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  • 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

  • Spouses tour 18th OSS

    The 18th Operations Support Squadron opened its doors Nov. 30 to provide unit spouses a closer look into their daily activities. Spouses were treated with an all-day tour through various buildings and facilities where the 18th OSS mission is carried out. "It's a good thing for the spouses," said Capt. John Daur, 18th OSS chief of mission
  • Combat saves

  • Got it covered

  • Wing practices noncombatant evacuation

    The 18th Mission Support Squadron Airman and Family Readiness Center conducted a noncombatant evacuation operation--or NEO--exercise Nov. 30 to Dec. 3 at the Kadena Middle School here. The exercise helped military members and their families prepare for an event which may require evacuation from the island, such as a natural disaster or a breakout
  • Air postal detachment delivers holiday mail

    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
  • Wing safety offers holiday decorating tips, policies

    As service members and their families prepare for the holidays, the 18th Wing Ground Safety office here wants to ensure everyone has a mishap-free holiday season. Many Americans are injured each year while decorating or as a result of the decorations themselves. About 8,700 people are injured each year due to falls, cuts, and electrical shocks
  • Medical Airman selected for OTS

    Few enlisted members get the opportunity to join the officer corps each year. This year however, a Kadena Airman will trade her stripes for bars through Officer Training School at Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala. For Tech. Sgt. Mimi Byrd, an aerospace physiologist with the 18th Aerospace Medicine Squadron, being accepted to OTS has been a long-term
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