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  • 18th Wing squadrons target combat readiness during Turkey Shoot

    Kadena Airmen battled head-to-head Jan. 26-30 as they took the skies for the 18th Wing Turkey Shoot competition. The annual event, sponsored by the 18th Operations Group, tests the ability of fighter pilots, rescue specialists, tanker crews, command and control specialists and maintainers, among

  • Kadena gearing up for AmericaFest 2009

    Planning is already underway for this year's AmericaFest open house, as Kadena prepares to open its gates to the local community July 3 - 4. More than 66,000 people attended last year's event, and planners are hoping for an even bigger turnout this year. "Last year's event was the first AmericaFest

  • Kadena Finance Office transforming to better serve customers

    By harnessing the power of web-based applications, the 18th Comptroller Squadron is beginning a transformation that will provide Airmen with better customer service and save the Air Force more than $200 million. This financial transformation has already been implemented in many Air Force commands,

  • Kadena Airmen visit orphanage in Philippines

    Kadena Air Base Airmen visited an orphanage in Angeles City, Pampanga in the Philippines Jan. 19 before returning home from an overnight mission supporting U.S. Army forces deployed for Operation Enduring Freedom-Philippines. Members of the 353rd Special Operations Group, 17th Special Operations

  • Health officials set the record straight on seasonal flu

    Military and Okinawa Health officials are working together to reduce the spread of seasonal flu. An article published in the Jan. 29 - Feb 04. Japan (Weekly) Update titled "Prefecture sets plans against flu epidemic" is misleading and may stir some questions. The following information was confirmed

  • Kadena PME students pass test on PJ obstacle course

    Students of Class 09-02 from the Erwin Professional Military Education Center learned a hard and rewarding lesson about teamwork and fitness from Kadena's 31st Rescue Squadron during a fitness challenge Jan. 23. "At the NCO academy, we teach them leadership principles and skills in the classroom,"

  • Kadena Airmen to receive new gas masks starting March 1

    New gas masks will be issued to approximately 6,000 Kadena Airmen beginning March 1. The 10-year project to upgrade the "legacy" MCU-2P gas masks has resulted in the new Joint Service General Protective Mask or M-50, a model that will be used by the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps. "I think

  • Kadena to host Meet the Raptor Day Jan. 30

    Want to see the F-22 up close? The 18th Wing and the 27th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron will host a "Meet the Raptor" Day Friday, Jan. 30 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Marine Wing Liaison Kadena (MWLK) hangar located off Douglas Blvd., just past the Lemon Lot. The event is open to all SOFA status

  • 18th Wing Commander declares Salvia off-limits to Kadena personnel

    Brig. Gen. Brett Williams, 18th Wing commander, signed a general order Jan. 22, officially banning the use of Salvia Divinorum for all military members assigned to Kadena Air Base including those assigned to tenant organizations and facilities under the control of the 18th Wing. Salvia Divinorum is

  • Video Story: Kadena's Okuma resort puts service first

    Kadena Air Base's Okuma Resort in the northern part of Okinawa has a unique mission. Operated by the 18th Force Support Squadron, Okuma strives to offer a fun and regenerative getaway for servicemembers and their families, and the Airmen, U.S. and Japanese civilians who operate the resort take that

  • 31st Rescue Squadron deploys to Operation Iraqi Freedom

    Nine members of the 18th Wing's 31st Rescue Squadron deployed to Iraq this month to join the 41st Expeditionary Rescue Squadron in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. The 41st ERQS maintains 24-hour alert and conducts combat search and rescue missions to retrieve any U.S., Coalition, and host nation

  • 33rd Rescue Squadron returns from Afghanistan

    After saving 48 lives and transporting 17 injured people to safety, Airmen from Kadena's 33rd Rescue Squadron returned home from a three-month deployment to Afghanistan between Jan. 15 and 19. While deployed, the 33rd RQS conducted 24-hour combat search and rescue alerts in support of U.S. and

  • Team Kadena prepares for triennial PACAF audit

    Team Kadena is preparing for an external Environmental, Safety and Occupational Health Compliance Assessment and Management Program audit that will be conducted from Jan. 26 through Feb. 3. During the audit, Pacific Air Forces assessment teams will visit various units and evaluate Kadena's