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  • Colonel Kennedy bids farewell to Kadena

    The first time he came to Kadena he set a world distance record in the KC-135. Years later he culminated a career of more than 26 years upon retiring as vice commander of the Air Force's largest combat wing. Both are among the most memorable moments in Col. Jeff Kennedy's long odyssey from a Navy Reserve Officers' Training Corps (NROTC) midshipman
  • “Born in Battle,” 390th Intelligence Squadron hosts 40th Birthday Dining Out

    The 390th Intelligence Squadron will host its 40th anniversary dining out here Aug. 24 to celebrate the unit's illustrious heritage. The dining out commemorates the 390th IS heritage which began as the 6990th Security Squadron, U.S. Air Force Security Service (USAFSS). The squadron was activated by Maj. Gen. (then Lt. Col.) Doyle E. Larson July 15,
  • A clean slate

  • Kadena unit keeps PACOM wired, flying

    With hundreds of aircraft in the Pacific theater supporting the interests of the United States and its allies, electronic components are critical. Aircraft are durable and delicate at the same time and getting a replacement part in a timely fashion keeps the war birds in the fight. The Kadena-based 525th Electronic Maintenance Squadron, part of
  • 733rd Air Mobility Squadron prepares for the Air Mobility Rodeo

    Editors Note: This is the third in a series of articles on Team Kadena's preparation for the Air Mobility Rodeo. With the engines running, a team of 733rd Air Mobility Squadron Airmen quickly and safely load and unload a cargo aircraft without saying a word. This is just one of the tasks these Airmen have to accomplish during this year's Air
  • 18th SFS prepares for AMC Rodeo

    Editors Note: This is the second in a series of articles on Team Kadena's preparation for the Air Mobility Rodeo. Airmen wearing gas masks and Kevlar are often associated with some sort of base training exercise, but three 18th Security Forces Squadron Airmen are running around base in this gear for a different reason. Tech. Sgt. Matt Howard,
  • 18 MDG Change of Command

    A new commander took the reins of the largest outpatient clinic in Pacific Air Forces in a ceremony here June 22. Col. Frederick L. Schaefer took command of the 18th Medical group from Col. Kelley Kash, who retired the same day after 23 years in service. "It's truly an honor to be taking command of the 18th Medical Group," said Colonel Schaefer.
  • Out with the old, in with the new

    Replacing cold war munitions with the latest weaponry was the focus of a U.S. Transportation Command exercise here, June 21-22. The Turbo Containerized Ammunition Distribution System 07, also known as TURBOCADS, tested munitions units from Okinawa, Guam, Sasebo and South Korea. In Okinawa, military units conducted a joint service exercise to help
  • Kadena beefs up security

    Military installations around U.S. Pacific Command are beefing up security to protect against potential terrorist activity and Kadena Air Base is following suit, said one of the installation's anti-terrorism experts June 18.Officials here are taking extra steps to strengthen security throughout Kadena and are asking the base population to remain
  • Kadena earns federal environmental award

    Kadena recently earned the 2007 White House Closing the Circle Award for its recycling program. The award, presented at the White House June 12, recognizes the significant contributions and positive impacts of federal employees and facilities in environmental stewardship. "Although the team realized we had an exceptional program we were ecstatic to
  • Kadena hosts the eighth annual Special Olympics

    "Let me win, but if I cannot win let me be brave in the attempt." With the start of the Special Olympics oath, more than 900 athletes and 200 artists gathered here Sunday for one of Japan's biggest events - 2007 Special Olympic Games. More than 1,500 volunteers from different branches of the U.S. military and the local community helped put on the
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