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  • Leadership spouses take a ‘Shogun Look’ at Kadena’s mission

    Leadership spouses got an in-depth view on Monday, 20 April, of the 18th Wing mission through the Shogun Look Program. The program gives spouses almost a full day of touring four or five of Kadena's mission areas several times a year. There they receive hands-on demonstrations by the units. This

  • Kadena Labratorians saluted during Lab Week

    More than 280,000 medical laboratory professionals across the world will be honored next week, among them are nine laboratory technologists and technicians from Kadena. National Medical Laboratory Professionals Week, April 19-25, recognizes those that perform and interpret laboratory tests, which

  • Commentary: How to Ace the UCI

    In preparation for the Unit Compliance Inspection and Aircrew Standardization and Evaluation Visit in August, the 18th Operations Group received a Pacific Air Forces staff assistance visit inspection. During the visit, I was reminded of some lessons in military inspections that I have learned over

  • Commentary: Are you “In Equilibrium?”

    As a two-time squadron commander, I have seen more than my fair share of Airmen and families that have gotten their lives out of balance in various areas. This loss of "balance" or "equilibrium" has caused marriages to fail, career plans to take a nose dive, physical health to deteriorate and even

  • 718th AMXS bags AF-level award

    One of Kadena's units was recently recognized as best in the Air Force. The 718th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron earned the Air Force Maintenance Effectiveness Award for effective management of its resources and its contributions to the mission. "What this award means to us is we've successfully

  • Kadena conducts bilateral cultural exchange with JASDF enlisted

    Enlisted members of the Japanese Air Self Defense Force got an inside look at the day-to-day life of their U.S. Air Force counterparts while participating in Kadena's bilateral exchange program. The 60 JASDF Airmen spent the day visiting the Erwin Professional Military Education Center, eating at

  • Sexual Assault Awareness Month

    This annual occurance provides the opportunities to highlight the efforts the Department of Defense takes to combat the crime of sexual assault and promote prevention through special activities and public education. This year's theme is "My Strength is for Defending." "It is intended to highlight

  • Japanese military officers receive recognition

    Air Force Lt. Gen. Edward A. Rice, Jr., Commander, U.S. Forces Japan presented awards to members of the Japan Self Defense Force on April 6 and 7 during separate ceremonies at USFJ Headquarters. Navy Capt. Satoru Kondo, Japan Maritime Self Defense Force was presented with a Certificate of

  • Spring break brings fun and excitement for Kadena's youth

    There was no excuse for youths to be couch potatoes this spring break with the wide variety of activities offered by the Kadena Youth Center and Kadena School Age Program. The Kadena Youth Center held a spring camp for 9-12 year olds filling every day with different activities for children to help

  • New policy bans ownership of swords, certain knives

    An addendum to the current weapons policy in Japan took effect in January further limiting the ownership of swords and certain types of knives while off base. Violators of the new policy can face a 500,000 yen fine or up to three years in prison. The United States Forces in Japan Chief of Staff,

  • Team Kadena Springs into ACTion for April 2009

    KADENA AIR BASE, Japan - This month is designated as the Month of the Military Child, underscoring the important role military children play in the armed forces community.April is set aside as a special time to applaud military families and their children for the daily sacrifices they make and