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  • Put your mask on first then assist others around you

    Earlier this month, I had my first commander's call. Following the advice of others, I took the time to share with my new squadron my ideas on how we should conduct ourselves as airmen. One of the things I told my squadron was in their day-to-day activities they should always "put their mask on

  • Two wheels, one goal for Kadena NCO

    The morning alarm goes off and it's time for Tech. Sgt. Mark McLean to trek another 13 miles to work on his mountain bike from Camp Kinser to Kadena Air Base. The sergeant's daily commute represents both the Air Force's philosophy of "Fit to Fight" and a personal fitness goal he set for

  • Heroes of Yesterday

    It's been more than 60 years since the battle of Okinawa, but one Kadena NCO is doing everything he can to ensure that friends and family members of American servicemembers can remain connected to their loved ones who died in the battle. Tech. Sgt. Victor Follis, a quality assurance inspector with

  • AmerAsian School students receive fire prevention training

    Approximately 70 students from the AmeriAsian School in Okinawa toured Kadena's Fire and Emergency Services headquarters Tuesday. AmerAsian School in Okinawa is a non-profit organization providing quality education to children of Asian and American descent in a bicultural and bilingual environment.

  • HPTT: Optimizing Kadena’s Airmen

    As the Air Force continues to scale down its numbers, it's more important than ever to have Airmen performing their missions at the highest levels. This means working smarter, not harder, and doing it safely. Helping to optimize the performance of Team Kadena members is the goal for the 18th

  • 18th SFS enforcing cell phone, seatbelt regulations

    Patrolmen from the 18th Security Forces Squadron are reminding Kadena drivers to obey wing traffic laws or risk losing their driving privileges. In particular, the use of cell phones while driving continues to be a problem on base. "There is absolutely zero tolerance for cell phone use while

  • Kadena’s K-9 warriors go airborne

    The ability to cope with anxiety and stress is an important skill for today's expeditionary Airmen as they face more frequent deployments in combat conditions. This week, members of the 18th Aerospace Medicine Squadron, the 33rd Rescue Squadron and 18th Security Forces Squadron teamed up to help

  • Schilling provides variety of activities for base community

    Kadena's Schilling Community Center provides the members of Team Kadena with a one-stop location for all of their activity needs. Offering everything from recreational activities to classes on personal and financial improvement, the Schilling seeks to provide fully encompassing programs for the

  • Child care providers go for accreditation

    Kadena Air Base is leading the way in family child care by providing more accredited family child care providers than any base in Pacific Air Forces. The National Association for Family Child Care began a major initiative in 1994 to develop a new accreditation system for family child care. The NAFCC

  • Patriot Express service to change

    More changes are in store for the Patriot Express. Starting this week, the Patriot Express will be flying in and out of Kadena once every two weeks rather than weekly. To compensate for the reduction in flights, service members and their families who are PCS'ing will be flying in a larger 747

  • Americans, Japanese enjoy AmericaFest 2008

    Kadena Air Base welcomed 66,000 people July 4 and 5 during the first AmericaFest open house held here in four years. Japanese and American families braved sweltering heat and humidity to share this two-day event designed to celebrate America's Independence Day and promote friendships between the

  • Divers work to save Okinawa’s coral reef

    Staff members working for the marina on Kadena Air Base are leading the way in preserving Okinawa's sea life. The marina staff assigned to the base's 18th Force Support Squadron launched the "Chura Umi Coral Project" January 19 to promote the International Year of the Reef and make a positive

  • Safety Tips for an enjoyable AmericaFest

    With tens of thousands of people expected to visit the flightline for AmericaFest 2008, Kadena officials are urging attendees to take steps to prevent mishaps and have an enjoyable day. As a precaution, medical personnel will be on hand both days to ensure a quick response should any injuries or

  • Kadena hosts Okinawan historical sites

    As local Okinawa citizens pray at their family tomb, an Airman from Kadena Air Base stands nearby and observes the ceremony, both learning the history of and protecting these historical sites. As part of an official program at Kadena Air Base, members of the 18th Wing work diligently to preserve the