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  • Kadena rescue squadron making a difference in OEF

    One Kadena-based squadron has saved hundreds of lives during a lengthy deployment and is now gearing up to extend their service. The 33rd Rescue Squadron has had two flights in Kandahar, Afghanistan for nearly a year filling "in-lieu-of" taskings for the U.S. Army in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. One flight will return next month and
  • Feature - Holiday cheer by the dozen

    How do you say "thank you for your service" and "Happy Holidays" at the same time? Spouses from every group and squadron at Kadena Air Base came together recently and found the answer: 19,000 cookies. More than baked mounds of flour and sugar, the cookies delivered to 1,400 dormitory residents here this week became symbols of gratitude and
  • New traffic routes safer for children

    Drivers traveling on Beeson Street here will notice significant changes starting Jan. 7 as Department of Defense Dependent Schools and 18th Wing officials work at decongesting the area to make it safer for school children. Parking will not be authorized on Beeson, as the street will have unrestricted traffic flow to allow more space for student
  • F-15 pilots train to keep talons sharp

    Despite the Air Force-wide stand-down of F-15 Eagles, pilots here are maintaining their skills and capabilities through virtual means. Members of the 18th Operations Support Squadron and Boeing civilian contractors with the unit have stepped up and provided increased time in flight simulators. The F-15 Mission Training Centers, or flight
  • Holiday hopes

  • Ensuring Team Kadena's resiliency

    Earlier this year Gen. Paul V. Hester, former Commander Pacific Air Forces, designated 2007 as the year of the "PACAF Resilient Warrior." Here at Kadena Air Base, members of the 18th Medical Operations Squadron Mental Health Clinic took the opportunity provided by this week's local operational readiness exercise to practice ensuring Team Kadena's
  • Medical move

  • Beverly High 08-2 tests Airmen, Marines

    Airmen from the 18th Wing joined with elements from the 1st Marine Aircraft Wing to conduct a joint operational readiness exercise here Dec. 3-7. During the week-long exercise, Kadena's Shoguns and their Marine counterparts were tested on their ability to execute their wartime taskings, generate combat sorties under simulated wartime conditions,
  • Team Kadena tends to their wounded during local exercise

    Airmen assigned to the 18th Medical Group Patient Care Team tested their skills here Wednesday as they sorted through victims of a fire scenario during the Beverly High 08-02 Local Operational Readiness Exercise. The patient care team performs the role of triage, sorting through the wounded and separating them by the severity of the injury
  • Ghastly make-up improves Kadena training

    Tech. Sgt. Jay McLaren, 18th Dental Squadron Exercise Evaluation Team member, puts the finishing touches on a ghastly masterpiece - an Airman with a bloody piece of wood protruding from his eye. Through the injury looks painful, the subject is calm knowing his "injury" will help add realism to the scenario during this week's 18th Wing Local
  • Air Postal Squadron keeps pace with holiday packages

    Through rain, wind and long hours, a dedicated team of mail professionals here are working hard to make sure everyone is able to send and receive their holiday mail on time. Starting in mid-November every year, members of Detachment 3 Pacific Air Forces Air Postal Squadron process two semi-truck trailers worth of mail daily, an increase of about 20
  • Fire escape