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  • Kadena Airman stars in Disney’s “Aladdin Jr.”

    Pacific Okinawa Players is putting on Disney's "Aladdin Jr." and a Kadena Airman from the 18th Logistics Readiness Squadron has one of the lead roles. "At last absolute power is mine!!! Ha, ha, ha!" said Senior Airman Jamaal Solomon, 18th LRS, during a rehearsal as he prepares to play the dark Vizier Jafar in an upcoming performance of "Aladdin
  • Friendship Golf tournament

    More than 85 Okinawan leaders partnered with their 18th Wing counterparts during the annual friendship golf tournament held here Sept. 21. "The event is meant to strengthen the bond between military and civilian leaders," said General Brett T. Williams, 18th Wing commander. "This provides us an opportunity to reinforce those values between us and
  • Kadena couple Air Force fit

    They were both instructor pilots. She was primarily a runner. He pushed weights. They became workout partners. She pushed some weights. He ran some. Then they became life partners. Capt. Hollie Diesselhorst, 909th Aerial Refueling Squadron, and Capt. Tom Hunt, 67th Fighter Squadron, have a dedication to each other, not only in their marriage, but
  • ID appointment system goes online

    Making an appointment to get a new identification card will be easier when the new appointment system goes online here Oct. 1. The 18th Mission Support Squadron's customer service team is setting up a new system that will enable members to make their own appointments with a few clicks of their computer mouse. "This will benefit our customers and
  • CFC campaign to kick off Oct. 1

    Last year Kadena Shoguns gave $457,000 to charities under the Combined Federal Campaign. Officials hope to raise even more in this year's campaign, which starts Oct. 1. "Our goals are $475,000 for the whole wing, and that includes DoDDS schools on Kadena," said Capt. Vanessa Bartley, wing CFC project officer. "That gives us a three to four percent
  • POW sells America to Americans

    Those in the military have a responsibility to sell America to Americans, said a former prisoner of war and guest speaker at the Kadena Air Base POW/MIA breakfast held here Sept. 21. Retired Air Force Col. James L. Lamar, and former pilot with the 421st Tactical Fighter Squadron said, "Many Americans don't believe in their own country and I'm here
  • HAWC sponsors 2nd Biggest Loser

    Shoguns are encouraged to become winners by first becoming losers during a contest being held here from Oct. 8 to Dec. 8. The Biggest Loser contest, sponsored by Kadena's Health and Wellness Center, is designed to reward participants who lose the most body weight in eight weeks. Participants will compete in five-member teams and provide moral
  • Training superintendent earns AF award

    A training superintendent here was recently named best in the Air Force for his efforts to keep Airmen mission ready. Senior Master Sgt. Todd Staats, 18th Maintenance Operations Squadron maintenance training flight superintendent, received the Air Force's Education and Training Manager Award Sept. 10 from Brig. Gen. Brett Williams, 18th Wing
  • "I am an Airman" Gen. Hester speaks at AF Birthday Ball

    I Am An Airman General Hester: In the early 1990s Lynda and I were assigned to Kadena Air Force Base in Japan. You will remember, those who have lived in the Pacific before, we were watching television one day and of course it was the middle of a football game and instead of being able to see the Bud Light commercial, being able to see the
  • 'Jeopardy!' honors AF’s 60th birthday

    The answer is "Video clues taped at Kadena Air Base." The question, Alex, is what will be featured on the Sept. 27 episode of the long-running game show "Jeopardy!" The show will honor the Air Force's 60th anniversary with video clues and an Air Force questions panel which will highlight current Air Force activities. There will be a special viewing
  • Airmen make AFSO 21 successful

    The Air Force's top smart operations leader said Airmen and their ideas are critical to the success of the service's efforts to improve efficiency during a visit here Sept. 17. "Individual Airmen are incredibly important to the success of AFSO 21, said Dr. Ronald Ritter, special assistant to the secretary of the Air Force for Air Force Smart
  • Spouses’ leadership forum held

    Spouses of unit commanders gathered at the Kadena Air Base Officers' Club Sept. 12 to receive information on base programs for service members and to network with each other. "I wanted to let the spouses know what programs are out there that can help them and their spouses' troops," said Marianne Williams, wife of Brig. Gen. Brett Williams, 18th