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  • Kadena bids farewell to Shogun

    After more than 25 years as the Kadena base newspaper, The Shogun hits the newsstands for the last time today. A combination of Air Force-wide manning cuts in Public Affairs and a greater emphasis on up-to-the minute web-based news delivery has resulted in the phase-out of traditional base

  • Former POW shares experiences with Airmen

    Kadena Air Base welcomed a hero and former prisoner of war last week in commemoration of POW/MIA Remembrance Day Sept. 19. Retired Air Force Capt. Guy Gruters, a former F100-F Super Sabre pilot who was held captive in North Vietnam for more than five years spoke to Airmen in a variety of venues

  • Wounded warrior brings positive message to Kadena

    By all rights, Staff Sgt. Matthew Slaydon should be mad at the world. After all, the Air Force EOD technician lost his left arm and his eyesight on Oct. 24, 2007, thanks to an improvised explosive device during his third tour in Iraq. But the extraordinary NCO has taken a different approach to

  • IDMTS search for MIAs, provide care in Laos

    A group of Kadena medical professionals are living up to the POW/MIA motto "you are not forgotten" and bringing medical assistance to those in need at the same time. Independent Duty Medical Technicians from the 18th Medical Group here routinely deploy with the Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command to

  • Commentary: Developing leaders for the future generation

    One of the fundamental differences between management and leadership is taking care of people. Leaders take care of their people. At the same time, leaders are also charged with developing their people. This is an area I feel we can always use some help and guidance. For the most part, the Air Force

  • Shoguns stay active through Single Airman Program

    The Kadena Single Airman Program provides opportunities for Airmen of all ranks to get out and experience all that Okinawa has to offer. The program is designed to give Airmen who may be new to the island or without family the opportunity to socialize with other Airmen in the same situation through

  • Commentary: Every Airman has a critical role to play

    Fly, fight, and win. Bombs on target. You hear these terms growing up in the Air Force and are told no matter what your job is, your role is vital to the overall mission. For some, that link is difficult to make. "What does my job have to do with putting bombs on target" says an Airman from the

  • Airman gives aid at 37,000 feet

    Today's Air Force prepares Airmen to be ready for any contingency, and often emergency situations arise at the most unexpected times. For Capt. Sam Millar, chief of the 18th Operations Group Aeromedical Evacuation Branch, that situation arose about eight hours into a flight from Narita, Japan to

  • Father & son take to the skies

    It's not every day a father gets to dogfight against his son in a high-performance fighter aircraft, 20,000 feet over the Pacific Ocean. It's even rarer when the aircraft being flown by the son is the same tail number that the father flew almost thirty years earlier. That's exactly what happened

  • Typhoon Sinlaku Update

    Sept. 16 - 9:00 a.m. Typhoon Sinlaku has weakened significantly and is barely maintaining typhoon strength. As such, the 18th Wing commander has directed TCCOR 4 for all installations on Okinawa. The closest point of approach for Kadena is now 8 a.m. Wednesday. Maximum winds expected on Okinawa

  • Kadena POW/MIA events

    The Kadena Air Force Sergeants Association will hold events Thursday and Friday to honor prisoners of war and those missing in action. Retired Air Force Capt. Guy Gruters, a former POW in the Vietnam War, will speak with members of Team Kadena during some of these events. The dates and times for the

  • Holiday greetings team now taping at Kadena

    An Army and Air Force Hometown News Service team will visit Kadena Air Base to tape holiday greetings for active-duty service members and DOD civilians Sept. 15 and 16. Every year hometown news teams are dispatched to all corners of the globe to record greetings of service members currently deployed

  • Video Story: Team Kadena reflects on 9-11

    The men and women of Kadena Air Base took time Thursday to reflect on the events of Sept. 11, 2001 and to remember all those who lost their lives in the attacks. In a moving ceremony in front of the 18th Wing Headquarters, special tribute was paid to the first responders who sacrificed their lives