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  • Airman court-martialed for dereliction of duty, DUI

    An 18th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron Airman was found guilty March 13 for driving under the influence of alcohol and failing to maintain current vehicle property damage insurance. Senior Airman Banks was charged under Article 111, drunken operation of a vehicle. On Dec. 8, 2006, security forces found Airman Banks sitting outside his car, which he
  • Kadena to change crisis response procedures

    Kadena will soon transform how it responds to emergencies and crises when the new Air Force Incident Management System is fully implemented here. The system, called AFIMS, standardizes the planning, preparedness, response and recovery efforts for incidents and accidents. It also brings Kadena and the Air Force in line with a Homeland Security
  • Silver Flag prepares Airmen for deployment

    More than 100 Airmen from Elmendorf Air Force Base, Alaska, learned skills they will need to operate in a combat environment after completing the weeklong Silver Flag training exercise here March 16. Silver Flag provides expeditionary combat support training to Airmen in the civil engineer, personnel services, contracting and services career
  • DoDEA parents, students, teachers give high ratings to schools

    The Department of Defense Education Activity announced recently the results of its 2006-2007 Customer Satisfaction Survey, or CSS. The survey, administered every other year to parents, teachers and students in grades four through 12 and teachers, provides DoDEA with valuable information about the quality of education it provides and areas needing
  • What's on 'The Chief's Scope'?

    Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. T. Michael Moseley launched a new Web feature March 14 to tell Airmen what is of special interest to him. Known as "The Chief's Scope," it is designed to briefly highlight current topics General Moseley feels are important to America's Airmen. "The issues on my scope are ones that keep me up at night," said General
  • 42 Kadena SNCOs selected for Senior Master Sgt

    Forty-two Kadena master sergeants were recently selected for promotion to senior master sergeant.  They are: 18th Wing -- Sheila Parra18th Comptroller Squadron -- Karl Bradford18th Operations Support Squadron -- Michael Fern, Todd Miller and Barriet Thomas18th Maintenance Group -- Carol Aderis18th Component Maintenance Squadron -- Peter
  • 12 Kadena officers selected for lieutenant colonel

    Twelve majors assigned to Kadena were recently selected for promotion to lieutenant colonel. They are: 18th Wing -- Matthew Grant 18th Operations Group -- John Moran 44th Fighter Squadron -- Paul Johnson 67th Fighter Squadron -- Garren Roberts 961st Airborne Air Control Squadron -- Stephen Carson 18th Operations Support Squadron -- Kent Williams,
  • Improved flight line kitchen operations at Johnson facility

    The Johnson Dining Facility upgraded food services after recently consolidating flight line kitchen services under one roof. Looking at food service operations with an Air Force Smart Operations 21 mindset, 18th Services Squadron members streamlined their processes in an effort to better serve their customers. "Having a consolidated flight line
  • Kadena Airman found guilty at court-martial

    A Kadena Airman was found guilty March 7 of striking a fellow Airman with a beer bottle and being drunk and disorderly. At a summary court-martial, Senior Airman Eric L. Sharp, 718th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, was sentenced to 30 days confinement, reduction to Airman (E-2) and forfeiture of two-thirds pay for one month.
  • 18th Wing conducting NEO exercise

    The 18th Wing will conduct a noncombatant evacuation operation exercise Wednesday and Thursday at Chapel 1 to test the wing's emergency evacuation procedures for family members. The exercise will target at least 20 percent of families of active-duty members, Department of Defense civilians and contractors across every unit on base for evacuation
  • Kadena's '5-star' Services programs among best in Air Force

    Kadena's fitness, library, outdoor recreation and golf programs were recently honored with "Five-Star" recognition by the Air Force, honoring them as among the best in the Air Force.The Air Force recognized 87 programs service-wide on March 3 as having a high level of quality and achievement, but only Kadena won the 5-star crown in each
  • Kadena hyperbaric chamber saves lives

    Since 1995, 167 patients have been treated for decompression sickness in the hyperbaric chamber at Kadena AB, an average of 17 cases per year DCS develops when potentially life-threatening bubbles of nitrogen arise in tissues after diving or high-altitude flying. Hyperbaric treatment uses pressure and oxygen aids in eliminating those bubbles and
  • Kadena Web site to offer "real-time" news

    Team Kadena and their family members are now able to read about KAB and the latest breaking news on Okinawa and Air Force-wide from anywhere in the world. Kadena's Web site, http://www.kadena.af.mil, will now contain news, features, community notes, briefs, sports and more as they are featured in the Shogun newspaper. The 18th Wing Public Affairs
  • Raptors arrive at Kadena

    Ten F-22 Raptors arrived here Feb. 17 and 18 for the first overseas deployment of the Air Force's newest air supremacy aircraft. The aircraft, assigned to the 27th Fighter Squadron at Langley Air Force Base, Va., started their deployment to Kadena almost 10 days previously with a stop at Hickam AFB, Hawaii. While en route, a software issue