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  • Kadena AMC terminal reopens after $2 million renovation

    The 733rd Air Mobility Squadron conducted a ribbon cutting ceremony March 11 to celebrate the completion of a $2 million renovation of its AMC Passenger Terminal. To see the video story, click here.The renovation project, orchestrated by Kadena's 718th Civil Engineer Squadron, 18th Contracting

  • Patriot Express switches to new carrier

    Travelers will notice some changes with the Patriot Express when World Airways begins service April 2. One noticeable change will be the type of aircraft. Northwest Airlines currently transports Patriot Express travelers with an A330 aircraft. Under the new contract with World Airways, passengers

  • AFAF - Taking care of our own

    I am most proud of the priority we place on taking care of our fellow Airmen and their families. A great example of taking care of our own is the Air Force Assistance Fund (AFAF) annual fundraising effort. Through the AFAF, the Air Force Village Foundation, Air Force Aid Society, LeMay Foundation

  • Master Chef showcases skills at Kadena

    There is not a more intriguing sight than the organized chaos that goes on behind the scenes at a gourmet kitchen. Dozens of people know exactly where they need to be at exactly the right moment, making the entire kitchen hum with the likeness of an efficiently built machine. The harmony of fast

  • AFAF set to begin at Kadena

    Kadena personnel will have the opportunity to provide assistance to their fellow Airmen through the Air Force Assistance Fund drive which begins March 16. "The donations we receive are important because this is the only campaign we use to collect money that goes directly to Air Force personnel,"

  • Cultural exchange brings American, Okinawan families together

    The Okinawan people have a saying - "Ichariba chode," which means, "If we meet once, we will always be brothers and sisters." In the spirit of "Ichariba chode," American and Okinawan family members participated in a cultural exchange at the Kadena Town Rotary March 7 in an effort to strengthen

  • 18th Comm Squadron earns multiple awards

    One of Kadena's squadrons recently scored a hat trick, earning three awards for excellence from Pacific Air Forces. The 18th Communications Squadron cinched the Maj. Gen. William R. Yost Award as the best large communications unit in Pacific Air Forces and had two individual winners in the

  • Kadena Finance switching processing to AFFSC

    Kadena's Financial Services Office has moved its pay processing operations to the Air Force Financial Services Center at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D. During the switchover, the FSO will continue to serve Team Kadena's financial service needs. The move is part of the Financial Management

  • Kadena captains selected for major

    The results of the 2008 Line of the Air Force major central selection board were released March 10. Team Kadena congratulates the following officers for being selected to advance to the next rank:18th WingDanny A. Cannon, 18th Operations Support Squadron Rudolfo Chavez, 67th Fighter Squadron Eric A.

  • Multinational exercise Cope Tiger 2009 kicks off

    The first flights of Cope Tiger 2009 launched March 9, filling the sky above Thailand with fighter aircraft and signaling the 15th year of partnership between the United States, Thailand and Singapore militaries. Cope Tiger is an annual, multilateral aerial exercise which divides Thai, Singaporean

  • Air Force, Navy pilots train together over Okinawa

    Air Force and Navy pilots are sharpening their aerial combat skills in simulated dogfights and strike missions in the skies over Okinawa from March 1 - 21. Using Kadena AB as a power projection platform, F-15 Eagle pilots from the 67th Fighter Squadron and F-22 pilots from the deployed 27th

  • DeCA accepting commissary certifichecks

    The Defense Commissary Agency will accept outstanding CertifiCheck gift certificates from authorized customers thanks to a plan approved today by the Department of Defense. The approved plan allows DeCA commissaries to honor CertifiCheck gift checks now through July 31, 2009. "I am happy to report

  • Japanese ban on California poultry affects Kadena Commissary

    A recent Japanese government ban on California poultry has had a limited impact on selection at the base commissary, a Kadena commissary official said."We have seen some effect in the availability of whole chickens," said Kalani Patsel, Kadena Commissary store administrator. The California poultry

  • Kadena congratulates its newest senior master sergeants

    The Air Force released the names of those selected to the rank of Senior Master Sergeant on the Air Force Personnel Center's public Web site on March 6. Those selected for senior master sergeant will be promoted according to their promotion sequence number beginning April 1. The following

  • Deputy Chief of Chaplains visits Kadena

    During a visit to the Air Force's largest combat wing, the Air Force Deputy Chief of Chaplains took time to praise Airmen for their service and remind them of their noble calling. Chaplain (Brig. Gen.) David Cyr shared food and conversation with the Shoguns during this year's National Prayer