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  • 18th Wing Comptroller named tops in DoD

    When it comes to dollars and cents, there are few better than Lt. Col. Stephen Kennedy, commander of Kadena's 18th Comptroller Squadron. Colonel Kennedy was recently named one of four comptrollers of the year in the Department of Defense by the American Society of Military Comptrollers. The honor

  • “Sex Signals” educates Airmen

    A humorous, yet realistic live performance show originally begun on college campuses to give a fresh, unique look at dating and sexual relationships was offered to base Airmen here, May 12-13. This program, called "Sex Signals," has branched out to military installations to educate service members

  • Kadena leads PACAF, exceeds AFAF goals

    Kadena Air Base Airmen showed their generosity this year, ranking number one in Pacific Air Forces and number three in the Air Force for total Air Force Assistance Fund donations. Airmen and civilians donated more than $186,000 during the AFAF drive which ran from March 24 to May 4. This is the

  • Annual safety campaign to kick off with Wingman Day

    Air Force members are preparing to enter the highest risk period for fatalities and injuries this year and base leaders want to ensure that Airmen and their families are keeping safety at the forefront of everything they do. The 101 Critical Days of Summer campaign which runs from May 23 until Sept.

  • Pumping iron

    Men, women, Airmen, Marines and Okinawans flexed their muscles at the Risner fitness center May 10 to find out who was the best of the best during the 18th Services Squadron-sponsored Bench Press Competition. Competitors bench-pressed for three rounds before entering a final round. Rather than

  • Kadena Eagles compete in local baseball tournament

    The Kadena Air Base Eagles played valiantly against Central Okinawa's Bar's but fell short of a victory during Sunday's 13-inning second round of the Pepsi baseball tournament at the Kadena Municipal Sport Stadium. Eagles center fielder Tom Yost got things started in the first inning by slamming an

  • Thais, Americans join forces for Teak Torch exchange training

    The language of friendship forged through any communication barriers as Royal Thai air forces and the United States Air Force joined together for exchange training here recently. About 130 members from the 353d Special Operations Group, whose home station is Kadena, traveled to Udon Thani Air Base,

  • Kadena observes Days of Remembrance

    Candles illuminated the base chapel May 2 in honor of the 10 million lives extinguished by anti-Semitism and hatred during World War II. Military and civilian members from around the base attended the Days of Remembrance memorial ceremony to pay tribute to the lives of the Jewish people and other

  • 38 members of Team Kadena recognized for selfless volunteerism

    Kadena recognized the outstanding volunteers for 2007 during the annual volunteer ceremony May 1. The ceremony honored 38 individuals and three units in five different volunteer categories. It came at the end of National Volunteer Week, which is time set aside to honor the people who donate their

  • Shoguns train with NVGs to see through the night

    Two new courses will essentially give selected Kadena Airmen the ability to see in the dark. The 18th Aerospace Medicine Squadron physiological training flight will train Airmen who maintain and inspect aircrew flight equipment and 18th Security Forces members in the proper use of night-vision

  • Life in the fast lane

    The air was filled with the sound of race cars revving up their engines as the young racers eyed each other, sizing up the competition. Lights blinked from amber to green, signaling the start of the race. Three ... two ... one ... GO! The racing drama which normally plays out at places like Daytona,

  • Kadena drivers reminded to pay road tax

    Annual Japanese road use fees, commonly referred to as "road tax," are just around the corner for Department of Defense employees on Okinawa. Road tax payments for the more than 27,400 vehicles registered to military and family members on island must be made by June 1. "Road Tax is an annual fee

  • Kadena gears up for Northern Edge

    Airmen from here will join an air armada assembling this week in the Alaskan region for a large joint force exercise designed to practice operations and sharpen interoperability among the services. More than 200 Kadena Air Base Airmen and aircraft will participate in Exercise Northern Edge '08,

  • Students earn money through cyber challenge

    A team of Kadena Middle School students earned $3,000 in savings bonds during a regional competition here, dubbed eCybermission. The seventh-grade team made up of Jonathan Pickens, Kenneth Tobisch, and Alexander Wilson captured second place with a project on traffic safety. The eCybermission is a

  • Kadena opens doors for JASDF NCO's

    Kadena Air Base opened its doors to 67 Japan Air Self Defense Force airmen April 23 as part of a bilateral exchange program. The program is a 5th Air Force initiative started 11 years ago as an NCO and Airman exchange between JASDF and the U.S. Air Force. In 2002 a second initiative was added to