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  • New vice wing commander arrives in December

    Col. Lenny Richoux, division chief of Strategy and Assessment, Directorate of Communication, Secretary of the Air Force, Washington, D.C., will succeed Col. Manson Morris as the 18th Wing vice commander in December. Prior to his current assignment in Washington, Colonel Richoux served as a KC-135

  • Chapel conducts Global Ministry Survey

    A Global Ministry Survey conducted by the Kadena Chapel began Oct. 1 and will end January 2009. The survey is open to the entire Kadena Air Base community and is used to identify emerging community needs, validate ministry requirements and receive feedback for prioritizing ministry resources. "One

  • Kadena Congratulates its newest Chief Master Sergeants

    The following individuals have been selected for promotion to Chief Master Sergeant:Nathan Adams - 18th Civil Engineer SquadronDaniel Arvin - 18th Security Forces SquadronRobert Boulanger - 320 Special Tactics SquadronClint Conley - 18th Munitions SquadronInghard Gjovaag - 353rd Maintenance

  • Commentary: The War Starts Tomorrow

    The motto of the 18th Operations Group is "The War Starts Tomorrow." This motto keeps us focused in our daily operations to improve mission success. Standing on the Keystone of the Pacific demands that we are ever-vigilant in our preparations to stay mission ready. What I offer here is just one

  • Kadena prepares to welcome newly selected Chiefs

    The Air Force will release the names of those selected to the highest enlisted rank, chief master sergeant, on the Air Force Personnel Center's public Web site and on AFPC's "Ask" site Nov. 13 at midnight. The new selectees at Kadena Air Base will meet at the Rocker NCO club for breakfast Nov. 13

  • 82nd RS soars through LSET

    The Logistics Standardization and Evaluation Team from Headquarters Air Combat Command Langley, Air Force Base, Va. visited Kadena Air Base to inspect the 82nd Reconnaissance Squadron maintenance organizations Nov. 3 through 7. The inspection is conducted once every two years and evaluators look at

  • 9th Annual Kadena Special Olympics wraps up

    One of the largest community relations events in Okinawa was held at Kadena Air Base this Saturday. The 9th Annual Kadena Special Olympics brought over 1,500 volunteers and 900 Special Olympics athletes and artists together for a day of friendship and competition. The games kicked off on Risner

  • Chapel One temporarily closes for repairs

    Chapel One is closed until further notice while structural repairs are completed.Starting Nov. 9, several services will change location. The 8:30 a.m. Catholic Mass, 10:30 a.m. Contemporary Protestant Service and 12:30 Catholic Mass will remain at the same time, but move to the Kadena Keystone

  • Vice wing commander to take command in Dover

    Col. Manson Morris, 18th Wing vice commander, will soon leave Team Kadena and head back to the United States. He has been selected to take command of the 436th Airlift Wing at Dover Air Force Base, Del. in December. Prior to his arrival at Kadena, Colonel Morris served as commander of the 15th

  • 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