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  • Video Story: Kadena hosts 2008 U.S. Paralympians

    Kadena Air Base welcomed more than one hundred members of the 2008 United States Paralympic track and field and swim teams last week. The athletes came to Okinawa to live and train at Kadena in preparation for the 2008 Paralympic Games being held Sep. 6 through 17 in Beijing, China. The video for

  • Senior leaders meet to discuss, decide way ahead for force

    Senior Air Force leaders gathered for a strategic summit Aug. 27 at Bolling Air Force Base to discuss the way ahead for the Air Force as a part of the August emphasis on strategic planning. "The summit allows us to identify issues that need senior leader review and decide on matters affecting the

  • AFPC announces next Undergraduate Flying Training selection board

    The next Undergraduate Flying Training selection board will convene at the Air Force Personnel Center here on Jan. 13, 2009. The board will review active duty applications for selection to pilot, combat systems officer, and air battle manager training. Officers born after April 1, 1979 with a total

  • 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

  • Kadena celebrates women's equality

    Team Kadena recognized Women's Equality Day by holding a photographic exhibit at the Rocker NCO Club Aug. 26. The exhibit highlighted the advances women have made throughout history through informational displays and photographs featuring various female leaders and the contributions they have made

  • Sleep lab team helps Pacific Air Forces sleep soundly

    A specialized team of three 18th Medical Operations Squadron Airmen are working around the clock to help military members and families get a good night's rest. Kadena's very own sleep lab, the only one of its kind in Pacific Air Forces, recently opened its doors to help service members and their

  • PT, travel plans can save your life

    As a member of the United States military, you constantly hear about the importance of things like physical training, legal readiness, travel plans, and having a wingman, but have you ever thought that PT or a good travel plan could save your life? On a recent trip to Beijing, China, I discovered

  • Aero Club instructors earn master certification

    The Kadena Aero club achieved a new distinction when two of its Okinawan flight instructors were recently awarded their master flight instructor certification, making them among a select few flight instructors earn the title. Naoya Tamanaha and Hiroaki Ichikawa both achieved the Master Certified

  • Final preparations underway for Paralympics team visit

    Preparations for the U.S. Paralympic track and field and swim teams are being finalized this week in anticipation of the teams' arrival here Sunday. The teams will train for a week at Kadena in preparation for the Paralympic Games scheduled to begin Sept. 6 in Beijing. The 18th Force Support

  • Command Chief says 'sayonara' to Kadena

    As 18th Wing command chief, Chief Master Sgt. Jack Johnson Jr., prepares to leave for his new position as the Third Air Force command chief at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, he offered some farewell thoughts for Team Kadena. In his final interview, the chief touched upon the strength of the diverse

  • Commentary: Service before self defines who we are

    Service before self. It's one of our core principals. In our profession, we know we are at times putting our very lives on the line in the defense of our nation. But service before self has vast meaning beyond this. It's the willingness to be separated from our friends and family, whether by

  • 353rd SOG Airmen train Guard counterparts

    Members of the 353rd Operations Support Squadron Communications and Information Flight spent two weeks sharing their knowledge and experience with about 70 people from the Alabama National Guard deployed here Aug. 11-22. The Airmen from the 280th Combat Communications Squadron, a traditional Air