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  • Kadena Airmen ready for visiting Raptors

    As Kadena Air Base officials get ready to host 12 F-22 Raptors for the fighters' first overseas deployment, the base's most important focus right now is their readiness stance. "That readiness gives us piece and stability in the region," said Brig. Gen. Harold W. Moulton, 18th Wing commander. "And frankly because the front lines of the global war
  • Kadena Airmen live life of Japan self defense force

    Six Kadena Air Base NCOs recently had the opportunity to experience what life is like in the Japan Air Self Defense Force. As part of the NCO Bilateral Exchange Program they traveled in JASDF aircraft Dec. 5 to Tsuiki Air Base in mainland Japan. There, they spent nine days living and working side-by-side JASDF airmen in similar jobs. "We're
  • Team Kadena members deploy

    More than 600 Airmen from here have begun deploying as part of Air Expeditionary Force Cycles 5 and 6 to various locations in the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility to support the war on terrorism. As Airmen prepared to board commercial aircraft for flights to locations in Iraq and Qatar, the 18th Wing commander met with them to wish a
  • They serve 'that others may live'

    Normally, when people hear about members of the 31st Rescue Squadron, they think of them as super heroes who act on a moment's notice, jumping out of aircraft in a blaze of gunfire to save a downed pilot. Combat search and rescue is more than what people see in the movies -- pararescuemen - also known as PJs - perform combat land and water recovery
  • Team Kadena helps fellow Airman fallen ill

    When Kadena Airmen heard a fellow Airman was ill and needed help, the response was immediate and impacting. A long-time mental health technician, Senior Master Sgt. Jake Cooper, 18th Medical Group Life Skills Support Center superintendent, has been mentoring Team Kadena members for years. He was diagnosed Jan. 10 with a mass on his brain that is