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  • Kadena Airman promoted to technical sergeant at South Pole

    Putting on another stripe during her recent Antarctic deployment, a Kadena Airman said she felt like she was on top of the world at the South Pole. From the exact geographic bottom of the earth which sits 10,000 feet above sea level, on a windy 60-degree below day, Tech. Sgt. Leslie Green from

  • 18th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron returns from Antarctica

    Kadena's 18th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron traded in the sub-tropical warmth of Okinawa for the sub-zero cold of Antarctica to conduct 21 medical evacuation missions over a three-month period. Six Kadena Airmen deployed to McMurdo Station, Antarctica, experiencing life at the bottom of the world

  • Kadena observes African American History Month

    A 5K run at Kadena Feb. 6 kicked off a series of events in honor of African American Heritage Month. AAHM Committee Chair Senior Master Sgt. Kevin Gary, 18th Medical Group 1st Sergeant, is encouraging everyone to join in the festivities and events. Kadena will host readings at base elementary

  • 18th Security Forces Squadron offers crime prevention tips

    It only takes a few seconds, but those few seconds can save your belongings and provide peace of mind. With incidents of property theft slightly on the rise, Security Forces officials are urging base residents to be more vigilant in protecting their possessions. According to 18th Security Forces

  • Team Kadena Congratulates Annual Award Winners

    The Team Kadena annual awards banquet was held Feb. 7 to honor the most outstanding Airmen and civilians of 2008. The following individuals were recognized for their superior performance and dedication to the Kadena mission:Company Grade Officer of the Year: Capt. Pete A. Leija, 718th Aircraft

  • Video Story: Meet the Raptor

    The 18th Wing and the 27th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron hosted "Meet the Raptor Day" Jan. 30, 2009 to allow military members, Japanese employees and their families an opportunity to see the F-22A up close, talk to pilots and maintainers and learn more about the Raptors' mission in the Pacific. To

  • Deployment history to be removed from promotion briefs

    Air Force officials here recently announced that 45-day deployment history data will be deleted from duty qualification briefs for officer selection and preselection and from senior noncommissioned officer evaluation briefs. This total-force initiative will apply to all active-duty members, Reserve

  • 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,"