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  • Fueling the Pacific mission

    Many squadrons say they provide the tools and manpower to help fuel the fight, but an 18th Civil Engineer Squadron unit really does "fuel" the fight. The 18th CES Liquid Fuels Flight is charged with providing fuel for Kadena Air Base's aircraft and vehicle fleets. "We have several pump houses around

  • Kadena maintainer clinches Marquez award

    A Team Kadena Airman leaves for Washington D.C. Saturday to receive the Lt. Gen. Leo Marquez award. Senior Airman Sergio Martinez, an 18th Equipment Maintenance Squadron weapons technician, earned the Air Force-level award for continued excellence in the munitions and missile maintenance field. The

  • Team Kadena prepares for AmericaFest

    After a four-year hiatus, Team Kadena is preparing to open its gates to the local community July 4 and 5 for AmericaFest 2008. AmericaFest is a community outreach event designed to promote friendship and understanding between members of the local and military communities. Visitors will be able to

  • Kadena puts final rivet in Iron Flow program

    With the departure of the final three F-15C Eagles from here April 23 to Air National Guard units in the United States, the 18th Wing concluded Kadena Air Base's role in the Pacific Air Forces Iron Flow program. Begun in 2005, the Iron Flow program was a process to exchange Kadena's aging F-15 fleet

  • ACE, joint force tackles Gate 2 clean-up

    More than 145 Airmen, Soldiers, Sailors and family members showed up at the Kadena USO Sunday to help clean up the area commonly known as "Gate 2 Street." The monthly clean-up effort was sponsored by Airmen Committed to Excellence to improve community relations. "It was amazing to see how many

  • JASDF trains on air refueling ops

    American pilots flew training missions here this week with 12 F-15 pilots from the Japan Air Self Defense Force, to familiarize them with air refueling operations. The air refueling training was a new concept to some of the JASDF participants. Others had trained with Kadena refuelers in the

  • Off base residents urged to complete OHA survey

    Military personnel living off base will soon be given an opportunity to affect how much money they receive for their housing allowances. The Annual Overseas Housing Allowance Utility and Move-in Expenses Survey for uniformed U.S. Service members is scheduled for Japan from April 15 through May 14.

  • SARC educates Airmen on Sexual Assault

    April has been designated Sexual Assault Awareness Month, and Sexual Assault Response Coordinators from various Okinawa bases are holding a number of events to raise awareness. Providing information not only to victims but to the general population is an important part of the Sexual Assault

  • Airmen warned against social networking dangers

    As the Air Force conducts the war on terror through air, space and cyber-space, Airmen have the ability to shape the events of the information war from the comfort of their very own home..for good or bad. Social networking sites provide a good opportunity for military members to share information

  • Cyberspace aggressors train Kadena Airmen

    A total force team trained Airmen Tuesday on mitigating cyberspace and information operations threats and also provided feedback on Pacific Command's exercise Terminal Fury. A combined team from the 57th Information Aggressor Squadron, Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., and the 177th IAS, Kansas Air

  • Community improvement through family feedback

    Military members and spouses will have an opportunity to improve Kadena Air Base services through a random community survey to be disseminated across the Air Force in April. The Air Force Community Assessment survey allows base leadership and the Air Force to target resources where they are most

  • 33rd, 31st RQS hone skills at Red Flag

    The 33rd and 31st Rescue Squadrons will get a unique training experience April 7-18 as they work alongside other services and allied forces from around the world at an Alaskan exercise. Red Flag at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, allows aircrews to train and integrate with air forces from other

  • Air Commandos of the Pacific celebrate traditions, heritage

    In an event steeped in tradition and heritage, members from the 353rd Special Operations Group gathered for a combat dining out in the 353rd Maintenance Squadron hangar here. The event was held April 4 in commemoration of the anniversary of Operation Eagle Claw, a failed rescue attempt that led to

  • Pacific Air Commando spouses get bird's eye view of squadrons, island

    Spouses of 353rd Special Operations Group members took a closer look at workplaces and "tools of the trade" during Air Commando Spouses' Day April 4. Nicknamed OPERATION EXPLORE 353rd SOG, spouses took full advantage of standard pre-deployment briefings before heading to the flightline for