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  • PACAF Commander remembers America's veterans

    When we joined the Air Force, we became part of a special group--a group of Americans dedicated to a purpose larger than ourselves. This Veterans Day, we honor all those who have served and who are serving--Americans who understand service and who know that freedom is not free. The security and

  • Same Annual Flu-Shot Program, Different Terms

    This year's annual flu-vaccination program will not only protect U.S. military members, their families and civilians, but also provide a unique opportunity for the U.S. military healthcare system to practice response procedures for mass vaccination. Although there is no imminent threat that may

  • Arrival of new Command Chief

    Chief Master Sergeant Michael J. Warner will join Team Kadena as the new 18th Wing Command Chief. Chief Warner will arrive in December and assume his new duties Jan. 1, 2009. Chief Warner currently serves as the command chief for the 100th Air Refueling Wing, Royal Air Force Station Mildenhall,

  • Kadena Special Olympics traffic directions

    There will be modified traffic flow around Risner Fitness Center and surrounding areas to secure the base while allowing a large number of Okinawan participants and their families to attend Kadena Special Olympics on Nov 8. It is recommended that Team Kadena personnel avoid the event area to reduce

  • EOD Airman featured in Portraits

    A senior NCO from the 18th Civil Engineer Squadron is one of 16 Airmen featured in the latest volume of Portraits in Courage, an Air Force Chief of Staff program designed to recognize Airmen for combat-related actions. Imagine a day when improvised explosive devices threaten the lives of your people

  • Commentary: Practical LSET Advice

    I always have preferred easy-to-follow, practical advice: "simple is better," "eat breakfast," or "wear sunscreen." These examples of practical, easy-to-execute, tested by time and error, pieces of advice, if followed, have the potential to help us all through our off-duty and on-duty time. With the

  • Multi-national air force training exercise big success

    The 414th Combat Training Squadron recently wrapped up Red Flag 09-1 that took place Oct. 20 through Nov. 1 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Approximately 1,600 military members and 80 aircraft from the United States, Greece, Spain and Singapore trained together for two weeks in a realistic combat

  • Program, provides expectant moms with helpful tools

    Expectant parents can plan months ahead before the arrival of a new member in the family. Yet with all the preparation, it can still be overwhelming. Parents should know that there is support available through Kadena's New Parent Program. The New Parent Program is geared toward families that have

  • 67th FS participates in Red Flag Nellis

    Deterring the enemy, protecting friendly forces and completing the mission are just a few of the tasks pilots assigned to the 67th Fighter Squadron accomplish while participating in Red Flag 09-1 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The 67th Fighter Squadron along with several other Air Force units

  • 67th AMU pushes through back-to-back exercises

    Life on the road is not uncommon for most Airmen in today's Air Force. For some, six-month and year-long deployments are the norm, while two-week deployments to exercises such as Red Flag are rare. However, for members of the 67th Aircraft Maintenance Unit, this two-week exercise has turned into a

  • Halloween safety tips for Kadena families

    It's that time of year once again when ghosts and ghouls roam the earth and fires are lit within hollowed pumpkins. Halloween is upon us and Team Kadena is gearing up for a frightfully good time for children and adults alike. To ensure everyone has a safe trick-or-treating experience, the 18th