflect on the events of Sept. 11, 2001 and to remember all those who lost their lives in the attacks. In a moving ceremony in front of the 18th Wing Headquarters, special tribute was paid to the first responders who sacrificed their lives

  • Team Kadena spouses lead the way

    Kadena Air Base held a special forum Sept. 9-10 to highlight the importance that spouses play here and to educate them on their leadership role in the military community. The second annual Team Kadena Leadership Spouses Forum was headed by Marianne Williams, wife of Brig. Gen. Brett Williams, the

  • All about Jenny

    The role of the military spouse is filled with challenges, especially for those unfamiliar with the military culture. But one Kadena spouse has found a way to turn the trials of military life into comedy gold. "Jenny," a comic strip created by Julie Negron, follows the adventures of a young Air

  • News/Video story: Americans recognized for rescue

    An Airman from the 18th Component Maintenance Squadron and the spouse of an Airman assigned to the 18th Maintenance Operations Squadron were recognized Monday by the Okinawa Police Station for their assistance in the rescue of an Okinawan girl and a local fisherman. Staff Sgt. John Robinson, an 18th

  • Water conservation efforts needed

    Water levels in Okinawa are approaching critical levels, and members of Team Kadena are being asked to do their part to help conserve this precious resource before strict rationing measures are put in place. Okinawa's drinking water supply is highly dependent on rainfall, which is captured in a

  • Video Story: Paralympians share goals, triumphs with Team Kadena

    Among the 85 U.S. Paralympic Track and Field and Swim team athletes training at Kadena Air Base in preparation for the 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing, China, five have a special tie to the U.S. military. All five athletes have served in the Armed Forces during their lives, three in the Army, one

  • News/Video Story: Volunteers spruce up Stork's Nest

    The Stork's Nest at Camp Lester is getting a facelift thanks to The Friends of the Storks Nest and volunteers from Kadena Air Base. The Storks Nest supports the U.S. Naval Hospital at Camp Lester and provides free, temporary housing for high risk pregnant patients, parents of infants in the Neonatal

  • Typhoon Preparation Tips

    There are some simple but important steps that Airmen and their families should take in preparation for typhoon season. Most importantly, families should have an emergency kit that contains the following items at a minimum: - Flashlight with extra batteries - Bottled Water (3 days worth - 1 gallon

  • Holiday greetings team coming to Kadena

    An Army and Air Force Hometown News Service team will visit Kadena Air Base to tape holiday greetings for active-duty service members and DOD civilians Sept. 15 and 16. Every year hometown news teams are dispatched to all corners of the globe to record greetings of service members currently deployed

  • Commentary: Leading sometimes means following

    Much has been written recently about our Air Force, particularly our leadership, values, and dedication to the mission. With all the discussion, it raises the question: "What are some of the attributes and ideas that tie leadership, values, and dedication together?" One can read numerous books,

  • Intel chief discusses ISR challenges, transformation

    The Air Force Deputy Chief of Staff for Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance visited Kadena Air Base Sep 3 - 4 to visit with Airmen and familiarize himself with intelligence issues specific to the Pacific region. Lieutenant General David A. Deptula, who was previously stationed at Kadena as

  • Couples spend quality time at retreat

    Three days of beautiful beaches and cool relaxing breezes are one way to help married couples deal with the stresses of upcoming deployments. That's the thought behind the Marriage Enrichment Retreat that was held at Okuma resort last week, an event sponsored by the 18th Wing Chaplain's office.