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  • Kadena Deploys F-15s, personnel to Thailand for Exercise Cope Tiger

    The 18th Wing deployed 12 F-15 Eagles and about 170 Airmen to Thailand Monday to participate in exercise Cope Tiger 2009 from March 9-20. The F-15s from the 44th Fighter Squadron here will fly alongside their Thai Air Force counterparts as well as the Singaporean Air Force and other U.S. Air Force,

  • Kadena takes physical fitness to extreme

    Staff members from the 18th Force Support Squadron's Risner Fitness Center are helping Team Kadena take fitness to the extreme. Held three times a year by the fitness center staff, the Extreme Fitness Challenge gives people the opportunity to work with a personal trainer in a group setting and put

  • Kadena phone lines switching to Verizon in March

    Base residents should prepare themselves to switch phone numbers when the new telephone contractor Verizon Business takes over residential phone service March 31. Every base resident should have received a letter in February about the cutover. As a result of the transition, the vast majority of

  • Kadena Airmen tutor students at Amelia Earhart Intermediate School

    Kadena Airmen are investing in the future by tutoring students at Amelia Earhart Intermediate School. The Department of Defense Education Activity asked schools in the Pacific region to develop a plan to help "at-risk" students succeed academically. The staff at DODEA decided to use its strong

  • CertifiChecks ceases operations

    CertifiChecks, Inc., the third-party provider that has provided commissary gift certificates for use by authorized customers since 2002, has ceased operations. As a result, all sales of CertifiChecks have halted and customers possessing them cannot use them in commissaries at this time. The company

  • Kadena Airmen reach out to Japanese kids during deployment to JASDF base

    Airmen from the 18th Wing got the chance to volunteer at a Japanese preschool while temporarily deployed to The Japan Air Self Defense Force's Nyutabaru Air Base in Miyazaki Prefecture. About 15 Airmen used their native English skills to connect with sixty children, aged three to six years old, at

  • Kadena Airmen advise Afghans on Russian-made helicopters

    Kadena Airmen are contributing to the readiness of the fledging Afghan National Army Air Corps by serving as advisors to Afghan airmen who maintain the Russian-made MI-17 transport helicopter. Helicopter crew chief Tech. Sgt. Daniel Flanagan is mentoring Afghan Airmen, along with Kadena hydraulics

  • Video Story: Exercise Cope Angel

    U.S. and Japanese rescue forces recently wrapped up Exercise Cope Angel 09-01. This annual bilateral event strengthened cooperation between Kadena Airmen and their Japanese counterparts and challenged them with a variety of realistic search and rescue scenarios. To view the video for this story,

  • Airmen attend welcome party for Aviation Training Relocation

    Thirteen Airmen from the 18th Wing were treated to a welcome dinner Feb. 23 hosted by members of the Nyutabaru Association in Miyazaki Prefecture, Japan. Members of the civic group welcomed the Airmen and their Japan Air Self Defense Force counterparts as a way to show their support to both air

  • Kadena's 67th FS commander achieves aviation milestone

    Joining a select group of seasoned fighter pilots, the 67th Fighter Squadron commander reached his 2,000th flight hour in the F-15 Eagle Feb. 12. Lt. Col. Robert Novotny, who assumed command of the 67th FS in May 2008, achieved this aviation milestone during a routine training mission. When he

  • 'Military Saves' can save your financial life

    With the global economy in critical condition and many people struggling to stay afloat, the military community is not immune. The morale of those serving and those supporting them can be severely damaged by financial woes. To help military families, the Airman and Family Readiness Center offers the

  • Kadena sends first US Airman to Singaporean Leadership School

    A Kadena Air Base senior NCO recently made history, becoming the first U.S. Airman to attend the advanced leadership program at Singapore's Armed Forces Warrant Officer School. Senior Master Sgt. David Duncan, director of operations at Kadena's Erwin Professional Military Education Center, is not

  • Kadena NCO Academy trains JASDF, joint partners

    The Erwin Professional Military Education Center's NCO Academy bridged culture gaps of more than one kind recently as it graduated two Japan Air Self Defense Force NCOs as well as noncoms from each of the three sister U.S. military services. The PME center, which routinely educates JASDF and sister